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Old 08-19-2009, 10:43 PM #1
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Back-player drills???

Before anyone tells me to search, I have, and there are too many people on the site....

I'm looking for some back-player drills that people have found worked.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:08 AM #2
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2vs 3+ drills where 2 back players cannot move from their bunkers, must communicate with each other to lock down and stop the other team from closing out.

also jousting, run and gun, and communication drills.
reaction laning, where you post on a spot and wait til you see a player move, then burn the lane to stop them
also, check ins and wrap drills to get your team mates up the field
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:10 AM #3
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2vs 3+ drills where 2 back players cannot move from their bunkers, must communicate with each other to lock down and stop the other team from closing out.

also jousting, run and gun, and communication drills.
reaction laning, where you post on a spot and wait til you see a player move, then burn the lane to stop them
also, check ins and wrap drills to get your team mates up the field
This. Could not have been said better
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:48 PM #4
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he could add a sweet spotting drill in there as well with a paint box somewhere on the field... just my 2 cents
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:54 PM #5
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i've heard one how only the back players have guns and the front men have to tag out the other front players with their hands like(no guns allowed). builds communication and trust in your backmen i guess.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:08 PM #6
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ok im on a 3 man team and im a back player, we usually so 2 0n1s cause we have no other paintballers in the area who want/have time to practice. any suggestions to be a better back player in this situation?
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:19 PM #7
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ok im on a 3 man team and im a back player, we usually so 2 0n1s cause we have no other paintballers in the area who want/have time to practice. any suggestions to be a better back player in this situation?
take a corner and try your best to know not get tunnel vision on one player
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:04 PM #8
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Here's some for when you're not at the field...
1. Practice your running and gunning to corners. Switch back and forth with your left and right hands.
2. Practice reloading with empty pods. Keep your gun up, and reload. Try it with both hands. I know it sounds stupid, but it helps.
3. Practice sliding and diving. Don't over-do it though. You can hurt yourself.

If you have paint and air...
Practice your laning. This is extremely important.
Practice snapping.

It helps me alot to watch videos on youtube. You can learn alot from it.
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:12 AM #9
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comunication drill
talk talk talk talk
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Old 10-21-2009, 02:47 PM #10
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jwied that stupid right margin **** is annoying the **** out of me.

OP, one of the BEST and I mean THE BEST drills I have ever done for being a back/mid player is learning how to tell if the ball your opponent just shot at you is going to hit you. This is absolutely key to keeping control on a bunker, or winning a snap battle.

What we did here during an impact clinic is we went into groups of 2, and one player would stand at the dorito side net, and the other the snake side net and face each other.

Then each player would take turns one at a time shooting one ball at the other, and the other player had to tell if the ball was going to hit him or not and act accordingly (ie. if the ball isn't going to hit you then don't move, if it is then dodge it).
You can then speed this up so instead of taking turns each player is just shooting one or 2 balls in quick short bursts and trying to dodge or stay still at the same time.

It really helped me especially in snake corner being able to know when I can stay out and force the other player in or eliminate them.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:48 PM #11
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Possibly my favorite drills....

Take a side of the field, snake or dorrito doesnt matter and practice running and gunning while shooting at the netting posts across the field. Practice this enough and you'll start being able to "run sideways" as you shoot.

Ex. Choose one post, run as if the game just started and try hitting the post as much as possible. (see ex1)

After doing this start doing breakout drills where all you are doing is running and gunning to the back left and back right bunkers while shooting lanes and/or the back center bunker. (see ex2)

Once you get that down start attempting to slide into your bunker with your gun up (Keeping your gun up as much as possible is one of the most important things you can do to win).

If thats too difficult then run the same drill but attempt to minimize the ammount of time it takes you to go from sliding to getting your gun up.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:28 PM #12
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shoot a whole lot : keep tha other team in
get your communication down to a tee
if your on tape stay down it
when tha time comes dont be afraid to step it up a notch

oh and do what tha other guy said earlier , about tha 2 vs 3+ drills
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Old 11-02-2009, 09:39 PM #13
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biggest thing i can say, from experience, i am a back/mid player: COMMUNICATE

its important for all positions, but especially back players.. think about it, you can probably see alot of the field and you are probably standing or at least squatting.. your snake guy has his face in the dirt or the bunker with paint flying over his head and probably can't see much of anything but the tape.

do any kind of drills that will help you, and your team communicate.

also work on the ones mentioned before, running and gunning is good to know. and getting off the board quick when u start. make sure you can get your gun up and aimed at your lane quick.

for this i like to put a box or something in the lane you want to shoot. set yourself up the way you would for the tournament series you play (ie barrel touching, facing away, etc.) have some one call the game as if it was starting, and shoot the lane hitting the box as quickly as you can. Then move on to doing this and moving to your bunker. Also remember to call out where that box is and if you hit him.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:08 AM #14
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try to keep gun still while running gunning. its VERE important.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:12 AM #15
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good communication drills is to play 3v3's . 2 players on each team can only have a raceway/feedneck of balls (very limited) the back player can have a full hopper. and play 2 minute games. This causes the back player to most of the shooting, while the front players must focus on where there shots must be placed from the intel rcv'd from the back player.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:23 AM #16
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jwied that stupid right margin **** is annoying the **** out of me.

OP, one of the BEST and I mean THE BEST drills I have ever done for being a back/mid player is learning how to tell if the ball your opponent just shot at you is going to hit you. This is absolutely key to keeping control on a bunker, or winning a snap battle.

What we did here during an impact clinic is we went into groups of 2, and one player would stand at the dorito side net, and the other the snake side net and face each other.

Then each player would take turns one at a time shooting one ball at the other, and the other player had to tell if the ball was going to hit him or not and act accordingly (ie. if the ball isn't going to hit you then don't move, if it is then dodge it).
You can then speed this up so instead of taking turns each player is just shooting one or 2 balls in quick short bursts and trying to dodge or stay still at the same time.

It really helped me especially in snake corner being able to know when I can stay out and force the other player in or eliminate them.
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This is very good advice right here backplayers need absolute control of the field. Even though I am not a back player (I play everything) I personally feel this is one of my strengths in any kind of gun battle is watching the paint and knowing weather or not I can stay out to keep shooting. Sometimes, especially in lower divisions - people can't snap shoot worth a ****, they will come out all crazy and their paint won't even be close to you.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:55 PM #17
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Noone mentioned that to be a back player actually means to be everything...

Play every single position
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:52 PM #18
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Noone mentioned that to be a back player actually means to be everything...

Play every single position
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:26 PM #19
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You could also do "gatekeeper" where you have two players in back while the rest of the team moves up the field without guns. great for communication and speed.
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:17 AM #20
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If you play snake corner do not take your eyes off tape until you get shot at from dorito side one of my biggest weaknesses as an aggressive snake corner i'm always looking to shoot inside then make that big run through and i almost always but my snake player in jeopardy when i do this. And if both the snake player and his corner are looking inside dont be afraid to try and make that move bunker the snake player if you get shot out that means all guns are on you and your team mates have a chance to make big moves

Talk i dont communicate i talk call them by name ask them question ask them if they need help if they say yes tell them to cross up your lanes
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:02 PM #21
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