It’s time we treat paintball for what it really is, a sport with a high degree of skill in all aspects of the game. Ryan Brand and I talked at the end of the last year about the changes we would need to make to become a top team and we both decided it was time to treat this game for what it really is. It was time to treat practice like other professional teams and sports do. It was time to create a system that rewards those who put the time in at practice (and away from practice).
For the 2015 season, we’re introducing a depth chart and a spreadsheet to track players skills and improvement of those skills. At the start of each Saturday, we’ll be running the same drills and tracking the progress each player makes. Based on what Ryan Brand sees, he will make adjustments. Although the positions we’re listed in will never be set in stone, it gives us a reason to put in that extra effort away from practice to improve our skills AND also take practice very seriously.
Stay tuned for more updates on the exact drills we used this past weekend and the results. As the year progresses we will add more metrics and drills too.