Creativity as a Developmental Resource in Sport Training Activities

Review by: William A. Harper
By Ludvig J. T. Rasmussen, Lars D. Ostergaard, and Vlad Glaveanu

The Big Idea

Few sport coaches would deny player creativity as an essential component of a winning game performance.  Nor would they deny that facilitating in-game creativity is typically a significant component of practice sessions.  In other words, when creativity is valued it is understood to be an end to be achieved; and it is measured by serendipitous or improvisational performance.

But in this research paper published in the journal, Sport, Education and Society (2017), the authors take a different approach to creativity and sport.