Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: May 18, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971935 | Print ISBN: 9781412966702 | Online ISBN: 9781412971935 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Some commonly accepted synonyms for play are to engage in recreation, to take part in, or to cooperate with others. Freedom of choice happens to be an essential component of play, but how can team players be considered free enough to choose their options? Play, indistinctly presented as an individual or a team activity, is a self-justified action. Aside from the particular formal goals intended by the individual or the team, a number of payoffs arise from the participation and dynamics of team play. Team play supposes and at the same time promotes a number of coordinated skills and actions in participants. Awareness is an obvious ability heightened during play time. Awareness is normally exerted not only regarding one's own role in play but also in relation to the role of other players. Overall awareness is normally a constant goal for teams. In this sense, the correct term to use ...