OPEN North East Kansas Tryouts
N.E.K is looking to add a few players to its X-Ball roster for the 2008 season. We are going to be training this winter in preparation for a, hopefully, full season of CFOA X-Ball events. Players must be able to travel long distances for practice if needed or at the very least be able to get to another teammates house to carpool. We will have a few required practices in either Joplin or Neosho, MO for sponsorship purposes since we are a JT/VL team (details will be provided upon acceptance). All other practices will be held mainly at PBP. Also you will be required to sign a sponsorship discretion contract with JT and VL and possibly one with this team. Without further ado here is some more information about the team and where tryouts will be held.
North East Kansas was established in 2003 and has continued up until now under that name or other names (those of you who still remember Euro Legion I hope that you show up). We current have a roster of about 10 solid players and 3 additional people who have conflicting schedules with School location and other sport requirements. We are going to be focusing solely on X-Ball this season even after our performance in NPPL, though we will have 1 or 2 7-man practices a month. We need dedicated players with knowledge of the field. Please note that if you are accepted that does not mean that you are perfect, you must be prepared to run drills and work on what we tell you to. Also, know that you will be fighting for your spot at events because of their cap on rosters. Show up to practice, perform and be better than others at you spot and you will play.
Specific details on sponsorship can’t be disclosed until you are signed on with us but here is what we are going to be using this season.
• JT gear head to toe: masks, jerseys and pants for sure and anything else you would like from JT.
• We will be shooting VLocity loaders.
(There is a lot more detail on the above items)
• We will still be supporting Fighter Paintball and you will be able to get items from them as well.
• As of now guns are optional but this may change in the next few weeks.
• We have paint deals for practice and events so no more worry about that and that will also be provided by JT.
That covers most of the important details but you will be privy to more information once you make it past the tryouts. Basically you use what we tell you to use. If this sounds like something you may be interested in feel free to show up. Even if you don’t think you can make it and want to have a good time at a great field please come out for a cheap day of practice. More than likely we will be able to sell paint for cheap to anyone that shows up and you are more than welcome to mix in.
Here’s how the tryouts will preferably be run (this is subject to change).
Location: PBP, More specific directions will be included. But if you haven’t been there already you’re missing out.
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Entry: $15 (Unless Drew wants to be nice and cut our tryoutees a nice little discount)
Paint: Bring your own or we can give you a good deal on ours. We will have 2 grades of paint out there.
We will first meet on the field to assign numbers.
From there you will be rated throughout the day whilst perfoming drills, playing games and anything else we can cook up in our sick little minds. We need players who can play all over the field and those who show exceptional knowledge on the field and have the ability to listen to directions and perform their job.
Those who we would like to see play some more will be invited to a more exclusive tryout on one of the following weeks to make sure they are consistant.
Please let me know if you plan to attend either by e-mail, our thread on PbNation or by phone. Once you contact me you will be added to the list and we will be ready for you.
Thanks and we hope to see you there!
Evil N.E.K. Dictator… haha, dick tators
For videos of the team go to www.nekpaintball.com/boxycoot
*** NOTE: Some videos on there are very old but I'm sure you can tell which are the newer ones. Enjoy.