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Tip #29: Aggressive & Effective Game Closure

Jan 31, 2013 by Jason "FK" Edwards in Tip of the Week | Comments


Closing a game may look simple but more goes on than it appears to any spectators eyes. Whether your the team trying to hold off the aggressors and kill the time, or your the aggressors trying to dig out the anchors, there are so many factors that are going to decide whether its done effectively or not.

This week we will cover the aggressors view. If you catch yourself in a must win situation and the time is clicking, then there are many things that you need to process in a very short time!

*These factors include such things as*
-Making smart movements and maintaining equal aggression with your teammates.
-Using your pods on your back from the inside to the outside (Inside pods are always easier to get shot when making a forward movement)
-Knowing where all of your enemies are and what they are doing and where they are looking.
-Always ensure one player on your team is alive, if you know for a fact your the last player, than by no means, should you ever risk your own life, because with out you, then obviously there is no chance of winning the point.

Drills to incorporate these skills are by setting up closing game scenarios, putting people in their bunkers and giving the team a set amount of time to win. Issue penalties as they would be issued if someone were to cheat. That way all realistic factors have an effect on the drill. The Defensive guys learn how to hold out games, and aggressors learn how to close the game. Be sure to switch players, bunkers, and all. That way every scenario is ran through because you never know what will happen when it comes down to that last point.

- Jason FK Edwards #13

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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