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...
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.
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
Jane aka ELLE
p.s. I am not a
dealer nor promoter for this book. Just get it off your local