Beginners Guide: How to Play Paintball like the Pro’s
Welcome and thank you for your interest in playing paintball. Read on for several free paintball tips from the Pro’s and learn How to Play Paintball. Scroll down to learn how to maximize your paintball experience!
These short and simple videos are designed to help new paintball players understand the basics of paintball, what to expect while playing, and how to play paintball safely. Below you will find the three videos. We ask that you share these with your friends, family and co-workers, church groups, and anyone else you can think of.
What is Paintball?
In video one we will walk through the game of paintball. Here you will find quick and easy answers to commonly asked questions.
What is paintball? Paintball is a combination of games tag and capture the flag. Before the game begins, paintball players are separated into two teams. The goal of each team is to capture the opposing teams flag. The first team to return the opposing teams flag back to their starting station, or base, wins. Once the game begins, player are encouraged to tag out the opposing teams players with paintballs to aid in winning the game.
Is Paintball Safe? Yes! According to the Sporting Goods Manufactures Association industry (SGMA) 2003 report, “paintball is a very safe activity”.
While membership in the Extreme Sports category implies a whiff of danger, only paintball is handicapped by a huge injury taboo, one that exists in the public mind, but not in the statistics. The industry has long maintained that the rare (but highly publicized) eye injury almost always occurs in an unsupervised, unprotected, often illegal setting; and that paintball is a very safe activity, a claim substantiated by the current research, as the sport reflected only 0.2 injuries per 1,000 exposures, the lowest injury rate of any Extreme Sport. Put another way, the average player will suffer a paintball injury about once every 500 years.
How do you play a paintball game?
How to Play Paintball: What to expect at the paintball park.
How to Play Paintball: What to expect while playing paintball.
- Clothes you can get dirty – Jeans, Old tee shirts or sweatshirts, etc.
- Change of clothing
- Old sneakers or work/hiking boots
- Money for paint and entry fee
- Directions to the field
- Positive attitude!
Paintball is a game that can be played alone or with friends. If you have an opportunity, try and invite someone to join you in playing paintball. They will thank you later!
As always, please let us leave us a message in our paintball forums if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions!