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Pro vs Divisonal Players: The Difference

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Pro vs Divisonal Players: The Difference

            The most common question among up and coming players today is; What makes the difference between being a pro level player vs a divisional player? The Answer: Field Awareness & Understanding Strategy Yes! That is it. Period. The end.             Now, knowing the answer, if you really want to become a better player, go the extra mile and read the rest of this article to understand why.             The fact is paintball requires numerous skills. These skills might include running low, snap shooting, shooting off the break, sliding and so on. In reality, these are just skills. In this...

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Pre-tournament Preparation

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Pre-tournament Preparation

You’re heading for a tournament. You’ve been practicing, traveling and working hard to play the best you can over the weekend. When you get there, you drink a few beers with a cheeseburger and french fries at dinner the night before your event starts. The next day, you find yourself struggling to make your bunker and dazed trying to think fast enough to keep up with the game. You blame it on practice or on the refs, when the real problem may have been in your nutrition!  Nutrition plays a huge role in how your body functions, especially during high...

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Snap Shooting 101

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Snap Shooting 101

Snap Shooting. It is the core skill at the center of playing paintball. You are forced to snap shoot from the start of the game, through every moveand all the way to the last kill every game. It is the one skill you can’t avoid learning and yet one of the most difficult to perfect.Here are some must follow tips for a fast and accurate snap shot: 1. Center your balanceKeeping a solid center of balance will make sure you are able to move fluentlyand quickly without flailing. You keep your center of balance by keeping both feet planted to...

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Paintball Networking

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Paintball Networking

In any sport, networking plays an essential role in developing your skills and creating opportunities to progress. Paintball is no different. There are only 18 professional teams in the United States, and even fewer high level teams beyond that. With roughly 10 players per team, there are only 180 positions available, total! Now, we have all had that dream of stumbling under the eyes of a professional and being recruited on the spot, but the fact is, that is only a dream! Making it to the highest level, especially in such a small sports community, requires networking. I started out...

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Being A Team

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Being A Team

The old cliché stands true; your team should feel like family. The more you are able to trust your teammates, the better you will be able to perform as a team on the field. Yet, every tournament you see the same thing. A team loses a point and immediately players are at each other’s throats passing blame and pointing fingers. There is no benefit to argument when it comes to building a team. Consciously or unconsciously, argument creates distrust, grudges and an overall feeling of chaos amongst a team. As a competitive player, especially those with higher levels of experience,...

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