5 | 157 Career, family, and sport participation: a simultaneous exhibition? sport participation under increasing pressure. This seems to culminate when becoming a parent. As this often has to be combined with being a partner and a professional, the constraints for sport participation associated with these three roles accumulate and interact. Because of the reconfiguration of resources, priorities are re-evaluated, and reconsiderations and renegotiations are made regarding whether or not and how to integrate practising sport in the new life situations. In general, participating in sport is deprioritised and becomes more challenging after becoming a student, professional, partner and/or parent. However, there is diversity in the choices that people make regarding (changing) their sport participation during the transition to adulthood, based on individually differing considerations regarding the perceived changes in resources, opportunities and constraints for and benefits of practising sport. This in line with Gropper et al. (2020), who found that similar life events do not necessarily have similar impacts on leisure time physical activity and sport participation across individuals. It also supports the conceptualisation of major life events from a lifespan developmental perspective. From this viewpoint, major life events are seen as disruptions in the life course, focussing on the adaptive dynamics following the events. It considers that the realistic impact of life events is not just determined by the event itself, but to a great extent by the individuals’ interpretation and appraisal of the events (John et al., 2019). This subjectivity inherent to life events is well accounted for and exposed in this study, by turning to a micro-level analysis of lived experiences based on a narrative approach, which provided insight in people’s insiders’ perspectives (Jansen et al., 2017; Tilly, 2006). The will and the way to practise sport during the transition to adulthood The narratives teach us that the choices people make regarding sport participation during the transition to adulthood largely depend on their willingness to incorporate sport activities in the new life situations, and on if they see a way to do so. Many have the will to (re-)start or sustain sport after the occurrence of the major life events, but some don’t. Our findings correspond to the self-determination theory, arranging types of motivation in a continuum based on the degree to which the motivations emanate from the self (Ryan