Originally Posted by fatboy6969
There's a couple things here that I disagree with. If a game is drawn out and boring that just means the players need to develop a better mental game. Nothing going on means someone needs to learn how to read a situation and act accordingly. I feel that a coach will help in that situation but not in the long run as far as growing is concerned. Coaching is in almost every mainstream sport. That being said, paintball is completely different than any other sport and just because it works in other sports doesn't mean that logic applies here. Even when you pick the right time to move to a 50 bunker or shoot someone out, the correct timing may not get you shot but a coach will make sure that everyone knows what you just did which takes away most of the advantage that was gained in doing the move in the first place.
Not necessarily true.. I have seen 7man matches of the TOP teams in the sport face each other and take almost the full 7mins. So its not just un-experienced players that draw out the games.
Also in coaching you can't throw a un-experienced team on the field and give them a coach and think that 9 out of 10 times they will win vs a good solid experienced team without a coach. I can guarantee it wont happen.. which brings me to the point that with or without a coach a team still needs to have a certain skill set to become a winning team. Coaching might take away from the "unknown" factor but it still takes teamwork to get the job done. Whether that be relaying the coaches message across field or working with your teammate to lock down another opponent so you can push yours up the field.
Coaching makes getting body's off the break SO much more important. Also position off the break becomes 10x more critical. Yes I know paintball is a different sport then the rest and you can make a point that it doesn't need coaching just because every other sport does. If people truly want this sport to have the success that some of the others have then its gonna need to get spectators involved to make it more pleasing to the people supporting it. Advertisement friendly so big corporations that spend millions in other sports a year see opportunity to dump money into this sport to gain sales through endorsement deals or advertising, and of course Media/TV friendly. The sport cannot survive on the next level
solely on the players who play the game. Sure as long as players pay and fields can gain profit or at least manage to cover overhead there might always be paintball
, but that's all it will ever evolve to in the long run.
Although coaching isn't the answer to all of the things needed, it certainly makes for a start when it pertains to crowd involvement and spectator friendly.