Paintball Player Positions
Although paintball is a game of strategies and tactics, the paintball player positions are a very important factor in playing the game effectively. Paintball is an exciting outdoor participation sport that is played by women and men alike. Paintball is a game similar to “tag” and “hide and seek,” but is more challenging and sophisticated. There are three essential Paintball player positions, the front players, the middle players, and the back or anchor players.
- "Front position or front man.”The front paintball player position or front man is the front bunker spot. Your best shooters capable of moving quickly and gracefully are required for these front positions. Their primary role is to take out the opponent by moving side to side seeking the best angles to aim and shoot.
- “Middle position or Mid-Players.” The middle paintball player position or mid-players typically are the most versatile and best overall paintball players. A mid player is responsible for the control of the field; they are expected to fill in the holes resulting from eliminated players. The mid-players must have the ability to remain in a constant motion. Positioned in bunkers between the front and back players, mid-player’s primary role is the field management. Mid-players are the team captains responsible for directing movement of the other players and calling out breach warnings.
- “Back position or Anchor players.”The back paintball player position, or anchor players cover the front and middle paintball players as they maneuver into position. The back paintball players must have the ability to suppress rapid fire and reload while in motion. The back players provide close lane support and are usually the excellent long range shooters.