Paintball Field Positions: Back Player
The Back Player has many roles including giving his front players cover, stopping opposing players from moving, always knowing where all oponents are at all times and communicating that information with the rest of his team. Off the break you wont go very far, generally back players stay in the back bunkers, usually back left, right, or middle bunkers. They barely ever move. At the start of the game as a back you have the least distance to go to your bunker so firing off the break is not really a bad idea, just make sure you dont hit one of your front players darting upfield while your on the run. While running to your bunker take note in your mind where your opposing players are going, once there scan the field, know the field, know where everybody is. You will be at one bunker not moving usually the whole game, and that bunker is in the back, usually this means you dont have to play as tight as a front player you do have a bit more room to pop your head over the top or sides. You need to be aware of what is going on and communicate that information. Know where the opposing players are and tell your team. When a player on the opposing team moves tell your team, when they are eleminated tell your team, when one of your team members is eleminated tell your team, know whats going on and communicate because YOU have the best field position YOU must see everything. Another main role is you must do your best to stop opposing front players from moving. This means you will be shooting a lot, Back players should have a gun that can fire long distances, a trigger happy finger, and a boat load of paint because you will be using a lot. Back players fire at bunkers not even intending to hit a player sometimes just to keep them behind their bunker so they dont come out and move. A back player must be able to aid their front and mid players by giving them cover when moving and constantly warning them which opposing players have what angle on them and where they are. A good back player can control the way the other team moves and plays allowing their team to function more effectivly leading to wins.
Back Players should:
Have a gun that can fire long distances
Money for a lot of paint
Not be afraid to yell out positions of opposing players
Must be observe and be aware of all situations going on
Back player routs and bunkers.