In sport, the position and role of a player on a team which can be described in terms of propinquity, task dependence, and centrality. The geographical location of an athlete seems to be correlated with leadership opportunities. Many of those players who are in highly visible, interactive and interdependent positions (e.g. quarterback in American football) are often perceived to have leadership skills and go on to be coaches or managers.
Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.