Beginners take wrong positions on the paintball field
Beginners think that their primary task is to shelter themselves; only then they begin to endanger their adversaries. They choose the thickest tree or the biggest barricade which is easy to reach and skulk there for a long time. Sitting there, they see neither field, nor game; they are not able to support their friends or give them any information. They think they are in ambush. Beginners, who rush into attack, come too close to their adversary, get into squall of fire from several positions at the same time and have to hide themselves behind any shelter. As the result, those beginners who rush into attack leave the field first; they are followed by the beginners “in ambush”.
Envisage your start position before the game starts. The position is good if it has shelter and allows seeing and shooting around.
Between you and your adversary has to be the distance of shoot in order you can move behind a tree/bunker. If your shelter is such small that you can’t even obtrude your head, you must have a friend who could protect you and sometimes provide you with information on location of your adversaries.