Defense Tips for Paintball

USMC-06477In many sports, offense gets the glory. In hockey and soccer fans admire the player who scores the most goals. In basketball, they admire the player who makes the most baskets. In volleyball, the hitters who get the most kills get all of the attention. In paintball, it is typically the player who eliminates the most opponents.

While offensive positions are more fun and get the glory, defensive positions are just as important, if not more. The quality of your team’s defense can be the difference between winning and losing. Therefore, you will want to build the best defense possible. To help you improve your defense, AC Paintball in southern New Jersey has compiled these tips.

Be Patient

If you are playing defense during a game like capture-the-flag or defend-the-castle, one strategy you may use is hiding somewhere near the object you are defending. This may be in the bushes or behind a nearby bunker. Then you can create a surprise attack on any opponent who enters the area.

When you use this strategy, it can be tempting to go toward your opponent and attack your opponent before they get closer. Yet, if you do so, you may give your position away to them and they may hit you and get to your flag. Therefore, when using this strategy, you need to be patient and wait for your opponents to come to you.

Take Quick Peeks

hiding-1209131_960_720Even if you are playing an offensive position at AC Paintball, you will need to know how to be defensive at times. One tip both offensive and defensive players can use is to take quick peeks. If you poke your head out of a bunker or from behind a tree for too long, your opponents will likely shoot at you. Don’t give them that chance. Only keep your head out for a few seconds.

If you need to see home, peak out again, but do so from another spot. If you stay in the same spot, your opponents will expect you to keep peeking from the same spot and be ready to pull the trigger right away.

Keep Your Profile As Small As Possible

The larger the target, the easier it is to hit. If you can keep your profile as small as possible, you can make it more difficult for your opponents to hit you. When shooting from behind an AC Paintball bunker, figure out which angle will leave as little of your body exposed as possible. Each bunker is a little different, so try out different positions and shooting angles.

Stay on the Move

If you stay in the same spot for too long, your opponents will likely surround you and give you no place to run to. Therefore, hoping from bunker to bunker can keep you safer during your AC Paintball game. It is also more difficult to hit a moving target than it is to hit a stationary target.

Bonus tip: Try to scope out the AC Paintball field before your game and figure out how you can move from bunker to bunker. This will help you make faster decisions during your game.

Have Enough Players on Defense

When you ask your teammates what position they want to play, chances are, many players will want to play offense. However, if most of your players are playing offense, lack of defense can become your team’s weakness. If your opponents figure this out, they can quickly take advantage of this fact and take control of the game.

Plan out how many people you need on defense ahead of time so you can make sure it is covered. It may also be helpful to have certain players lined up to take over for defensive players who get eliminated.

Have Your Team Spread Out

DSC06586If your team travels in large groups, you become a bigger target. Your opponents will have a decent chance of eliminating someone simply by aiming toward the group. This can also become a weakness for your team. Instead, tell your team to spread out across the AC Paintball field. This will allow you to cover more ground and keep more of your teammates in the game for longer.

Help Cover Teammates Under Fire

A team that is united is stronger than a group of individuals who just happen to be playing together. As a team, you need to watch each other’s back and help each other when someone is in need. If you notice a teammate getting ambushed, try to cover them. You may put yourself in danger, but you will also give your teammate a better chance of staying in the game.

Also, be sure to communicate. If someone plans on running in to capture the flag, follow them and help watch out for snipers. If they are able to reach the flag and take it safely back to your team’s base, you will be part of your team’s victory.

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