WHAT IS SPEEDBALL?
Speedball is a Paintball variant that involves inflatable bunkers in a grass or turf field. The bunkers are placed in different configurations to challenge the players, requiring team communication, speed, and agile movements. Speedball is a sport played in teams of three, five, seven, or ten. The points system depends on whether you’re playing the NPPL’s opposing flag format or the Race2 format.
A Speedball Field is set up on a flat surface with inflatable bunkers equally aligned for both teams. This ensures players’ safety and fair conditions for the teams involved. Recreational fields are usually smaller than professional speedball tournament fields. However, the smaller the area, the more agility, and speed you’ll need to succeed!
HOW TO PLAY SPEEDBALL: A BEGINNERS GUIDE
and decide which bunker each
player will go to.
ten to one and scream GO! Talk
about an adrenaline rush!
running for cover. Be aware that
you can start shooting, as other
players will likely do that too.
Speedball is hard. So, as a wise person once said,
if at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again.
BUNKER WHEN SHOOTING
while shooting. They’re flexible an
inflatable, use that in your favor!
get from bunker to bunker. Move
around and keep low to get a
better view of the field and your
opponents. That’s a great cardio
THE AIR AND SCREAM
“I’VE BEEN HIT!”
nothing, the referee will give
you a paint check, and he’ll
either keep you in or call
Make sure your loader is secured so
it won’t come off.
Wear your mask at all times, especially while shooting.
Be prepared to take some hits as speedball is often played in a relatively small field.
Stay alert! Be aware of your surroundings before making a move.