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Old 02-04-2013, 09:06 PM #1
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From Rec Ball to Tournament

I have been playing rec ball for the past few months. A player on a local team saw me play a game this weekend and asked if i wanted to tryout for the team. They are d3/d4, I am just curious what i need to know/do to make the change from rec to tourney paintball.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:12 PM #2
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Focus on improving your game in all facets. Simple answer, but having a good coach and/or team to learn from is key.
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Money, transportation, and dedication are the keys to playing on a team. Plan to spend $200+ a month on practices alone, and even more for local tournaments. Then times that by about 2 for national tournaments when you consider the costs of flights, hotel, etc.
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What they said... so unless you've got money/time to play,dont waste your and their time.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:06 PM #5
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I have a full time job with weekends off so I have the money and time. From watching videos and looking through threads rec to speedball seems like a huge leap. And im just curious what specific things i need to work on
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Depends on what you're good at, really. Teamwork and communication win games.
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Look at the tourney sticky threads for advice on speedball
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:16 PM #8
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Maybe just see if you can practice with them a few times before making a full commitment.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:39 PM #9
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Maybe just see if you can practice with them a few times before making a full commitment.
join in for a few points during practice.
see how you do


but.... things to work on to be a great paintballer....
-communication
-accuracy
-movement
-snap shooting
-off hand work, ie becoming ambidextrous
-run n gun
-teamwork (crossing the field up, layin paint for a bump, etc)


rec to d3 is a big jump
rec to d5 then d3/4 is more common

maybe before your first d3 event, try to get a spot on a d5 team and get an event under your belt (if you've never experienced a tourny, it would be helpful, its a different day of play compared to rec ball)
i read you've only been playin rec for a few months, and have a newer join date, i will guess you have very little (if any) tourny experience, and maybe very little pb experience, dont want you do get blown away and hate it in your first event.

i have my own pb program (2 pump teams, 2 young guns, 2 D5's) i have guys who have been rec ballers for 2-3-4-5 years, and still get blown away in tourny's, but hold their own in recball
im not saying DONT do the jump from rec to D3, im just saying you might want to take it a little slower.... make sure you understand what your in for

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join in for a few points during practice.
see how you do


but.... things to work on to be a great paintballer....
-communication
-accuracy
-movement
-snap shooting
-off hand work, ie becoming ambidextrous
-run n gun
-teamwork (crossing the field up, layin paint for a bump, etc)


rec to d3 is a big jump
rec to d5 then d3/4 is more common

maybe before your first d3 event, try to get a spot on a d5 team and get an event under your belt (if you've never experienced a tourny, it would be helpful, its a different day of play compared to rec ball)
i read you've only been playin rec for a few months, and have a newer join date, i will guess you have very little (if any) tourny experience, and maybe very little pb experience, dont want you do get blown away and hate it in your first event.

i have my own pb program (2 pump teams, 2 young guns, 2 D5's) i have guys who have been rec ballers for 2-3-4-5 years, and still get blown away in tourny's, but hold their own in recball
im not saying DONT do the jump from rec to D3, im just saying you might want to take it a little slower.... make sure you understand what your in for
Thank you for the advice. I don't know if I will ever see a tournament with this team, but it seems to me that I can improve my paintball skills better in a team setting rather than rec ball. Coaches and much better competition/ more competetive play vs. rentals and a few regulars
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