You have probably read about more “abstract” concepts on improving like communicating and playing aggressively. So here’s something that you can do during AND before you get on the field.
So what is it?
Learn the field. BE THE FIELD.
Knowing the field is important because in certain situations it can get you out of a hairy situation. Or it could give you the upper hand in situations so that you can be more aggressive.
So what should you do?
You want to look for flanking routes and get a feel for where people tend to be the most.
That way, during a game, you’ll already have figured out how you can get there while minimizing the risk of being hit.
It will also help you figure out where you should point your gun as you’re moving.
It’s sorta like chess.
In a given situation your position allows you to have the advantage, and other times it can give you a disadvantage.
In order to excel, know where you’ll have advantages, and make the most out of them.
Learning the field will also help you predict where people will be so that you’re always one step ahead.