FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

Paintball is America’s fastest growing extreme sport. Unlike other extreme sports like mountain climbing, motocross, stock car racing, sky diving, whitewater kayaking, paintball is the only extreme sport that gives you a high adrenaline rush without a risk of serious injury, due to an error in judgment. It also does not require extensive training and has no barriers for gender, strength, or age. It is a challenging and exciting sport that teaches many valuable skills. The sport encourages youths and adults, and men and women, and teenagers and college students to play together on teams. It encourages social interaction between younger players and adults and promotes equality between men and women.
In order to play the game of paintball, you need the following equipment: paintballs, air supply, paint marker (gun), protective head/eye gear, and and the right clothes. The paintball is a nontoxic, water soluble, completely biodegradable “paint”. It is propelled through a marker by a constant air supply towards its target. The head/eye gear is a paintball specific protective mask that shields the face, neck, and ears.
There are many variations to the game, all of which are fun and exhilarating. The game most commonly played is “Capture the Flag”. This game involves teams using problem-solving skills to capture the opponent’s flag and return it to their own base without getting tagged. “Tagging” is a direct hit by a paintball, anywhere on the body or gun, which causes a paint “splat”. If this occurs, the team player is “out” for that game. The key to winning the game of paintball is good teamwork and problem solving skills. You may have to overcome the challenges of being out numbered or having your own flag captured. If you don’t work as a team, you will not succeed in paintball. In fact, many large corporate businesses, youth groups (including teenagers and college students), and families enjoy paintball to build teamwork skills.

We have all the equipment you need for rent. We always have a safety briefing before playing, where we explain how to play and how to use the equipment.
So, your young son, daughter, or elder teenager, college student or spouse is begging for your okay to play paintball. While you’d like to share their enthusiasm for the sport, you’re concerned with your loved ones shooting paintballs at other players and being shot at. You’re also concerned with the psychological effects of paintball. Safety is highly stressed at CEPP. At the beginning of each session, referees/staff members go through a safety briefing with all players. Each player must wear approved safety goggles and, in addition to goggles, we enforce the use of Barrel Covers at all times. Velocity is limited to 285fps. Players who disregard any of the field safety rules are warned, and continual violation of the rules will result in dismissal from the game and/or park.
Does it hurt when you get hit? First off, paintballs won’t hit hard enough to cause an injury. People have associated being hit with a paintball, to that of getting snapped by a large rubber-band. Also, most paintball players say that with your adrenaline pumping, it’s likely you won’t notice getting hit. But you still must follow the rules and regulations to ensure a safe and fun filled day.
Paintball games are safer than all the major sporting activities.
Here at CEPP, Sacramento, we require that you wear long pants, and strongly suggest long sleeves. For minors both long pants and long sleeves are required. It is important to cover everything. Go for a couple light layers versus one heavy one. This minimizes the impact of a paintball.
The most important thing you will wear is your shoes. Bring something that has traction, ankle support, can get really dirty and won't hurt your feet! Don't get a new pair of boots on the way to the field unless you bring an ample supply of Band-Aids! If you do get new footwear, wear it at home for several days before you bring it to the field. Also, invest in a pair of socks designed (yes, socks are technological wonders, just like paintball gear!) for sports use. Players WILL NOT be allowed to play in sandals/flip-flops, open toe shoes, or slip-on type shoes, such as Vans/Converse. Your footwear must be closed toe and have some type of lacing.
We have seen people wear lots of different things while playing. The happy people tend to wear light hiking boots or football cleats(no metal cleats). There are some very nice shoes made for paintball. Check with your local store for more info about paintball specific footwear. Alternatives are high top sneakers, but remember, they will get dirty (often very dirty).
Wear gloves if you have them. If you don't, buy a cheap pair of brown cotton gardening gloves. You can cut the gloves to allow you to "handle" things better. We would suggest that you cut the top half off of the glove finger that you use to pull the trigger. Teenagers and college students can take a break when it comes to fashion at CEPP in Sacramento.
A lot of people wear hats or ski caps when they play. They serve a couple of different purposes, number one they give you a little extra padding on the top of your head. Number two; they give you some protection from the hot, sunny days, afterall, we are in Sacramento.
Remember, you can always take something off, but if you don't bring something, it could lessen your enjoyment.
Paintball is a fun, interactive, and physical sport. You will be getting dirty, so, you will want to bring a change of clothes for when you’re done for the day and some garbage bags to hold the dirty clothes. If you don’t feel like changing your clothes at the park, make sure you bring garbage bags or towels to protect your car’s seats. Remember all players must fill out a waiver and anyone under 18 years of age must have a waiver filled out and signed by THEIR parent or guardian.
We have water, sports drinks, sodas and energy drinks available at the park, outside food and drinks are allowed. No Alcoholic beverages are permitted anywhere on the premises.
For safety reasons, barbeques or cooking grills of any kind are not allowed at the park.
This is one of the most common questions we get asked, and the answer is a definite NO. At CEPP we want you to enjoy your experience at the park. We separate groups according to skill levels. A “walk-on” is someone who comes out to the field, either by himself or with a group of friends and is not part of an organized team. We never mix teams with, “walk-ons” or private groups, unless that is something both parties request. To further ensure an enjoyable experience, our “walk-ons” are further split up into different groups; we have one for beginners and one for more experienced players.
In addition, private parties of 12 or more renters are able to play games amongst their own group.
Anyone looking to have fun and relieve some stress is welcome here at CEPP in Sacramento. The minimum age limit for regular paintball is 10, there is no maximum; kids, teenagers, adults, parents and grandparents are all welcome. To play with the SplatMaster equipment the age range is 8-12 (parents, family and friends of the group are OK too). Remember all players must fill out a waiver and anyone under 18 years of age must have a waiver filled out and signed by THEIR parent or guardian. For those under the age of 18, a new signed waiver is required with each visit to the park. All we require is a positive attitude.