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Paintball For Kids – What You Need To Know

As the perfect alternative for children who aren't quite old enough for the "big guns" we offer Mini Paintball to those ages 8-11 years old. We offer this activity in both Yarm and Edinburgh. WHAT IS MINI PAINTBALL? Mini Paintball is played on a smaller timescale of 2hours. Players will use smaller, lighter and less powerful paintball guns as well as smaller paintballs. Paintball players will be provided with a mask, gun, overall, padded gloves, body armour and 300 paintballs. SESSIONS We offer the choice of two sessions, open and private. Both sessions have a choice of two start times, 10am or 1pm and during the 2 hours will play as many game zones as possible. OPEN SESSIONS For our open sessions parties of any size are welcome  - providing there is...
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5 Star Accredited Food Hygiene At Battlezone Yarm

Last weekend we had a spot check by environmental health for food hygiene at our Battlezone Yarm site. After a thorough check of cleanliness and food preparation we were accredited with a 5 star food hygiene rating, serving up 5 star hot-dogs! If you fancy like heading down to our Yarm site or any of our other venues call us on 01642 605000 or book online at http://www.battlezonepaintball.co.uk/book-online/.    
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Paintball Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s a list of some of our most frequently asked questions for paintball, we hope it helps. WHAT DO I WEAR? This is probably our most frequently asked question. For paintballing we recommend wearing casual clothing that’s easy to manoeuvre in. Hoodies and thick clothing is ideal to take away the sting of the paintballs. We suggest tracksuit bottoms, joggers and jeans, again thick attire that’s easy to move in. You will be provided with a freshly laundered overall as standard issue, however we do still suggest wearing old clothing you aren’t afraid of getting dirty. For footwear we suggest hiking boots or trainers. They should be shoes you don’t mind getting both dirty and wet. You want to ensure the footwear you choose is closed toe for both...
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5 things a rookie should know

If you’ve never played paintball before it’s hard to know what to expect. From what to wear to how to aim, shoot and move. Here’s a few things you should know if you’re considering paintball for the first time. 1. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED It really is easy to play and once you get over your initial nerves you’ll be fine. Paintball is all about fun, it’s the ideal excuse to get outside, socialise, exercise and think strategically. Let’s face it it’s essentially the grown up version of tag, and what kid didn’t love tag? You’ll see some people taking the game far too seriously, don’t, enjoy paintball for what it is… fun and the perfect past time. 2. COMMUNICATION IS KEY You might think paintball is all about aim and being the sharpest...
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The Highest Earners In Sports

Check out this infographic on the highest paid athletes, it makes for some pretty interesting reading. See who’s at the top of their game, what they earn and how they earn it... and paintball gets a mention too!
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Beginner Paintball Advice

No one starts out as a paintball pro, practice makes perfect after all. Most of becoming a great paintball player involves the development of aim, intuition and strategy. But there are some basics to get you started. Knowing the basics will only aid with your first paintball session running that much smoother. SAFETY Paintball for the most part is perfectly safe, but there are some things to bare in mind. Paintballs are designed to explode on impact and travel at ridiculous speeds, so as you can imagine if the correct safety precautions aren’t taken, it’s going to hurt. Now most paintball fields have a zone where it’s safe for players to remove their mask, this is a no shoot zone. Other than the designated zone you must ALWAYS keep your mask on,...
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Paintball 101

The main thing you need to employ is a set strategy, this is paramount, you can’t just wing it. You need to also consider military style tactics, these are a necessity on the paintball field in order to be successful. You need to always keep basic rules and tactics in mind, this will decrease your chances of elimination. So here’s the lowdown on strategies and safety. SAFETY & GAMEPLAY For newbies the most important things to know are fair play and safety. We’re not saying you’re going to be the godfather of paintball after this, these are just things to know. Paintball is mostly painless, but paintballs do travel as 280mph (crazy right) so here’s some tips for safer gameplay. • Don’t remove your mask, I think I mention this in every...
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Paintball Defence

Defence can be difficult to organise when under fire, which form of defensive tactic you employ all depends on what circumstances you find yourself in. ALL ROUNDER This should be employed when there is a possibility that you will be attacked from more than one direction. It’s ideal here to try and pick an elevated position, this allows you to fire down. You want to look for natural cover with a numerous escape routes that still allows you to fire. When organising a defence ensure your team establishes an all-round perimeter that is small enough to comfortably hold whilst identifying threats. DEPTH DEFENCE When the terrain is favourable its best to employ an in depth defence tactic. Force the attacking team to use identifiable routes and fire away....
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Paintball Shooting Tips

Marksmanship is your ability to hit what you’re aiming at. Shooting skills play a huge role in this, there are various things you need to consider to ensure your shooting game is on point. STANCE On the paintball field you may be required to shoot from any position. Most shots will probably be shot from a standing position, so it’s important you adopt a solid stance. You need to ensure this is solid and comfortable. A side on position will prevent a smaller profile to your opponents, your feet should be shoulder width apart and should feel natural. Before you fire you should lean into the marker, pulling it tight to your body. The most stable firing position is to lie down, but this limits your mobility and arc of fire, you can always kneel for a...
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Defensive Tactics

In most sports, a good offence is having a good defence, this is definitely the case with paintball. We often talk about tips and tactics, were going to focus on defensive strategies in this post. DON'T CROWD First time paintballers often all crowd together and stick together in the best vantage point. This may seem like the best tactic, but it’s far from it. Crowding together only makes it easier for the opposing team to surround and eliminate. It’s better to try and split into smaller groups of 3 or 4 and dot yourself around the game zone. This will make it harder for the opposing team to advance if they are getting shot from various directions. MOVE We’ve mentioned it various times, one of the most important tactics is to keep on moving! Staying...
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