Posted 14 October 2007 - 06:49 PM
No, team's don't need to be registered. Unless you're competing for something, then you just register for the tournament/league. Getting sponsors is hard. Get experience, go to scenarios/tournaments, get recognized. Then, if you haven't been approached, see if you can get sponsored by a small local store, not even necessarily a paintball store. Remember this: sponsorships are not for your benefit. They are for the benefit of the sponsor. Your job is to get recognized and direct sales to them; their job is to get your recognized and do better so they can find sales. If they give you $200 of gear, it's not free, because they expect more than that in directed sales. If you write a sponsorship letter, put together a portfolio and try to present it in person. Include a group photo, list of events attended and placing achieved if it was a competition, events organized, etc. Tell them what you can do for them, not what they should do for you.
Lapco Grey Ghost 2008, Classic Automag, PM8, 06 Cyborg