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   The Lure - How to resist?

Yes, the lure...greed in this case, one of the sevens deadly sins indeed. In this article, I would like to focus ways where one can resist the lure, the temptation and the greed in forsaking your responsibilities on the field. Ask yourself...a honest truth it must! Which position do you play? Back? Mid? Front? One thing that I have learnt during the Hybrid Clinic, Gary Shows mentioned:
All players must be versatile and be able to play in all possible positions". Reasons? Simple...you will need to take on roles to attack or to defence. Similar to the game of soccer, a striker has to come back from the front 50 to defence whenever a corner kick is awarded to the opponent. A point guard in basketball has to defend a 3 on 1 situation in a fast break by the opposing team. Paintball is no different...


Nevertheless, positions of players, individual responsibilities on the field and the team strategy all add to the overall game plan. Since the positions and individual responsibilities have hardly changed, it boils down to the team strategy. I have yet to see an exciting switch in strategy – anyone ever thought of putting 3 backs on the left/center while 2 forwards move down the left flank also? Like China army’s famous inhuman defending tactic in the past (human fort!), just push forth with the numbers to take down the mirror left’s opponents and infiltrate through the left to take out the center and right backs. Leave the opponents wondering where the right forward or back is. Possible? Who dares try shall be enlightened.

Perhaps paintball strategists or players can consider taking a leaf out of the book called Sun Tsu – The Art of War. This book is now at the top of my shopping list.

Till the next review,

Jane aka ELLE


p.s. I am not a dealer nor promoter for this book. Just get it off your local bookstore’s shelves.

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