Alex, who is also associate director of the Vancouver Institute of Philosophy for Children (VIP4C), is exploring the connections between philosophy and sport. Looking at how concepts like affordances and embodied affectivity can be employed in the context of soccer. His goal is to use these insights to develop new approaches to coaching and pedagogy. For example, he is specifically interested in the role of emotions when guiding attention to specific information within the competition environment and how that might influence the development of learning environments. Such information can  attune players to game-relevant information like, for example, gaps, space, teammates, opponents, key spaces on the pitch, etc. In developing learning environments based on concepts like affordances we can help guide the players attention to relevant game-specific information so that they can play the information.