Position (team sports)

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Position in team sports is the joint arrangement of a team on its field of play during a game and to the standardized place of any individual player in that arrangement. Much instruction, strategy, and reporting is organized by a set of individual player positions that is standard for the sport.

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In case of the striker position, the left striker can move freely around and be on the left or right of the other striker

Some player positions may be official, others unofficial. For example, baseball rules govern the pitcher by that name, but not the shortstop, where pitcher and shortstop are two of baseball's nine fielding positions.

For information about team or player positions in some particular sports, see:

Basketball

Batting sports

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Cricket fielding positions

Football

Hockey

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Bandy positions in 3-4-3 formation

"Service" sports

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