Moderator: Mr. David Koch
In the last few years, Paintball has been gaining popularity with both children and adults alike. Paintball can be roughly described as tag, and capture-the-flag rolled into one. The most common form involves two teams of various sized who attempt to capture the other team’s flag and return it to their starting point. Players “tag” each other out with paintballs, which are gelatin capsules filled with a paint-like liquid that are fired from a paintball marker. The capsule hits when it hits a player, leaving a mark which signals that the player is out for the round. Each player wears a paintball mask which protests the face, eyes and ears from the paint. Games generally last 20-30 minutes, at which point players get a chance to take a break, refill on paint and air, talk about the last game and regroup. This sport provides an opportunity for our students to develop both teamwork and leadership skills and gives the Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School student and opportunity to critically think in high-pressure situations that will refine both their proactive and reactive problem solving skills. It is the aim of this club to develop camaraderie between students while also fostering friendly intramural competition in order to develop good sportsmanship. This club is open to all students.