Every April, thousands of collegiate paintball players head to the National Collegiate Paintball Association's National tournament. Dozens of schools travel to compete, and range from your Big Ten and Big East clubs all the way down to a plethora of D3 schools. The tournament hosts two game formats designated Class A and Class AA. It is up to the schools to choose which they want to participate in. Several Eagle Eyes were at Nationals this past weekend in Lakeland, Florida. They were on hand to demo and several players tried them out on their Ego's, NT's, and other high end paintball guns. The products drew quite a crowd and sparked much curiosity.
College paintball teams are unique in that every player is about the same age and paintball is considered a school sanctioned activity. Most teams get funding and play several events each semester. They are always looking to expand their membership and provide students with a fun activity. Plus, paintball players who attend the school have an option for playing.
Paintball laser tag, and specifically the Eagle Eye, can help a collegiate paintball team or club in many ways. First and foremost, it allows a cash-strapped team to practice at any time for almost no cost. It will allow drilling without buying paint and let them practice anywhere, including on campus. This will keep more of the club budget directed towards actual events.
Paintball laser tag is also a great way for fund raising. Paintball clubs can set up and run laser tag events for students and people on campus or at school functions and charge per game. Even a few hundred people playing at $2 a game helps. Some universities even use the laser tag for intramural leagues. Teams of students can enter the league for a low fee and compete for a period of time with the hopes of winning something.
Paintball clubs can also use the Eagle Eye to increase membership. This brings more dues to the clubs, and this ultimately means more of a budget. A lot of students hear about the paintball club and attend the first meeting or two with a ton of interest, but often back down after learning about the costs, pain, and mess associated with the sport. Paintball laser tag allows them to enjoy the sport without any of those negative aspects. They might even get comfortable enough to try real paintball.
For more information on the Eagle Eye, check out www.PredatorGames.com or www.PaintballLaserTag.com. If you would like to talk to someone specifically about adding paintball laser tag to your school program, email firstname.lastname@example.org.