When a group comes to play Archery Tag for the first time and the whistle blows there is always a frantic scramble to find cover behind one of the inflatable bunkers provided on the field during a game. Players will try to tuck every part of themselves behind the protection of these giants balloons. This is totally understandable since it is not everyday that someone, only feet away, is firing arrows at you. Questions that run through player's minds are "will it hurt if I get hit?" or "will I let my team down if I get sent to the sideline"? Take a look at the above photo. This a very typical "safe" location for a new player. The problem is that she cannot see where her opponents are and has effectively taken her self out of the game since she cannot even use her bow at this point.
The two girls in this photo are using the bunker in a different way. They are effectively using the bunker for protection, making it VERY difficult for the other team to get a good shot at them. Yet, they are still able to scan the field seeing where the attack is coming from. Most importantly they are ready to move out from behind it's protection to attack their opponents and help their team to victory.
So, as a new player or one who needs to change up the way they play, use the bunker for protection since that is what they are there for. Just don't become so glued or dependent on them that you effectively remove yourself from the game and fail to help your team win the round.