Frequently asked questions
What does the Price Include and did it increase?
It did slightly from last year but it now includes 2 cases of paint for Friday (Combine Training Day) we did this because the MVPS will be handling all paint outside of the Combine. The price also includes a custom Paintball Combine Jersey, full day on Friday training with the Pros and Scouts, Entry into the MVPS event with your assigned Combine Team. It includes a Combine Swag Bag and a Special BKi Combine Membership that you will be able to use to train for the 5 months leading up to the event and check in with your PROfessors as you train.
Where is the event being held?
This years event returns to the Austin-Tindall Park in Kissimmee Florida - home now to many paintball events including both previous Paintball Combines. With some of the most pristine playing fields in the game - we are thrilled to be able to continue to hold the event here.
The address is: 4100 Boggy Creek Road Kissimmee Florida 34744
Who are the PROfessors?
We anticipte having most of not all of the BKi PROfessor Staff as well as additional Guest PROfessors and Scouts from a wide variety of teams. We are working diligently with many throughout the industry to gather together various drills and training platforms in order to incorporate as many players and coaches that want to be involved so STAY TUNED!
Are there any travel deals? How Can I Find a Ride or Room Share?
We are working with Kissimee Sports this year to secure great hotel rates for Combine participants. We will be updating links in the next few months to help you make travel arrangements as early as possible.
To save on rooms and transportation, we have created a Paintball Combine Group that all registered players will be added to (at their request) to meet other players traveling in. We found that it was a great tool for players last year to be able to split the costs of rooms and cars. That Group is located here:
Pro National Paintball Combine 2019
What Format is played in the MVPS?
The MVPS offers D6 3 Man, D5 5 Man, D4 and D3 XBall. We will be phone interviewing each Combine Participant prior to the event to get a good feel for where we thing they should play and who we think they would form the best team with. The teams will be finalized at the event. We do this preliminarily to ensure spots in the schedule and will give you an updated set of info after all players are placed as to which division and day they will be playing. We communicate very often and make the best decisions for every player attending. If you are attending with a friend - we will also take that into account when building a team. If you are playing with a team that registered for the event seperately - we will also take that into account.
Is there a certain age / experience level you have to be?
Players can be any age 10+ to attend the Combine and of no particular skill level, they just need to have their own equipment in order to participate. We will work hard to keep like players together based in part on this criteria as well as a few other factors.
One tremendous benefit of the Combine are the Coaches / Scout and Pro players we have working with us. The networking that this event allows is a chance to make connections in a setting that very rarely presents itself. The event staff truly gets to know you - and this year we have a special Paintball Combine Liason Mr Jeff Stein who currently manages D2 NXL Team Preferred Mob, was the team manager for the Semi - Pro Team Bay State Bandits and owned and ran one of the only Pro Paintball teams in New England the New England Hurricanes. Jeff has tremedous insight into good fit scenarios for players and teams and stays current on the constant comings and goings as well as tryouts and opportunity for players.
Can I come with a friend / teammate or can I attend this alone?
Come alone or come with a friend / teammate! Single players will be set up with a like group of players right from the start and as we work through the clinic on friday - single players will end up on a team built by the coaches and the staff. Alone is never alone - not in paintball and certainly not here! If you come with a friend / teammate and you want to stay together through the entire event - NO PROBLEM! We will keep you together in the clinic and on the same team for the event.
What makes a Combine different - why should I want to be here? What will I gain from attending if i don't stay with the "team" I am put with?
We have been running Combine's in Boston for 13 years. This is our 3rd event Nationally. The concept it is based on is the Football Combine. Players want opportunities - they want to be able to show teams what they can do - they want to be challenged by players around them to step up their own game and get better - they want the chance to go one step higher, they just need someone to give them that chance.
Locally we bring players together who all have the same goal in mind - to play with team and to be a better teammate. To learn what they can because they recognize the need to always stay hungry and open minded. Nationally? We want to do those things and at the same time build the entire paintball community. Give players from all around the world that opportunity to not just learn from 6+ of the best clinical paintball players in the game but to make connections with players from all around the world - make an impression on captains and scouts and other players - a point of contact that who knows what can happen from. Paintball is limited by what we alone can make happen for ourselves.
An entire weekend clinic is what you are signing up for. You will train with the best of the best on Friday. They will cover every drill, skill, and tactic you can imagine - and it will come from the combined perspective of 6 different professional players and their coaches and their teammates. They spend their off field time doing their own clinics all around the planet, they teach classes online and in person. They talk and watch and play more paintball than anyone. You will NOT leave the same player.
Add in scouts from Pro and other divisional teams, attention and on the spot feedback from people who are there to watch you and there to tell you what you did right and what you did wrong. From the intimate setting of the clinic on Friday to the competitive action on Saturday or Sunday. Every imaginable position you could be put in will test what you know and what you need to work on and what you can do RIGHT NOW to make the difference in the next game. There is no other event that will change your paintball life more than this.
You will be assigned to a team, unless you are doing this as a team. We will try to keep players from the same areas together but lets be honest, the odds of any teams working out are slim UNLESS you are from the Florida area. Still worth coming? If you can appreciate the value in everything that was said before this then you already know the answer. But if you need that one last point covered? This is what I would say to you. In life - you will always have to find a way to work with other people. You will be given opportunities to be a "team player" to bring your best to the table and learn what you can from other people and teach them what you can as well. The way you do all of these things in life and THIS WEEKEND leaves an impression. Face to face with Ryan Greenspan, Nick Slowiak, Greg Siewers, Nick Leival, Rusty Glaze, Marcello Margott and Greg Pauley, just to name a few. Make them remember you and you have left with a team unlike any other.
Do we HAVE to train ahead of time? Will the drills be taught at the event?
Paintball Combine participants are not required to train ahead of the event - but the drills we are releasing monthly leading up to the Combine are designed to give you an idea of what to expect and to help you measure marked improvement before, during and following the event. ALL BKi Premium Members and Registered 2019 Paintball Participants will have assess to the exclusive Combine videos on the BKiPaintball Site. After you register you will be emailed a password.
And YES!! We will absulutely explain the hows and whys of each drill at the event and make sure everyone knows the objective. We will also run heats where like players will train together and the PROfessors will adapt the teachings to the heat they are working with.
The "grading" system is the only aspect of what we are doing that has been changed - and you will now be able to grade yourself the same we will "grade" you and that is soley based on quantifiable metrics.
When you access the drills - you will have the exact set up measurements we will be using at the combine. The PROfessors will explain how they will be collecting data. This is NOT based on competition in the sense that there are contests. The data for YOU is the SUM = meaning, you should see a noticeable difference from when you start each drill to after you master it.