This is Robert Stewart with Hill13.com. Now
we’re going to talk about verbal codes and why they’re important. Even if you’re a beginner
and you’re, you’re coming out to a field for the first time, you’ve been doing some tactical
drills on your own, you need to take a moment and meet the other players who are going to
be on your team and if possible, if they’ve already got some codes that they use, learn
what those codes are. If you don’t have a, a defined set of codes and you’re playing
on a walk on field, the least you can come up with, at a bare minimum, should be being
able to tell directions to your other team members, and the simplest way to do that is
relying on an old military jargon, which is a clock. Six o’clock, four o’clock, five o’clock.
Even this level of information may inform one of your team members in a way that allows
him to see the battlefield, the paint ball field laid out in his mind to know that he
needs to move to a new location to give you covering fire. You can simply say, “Cover
me.” You can just simply say, “I’m moving for the bunker.” But verbal codes are very,
very important because if you’re not communicating, you’re not working as a team.