Visit Airsoftgear in Richmond, if you're in the area. Optix (Julian) will be happy to AV you. While you're there oogle the cool toys and gear.
As far as fields go, Panther Paintball is the main field (you'll need paintball approved goggles, no exceptions). Opfor
plays Saturdays and BCAC
plays sundays. However if you're out in Abby the FVAA
Bigfoot field might be closer for you. It's a smaller field but does allow ballistic goggles AFAIK.