One challenge I faced in my life was learning how to play the sport Paintball. That was two years ago, and now I’m on a team and winning tournaments. I’m going to tell you about my challenge in learning to play Paintball.
One challenge I faced in learning to play Paintball was learning what bunkers are which. Bunkers are the objects you hide behind so you don’t get shot. For example, back left is in the back row of bunkers on the left corner. There can be a total of 50 bunkers on a field and I had to learn all of them!
Another challenge I faced was to learn the rules of a game. There are different types of paintball. The one I play is called Speedball, which is basically a flat piece of land with bunkers filled with air. There are at least 10 rules of the game that you have to know so you don’t get penalized. For example, an obvious one is that if you get shot, you’re out. And if you wipe the paint off then that is a penalty.
Another challenge I faced was learning the maneuvers of the game. Before the ref starts the game, you and your teammates come up with a plan that will help you win the game. To go with that, I had to learn the different positions a player can play. There are five different positions you can play and you need to know them in order to win.
In conclusion, learning to play Paintball was a challenge in my life. But that was two years ago and now I’m on a novice team and winning tournaments for cash prizes.
By L.C., a Middle School Student