Originally Posted by Ricochet
I think it's less of a governing body and more of a visible outlet to show new players what's out there. Not just that, but a place where teams can grow and actively recruit. If players just think, "hey, I'm gonna go get into airsoft.", then they simply exist in the system. If however, after they join, they see there's a place to unlock more friends, teams and events, they may go seeking mentoring and opportunity.
Sadly the only visible outlets like these I see/hear of now a days are Public/Private Facebook groups which are just filled with new players joining daily and completely out numbering the experienced players. Most of these groups especially the public ones are equivalent to the Newbie Tank Thread.
I think that has been a huge contributor to this entire problem. I don't really know of a resolution to fixing any of these problems, other then standing by a very very very simple rule in Airsoft/Life. DON'T BE A DICK