Chicagoland Paintball good for scrims
Badlandz probably the best in the chicagoland area for refs, fields, and amount of play.
Sudden Impact another good place to scrim in central illinois.
I've been playing for more than 15 years and everytime I go to fox I end the day thinking "this is why I dont like coming here." Unlike Badlanz that splits the skill level evenly, so that the better players can coach and help the noobs get better, Fox always decides to do the regulars vs noobs or their registered teams vs everyone else. This doesn't help expand the sport or help the skill level of those new to the sport. I always end up feeling bad for the noobs who out number the regs, but get beat to the ground game after game. 30 rentals that dont shoot straight vs 10 players with ego's, pm/dm's, cockers, etc is not fair by any means.
This past weekend I tried to coach some of the newer players and they were extremely appreciative and some started to play better making better decisions. This is what paintball is about. Not having the regs conduct shooting practice with their mid to high end markers.
As posted below the refs are also blind to wiping and dont take the initiative to call people out until they have a couple ropes hit them. It's too bad because the refs can make or break one's experience, and the reviews that precede mine explicitely show their caliber.
Myself as well as my team and five other teams we work with will conduct our business and share our skill at CLP or Badlandz.
yeah i 2nd that. Even though I do enjoy fox for my team to practice on the air fields throughout the summer, since badlandz always have their registered teams constantly on theres; fox just doesn't level up with badlandz qualaity of refs and overall player turn out.