Recent work in the study of human development has emphasized the intention-ality of the individual in being a producer of his or her own development, especially from adolescence onward (e.g., Lerner & Busch-Rossnagel, 1981). The selection of action options is frequently a matter of managing developmental imperatives and stretching toward maturity (Silbereisen, Eyferth, & Rudinger, 1986). Sport involvement is one such option, and despite the fact that it is largely intrinsically motivated in its beginning phases, it often becomes part of the acting out of an individual’s developmental agenda.