This new year will mark the one year anniversary of BKi Paintball. Over the course of the year Iíve created a ton of content to help players reach the goal of playing professional paintball. I wanted to share with you today the top 3 drills divisional players need to run this off season.
When climbing through the ranks, I played so many 1v1′s it would make your brain hurt. Rich and Gerald Garcia always had us finish practices with 1v1′s and Iíd stay on the field and play til I shot my very last ball. Whether I had 100 or 10 balls left in my loader, Iíd keep playing 1v1′s. Notice how the best players in the world are really good at 1v1′s and 1v2′s? Thereís a reason, they practiced it.
2. 4v4 Communication Drill
Beyond just being a great all around player yourself, communication is something most players lack and it hurts not only your own game but your teams performance as well. Itís a skill I still concentrate heavily on for my own game. Mastering both levels of communication is not something that will happen just playing games, it must be drilled to improve. I ran a 3v3 version of this with SA Notorious but it can be done 4v4 as well.
3. Gun Battling
Last but definitely not least, I notice a vast majority of players are scared to gun battled. Someone starts shooting back and all they do is hide. Recognizing the correct moment to battle with someone is hard and is not a skill that can be honed effectively running points. Learn when youíre in a dominant position and exploit it, and recognize when youíre getting dominated and hide.