What the Jungle
Cats are About
First off the
Jungle Cats believe the Paintball player has been abused by
marketing firms trying hard to keep their clients in business in
tough times. They've
been focusing and promoting the shooting part of the game, to make
money selling paintballs. "This
is a shooting sport so shooting more will make you better and you
can buy it here..."
The Jungle Cats are
here to win with less expense. “Spend
less- be the best” is our rally cry.
Most of our team uses mechanicals.
Our Jerseys cost under $20- on purpose. We
win with ¼ the expense the other guys loose with.
Substance is our style.
On any field we are
a force to be reckoned with.
We train hard all year long to do so. Though the real wins
come by honoring the referees and other player's hard work; we call
ourselves out; not making the ref make the call; never overshooting;
never cheating; never arguing...
if you play enough events over a year the calls even out.
That’s how a professional looks at it.
What We Do
types are cyclitic [about 6yrs] and when you have been a serious
paintball team for 30yrs you learn to understand paintball is
paintball on any field. People
tend to condemn what they do not understand- say things like “sure
you can beat me on a speedball field but in the woods I will own
kid yourself if you are not good enough to win on a concept field
being in the woods won’t matter.
When the Jungle Cats show some place new for a speedball
tourney they are pegged as a woodsball team- in the woods a
speedball team. It’s
all just paintball and if you want to be a professional, quit
spending your money on equipment and spend it on practice.
became a prominent part of paintball again a few years ago.
The JCs are no stranger to the game.
Unfortunately for the woodsball groups, the Jungle Cat’s
teamwork and techniques works on any field.
Speedball is a fun game where you can really get to be friends with
everyone you play against. The
Jungle Cats play open class tourneys throughout the Midwest.
They prefer the NPPL's strick reffing style but they will
play any good event. The
Commando Tourneys reffed by BOOM, and the Seige Tourneys reffed by
Team Seige are our WI favorites.
is natural for the strong characters we have on the Jungle Cats.
As a free service every year we put up airfields at
festivals; community centers; and sports shows; and raise thousands
for charities. We put on
week long remote paintball schools at fraternal organizations like
YMCAs including an onsite field to teach young people how to play
and be winning people. We
benefit too- Teaching sparks innovation and comprehension.
Being a Jungle Cat
is not just about dominating a sport.
Being a Jungle Cat means we are a positive part of the world
around us. “Live,
Give, and Lead so others can become better.”
Practice is the key
to getting better at anything. We
practice throughout the year. We
improve Communication, Movement, Team Timing, Read fields, Study
film, Critique skills. In
the winter we reserve gym space and condition every week.
We meet weekly and talk, live, breath, paintball and team.
We will easily
travel 8hrs to a good event so doing so takes some serious
travelling equipment. We
own buses with beds tables and TVs in them.
We can finish an event at 5pm Sunday in Kentucky; get in the
bus eat; sleep; and get home around 2am Monday.
We have 4 hrs of sleep already and are able to share our
adventure at work Monday morning.
It costs our
players $5.00 for paint and air to practice at JCP.
We practice a lot.
These change from
year to year but we almost always keep two Equipment and Restaurant
A team structure
makes everything easier and more efficient with less work gettin' it
going. Coordinators for
Purchasing, Practices, Events, Equipment, Travel, Scheduling…
saves tons of time a single player has to put into the game.
Our team consists
of professionals from every walk of life: Professional Football
players, Lawyers, Doctors, Engineers, Sales, Military, Ministry,
With 30ys and about 300 Jungle Cats to choose from there is
at least one of everything that is more than willing to help a
Our meetings and
activities are never dull. If
you want to get a feel for how good a team is ask them what they do
besides their sport. We’ll
take a bus on hunting/fishing trips; have movie/gaming nights; eat
together every weekend; travel to sporting events etc.
Travel and support team mates in their other lives.