HERE WE GO! 2020 official was rung in back on January 1st, but for us, This is where we begin the year! You have been waiting all off season. Since the day that World Cup ended, the count down had begun. Now, the 2020 NXL Las Vegas field layout has been released and the event is only a couple of weeks away. To some of us this layout may look somewhat familiar. Do you recognize this layout? This is very similar to the 2018 NXL Europe Paris Layout! With that said, some of the similarities have given me a bit of inside knowledge on what to do and how to shoot some bodies off the break! Now it’s time to clean up those field maps and get more serious about scouting and mapping out the games. If you are reading this before weekend one of practice, you can get a leg up on the weekend by checking out the BKI School of Paintball‘s field breakdown. It is FREE for everyone to enjoy and there will be a followup breakdown for members only next week with key bounce shots and detailed game plans for everyone. There is one sample game plan below with some lanes and movements for you to try out.
We must focus on getting familiar with the 2020 NXL Las Vegas Open layout and focus. As we all know, preparation is key, and it is a crucial element in your team’s, as well as your own, success. Be prepared to fight against your opponents by taking every necessary step. Taking these steps goes far beyond just the hours on the practice field. As some of the teams who I coach will agree, game planning is one of their major keys to success. With that said, our fearless leader and coach extraordinaire, Rusty Glaze has made some adjustments to the normal field layout map that should be a staple in everyone’s field planning. I would recommend following his lead, as it has paid serious dividends to Dynasty and to other local teams that we coach! The BKI Team have also added a FIELD BREAKDOWN FREE for everyone to enjoy. This is just a preliminary walkthrough. There will a full GAME PLAN REVIEW with several BREAKOUTS along with a detailed description on how to execute those plans coming out for WEEKEND TWO! So check out the LINK above then sign up for BKI PAINTBALL to get access to over 400 pieces of unique paintball and fitness drills along with
The gridded field map is great for setting up the layout at your local field. However, it is not the best when it comes to game planning. As a result, I am sharing with you, how coach Rusty Glaze lays out Dynasty’s field maps. The gridded field plans can make game plans cluttered and all the lines can cause confusion. Therefore, these maps have been cleaned up to allow you to create a clearer, more efficient game plan. We generally print out about 10 maps for each member of the team. A couple for each guy to come up with their own game plan and then a few extras for scouting reports of other teams and when the guys “misplace” them here and there. We also keep a large cache of the maps ready to keep track of wins and losses throughout our practice weekends.
“It may seem nonchalant and trivial to get rid of all the lines, but as I always say when I am teaching my clinics, we are trying to be as effective and efficient on the field as possible. With that, there goes the saying, ‘Trim the fat.’ “
The idea behind cleaning up the maps is to get a concise plan that is easy to view (See image to the left for a “worst case scenario” of what a spider web of confusion may look like). As many players know, there is enough to worry about in the pits, during and before games. It may seem nonchalant and trivial to get rid of all the lines, but as I always say when I am teaching my clinics, we are trying to be as effective and efficient on the field as possible. With that, there goes the saying, “Trim the fat.” Anyone who has taken a clinic with me has more than likely heard me use that phrase. Think of the clutter on the map as fat, where any little bit to make you more efficient will help you become a better weapon on the field.
So, please enjoy and use either or both of these field layouts with your team in color or black and white and GOOD LUCK!!