Originally Posted by Ace12GA
When I run a game I have a 5 to 10 minute safety lecture, and I spend another 5 to 10 minutes explaining rules. When there are new people I spend extra time with them and make sure they're on my team for the first couple of games so I can keep an eye on them.
To me, this sounds reasonable, and it can be done at every game. One thing I'd add to it though, is take the brand new noobs out onto the field before the game starts and shoot them. Not in a malicious way, but just to give them the sense of what to feel for and what to listen for when being shot at. Shoot'em in from far away and shoot'em closer up, and when they're walking and running. Might cut down on the typical 'noobs not calling their hits' complaint.