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Tip #19: Breakout Practice With Out Breaking The Bank

Nov 12, 2012 by Jason "FK" Edwards in Tip of the Week | Comments


As we all know the “Breakout” of a point is usually a key factor in the outcome of the point. The team who survives the breakout is normally the point winner. Now I am sure you have all watched a professional match and said to yourself “How in the world did he make that or That was so smooth”. The key to perfecting breakouts is doing as many reps as possible on the field layout your going to play and trying every possible route, stack, and bunker on the field. However I know most of the players and teams out there are not financially stable enough to shoot 100′s of cases a week, nor are most teams sponsored with million ball contracts any longer. However there is a small trick to beating the system ;) .

First off you need to have the exact amount of players that will be playing at that time. 3man(6 players), 5man(10 players), 7man(14 players) etc…

You will perform the breakouts as identical to a tournament as you can, barrels and feet touching the starting box, full packs, chrono at the appropriate level, and be as honest as possible coming out on (hard) bounces.
-A person on the side lines will give you a 5second warning and then start the game with a horn or whistle (Not a Gogogo or verbal command)
-You will breakout and continue to play for 15seconds. This gives you time to lane, gunfight, and make a secondary “stutter step or quick move” if part of the play.
-After each point you discuss who was shot, where the lanes were (Whether behind, to low, to high, or in front of you), and if something worked amazing.

Monitor the bunkers that were most successful, which allowed quickest kills, which were the least successful, which could stack more than one player, etc…

After having a good feel for the layout, breakouts set up with the best percentages, and a good knowledge of the sweet spotting lanes, I assure you the next session of practice will be way more beneficial and you should have barely dented your paint allowance. You can even cut the breakout time by a few seconds if needed.

- FK

Have you been using my tips? Id’ like to know if they’ve helped you, please submit your success story and let me know if I’ve been any help. Thanks!

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