Tips for Making Decisions in Paintball

1200px-Paintball-27527-2Playing at AC Paintball in Williamstown, New Jersey is a great way to practice your decision-making skills. Decision-making is an important skill in both life and paintball. A big life decision can change your future entirely.  A strategic decision in paintball likely won’t affect your life, but it will affect the outcome of the game.

It’s important to know how to make good decisions so you can become a more valuable player. You can lead your team to more victories and help other players improve their skills. When playing paintball, there are a variety of aspects to consider. Follow these tips and you can improve your decision-making skills for your next AC Paintball game!

Think Ahead of Time

Thinking ahead of time allows to carefully plan your decisions before you even have to make them. You can visualize different events that may occur and think about what the best course of action will be. This way, if you notice your visualization occurring during a real AC Paintball game, you already know what you want to do. You don’t have to take extra time to figure out how you want to react. Researching some statistics online may also help you plan. You can learn which tactics work often and what ones don’t.

Your team will also want to plan a strategy ahead of time. Figure out what positions each person will play and where they will go. Having this planned ahead of time will also help you make decisions. If at any time you think it is appropriate to deviate from the team’s plan, be sure to communicate your new plan with your teammates.

unknown-1769656_960_720Be Smart

You shouldn’t just make decisions based on what you feel like doing. You need to think about your options and consider the consequences. Making random decisions likely won’t end well. For instance, if you just start firing your maker because you feel like it, you may hit one of your teammates. You will also give away your position to your opponent who will likely start firing at you.

If you are new to the game and don’t know what the smartest choices are, talk to a more experienced AC Paintball player. Experienced players have seen more games and know what to expect. They have learned what works and what doesn’t. Ask them for tips and just keep practicing. The more you play, the more you will learn.

Think Fast

Making smart decisions is important, but in paintball, you need to make smart decisions quickly. Paintball is a fast moving game. You need to stay on your toes and make your decisions quickly. It can be easy to feel pressured when you have to make decisions so quickly. This is a skill you have to take the time to practice to get good at.

One way to make a faster decision is to just go with your gut. You may find that many times it is right. If you don’t have the time to consider all your options, do what feels right. Sometimes you just have to take a chance and find out what you are capable of.

Be Safe

Another big aspect you should take into consideration when making your decisions is safety. No victory is worth sacrificing a player’s health.  AC Paintball’s priority is to make sure all our players are safe and have fun. You can find some of our rules here: AC Paintball will also provide a referee to help make sure all players are playing fairly.

Be Tricky

Once you get good at making decisions you can start getting tricky. You can try to predict what your opponents are planning to do and use that knowledge to your advantage. If you think they will move to a certain spot, be hidden nearby so you can surprise them. This technique can also work the other way. Think about what your opponents expect you to do, then do the opposite. Keep them guessing. Just be sure that you keep the game fair and still follow AC Paintball’s rules.

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