Most team sports require teamwork, skill and planning. This can be seen in the winning teams of sports like basketball, football and hockey. The same approach can be taken to make a very good paintball team. The best way to become a championship team is to know how to play both as a team and individually. It starts at practice where the team will learn to play both offense and in defense.
War games,such as paintball, are designed to simulate the real thing. In defence a fort can be made and some members selected to protect it while the other group attacks. After each game, an assessment must be made so that any mistakes made can be corrected to make the team more efficient, in preparation for the next round.
Aside from conducting some exercises within the group, other teams can be invited to participate in a practice to sharpen the skills before a tournament. This way you can learn what works best to defeat a certain team, and gives you the chance to practice against people who don’t know your team, nor what you’re capable of.
There are several ways that the exercise can end: by capturing the flag, eliminating all the members of the other group or waiting until the time expires. A good way to train the participants to move swiftly during an offensive is by agreeing to a time limit before the exercise begins.
The members should rotate the roles of offense and defense during training exercise as both will have to be used in a real game. Concentrating on one aspect is sure to lead you towards defeat in tournaments.
Marksmanship should also be part of training. The members must be able to hit both stationary and moving targets since both are necessary in an actual game where both sides have limited ammunition.
Since the exercise usually lasts from 30 minutes to an hour, the team should make every shot count. The players should only fire when there is a clear shot available rather than not being able to fire when it matters the most. Conserve your ammunition, there’s nothing worse than having a clear shot and having no paintballs to shoot.
Stealth is another element needed to win the game of paintball. By being able to sneak up on the enemy first, the team can attack the enemy position before the opposing forces can mount a counterattack. This is especially useful in a capture the flag game.
Learning to communicate using hand signals and sounds will prevent the other team from knowing what the team’s plans are. By practicing all of these drills and scenarios in practice, the group will be ready to take on anyone in the league. Go over hand signals before the game to make sure they’re fresh in everybody’s mind. Try and make them simple, otherwise it can do more harm than good.
The secret to winning at paintball is not rocket science; it just takes a lot of practice so that each person knows what to do which will pay off during competition. Practice, practice, practice, and in time you’ll see a massive improvement.