Possible in Sport

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This entry provides a selective overview of sport studies that involve notions of the possible and demonstrates its developmental, experiential and performative potentials. First, the entry outlines different perspectives on sport performance in competitive interaction sports that exhibits the importance of engaging with the possible during the game. It continues with a brief review of existential perspectives that see athletes as possible selves. Last but not least, it highlights sport coaching frameworks that may be used to help athletes engage with the possible. The entry is finalized with a call for more empirical research on the possible in sport.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible
EditorsVlad Petre Glăveanu
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date8 Jan 2021
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-98390-5
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2021


  • Sport
  • Athlete
  • Creativity
  • Possible
  • Exploration

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