[readme] ...want to train with us and are experienced? By: IL-Alex Date: September 22, 2006, 08:37:17 am
This post has been written for those considering attending an Iron Lions London training session and has tournament paintball experience.
The Iron Lions London paintball team train on a regular basis, we do that to improve our skills and this has taken a group of committed individuals and formed a strong, supportive team network.
Anyone considering joining may find coming down quite daunting, but I can assure you that the reception given to all new recruits is very supportive. There are a number of reasons for this, which I explain below:
1. We train and focus on skills development more many than other teams.
It's very simple; we train on a weekly basis to develop our squad that could compete at highest level within European competitions. Our training sessions are there to develop our core skills, with a limited number of games towards the end of the session. It is not an excuse to turn up and shoot as much paint as possible. By developing our skills in this manner, we've seen the team achieve rapid progression both domestically and internationally.
2. Our commitment levels are high.
Training on a weekly basis and at least 1 weekend a month requires a level of commitment that will frighten potential team members. However this level is a minimum for many of the team. Taking commitment to the team seriously is important to us, and we ask that all team members agree to the team contract. This is more of an honor code, but it does clearly outline expectations. There is strong peer pressure within the team, which helps to police this.
3. Having experience will allow you to compete for playing slots.
The Iron Lions operate a meritocracy, if you good enough to play in a position, then you'll get the nod. Favoritism is not found within the team, we want the best players to be playing. Length of membership is not a deciding factor, it's a combination of your skills and commitment that will earn the playing slot
In summary, I hope that this post has reduced any concerns, and has encouraged you to consider attending. The key points to remember are that:
1. We train hard, to play hard.
2. We expect commitment from all players.
3. We play our best players, no exceptions!
If you are considering attending a training session, please post up in the weekly thread to say that you're coming down. I ask this as it helps us plan our training sessions more effectively.
If there are any further questions, please post a new topic in this forum.
I look forward to meeting you
Iron Lions London HR
Re: [readme] ...want to train with us and are experienced? By: IL-Axel Date: May 13, 2008, 10:14:51 pm