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Old 06-19-2007, 12:26 AM   #1
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How you should practice

Okay, so you're tired of scrimmaging teams because you don't know any good drills or you've just started a team and you want to get better.

A practice should last an entire weekend(if money and time allow).

Everyone should show up between 8:30-9:30 to get ready. Everyone should have air, hoppers, and pds filled, and be on the field by 10:00.

Warm-Up:
1.Start with stretching your fingers by moving them around, then move on to you're wrists, you should move them clock-wise, counter-clockwise, up, and down. Next work on your elbows by moving the clock-wise and counter-clockwise. For your shoulders, straighten one arm and pull it across your chest, then do the same with the other. Place your arm over your head and on your back and pull down with the other arm (then switch). You should stretch every part of your body to ensure that you won't hurt yourself.
2.Do about 30 seconds of jumping jacks.
3.Jog from one end of the field to the other and back.
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Snap Shooting:

1.You're first set should be you snapping with a target(You can use water jugs, cones, pods, paint boxes, anything. My team uses one made of PVC pipes that looks like a person) You're going to want to get into your bunker. Start off with a small bunker(besides snake) where you're on your knees. Place your inside knee down so that way if you need to move you don't have to drag your leg across the bunker to move. Take 10 shots on the left side holding the gun properly(trigger in left hand, right on reg). Imagine the guy through your bunker, pop out shooting one shot as soon as your barrel is out of your bunker and then shoot one more shot as you reach the "climax" of your snap(when you're at the farthest spot) and then immediately pop back in as fast as possible. Cycle through all the players and then do the right side.
2.Now here's where it gets more fun, get rid of the target and put in another person. Play until some one has been hit 5 times. Once everyone has gone, switch to the right side and go through it again.
3.Do the same as in #2 but as soon as the player puts the other person in, have them move to a bunker equally away from each person.
4-6Do the same as one through 3 but now in a stand up.(for drill 6, have the person try to dive to snake)


Diving and Sliding:

Diving and Sliding


Running and Gunning:
1.Use you target(placed at the other teamdead box) and start at your deadbox. You're going to keep your upper body straight, sink your hips, and shoot at the target while moving as fast as you can(and still hit the target) to the back bunker.
Joust:2 players start at opposite corners of the field and run down the tape trying to hit the other person
Laning:
Divide the team in half and take one half to the other end of the field
1.Set up a cone at each possible lane. Start in your break out position. As soon as some one says go, have the person laning, shoot at the cone while another person(at the other end) runs to the back corner(make sure they keep their eyes on back center and try to have them dive/slide into the bunker) Have every person run and lane.
2.Have one person lane while the other person shoots while moving.

Here's a good example of good running and shooting form


Do some diving/sliding drills
before lunch

finish off the day scrimmaging


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Old 06-19-2007, 12:29 AM   #2
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Warm Up:
This is just a break out drill...
1.Divide into as many 5 man teams as possible.
2.Have one team at each end
3.On "go" have each team breakout
4.stop once everyones been in their primary bunker for 5 seconds
5.make each team go 3+ times
1-on1
Work on moving and gaining edge control, running&gunning, snap-shooting.
2-on2
1.divide into teams of 2.
2.have 1 team at each end, and have them break out
3.when they get to their primaries, they should immediately begin communitcating, and working up the field. A very common thing is called "leap frog". It where one player puts the other team in their bunkers so the player behind him can move up ahead of him, and then they switch who shoots.

5-on-3
All players start in their primaries.
The 5 should be in the back bunkers. 2 of the 3 should be covering corners. The last guy goes in a bunker around the 30-50. This guy will be hidden so the other team(5) should face away until he's in his bunker
1.First the team must find where the guy is.
2.then they need to bunker him
3. then they need to shoot the 2 players

3-on-3

The yellow divides the field in half. Your trying to fight to get your guy into the 50 bunker.
Circuit Training


If you practice every other week, then do these drills one week then scrimmage the next time. You should be working out as a team on the off weeks. After practice/work outs try and go do something fun together as a team so you get to know each other better.
Check out my snake thread:http://www.pbreview.com/forums/showt...48#post4054548


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Old 06-19-2007, 10:29 AM   #3
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I don't mean to be a gloomy gus, but if you are going to spend the money to buy air and balls, wouldn't it be better to just play, after all, nothing is better practice than the real thing.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:46 AM   #4
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no, drills help show if you've been doing something the wrong way and they teach you new things, it also lets you practice skills that you're not good at. I do include finishing the day with playing but if you don't do drills, you can be doing things wrong and it will never get corrected. I see so many "noob" teams because all they do is play.

This is the way INFAMOUS, a professional paintball team, practices.
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Old 06-21-2007, 12:26 PM   #5
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nice thread and i agree about drills and conditioning. you will never get too far with just playing (well, you have to play a lot and that also cost money). Again, like he said, if youve been doing the wrong thing you will most likely unaware of it and won't correct yourself. Drilling helps with muscle memory and reflexes as well.

Don't forget individual fitness level and work out regiment.
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Old 06-23-2007, 05:24 PM   #6
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good advice. glad u spent ur time 2 put that on there
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:09 AM   #7
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I finished it
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Old 07-04-2007, 09:30 PM   #8
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please let this thread die unless you have any real questions, you will still be able to find the thread here:Tim's Ultimate Guide thread
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