Age to Play Paintball

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Question: Age to Play Paintball

Answer: How old a person has to be to play paintball varies considerably by where they live. Some countries require players to be adults (usually age 18) while others have no rules whatsoever. For most people the determining age will be the age the insurance company allows players to be at the local field which, for most of the United States is either 10 or 12. If you want to know the required age, just ask your field and they will be happy to explain their rules.

Besides the legal age to play, there is also the issue of the proper maturity level to play. While it completely depends on the individual child, I generally recommend 12-14 as the proper age to begin the sport. Most children at that age are able to understand and abide by the safety rules while still enjoying the sport and not overreacting to getting hit.