Tip #30: Listen & Learn
Although you may be better than a person at a certain position, style of play, side of the field, or over all. You should always be open to their opinion and be willing to take constructive criticism. Whether the person is trying to say you did something wrong, or just replaying a recent scenario, showing you a shot, or asking you a question, be sure to listen and discuss the topic with an open mind.
*No two people think exactly the same, no two people play the exact same, no two people see the exact same moves, and no idea is ever dumb. Paintball is a sport with many factors, the more ideas, the more scenarios, the more solutions, the more likely you are to be successful in your match.*
(EXAMPLE): In this picture Jacob Edwards #31 and I are discussing different routes and more productive bunkers on the dorito side of the field. Although Jake is a front dorito player, smaller, and more aggressive of a player than myself. I am more of a supportive role, aggressive when needed, lane shooter, and controller of my front players.
*Although our two paintball positions are polar opposite we both discuss the dorito side together because we each feed off of what the other sees and does. He is typically trying to work around my type of player to kill his type and vice versa for myself. So who better to discuss than the person who plays that role. After we discuss the side, we will then ask our snake side players which bunkers on the dorito side are easier for them to kill and which dorito bunkers give them the hardest time.
Remember, Listen & Learn. Paintball is a sport of smart and methodical moves, made with precise timing, and your team feeding off of one another. You can learn more about any field after simply playing one point and having a team discussion than 1 hour of solid playing and no discussions.
- Jason FK Edwards #13
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