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Old 04-13-2010, 07:58 PM #1
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Kind of getting nervous....

Okay guys i need some help really good help, im kind of stuck. Im playing speedball with my woodsball team this year, i've played tournaments (when i played for a diff. team, then took a break for some scenarios, now back at what i love) before and am very well knowleged and a great player imo for being in the 5 man rookie division due to my current team never doing speedball events. Now here's the trouble comes in, i personally don't feel that my team has what it takes to win, for ex. lets just say the 4 other peoples names are a b c and d. a is an okay player and b was okay but i haven't seen play speedball in around a year. c is imo terrible and d imo is terrible but is good friends with a and b and they wont let him go. so now i play snake, and for anyone tht plays snake also knows they must have an excellent back player, which we are lacking, and a, the captain, wants me to play snake. so i've been thinking, i have 2 friends that r really good and i would fell really good playin with and another player that imo would be agreat back player. i can either play this first tournament in two weeks which i will prob. do anyway because i already said i would but after that i dont know whether i want to make my own team or stay and help them get better..... i just dont have trust in the team and i know i need that in order for us to suceed. so, pbn, what would you guys do.

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- ex. player C wants to listen to me when i try to help them as players, but no one else will and they do what they want
- there is no communication, i find my self yelling to my self constantly, no echoing or anything
- I dont have a reliable back player, do i still play snake?
- player b,c,and d cant shoot lefty??????
- player a cant get to his bunker 25% of the time
- do i need more?
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:19 PM #2
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Well, play the tournament, see how it goes afterwards. If they still can't get their heads around the fact that they're doing something wrong, then I suggest leaving.

If you do leave, I suggest taking Player C with you and your friends. He may not be good but at least he listens. I don't see why his speedball future should suffer at the incompetence of A, B and D.

Before making that decision, consider getting your friends on the team. This way, you have back up about how speedball should be played.

Have you made it clear to the team members that you know more than they do? If you know the most about speedball, you need to lay down the law and tell them that if they want any hope of doing well, they have to listen to you. Otherwise, you'll leave. Make sure you've spoken with player C beforehand.

EDIT: Play snake. Honestly, you cannot afford to sacrifice snake most of the time. If its a conventional lay out, then chances are the opposite back player may not have direct line of sight on you. Just go off the break and play super aggressive. If you can kill the snake and one more, the game balance should tip your way. Even trading with the other snake might give your team a bit of a chance (not much but a bit).

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Old 04-13-2010, 10:08 PM #3
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ive talked to them and they dont seem to listen, i like player c because he listened to everything i told him and and played 10x btr by the end of one practice. the other players and the captain (hes only captain b/c hes older) dont want my friends on the team, idk y in the world they cant be, but they cant.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:18 PM #4
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sounds to me like you need to play woodsball with your current team and start a new team for speedball. If you don't like the way things are going and your not captain and they wont listen then start a speedball team of your own. Being the leader of a team is not something I would want to do so I would find another team to play with.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:39 PM #5
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Being the leader of a team is not something I would want to do so I would find another team to play with.
Says the guy with the name "LeaderOne".

I have to go back to what I said. If -and when - they get their butts kicked in the speedball tournament, try again. If they can't see they need help, then time to do your own thing in speedball.

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Old 04-15-2010, 02:52 PM #6
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if they suck coach them help them get better...if they dont improve leave the team
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:56 PM #7
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okay thanks guys, ill let ya know, first tournament if may 2nd, only thing tht can save us is tht almost all the rookie teams last year moved up to novice i heard, so it could possibly end well for us
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:43 PM #8
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just have fun man. even if you get crushed you will prob still love it.
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:10 PM #9
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just have fun man. even if you get crushed you will prob still love it.
Yeah, people forget this too often. Just go have fun, laugh at the stupid mistakes your teammates make, and maybe they'll fix things. Just don't laugh too hard.

People are more inclined to listen and change if they know they made a mistake but are still having fun.
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:34 PM #10
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yeah, thats what im looking forward to the most. just chillen and playing w/ friends even though they will be on the opp. team
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Says the guy with the name "LeaderOne".

I have to go back to what I said. If -and when - they get their butts kicked in the speedball tournament, try again. If they can't see they need help, then time to do your own thing in speedball.

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Old 04-15-2010, 09:51 PM #12
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:27 PM #13
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Why don't you try and set a scrimage with another tournament team and when your teamates get smashed,use that as a oppertunity to teach how to play.
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If your interests are in bettering yourself as player, and ot's worthwhile to give up those friendships you may/may not have w/ your team, find another team. Present yourself as a free agent.

Play the tournament, if you guys do bad, and you yourself played well, then it gives you something to base leaving the team on.

but if your just in it for fun, then go out and have fun. That's what paintball is about
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if they aren't willing to take constructive help, they are obviously playing to simply have fun. You may want to find another team with the same goal in mind as you- starting one is too time consuming.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:13 PM #17
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:16 PM #18
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we placed second against two teasm sandbagging with 2 d2 players, we tolled on everyone
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:28 AM #19
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there were only three teams? what does tolled mean?
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:49 PM #20
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no, there were like 11, but in the finals the last two teams we played were sandbagging. and i meant tooled not tolled
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