Americans take it for granted that a 12-year old can play at most paintball fields and even younger kids can play paintball in their backyards. In Australia, though, players must be 16 or even 18 to play. In New South Wales, there is discussion about lowering the legal age of paintball from 16 to 12. It will be interesting to see what happens.
This raises the question about what age is too young to play paintball? I've seen children well under 10 play the game which I don't recommend, but I also don't think it is necessarily the government's job to set the age to take up the sport. What are your thoughts on the matter?