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Use Paintball as a Team Building Exercise

Paintball Team Building Event
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What If I Am Not Sure On My Group Size?

That's totally fine! We can't blame you... It's sometimes hard to get firm commitments and RSVP's.

We always recommend reserving for the MAX amount of players you are inviting so that you can hold the slots. Ensuring we do not fully sell out the time you are interested in.

After you get confirmation from the group you can simply call us or chat with us here on the site about lowering your reservations player count.

You are allowed to change the number of players up to 2 days before your actual event. Giving you time to get responses back from other players in your group.

How Many Paintballs Do We Need?

This is a very popular question and it's really dependent on a few important factors. First, consider how "trigger happy" your players may be. Typically younger players will use more paintballs per hour than adults would. This is the main factor to consider when choosing your paintball amount.

Often when booking a special event like a birthday party, team building event, or bachelor party most groups will choose an option with at least 500 per player.

Keep in mind that you can always purchase more paintballs on site if your group runs out of their initial amount.

Are The Full Body Protection Packages Worth It?

We most commonly see groups with youth players, teenage players, or players who may be a little scared to play upgrading to get full body protection.

These packages include a padded vest, padded gloves, and padded neck guards. Which are going to lessen the impact of the paintball on your body.

Remember that our facility is exclusively using the lower-impact paintballs already. So these items are not necessary but may make your players feel more confident and comfortable playing.

Can We Bring Our Own Food If We Don't Add Pizza and Drinks?

Yes! We allow outside food for groups booking packages directly with us.

You can view our entire food policy here on the website.

If pizza isn't your thing we have a much more extensive menu to choose from when you arrive.

You will not pre-order your food so don't worry about that. You can simply order from our full menu on arrival if you wish to get more than just pizza.

Can We Play Just Against Our Own Group?

We offer the option to book a "Private Party" to groups who book a group package with 10 or more players. To book a private group you must do so at the original time of booking and the additional fee to do so is $99. To learn more about the difference between private parties and public parties simply click here.

If you are bringing kids or beginners and cannot upgrade to private games don't worry! Our facility is only available to other beginners who are all using the same gear and play in a highly supervised and controlled environment! It's actually more common to have fun playing with others than just your group.

What Is Your Coupon Club About?

Our Coupon Club is the most easy way to guarantee you are getting the best possible rate for your paintball outing.

We allow coupon club members the ability to obtain special pricing and booking bonuses for simply registering.

Upon registering we will text you our current incentives and we will even assign you a personal booking agent who will assist you during the booking process.

What Is The Deposit Policy?

Paying your deposit is the only way to ensure you have an actual reservation at SD Paintball. We do not save any reservations without a deposit attached to them. Our deposits are non-refundable but they are transferrable if you need to re schedule your event to a different date.

This ensures that only groups that are committed to coming in and playing are allowed the best pricing, the best availability, without any wait times.

Too often, corporate team building has become a time for employees to compete as an individual (e.g., go-carts) or to just socialize (e.g., visit a brewery), rather than a time to experience growth as a group.

Bring your employees to our great indoor climate-controlled facility for an activity that will:

  • Build your employees into a more close-knit team,
  • Help your employees communicate better with each other, and
  • Ensure your employees have a blast!

At San Diego Paintball Park, our customer service team will introduce your employees to the fun, camaraderie, and strategy of low-impact paintball. SDPP brought low-impact paintball to California and we are the experts at using it for team building.

Let us WOW you with the benefits of playing at our facility:

  • Low-impact paintball means employees of all ages and genders will have fun because they don’t have to worry about getting hurt and can just have fun!
  • An indoor arena means the event will never be postponed for weather.
  • Our Kearny Mesa location means the event is likely within 30 minutes of your office.
  • Playing at SDPP means that all aspects of the activity are taken care of by our staff.


Corporate Paintball Events

Sample paintball games we use for team building exercises

Elimination – This is generally the first game because the rules are simple, yet it gives each team a common goal and challenges their ability to communicate. Players are aligned into two teams and try to eliminate every player on the opposing team. This simple game eases players out of their comfort zone to participate.

Capture the Flag – This is the most-requested game. A flag is in the center of the field and the goal is for the team to help one another make their way to the flag, pick it up, and return it to the starting gate. Two teams use teamwork and develop strategies to achieve a shared purpose. Players who are shot have the opportunity to return to the game.

Protect the President – This game has more complexity which requires the team to delegate rolls and use more teamwork. Each team secretly selects a player to be the “president” who is to be protected at all costs by the “body guards.” Team members generally move in pairs or triples to avoid giving away who is the president. A time constraint is used to keep the president moving forward through the field. Guards who are shot may visit the “medic area” and then return to the field.

Buzzer Beater – This time-sensitive game challenges each team to earn the most points in a set time period. Each team develops their own strategy to coordinate moving players forward to repeatedly press a buzzer button that is in the center of the field. Success in this game often requires good non-verbal communication on the field between players. Players who are shot have the opportunity to return to the game.

Infected – Trust is key to this popular team building game. It challenges every player to welcome new members on their team and to accept switching to a different team. As play progresses, a player who is hit becomes a member of the opposite team. Sometimes players change teams so often that it is only by seeing in what direction they are currently moving that you can tell what team a player is on.


Advantages over outdoor paintball fields in San Diego County:

We specialize in low-impact paintball which makes the game just as fun but less intimidating for your employees. Because we use smaller paintballs, if you are hit, it is significantly less painful than a standard paintball. Your group will enjoy the fact that they can shoot each other up without worrying about injury or hurting anyone’s feelings. Standard paintball, although fun, can bring out the worst in some groups. It’s always fun to shoot other players, but when you are the one getting “lit up” the fun can fade. With our lower impact paintballs there still is a sting to the hit, but it is much more bearable.

Our Kearny Mesa facility is centrally located just off the 163 freeway, so it is likely within 15-30 minutes of your business. Because you won’t spend all day driving to and from a remote outdoor paintball location, you’ll have more time for the actual team building activities. Click HERE for custom directions.

Our indoor arena is unaffected by the weather, so you don’t have to worry about rain or heat ruining your event. The playing space is surrounded by large bay doors that are opened to provide a pleasant cross-breeze during games. Games are played on artificial turf, in well-lit fields, and with pro-style bunkers of various shapes.


Check out our discounted group rates for any size event and check out the FAQ page for general information.

If you would like to include food at the event, see our Food Options page to see our guidelines and to see how we can arrange for food from a local small business that creates delicious fresh items for our customers.

Call us today to discuss how our experienced staff can facilitate a series of fun team-oriented games organized just for your group.