I think 12 would be a great time to start in general for kids, but it would vary from person to person. As long as you are mature, responsible, and follow the rules you should be able to play. In my opinion the earlier you start the better too.
Yeah figured bc kids can be better than most adults how they can hide behind bunkers better bc they're smaller. But I really enjoy playing, I go often with a group of my friends and my dad and my friends dad.
My field is way far from me, Like across town, but I get to go once a month which kind of sucks. I'm 14. I think its really hard to get into the sport money wise at 12-14 because of money and transportation. In the state im in we get to drive at 16 and we get permits at 15 and a half.