Although there is not a real defined age to play paintball, there are some factors that must be considered. First, it is critical that the goggles and facemask fit the person properly. Sometimes, younger children are are too small to wear the goggles and mask. If this is the case, the child will not be permitted to play in the paintball game. The second consideration is the comfort level of the child. Paintball can “sting” a bit upon impact and younger children may not be suited for this. From our experience, this is what we believe:
Cousins Paintball has great solutions for playing paintball to adults and children. Typically under 7 are considered to young. Children ages 7 and above love to play Splat which features a spring based propelled splat ball. This offers tremendous fun and excitement with an extremely low impact ball.
Traditional paintball markers come in two varieties, 50 cal and 68 cal. Both are great options to play for adults and children. Although we recommend ages 9 and above for this, we rely on the judgement of the individual parents to determine what is best for their child. Any person under the age of 18 will need to have their parent or guardian sign their playing waiver form as permission to play.