Paintball 101™




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/6/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781412071338

About the Book

Paintball 101™ explains the basics of the game of paintball form the beginning to forming your own tournament team, written at a level that newer players will be able to easily grasp. This book is primarily an overview of the game, touching on topics from getting started to the various styles of the game, basic strategies and basic paintball plays. The book also goes into detail on what to expect the first time you walk on to a paintball field, what the typical costs may be and how to prepare so that your first experience is an enjoyable one.

This book also provides a brief explanation and comparison on some of the paintball gear along with the authors’ impressions on what he considers to be the best choices for certain styles of play.  In addition the book addresses common mistakes by newer players as well as basic skills that newer players need to constantly work on to become better.

For those players who want to take their game to the next level, the book also explains how to organize and start a tournament paintball team and enjoy competitive paintball at least at a local level.

About the Author

Larry Sekely works and lives in the Tampa Bay area with his wife of 19 years, Barbara, his son, Jason, age 16, and his daughter, Jessica, age 13. He was introduced to paintball by Jason, who was 10 at the time, shortly after attending a friends’ birthday paintball party at a local field. Over the next several years, Larry and his son played paintball in all their spare time and eventually began to participate in local tournaments. In the summer of 2003, they formed Team ICE with a couple of Jason’s friends. By the summer of 2004, the team had grown in size and skill level and had finished at the top in tournaments in Miami, Port Canavaral, as well as Tampa. Team ICE disbanded shortly after the tragic death of their co-captain, Chris Hidalgo, in July 2004.

Larry currently plays for “Men at Work”, a team comprised of the fathers (and in one case the grandfather) of younger paintball enthusiasts. The team has a minimum age requirement of 40 years old. They just started playing NPPL and PSP tournaments through out the state of Florida with plans to go national in 2006.