Upon arriving at the Cochrane outdoor paintball field you will suit
yourself up in a clean camouflage
or white winter uniform as well as chest protector (if needed).
Next, all players fill out and submit a waiver form enforcing the safety rules and liabilities.
The waiver does require a witness but it doesn't have to be a
parent/guardian signature. Most groups fill out the waivers on game day
but if you would like to pre-fill them out a link can be
found here. After handing in
the waiver everyone is issued a day tracking number. Now you will look
at the 6 different levels of paintball markers and the paintball pricing sheet.
The various levels of markers perform better as you go up through the
levels. The main difference is how far, fast, and accurate they shoot.
It's kind of like renting a car in that you can rent better equipment. Choose your desired package as well as pick a face mask.
Paintballs can last a long time or can go quickly depending on the
individual operating the marker. Choose the package that best suits your
budget. The more paintballs you start with, the less expensive extras
are later on. The packages are set up in a bulk scale, so the more you
buy initially, the less you pay per paintball. Everyone must buy at
least the minimum 100 paintballs for $18. For groups, the cheapest way
is to start everyone with the minimum 100 and then start one person in
the group with a larger amount (i.e. - 500, 1000, 2000, etc). You then
share the paintballs and split the cost. This is the cheapest way and
also gets you the cheapest extra balls if required. No outside
paintballs are allowed and we have a field specific color and type to
easily identify outside balls. Payment is accepted by cash, debit, Visa,
MasterCard, and American Express and Discover.
You will then be taken out by the gun instructor and taught how to play
fun, safe, paintball. This involves loading up your paintballs and going
to the target range where you will be instructed on how to operate your
gun and fill up your compressed air tank (free unlimited fills) as well
as test fire your marker to ensure that it is working properly. After
choosing teams pickup your flag and listen to the rules of the game of
"Capture The Flag". With 116 acres and 20 courses all groups play privately unless they choose to join with
other groups. If you do have a smaller group and
want to find others to join, or even if you only have a group of 1 or 2
players, feel free to come out and our staff will gladly help you find
others to play with.
For detailed instructions / rules used please for Capture The Flag
Due to the variety of terrain that outdoor paintball has to offer, there
are many different ways the sport can be played. The following list is intended for more experienced players and groups who wish to add a new challenge to their game, or try something new and different.
Instructors can clarify or arrange these games for your group. We recommend you print out the rules for any game(s) you would like to play, and go over them with the entire group
making sure everyone clearly understands them. Please read carefully, as some games may require materials to be brought to the paintball field.
Games are played regardless of weather conditions. So rain, snow and
wind become just another element of the game. Remember, the game of
paintball is intended to be pure fun, and is an exciting way of getting
fresh air and a workout, while testing your stamina, and strategy with
friends. We also have a lodge to warm up in between games and remember
the cover from the trees and forest guards against snow, wind, and rain
so you can more easily play even if the conditions aren't ideal.