Everything You Need to Know

What is Paintball?
Like other extreme sports, paintball started in the 1980’s. By the mid 1990’s it had become mainstream with players from 10 years old to 70 enjoying the game. The game quickly evolved into a combination of hide-and-seek, capture the flag, and a wild-west shootout. Classic paintball consists of two flags located at each end of the field and opposing teams of seven or more players. The first team to capture the flag and return it to their base wins. There are many variations on this basic theme. Your Party Coach will explain these the day you play.

If we come as a small group, can we stay together on the same team?
Yes. We will make every effort to build even teams from groups and players present for the day.

How many games will we play?
You will play 6 to 10 games in a 4-1/2 hour session. The number of games varies depending on how quickly groups can prepare for their next game.

How long are the games?
Typically, each game is 15 to 20 minutes long. Some Scenario Paintball Games will slightly vary from this, more or less.

Are there referees (Party Coach)?
Referees on the field start and stop games, enforce the rules of play and control the sport’s safety. They will answer any quetions you might have throughout the day.

Are Private Sessions available?
Private games can be arranged any time during the week or on the weekend. We have multiple pavilions and can run several private games on different fields. Private games require a minimum of 15 participants, and a credit card guarantee. You can schedule any 4-1/2 hour time period during the day. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks or ask us about catering to add more fun to your day!

Are deposits refundable?
Deposits are not refundable but we can reschedule for inclement weather. We play in rain and snow, but not downpours with lightning. Covered pavilions and campfires help keep everyone warm and happy!

Gameplay Waiver
Save Time! Please take a moment to print out our WAIVER; Read and complete the form and bring it with you to submit at our Pro Shop.  Parents: print and sign our waiver in advance if you are not able to accompany your child to the field!


Tell me about Paintballs.
A paintball is a round, thin-skinned gelatin capsule, very similar to a large vitamin E capsule or a bath oil bead. Paintballs are filled with a non-caustic, water-soluble, biodegradable liquid. They come in a rainbow of colors: blue, pink, white, red, orange, yellow, and other bright colors. When a paintball tags a player, the thin gelatin skin splits and the liquid inside leaves a “paint” mark on the player’s clothes to signify his or her elimination. A paintball marker uses carbon dioxide (Co2) to propel the paintball.

For safely, paintball players always must wear approved goggles to protect their eyes and face during a game. As long as the goggles are worn paintball is a very safe sport, insurance statistics indicate that paintball is safer than many other sports.

Can I bring my own paintballs?
No. Your group must purchase all paintballs from Three Rivers Paintball. You may use your Three Rivers Paintball surplus paintballs on subsequent visits to our field. This insures that only non-toxic, non-staining, environmentally friendly paintballs are on location.

How many paintballs can we expect to use?
This number widely varies depending on the players, but an average of 400 to 500 paintballs per player/session is fairly common.

Do women play paintball?
Paintball is a sport played by people from all professions and lifestyles. It is a sport where women stand on an equal footing with men. Physical size and strength do not create a star; rather, it is one’s ability to think (strategically) that helps make a star. Paintball is a character-building sport. Players learn the importance of teamwork, and gain self-confidence while developing leadership abilities.

Does it hurt when getting hit by paintballs?
Most of the time you don’t even know you’re hit, we use high quality paint and check the speed of our paintball guns regularly in order to ensure your safety and fun. We enforce a minimum firing distance of 15 feet.

What to wear?
You should wear loose comfortable play clothes that match the weather conditions. Wear boots for ankle support if possible, but sneakers are fine. The paint does not usually stain clothing, but don’t wear your best attire. Many players of Open Games wear camouflage clothing for the added advantage of concealment. Remember it helps to look like a tree. Feel free to bring a change of clothes and use our indoor bathroom/changing room.   We also have disposable one piece camo cover-alls for sale at check-in


Is food and drink available?
We sell packaged snacks, candy, hot dogs, nachos, coffee, and hot chocolate. There are soft drink vending machines available. Catering is available from Hamburgers to Pig Roasts.

Can we bring our own food?
Yes, Picnic tables are available at NO CHARGE and you are welcome to bring your own food and refreshments



If there is anything we missed please feel free to call at 724-775-6232 or email  Amber@TRPaintball.com