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how should an airsoft team/club be run?

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right title says it all and I would like ideas due to being the commanding officer (so to speak) of CTE. Any Ideas or views are welcome and please speak your mind I need your feedback

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Maybe ask members to come train every other week or so (team wise) if it's just a club get everyone to pitch in a little every time you meet towards a skirmish/refreshments fund for everyone to go. Alternatively everyone could pay for their own snacks/drinks/skirmish places but doing that would show that you'd given it a little thought. At cadets we have a similar system; each cadet who has their uniform has to pay 50p a week as 'subs' (subscriptions I think) which go towards cans of coke, chocolate bars, crisps, sweets etc. which is all sold back at below 60p. This is just an idea but it may make the club seem more member orientated.

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My advise would be don't take it so serious! Airsoft is meant to be a hobby and a laugh. Making it like cadets would ruin some of the appeal IMO.

 

Myself, M_P and Nickona are all in Team Cobra and they should agree that we just have a laugh and enjoy the games days. No training or classroom type stuff.

 

It gets more serious at milsim events but still room for banter!

 

To be able to function as a team the Myain thing you will need is comms. A team without comms is a group of individuals and won't work!

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My advise would be don't take it so serious! Airsoft is meant to be a hobby and a laugh. Making it like cadets would ruin some of the appeal IMO.

 

Myself, M_P and Nickona are all in Team Cobra and they should agree that we just have a laugh and enjoy the games days. No training or classroom type stuff.

 

It gets more serious at milsim events but still room for banter!

 

To be able to function as a team the Myain thing you will need is comms. A team without comms is a group of individuals and won't work!

I didn't mean training as in classroom stuff, I meant as in teaching people how to look around themselves and use proper fieldcraft etc if you can. I just took the model of cadets for the subs system :)

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i don't think sub would be a good idea

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1: meet up at the site

2: have a laugh and some banter

3: make sure comms work

4: have a chat at the start of the game, along the lines of "we go right" or "we defend this area"

5: play

and most importantly

6: Have fun

 

Thats what a "team" or "club" in airsoft is.

 

If you all DECIDE to go "training" then fill ya boots, but it is supposed to be a "hobby" and "fun". If you all want to chip in and make and buy a team patch then good on ya, go for it. Don't involve money, it only pees people off, if you want to run a strict regimented squad, then feel free, but you may find yourself on your lonesome soon as people get older, wiser and bit more confident in themselves.

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Yeah I know. But reading through the posts in Adams team section it comes across very much like a cadet style structure and in his words there would be classroom sessions and manditary training days.

 

Adam Also be careful with the commanding officer type stuff and ranks etc. you will get ALOT of stick if you refer to yourself as a warrant officer or go out wearing ranks. I should know as I wear Lt. Col rank!! In fact there are 2 Lt.Cols 1 full Col, a Capt and an RSM in our team! And we don't care it people don't like it.

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Yeah I know. But reading through the posts in Adams team section it comes across very much like a cadet style structure and in his words there would be classroom sessions and manditary training days.

 

Adam Also be careful with the commanding officer type stuff and ranks etc. you will get ALOT of stick if you refer to yourself as a warrant officer or go out wearing ranks. I should know as I wear Lt. Col rank!! In fact there are 2 Lt.Cols 1 full Col, a Capt and an RSM in our team! And we don't care it people don't like it.

fair enough i was thinking the team needed loosening up, that's why I put this thread up.

ranks are only used in milsim and not regular skirmishes

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Juni0r hit the nail on the head. I'd even hesitate to call us just a team rather than a group of friends. The best way to run a team, in my opinion at least, is not to run it. Let it run its course, decide on stuff as a group. Don't have a leader, it just courses arguments and disputes, and that's not why we play airsoft.

 

+1 on comms too, communication is key and you'll have more fun and benefit as a group from it :)

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Ranks in airsoft are just a bit of a laugh really. They serve no real purpose so wear whatever the f**k you want :)

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been fiddling with the team page

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any more suggestions?

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Well I run a Uni group for airsoft where I organise a trip once a month and people chip in for transport. We all grab a coach down and then just play as per anyone else would, except there's about 20 of us and we tend to make up one entire team, so it's us, vs everyone else on site.

 

We don't have comms, a lot of us only just got our own gear, but we're becoming very close knit friends and getting on really well, I think tactics and things like that just naturally develop over time, so just let it take its own course. So long as you all stick with it you'll end up with a pretty cohesive unit.

 

In my opinion, training days and classroom style instruction lectures are just a waste of time and unnecessary, but if you find the right people who are up for it, then go for it, 'cos I think the kinda stuff the Green Mountain Rangers get up to are sick as fuck.

 

If not incredibly sad... Haha.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4ABsvRu86g

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Well I run a Uni group for airsoft where I organise a trip once a month and people chip in for transport. We all grab a coach down and then just play as per anyone else would, except there's about 20 of us and we tend to make up one entire team, so it's us, vs everyone else on site.

 

We don't have comms, a lot of us only just got our own gear, but we're becoming very close knit friends and getting on really well, I think tactics and things like that just naturally develop over time, so just let it take its own course. So long as you all stick with it you'll end up with a pretty cohesive unit.

 

In my opinion, training days and classroom style instruction lectures are just a waste of time and unnecessary, but if you find the right people who are up for it, then go for it, 'cos I think the kinda stuff the Green Mountain Rangers get up to are sick as fuck.

 

If not incredibly sad... Haha.

 

This

 

Our uni team is much the same. We don't need ranks. Organisation and tactics develop the more you know your players. Decisions are usually made on the fly, but generally work for us, or we adapt.

We do get players more reliant on being told tactics, but you just split off into small groups and it generally works. The other society leaders and I are very much regulars so do tend to lead a little on the field, but we don't do orders. Airsoft is just for fun so doing something that you're not comfortable with is just a killjoy.

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Reaction Used to Run Like a Democracy Off the Field and While on field we had a clearly Defined Ranking Structure and different Sub-Team's specialising in CQB, Woodland and Mixed (Usually the guy's who were new to us went into Mixed and then chose where they wanted to go) Although we also Played Paintball and had an Account in which the money from sponsor's was placed, once a few of the Softer's found out though they got greedy and wanted the money spent on them and we all started arguing those of us that actually played paintball were against it because it was our's entirely and they didn't want to put money back in! But your unlikely to have that.

 

Paying a fee on first joing is good if you have Patche's and Team Jumper's or the Likes otherwise don't bother.

 

Now it's just be and my Bro Playing for GroundBreaker eventually I'd like to bring Team Reaction back but Purely as a Paintball sub-division that Regular softer's have No right to interfere with Especially as I am the Original 1st for TR & GB and their my 'Brands'

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Yeah, having a laugh is the point for me. One thing that is always going to make any skirmish more enjoyable though is winning, so TBH I'd happily put up with a bit of dickheadery if it resulted in a team that worked together as cohesively as Green Mountain Rangers. A bit mind...

 

I mean "brotherhood", "pushing you in your life", etc.: well, they're yanks so maybe they can't help it, but there's no reason why you can't be totally committed to doing your best for yourself and your team at airsoft and do your own thing the rest of the time. But I do think that to work as effectively as a team can takes more practice than just all turning up to skirmish together. I also think that there's only so far you can go working with bits and pieces of knowledge picked up here and there.

 

I promoted myself to lance corporal because I decided that I have a clue. I can lead a small squad against a fixed position successfully. But I don't feel I really deserve any more stripes, even though I am used to assessing people's abilities and delegating tasks, because I lack a coordinated body of specific knowledge related to military tactics. Still, as serious as that sounds, it is just a giggle. A uniform doesn't look right without insignia, so a chevron was a place to start...

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