Originally Posted by XxXBawlaXxX
If that person is at center home or aztec make sure you DO NOT run out of bounds
+1 : Same goes for corner bunkers, if you decide to swing wide, don't swing TOO wide.
Long post coming...lots to say...
Personally, I think a lot of people play 3-man too conservatively. If you can pick your spots and recognize the opportunities you'll have plenty of chances to make big moves.
Step 1: Before you even play a game, walk the field thoroughly, note key bunkers, dead spots, potential blind shots, basically anything you guys think will be useful. Come up with a couple base plans for each field and make sure that everyone who will be playing knows their job 100% Somewhere in all of that thinking you'll probably think, "Hmmm, if I'm in Bunker X, and the bad guy is in Bunker Y I can probably go bunker him."
Step 2: Have your stuff ready as if you were going to play the first game of the day. If you're not playing the first game of the day, go watch that game. Even if the other teams aren't doing anything close to what you're doing it'll be important to either confirm or debunk some of your notions about the way the field plays. Here again you may recognize opportunities that you didn't see before, or a spot you thought might be good will turn out to be not-so-good.
Step 3: Pregame, make sure that everyone is ready, and knows their job, execution and elimination of mental mistakes is CRUCIAL. The less any of your guys are wondering or worrying about what to do, the more they can get comfortable and focus on just playing the game in front of them.
Step 4: The game, the hard stuff is done, just go out and execute the plan. Get to your spot, stay alive and be aggressive. If the team is playing and communicating well you should be able to get a good idea of where everyone is on the field and what they're doing...
OMG THERE'S A BAD GUY RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME AND HE HAS NO IDEA I'M HERE!
Have you guys gotten your first 'G' yet? In my opinion, 3v2 and 2V2 are the best (and safest) times to bunker in 3-man. 3v3...there's a lot more risk involved if you screw up. 3v1 or 2v1 your man is going to be expecting someone to come and get him. In those situations it's best to rely on weight of numbers and methodical movement. 3v2 and 2v2 though, it is much easier to keep track of opposing guns on the field, there's only two of them after all! Secondly, many teams tend to be undisciplined in a two gun situation. If it is 3v2 obviously they won't be able to shoot at all three of you at once. If it is 2v2 they will often, knowingly or not, focus both guns on only one of your two players. The ability to recognize this situation and act is crucial...
From your field walking you should already have a relatively safe path to the bad guy's bunker in mind. You don't always have to walk right up to him and blast him either, if you can get outside or inside and put other bunkers between the two of you, all the better. A small [unseen] bump proceeding the big move can give you a great advantage. Several small moves can easily add up to one big move if you do it right.
Follow your gun down the field, you don't necessarily have to be shooting, but you'd better have your gun up and ready to shoot as soon as the opportunity is there. Not everyone will be playing up tight on their bunker, if the opponent is playing off his bunker a few feet and you're not ready when he comes into view, you're going to be in trouble. On whether or not to run and shoot, I'd probably base it on whatever I was doing before. If you're not shooting before you make the move, don't shoot as you make the run, and vice versa. You don't want to do anything that will help the bad guy perceive that his situation has changed.
If you are going to the guy's bunker, run straight at it. STRAIGHT at it. Don't pick a side to go around until that last split second. Watch for indicators of which side he's on, obviously you probably want to go to the side he's not watching. Once you get to the bunker and pick a side, go around and CRUSH HIM
, if this is a tournament, there is no room for nicety when you're bunkering someone the way there is in recball.
Make sure you hit your man, preferably several times, and that the paint breaks. If he doesn't like it, too bad, he'd much rather have gotten shot once or twice, caught some lucky bounces and blasted you off the field. No matter what, if you go around that bunker, your man MUST
have paint on him when you come out the other side. That way, even if he shoots you as well, you can argue (not too much) for a trade out.
Assuming you live, you need to decide whether to bunker back down or continue the run. All of your mental prep should have you in good shape there. Press the move as far as is sensible, after you bunker your man get your gun up and rolling on the next available target or until you reach a safe place.
Lastly, PRACTICE! Find another 3-man team that is on, or above your level and arrange a scrimmage, play as many games as you can. Learn and apply what you have learned. Don't take practicing or scrimmaging too seriously, try new things, shuffle playing positions around. One of the most productive scrims my team ever had, we decided that everyone would do a different job and use different break-out schemes every game. We got our butts kicked the majority of the day, by a team that wasn't really better than us, but the experience was invaluable. However, if all you are practicing is your strengths, then you are wasting the practice.