The following is a guest post by Camille Lemanski of the NPPL.
The National Professional Paintball League (NPPL) has gone through many changes over the past 18 years. We’ve seen this sport come out of the woods, into public arenas where thousands of fans can cheer on their favorite team. 2010 will mark another year of change. With a new company ran by teams and players, the NPPL will once again strive to be a leader in the Sport of Paintball.
Here are some of the new changes to look forward to in the 2010 NPPL Super 7 World Series:
Veteran player and major paintball industry icon Tom Cole, has signed on to be NPPL Ultimate at every event for 2010. Widely respected by players of all levels, Tom’s wealth of knowledge and paintball experience will be a great asset to the league. He is also running the Ultimate Woodsball League (UWL) and travels the world representing Kingman. Tom will be working closely with Dan Perez and the NPPL Rules Committee to ensure incredible reffing this season.
The NPPL Super 7 Rules Committee will be addressing and making changes to several rules such as the illegal marker penalties and will be considering the use of .50 caliber paintballs. Furthermore, the committee is addressing the color of Paintballs and the staining characteristics that paintballs leave on tents, chairs, equipment and public property. The Rules Committee will be contacting and working with manufacturers to address these issues. You will be receiving updates from the committee through our mailing list and website. To join our emailing list, visit www.NPPL.com.
The league will be evaluating new divisions, game schedules, prize purses and over-all event management to continuously raise the level of event quality and create a positive experience for players, teams, sponsors and spectators alike.
The NPPL Super 7 World Series will be hosting Live Webcasts of the Huntington Beach and Vegas events. These state of the art Webcasts will once again bring the world of NPPL Super 7 Paintball events, athletes and sponsors to thousands of online viewers from around the world.
Several committees have also been formed to address different aspects of our sport such as Marketing, Sponsorships, Promotions, Licensing, Membership services, etc… If you are interested in getting involved, please reach out to us. We are scheduling a sponsors conference call in the next two weeks. If you’re a sponsor, please contact us for more information.
The NPPL Super 7 is also looking to add new Professional Teams to the 2010 season. This will be exciting as we continue to grow our professional athlete base and expand the reach of tournament paintball across the nation.
The league will also be adding an incredible Feeder League system that will prepare teams for the National competitions and spotlight. We are looking to award points for teams competing in Sanctioned NPPL Feeder events and will release more details this January. We are also working on a program where we can share ID Cards from Sanctioned Feeder Series.