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Old 06-01-2016, 09:52 AM #1
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Communication

Is there anything a newer team of players can practice communication? Does it all come from experience or is there a trick that we don't know?
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:16 PM #2
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One thing I learned in a Greg Siewers Pro clinic is the Amigo Drill.

Play 5v5 or 4v4, and break out as usual. Each team cannot move from their initial bunker until they have a body advantage and they have communicated where the remaining players are. Then someone can yell Amigo and they can move.

The penalty for moving without amigo is getting pulled.
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Old 06-02-2016, 01:00 PM #3
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Try not to only call stuff out, but actually make an effort to hold a small conversation with your teamates. For example, don't just say "D1", say "D1 shooting tape". Let your teammates know what you are shooting at so you don't have 2 guns on the same zone.
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Old 06-28-2016, 01:24 AM #4
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Ive found that for me playing pickup games or with players you are not familiar with helps with general communication skills. Not a bad way to make yourself talk and get communication flowing. I agree you want to have more of a conversation, than just bunker call outs. Those are important too, but being on the same page with teammates is key. I like using the "What do we got" or similar call out to help get communication flowing if things goes quiet. Having a system of call outs that are quick and concise that everyone knows is also helpful. Teams I have played on in the past have used quick call outs like (lebron, kobe, matt damon) to indicate opponents being in key bunkers on the field. I definitely recommend taking a minute or two to talk about games afterwards to help breakdown what happened, where eliminations came from and such. It can help a team get on the same page, and better understand how a layout plays, and what information to call out.
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:48 AM #5
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I'll have to put some of this info to use.
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:05 PM #6
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We used to have someone let the game go for however long they felt necessary...at that point, the person would blow the horn to stop the game and everyone had to stay where they were (or were going if mid run) and not look out from behind their bunker. An individual on each side of the field (multiple lines) would then go to each player and ask where the other players on the field were. We'd then analyze why players did not know positions or k counts and work to improve.

But, much like mentioned above, it's more than just knowing where players are. It's having a conversation with the players within earshot, who should then be having a conversation with other players within earshot of them. Setting up timing and lanes to allow you to move or visa versa. Just talk...if you're sitting there getting a ton of heat, start talking a little more heavily with your front or back player. You want to come out informed.
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Try not to only call stuff out, but actually make an effort to hold a small conversation with your teamates. For example, don't just say "D1", say "D1 shooting tape". Let your teammates know what you are shooting at so you don't have 2 guns on the same zone.
This. Telling your front or back player on your side of the field what you see is key. If you are playing back on snake player, let him know "S1 is posted waiting for you", "D2 is looking inside" , "stay low, home is putting a lane on you", "You're clear, bump". If you're a snake player, let your back know what you see also or ask him what he sees. If you're at the 50 I'd advise to just listen as your home player should be giving you information and not talking, as someone could be on the other side of the 50.
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