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Paintball Field Operator's Guide

The most complete guide to operating a paintball field ever written. 756 pages and over 20+ years in the making & still counting! The guide covers everything related to the planning, startup and daily operations of a paintball field business. From the start you'll be introduced to the most effective ways of dealing with zoning boards, town councils and other red tape hazards involved with getting your business licensed to operate. The guide covers all the other basics accompanied with starting from scratch as well.

Complete listings of the nations insurance companies and other needed materials not readily available are listed for your convenience as well. You'll then move on through everything from building your site, properly training the staff, marketing/advertising, safety and special events like scenario games and tournaments are thoroughly covered as well. The field guide has left no stone overturned throughout the years when it comes to the wealth of knowledge being assembled. It's all about the details.   A thousand things done right is what makes your field successful.  There's even a second indoor supplement for those opening indoor fields and a comprehensive business plan available.

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Don't just take our word on the guide, check out the latest review by Ed Rieker, owner of PBNation.

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Below is the review done by Paintball's renowned number 1 source for players worldwide,  

Review by Bill Mills, owner of Warpig

Paintball Field Operator's Guide
by Guy Cooper
550+ Pages
Publisher: Pro Star Sports, Inc.

We receive 80-100 letters a day at WARPIG, asking about everything from the best barrel for an auto-sluggomatic to how to clean goggles. About once a week, we get someone asking for information about starting their own paintball field. The only book we had heard of on the subject was the Paintball Field Operator's Guide by Guy Cooper. We recommended that as a source, but with it's $199 price tag, it's hard to recommend it sight unseen. A quick call to Pro Star Sports, and a copy of The Guide was on its way for review.

Wow. I think that best sums it up in one word. The Guide is big. One of my first thoughts was "$199, and it's photocopied?" We found out, from an interview with Guy Cooper, that The Guide is updated every two to three months. Since new versions are always being printed in small volumes, this is the most economic binding and printing available. In fact, the copy we received included WARPIG's address in the resource section, less than 2 months after we moved. This is not a stale book. It is very up to date, and we are now very pleased to recommend it to people who are considering starting a field.

For many people, $199 seems steep price for a book, but The Guide is packed with information, and after having read it, I can't imagine starting a paintball field without it. I am very confident in saying that the knowledge in this book will more than pay for itself in increased profits, or protection from loss. In the $6,000 to $12,000 needed to start up a paintball field, the cost of this book is pretty small.

Here are a few of the topics covered:

  • Laws effecting paintball

  • Zoning

  • Negotiating a lease for a field

  • Sanitation requirements

  • Insurance

  • Getting start-up capital

  • Licenses and permits

  • Accounting

  • Wisdom of marketing toward regular players or newbies

  • Retail sales

  • Increasing revenue

  • Tax planning

  • Rental of equipment to and from other fields

  • Presentation at shows

  • Equipment purchase, storage and maintenance

  • Bulk Co2 fills

  • Complete daily operating procedure

  • Dealing with bad paint

  • Game scenarios

  • Running tournament

  • Safety (79+ pages are devoted to various aspects of this topic)

  • Customer service

  • Promotional material

  • Much, much more.

That's just a sample. The table of contents is over 8 pages long.

The knowledge Guy has packed into this book comes from his years of experience as a successful field operator in Colorado, and through the experiences of the many fields he has helped start around the country through his company, Pro Star Sports. If you are considering starting a field of your own, it is an excellent base to build on. Also, since the material in the guide changes regularly, updates are available on a regular basis at around $20 each.

Review from Paintball 2Xtremes Magazine:

Opening and successfully running a paintball field in the new, highly competitive local paintball marketplace is difficult at best. A paintball-interested entrepreneur needs all the help he or she can get, and one of the best sources for this help has, for quite some time, been the Paintball Field Operator's Guide from Pro Star Sports. Divided into thirteen sections, the latest incarnation of the Guide, which was awarded the Paintball Consumer Reports International (blast from the past) Four Star rating for quality, covers everything from paintball clipart such as splats, to how to officiate a tournament, approach local government for proper zoning and approval, to things in paintball that do not even exist any more, such as Lazerball and Hutch. With diagrams of speedball fields and sheets to help field owners control rental equipment, and everything else a field owner could ever conceivably need in terms of paintball business knowledge, the latest version of the Paintball Field Operator's Guide from Pro Star Sports is an outstanding piece of equipment that no field owner should be without. The only thing to change is the drawing on the cover; to make the two fun-loving paintballers put some facemasks on.

If your looking at starting a field in Europe, contact the Untied Kingdom Paintball
Sports Federation (UKPSF) or visit them online, or email them. You can also find their own review of the
Paintball Field Operators Guide as well. They will assist you in every way they
can concerning field operations in Europe.


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