After what seems like only a moment or two into the game, someone sends an arrow flying and you feel the "thud" of a foamed tipped arrow connect somewhere on your body. Quicker than you ever expected you are "tagged" out and sent to the sideline. You are bummed, dejected, maybe even a bit embarrassed. Your head droops down and you drag yourself off the field as the action continues. Failure! You raise your mask, set it on ground and drop your bow to grab some water thinking you are no longer able to support and help your team.
But WAIT!!! Depending on the game format you could be only seconds away from going back into the game and once again able to push the attack towards your opponent. While you are on the sideline, help your teammates know where the pressure is coming from especially if they are outnumbered. Let them know who is ready to take a shot and from where. Most likely your teammate is hiding behind a bunker for protection and may not be able to see much. Support them, cheer them on, communicate. If they are successful bringing you back into the game then be ready. More often than not we see a team's efforts to bring players back in and rejoin the game go nowhere. Players on the sideline are not paying attention to the action, are busy trying to put on their masks again or trying to remember where they put their bow. Seconds, sometimes minutes are wasted. Your fellow teammates need your help immediately, not when you finally get yourself together.
So, be ready on the sideline no matter what the situation. You could be the one to turn the game around and help your team to victory!