4 – Leagues, Teams and Players

It just occurred to me that I probably need to tell you a little about the business model for NimGuerra. The easiest way of describing it would be to think in usual sport terms of leagues, teams and players. NimGuerra itself is pretty much a sanctioning body. NimGuerra will not only sanction the leagues but the teams and the players.

When developing the plan for the program, one of the main goals was to develop a model allowing for participation and opportunity for small business owners, local entrepreneurs in a sports environment.

The league is designed to be owned by a small business owner or group with minimal employees, who are primarily focused on promotion and sales for the events. Teams will offer opportunities for small business owners to expand beyond their current focus and into a business with special tax opportunities for team owners. For the players, it is an opportunity to get involved in a new and exciting combat action sport.

Meets are held by a league, usually the owner of a sanctioned rink. A sanctioned rink is one that meets the specifications of the NimGuerra patent. A rink can be purchased from NimGuerra, or licenses can be purchased to have the rink built to the specifications.

A match is composed of a multiplicity of teams, with usually 6 to 8 appearing in a match. Teams are composed of players, with a minimum of three and a maximum of five players dressed out for a match, where in the case of five players dressing out, one of those players being designated as the coach.

The number of teams appearing in a match, being 6 to 8, was selected in order to allow the players, or teams, to participate in the earnings by sharing in the pot according to their performance in the match, whether it is win, place or show, much like the sharing of the pot at a horse race.

The number of players on the team was developed due to the limited space for the hard-hitting action on the track for roller combat using battle clubs while attempting to capture an Ebonite cannonball.

A secondary reason for the small size of the teams is the cost of dressing out a player. Most teams owners are expected to be small business owners, possibly even the teams players as a consortium. They will also probably be seeking sponsors to aid in the cost of dressing out.

And finally the third reason is to generate opportunities for additional income from fans, family and friends. With a multiplicity of small teams, the league owner has a promotional opportunity at each match or event, by providing space and licensed materials for family members to sell in booths (Mercados) before, after and possibly during the match, providing extra income to the players and their families.