opportunities and experience were gained by paintball players from the
MN / WI area this weekend as members of the Pro Paintball Team All
Americans made a visit to the local scene.
a Minnesota native and member of the All A’s was joined by Billy and
Adam Gardner, owners / founders of the All Americans as well as Smart
Parts to conduct a paintball clinic on Saturday July 20th at
Splatball Inc. in Rosemount, MN.
were attended the clinic, with a mix of both tournament and recreational
players present, including one individual that had never played
kicked off at 10am, but due to heavy rain and lightning the participants
gathered under the staging area shelter until noon. The All A’s took
advantage of this time to conduct a lecture on paintball basics, marker
handling, position fundamentals as well as the overall importance of
patience in the game. By noon the skies had cleared and it was off to
the field to put the new knowledge to the test.
activities commenced in afternoon heat with a series of one on one warm
up drills between clinic participants. Players were then divided into
groups of 5, which then in turn took on the 3 members of the All
Americans in scrimmages. Scrimmages of different sorts continued into
the afternoon, with the All A’s on hand coaching teams and players along
the way as streams of paint whizzed by.
the clinic offered a great opportunity for both new and experienced
players alike to learn from the pros as well as play both with and
the clinic, the All Americans visited the Mall of America for dinner and
the fun continued when Todd, Billy and Adam visited PGI in Baldwin, WI.
The 3 All Americans combined with players from local teams Cypress,
8-Ball, Win Inc, Hazmat, Old Skool and Black Widows for a day of 10 man
The games proved to be as intense as the
afternoon heat, which soared as the heat index topped 105. Ladies Day
was also underway at PGI and the presence of the All A’s enhanced the
experience for many new players, allowing them to see the pro’s in
of the players and participants, special thanks go out to Todd, Billy
and Adam for taking the time to work and play with everyone, as well as
Splatball Inc for hosting the clinic and PGI for hosting the 10 man
scrimmage. Most importantly, thanks to the players that came out and
participated in the weekend’s events.
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