Movement Skill
Education Company

Emergence was created to help unite the movement skill acquisition world while helping you explore sport movement behavior in greater depth.

Check Out our Newest Course : Origins

Developing Children's Movement Intelligence

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Origins is a movement intelligence journey intended for any adult, not just coaches or physical educators, who want to provide a rich, diverse, fun, and engaging movement experience for youngsters. The material isn’t intended to be a single model or menu on how to train youth. It’s meant to serve as a foundation, so you can build your own unique model, which fits your unique environment.

Main objectives of Origins

  • To gain a deeper understanding of how to develop movement  intelligence 
  • Prioritize movement abundance, ownership, and exploration 
  •  Instill lifelong love for physical activity
  • Guide young athletes towards the vast capabilities of their bodies

Check out a few from the Youth Activity video library

Creativity/ Exploration

PVC Variations

Tic Tac Toe

Teamwork/ Communication

Obstacle Tag

Invasion/ Evasion

Object/Equipment Manipulation

Catch Variations

This course includes: 

  • 6 chapters of content, including an introduction and FAQ section. 
  • 4 interviews with experts in youth development from around the globe. 
  • Access to our Youth Activity video library. There are currently 30 videos in this library, and we will be indefinitely adding to it. 
  • Movement terminology cheat sheet. We recommend having this handy as you move through the course. 
  • Access to our monthly Movement Meet-Up calls.  
  • A 30-minute call with Michael or Rich upon completion of the course. In this call we will dive deeper into how you can apply what you’ve learned.

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What others have to say...

“It is great to see the S&C community beginning to appreciate the importance of skill acquisition and transfer of training. This has been in no small part due to the excellent work of my buddy Shawn Myszka, and the team at Emergence. I look forward to seeing how the profession expands over the coming years - with a growing influence on athlete performance.”
Stuart McMillan
“The Underpinnings course has been invaluable for our coaches and our business… Between the digestible yet in-depth information presented, the expert interviews, and the various resources associated with the course, the team at Emergence has provided incredible value for its learners. For any coach looking to gain a greater knowledge of movement science, then this is the best course available!”
Ignite Performance Team
Helped over 100+ athletes receive NCAA scholarships
“At Emergence, Tyler and Shawn have done an amazing job consolidating the work of many researchers on ecological dynamics and give great examples of how you can apply it to sports movement behavior. I would highly recommend investing your time and efforts in navigating through their lecture series, joining them on their Movement Meet-up calls, or just hiring them as consultants. Emergence has been a great resource for us at the 49ers.”
Dustin Perry M.Ed. CSCS
Head Strength & Conditioing Coach, 49ers
"There is nothing like Emergence for educational resources. As a business owner and sports performance coach always looking for resources to continue my education, Emergence tops them all. Their knowledge and ability to communicate the information made it easy to understand and implement right away."
Tommy Flanagan
Owner- Strength 2 Strength
"Emergence is THE United States thought leader in skill acquisition and movement science. I bought their Underpinnings course and loved it. Highly recommend!"
Randy Sullivan MPT, CSCS
CEO Florida Baseball Ranch
"The Emergence team gave me a new perspective on athletics, in that sport is a problem-solving activity and that athletes are problem solvers. In order to help athletes solve these problems, we need to present them with the contexts in which they encounter in competition. The Underpinnings course opened my eyes to the responsibility a coach has in facilitating problem-solving opportunities. This course has greatly influenced my philosophies on practice design, making me think about what information is made available, what emotions are stirred, and what opportunities are built into the environment to allow for exploration in building solutions for relevant problems.”
Anthony Villa
Hitting Coach, Baltimore Orioles


With over 60+ years of experience, our experts have developed several ways for you to sharpen your understanding and subsequent practical application. Highlighted by our various online educational courses, Emergence sets the standard in helping you investigate concepts and ideas relevant to sport movement behavior. 

We know you’ll walk away with much greater insight on how to develop creative and adaptable movers that aids in them solving complex problems in sport. We look forward to locking arms with you!

Check out more of our courses below

Underpinnings: Concepts which live & breathe within an Ecological Dynamics framework

Underpinnings was created to bring clarity to your journey and discuss the pertinence of the vast array of important, conceptual ideas which form an ecological dynamics framework for sport movement behavior.

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Movement Meet-Up Calls (MMU)

Our goal at Emergence is to provide coaches with a different lens through which they view on-field sport performance. The Movement Meet-Up (MMU) think tank was created to serve as a platform in growing the community’s understanding of sport movement skill. This is a wonderful opportunity to interact with industry thought leaders and discuss practical applications to promote learning for your athletes.

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Approaching the Weight Room from an Ecological Dynamics Perspective

We view athletes as complex adaptive systems and in this digestible mini-course, we offer a nonlinear approach to the weight room. We showcase how you can guide your athletes to discover their ability to adapt. Join us as we explore ways to provide a platform for your athletes to chase dexterity!

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Ecological Dynamics for Dummies

‘Ecological Dynamics for Dummies,’ to stand as a more bite-sized version of our more extensive course, ‘Underpinnings,’ as a way to bring the sport movement skill community more clarity and a common ground. Using the popular instructional book series that most are familiar with as our inspiration and model, we intended this course to be more direct, simpler, and less intimidating overall.

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Sport Movement Skill Conference 2020

Sports Movement Skill Conference 2020: Standing on the Shoulder of Giants — Shawn Myszka, Marianne Davies, Dr. Keith Davids, Dr. Rob Gray, Todd Hargrove, Tyler Yearby, Dr. Emily Splichal, Stu McMillan, Rich White, Stuart Armstrong, Ben Franks, Michael Zweifel, Cam Josse, Harjiv Singh, Dr. Jas Randhawa, Rhett Ellison, Roundtable; Challenges in Movement Skill Acquisition

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SMSC 2020: Rich White, Bridging the gap with novel activities

Sport Movement Skill Conference 2020: Rich White, Bridging the gap with novel activities

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SMSC 2020: Michael Zweifel, Youth Movement Skill Acquisition

Sport Movement Skill Conference 2020: Michael Zweifel, Youth Movement Skill Acquisition

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The Movement Academy

TMA includes: – 6 months of intensive interaction with the Emergence team along with other passionate movement professionals – Underpinnings Module 1 ($87 value) – Ecological Dynamics for Dummies ($87 value) – 18 interactive calls (12 are one-on-one), which are split into 3 categories (Emergent Discussions, Personal Craft Development, & Mentor Driven Movement Analysis – reference call details above) ($3,150 value) – Access to all Movement Meet-up calls ($97 value) – Session planning & reflection tools with recorded explanation ($57 value) – Networking & locking arms with other passionate movement professionals (Priceless) – Exclusive discussion board – Emergence gear Total investment: $1,347

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Origins is a movement intelligence journey intended for any adult, not just coaches or physical educators, who want to provide a rich, diverse, fun and engaging movement experience for youngsters. This isn’t intended to be any one model or menu on how to train the youth. It’s much more than that. It’s meant to be a foundation to which you can build your own unique model to fit your own unique environment.

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Rethinking Soccer: What An Ecological Dynamics Framework Could Offer Skill, Learning & Development

Rethinking Soccer: What an Ecological Dynamics Framework Could Offer Soccer Practice is a new course with Emergence Global Partner, Ben Franks. The course will dive into the potential opportunities that adopting an Ecological Dynamics Framework could provide coaches and practitioners within the soccer world. Delivered across 5 live sessions, alongside a range of asynchronous materials; this course draws on your experiential knowledge within your environment to piece the components of Ecological Dynamics together in an applied and accessible manner.

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