Sport Dream Meanings

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Sport Dream Meaning: From 8 Different Sources

From a spiritual perspective, sport in dreams suggests the ability to keep the ‘temple’ of the physical body in peak condition.

To be the best requires discipline and means calling on reserves of power and energy we may not know we have. Sporting activities were, and indeed still are, used to channel excess energy.

Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, any sport requires us to overcome our own inadequacies and to have courage beyond the norm. Taking part in competitive sport in dreams will signify our ability to be competitive in other areas in life. Tackling an opponent is confronting a problem, whereas fishing tackle is a means to an end.
Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Material aspects: Sport, as a dream symbol of business and working life, is a potent image. Team games will represent the ability to work in harmony with others, whereas athletic activities in dreams may suggest personal excellence. Acting as a referee highlights our ability to control circumstances around us.

To challenge the referee is to be challenging authority.

Dream Source: Dream Meanings of Versatile
Author: Versatile - Anonymous

Dreaming of participating in a sport may suggest that the dreamer is in excellent physical condition or needs some exercise or recreation.
Dream Source: Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
Author: James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Playing sports may represent some aspects of the way that we run our lives, or may refer to internal struggles where one part of the dreamer’s psyche or personality is attempting to “win” over another.  At times life is like a challenging sport.  We compete, try to win, and attempt to develop our abilities so that we will succeed.  In the dream, the outcome of the game  may say something about how well we are doing. Do we feel competent and successful; are we playing fair, or is the sport more competitive than what we are comfortable with? In order to understand the dream, consider the details and attempt to identify what in daily life creates similar emotions. All sports and games have specific rules and boundaries. Your performance within this framework may represent the struggle against inner conflicts such individual fears and weaknesses, or may be referring to a pragmatic problem or situation at work or in your relationships.
Dream Source: The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Author: Silvana Amar

Your level of sportsmanship in life; how you play the game, operating above winning and losing, being a good sport or a poor one. Making sport out of love, playing at it, rather than working on your own numbers and growing within relationships.

A particular sport may reflect need for exercise, self- discipline.

Dream Source: The Dream Books Symbols
Author: Betty Bethards

14 dream interpretation about sport related.


See “game”... sports dream meaning

Sports Car

1. If driving, one is immature.

2. Trying to be “cool.” ... sports car dream meaning

Sports Arena

As a spectator in a sports arena, you may capture the greater view or the whole picture as to your position in life’s game. You may gain an overall sense of your performance.... sports arena dream meaning


Sports and athletic wear point to team identification and may comment “Join them and win.” A man appearing in a woman’s dream wearing an athletic jersey may indicate that the man is a real player “Watch out.”’... sportswear dream meaning

Competing In Sports

This is a bad sign, and the more successful the competition, the worse for the dreamer.... competing in sports dream meaning

Water Sports

If you dream of jet skiing, water skiing, surfing, or of participating in any water sport, then you are attempting to master or get control over your emotions and your understanding of your subconscious mind.

If you dream that you are excelling in this sport, then you have a degree of mastery over your feelings and emotions.

If you dream that you are not doing well at this sport, then you are working toward emotional understanding, but you still feel at their effect.

See Surfing.... water sports dream meaning

Curling (the Sport)

To dream that you are playing curling represents the learning of rules, talents and the achieving of your goals. It also highlights the importance of cooperation, harmony, and teamwork.

To dream that you are watching a curling competition, represents two opposing viewpoints or conflicting opinions.... curling (the sport) dream meaning

Sporting Prowess

If you are an athlete and dreamed that you scored the winning goal, a perfect 10 or hit a vital home run in a professional game, such dreams are pure wish- fulfillment. If, however, you have little or no sporting ability, it is likely that your unconscious mind is rewarding you for something you have done in waking life for which you haven’t been recognized. For example, your son or daughter may have recently gained entry to university and your dream is congratulating you on the part you played in helping them achieve their success.

See also LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT.... sporting prowess dream meaning

Sporting Activity

Dreams which relate to sporting activities in general are usually positive but they can also reveal your competitive spirit. They should not be taken literally, as they rarely relate to sporting prowess; they are used by your dreaming mind as a metaphor in your waking life to represent your attitude to winning and losing, and how you play the game of life. Whatever your chosen sport, to see yourself winning fairly and cleanly without resorting to cheating is an empowering symbol that should have a positive influence on your waking life. As a dream message, it is important for you to defeat your dream competitors in as honest a way as possible; so dreams of winning by cheating or competing against people who are weaker than you suggest a disheartening struggle ahead, as fair play is a crucial concept for your dreaming mind

A dream of performing on an athletics track may refer to how you feel your performance rates when compared with others in waking life. Are you way ahead of the rest or struggling to keep in the race? Whether you were performing the high jump or throwing a javelin or taking part in a relay in your dream, if you were powerful and successful, your unconscious may have been indicating how successfully and rapidly you are advancing in waking life towards achieving your goals. Dreams that feature running, cycling, skiing and skating may also be commenting on your progress, or lack of it, in waking life. For example, if you dreamed of putting on a pair of skating boots, perhaps your unconscious is urging you to put your skates on and make an extra effort; or perhaps you need to be aware of the metaphorical phrase,‘skating on thin ice’.

If you dreamed of cycling or running down a bumpy road, have you hit a difficult patch in waking life? If you dreamed of skiing down a piste and tumbling headlong down the slope, are you in danger of losing control in waking life? Going down a mountain is a classic Freudian symbol of sexual intercourse but with the added thrills and anxiety implied by skiing. For Jungians, dreams of yachting or regattas may suggest exploration of the unconscious. For Freudians, such dreams recall memories and longings for the mother’s womb.... sporting activity dream meaning


Sportspersons or athletes in dreams are symbols of personal achievement or your potential to achieve your goals in life.... sportsperson dream meaning

Coach (sports)

1. Mentor/ Pastor; Luke 6:13-16;... coach (sports) dream meaning

Sports Field/court

1. Place of spiritual activity or place of ministry; 1Corth 9:27... sports field/court dream meaning

Sports Equipment

1. Means, talent or gifting for ministry 1Corth. 14:1... sports equipment dream meaning

Sports Uniform

1. Identification with a church or group; Rev1:11... sports uniform dream meaning