Are You Holding Yourself Responsible for These Mistakes?
At the beginning of this journey starting BKi Paintball, I decided to setup a weekly drill day at a local field in Austin. It was suppose to be a way for me to make some extra cash while I got everything setup and running on the website. Like most things in life it turned into something I least expected. Something I began to make some extra money became one of the my favorite things to do each week. I even moved the week day it was on so I wouldn’t miss as many with all the traveling.
It gives me a chance to give back to my local paintball community. At the same time, identify and face the challenges divisional players encounter in their rise through the ranks.
What is the biggest mistake I see almost all players make?
Wasted time during drills. Lack of effort to finish the drill until completion. And unfocused effort all through out the process.
What did this equate to during actual games? Wasted time during tournament game play.
We play a game on inches. Just like Al Pacino’s speech in ‘Any Given Sunday’, one inch can be the difference between living and dying in our sport. One second can be the difference between winning or losing. You’re hopper hanging out just an inch too far, you drop your gun to load and someone makes it past your zone, you shoot at the same bunker never trying to wrap and move. All are perfect examples of wasted time in a game where seconds and inches can determine whether you win or take dead last.
As I watched games at the AXBL, I noticed a serious lack of focus and purpose which resulted in wasted seconds and inches. An average game in our sport lasts anywhere from 1:30 to 2:00. I start watching players and counting all the times I felt they were wasting time. Each instance was maybe only half a second but over the course of the whole game, I noticed 30-40 instances of it.
Guess what that wasted time means?
Over 30 seconds were wasted in each and every point by each and every player. Seconds that cannot be earned back. Inches that can’t be removed to negate a wasteful death.
You want some examples? Fixing your loader or gun with your eyes down, bad posture resulting in a slow snapshot, dropping your gun to load, and last but not least hesitating on that big move that could’ve closed out the game are just a few. It’s the little things that make the big difference at any level of play.
Since this realization this has been my goal to help fix this problem through BKi Paintball. If you think you’ve never wasted a second in a game or given away an inch more than you needed, then delete this email and unsubscribe. You don’t think you need help and you don’t need to hear from me.
If on the other hand, you know you need help and are willing to take a big step in improving your game, sign up now and let me help you overcome the biggest obstacle you will face as a paintball player.