Snap Shooting Combine Challenge
This is the absolute most deadly skill to master. The problem is, it is nearly impossible to master the art of snap shooting. While there are some incredible snapshooters in paintball, no one is the absolute best in the world. Everyone can use work and everyone can get better at this skillset.
The Snap Shooting Combine Challenge drill is pretty straightforward. You are asked to shoot proficiently with your left and right hands at your standard 10” target sitting at 30 feet away. You will get five shots with each hand and you will have five seconds to snap in and out, shooting the target five times. Time is against you, so you will need to budget accordingly. The drill is measured on both accuracy out of your five shots and your overall time with each hand. For example, you may end with a score of 4/5 at 3.8 seconds right handed and 3/5 at 5 seconds with your left. This is a great way for coaches to see how effective you are at close quarters with your snapshot.
What you will need:
- Temple bunker
- Target 10” diameter, three feet tall at 30ft from the bunker (from where you will be standing)
- a spotter with a stopwatch.
TOP TIMES FROM BOSTON COMBINE
First Step Drill
Something I have noticed more and more as I have been learning new ways to make every player more and more efficient on the field is your first step. Off the box, often times, we don’t realize that we are making slight extra movements that are unnecessary. I suggest watching this drill, then going out and grabbing yourself a tripod for your phone to see if you are making this little error. Remember, every little thing will help and you want to take every advantage that you can get on the field. If you are more prepared than your opponent, you will have that edge and that is your goal here.
You won’t need much other than a friend with camera to film you breaking out from the start box. Once you watch the video, you’ll understand perfectly!
Dorito Sharp Angle Snap Shot.
I know you have seen so many snap shooting drills on here, but this one may be a little different and it may actually help you stay alive in tight situations just a little bit more. I first noticed this just recently when teaching a local player down here at the field. He actually pointed out his discomfort with playing that angled part of the dorito and asked how to better protect himself and his loader from inside shots. After thinking about it and looking at the body mechanics of our current snap shot process, we came up with a great solution that hasn’t really been addressed. Check out the video and see how I change my body’s neutral position when playing the dorito at that sharp angle.
What you will need for this is a Dorito and a target. It could certainly help to grab a camera and a tripod to help give you a visual of what is going on. A teammate may also be able to help with this as well.
Your goal is survivability!!! Stay alive longer and be a killer!