The Chicago Airsoft Association was founded as a loose group of players in 1999 with the goal of making it easier to find airsoft games, get airsoft gear, and work toward making airsoft an accepted activity throughout the Chicago Land area.
While airsoft is still illegal within the city limits of Chicago... for the most part, paintball fields throughout the Chicago Suburbs now host airsoft games, and the number of event organizers, associations, teams, and groups are growing every day. This is a huge success, as when we started, we were playing at landfills and in swamps.
The Chicago Airsoft Association is now currently a league of heavily vetted professional minded players of all age groups and demographics. To be a CAA member, a player must become a member of a CAA team.
If you are interested in airsoft, the CAA, or any facet of the game, please do not hesitate to register for our forum (located at the top of the page) and ask questions from people that have been playing this game for in some cases, more then 15 years.
This is not a group of players that gets together and plays in backyards or forest preserves. (which is illegal by the way) This is a group that seeks to use any combination of technology, behavioral analysis, game design, and equipment in conjunction with training and experience to produce, participate, and enjoy the best possible tactical sport games.
In short, we are different, we are meant to be different. We support and work with any other organization that wishes to support the ideals of legal airsoft in insured and protected environments, and we look forward to seeing you on a field in 2013.