Emergence will give you the tools and understanding to unlock your athletes movement potential. We’ll help you gain a greater understanding of how movement emerges in sport and how you can design training activities that will directly influence their movement behavior in games.

Today’s sporting world is about having athletes who can create and adapt their movements to the ever changing landscape of the game. Advance your coaching with us and learn how to create an environment that allows for creative and adaptive movers!

Yuri Verkhoshansky said, “Sport is a problem-solving activity in which movements are used to produce the necessary solutions.”

We hope to provide coaches insight on the development of sport movement skill that allow their athletes to interact and solve the complex problems of sport.



Masters of Science (MS) in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania

  • Has served primarily as a Personal Performance Advisor & Movement Skill Acquisition Coach for National Football League (NFL) players since 2008, working with approximately 12 players each year
  • Has partnered with 5 NFL All-Pro selections and 12 NFL Pro Bowl Team members
  • Founder/host of the Sport Movement Skill Conference which is organized in an attempt to change the lens that professionals view sport movement behavior through
  • Operates a football-specific movement blog, Football Beyond the Stats, in which he uniquely breaks down the movement skills of the top performers in the sport
  • Is a frequent guest for various podcasts within the athletic performance space typically discussing conceptual ideas that pertain to the art of being a more effective Movement Coach
  • Has presented over two dozen times at major strength coach and sport coach conferences nationwide since 2006
  • Developed content for the educational brand, Movement Mastery, from 2014 till the formation of Emergence, with the sole purpose of helping to enable a deeper understanding of the processes involved in the acquisition of more masterful movement for athletes in sport

Twitter @MovementMiyagi


Master of Education (M.Ed) in kinesiology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Former Strength & Conditioning Coach at Northeastern State University and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Has delivered over 200 domestic & international continuing education courses, workshops, and conference presentations in 14 countries
  • Tyler is currently pursuing his doctorate in sport and exercise at the University of Gloucestershire (UK), exploring skill adaptation through an ecological lens. Through applied practice and research, his goal is to support practitioners in designing representative learning environments that enable American football players to skillfully regulate their behavior in context.
  • Is a frequent guest for various podcasts within the athletic performance space typically discussing conceptual ideas that pertain to the art of being a more effective Movement Coach
  • Has and continues to work with athletes ranging from youth to professional
  • Has coached over a dozen athletes playing on the professional level
  • 15+ years of experience
  • Generally, well-caffeinated

Twitter @TylerYearby


Master of Education (M.S.) in Kinesiology, University of Texas at Tyler

  • Owner of Building Better Athletes
  • Multiple Publications in Scientific Journals
  • NCAA All-Time Leader in Career Reception (463)

Twitter @BBAPerformance


Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Motor Learning at Missouri State University

  • Coaching baseball since 2010 working at all levels from youth to NCAA Division 1
  • Sport Performance Coach since 2014 working in both the collegiate and private sector
  • Graduate Assistant Missouri State University Bears Baseball Program 2019-2021
  • Combined total of 9+ years of coaching experience

Twitter @gboyum01


B.A. in Exercise Science, Gustavus Adolphus College
M.A. in Sport Administration, Concordia St. Paul University

  • Director of Athletic Development, Starters Sports Training (2019-2021)
  • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Concordia St. Paul University (2016-2019)
  • Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Concordia St. Paul University (2014-2016)
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach-Baseball, University of Nebraska Omaha (2013)
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach, Northern Lights Junior Volleyball Club (2012, 2014)
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach, Kansas City Royals (2012)
  • Performance Coach, National Strength and Conditioning Association (2011)
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach, Prior Lake High School (2006-2011)

Twitter @richwhite44


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who exactly is ‘Underpinnings’ for?

[We believe that] Underpinnings is for anyone who has a passion and vested interest in understanding movement skill deeply. It was created to open up dialogue around the most pertinent concepts for viewing movement behavior in a comprehensive, systems-based perspective. Thus, many of the ideas it contains can actually serve to unify and unite those across the movement skill community ranging from sport coaches, strength and conditioning or athletic performance specialists, athletic trainers, scientists, academics, and anyone in between. As long as you love movement skill, we believe that you will love Underpinnings.

When I purchase it, how long do I have access to ‘Underpinnings’ for?

Forever! As long as Emergence is alive and kicking, Underpinnings also will be. Thus, you will never lose access to its content.

What is your refund policy?

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return the product and get a full refund. You can return a product for up to 3 days from the date you purchased it.

I don’t have an extensive scientific background in kinesiology and can get confused somewhat easily by jargon, will the material in ‘Underpinnings’ still be understandable for me?

That’s not only okay, but Underpinnings was actually developed around this issue as one of its key learning objectives. Our goal in the creation of Underpinnings was to take the often confusing and somewhat intimidating ideas, and make those concepts more digestible and more practically relevant in your craft. Certainly, that’s not to say that you will sufficiently ‘get’ everything right away (none of us do as the study of sport movement is pretty complex to begin with!), but we surely aimed to discuss the ideas with as much brevity and comprehensiveness as we could. Additionally, we are here to do everything we can to bring enhanced clarity to the ideas as time goes on and the ideas continually evolve.

As I go through the material in ‘Underpinnings’, is there a way for me to ask questions of the instructors of the course and/or Emergence staff?

Yes! In fact, this is precisely what our ‘Movement Meet-ups’ were intended to do and why we elected to give anyone who purchases Underpinnings free access to the Meet-ups each month for a year. Within those hosted Meet-up chat rooms you will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with not only those who were responsible for the content development of Underpinnings but also others from around the movement skill community.

Additionally, if you have a question that you feel needs answering before that point, feel free to reach out to us on the ‘Contact’ tab above or on any one of our social media outlets. We are always happy to interact with others who are passionate about the study of sport movement skill and behavior!

I don’t work with athletes but I do work with clients to improve their movement, will the content within ‘Underpinnings’ benefit me?

Ideas within an ecological dynamics framework live and breathe everywhere within the world around us. Additionally, of course, no matter what we do and how we seemingly differ from others (even those who play sport), we all aim to solve movement problems within our world and to do that, we must organize functional movement solutions (tightly interwoven perception-cognition-action couplings) to do so. Thus, even if you don’t work with athletes, we believe that Underpinnings will make you think vastly different about your craft no matter who it is that you work with on a daily basis in the enhancement of their movement skills to match the problems that they face!

Are you giving me training programs that I can immediately utilize for my athletes?

No, not for this course. Underpinnings is designed to give you what we feel is the necessary and requisite understanding regarding the most important concepts involved which create an ecological dynamics framework to view sport movement behavior through. A major part of that framework is a ‘nonlinear pedagogy’ which we begin to discuss within the course. Because we do believe strongly in approaching training and learning design through a nonlinear pedagogical approach, it would be pointless to put out random training programs for athletes that we do not know and work with on a daily basis. Thus, we trust you to do that program design because you are the one who is a mutual, interacting component part of that specific learning environment!

How many exercises and drills do you show me that I can implement with athletes?

Actually, none for this course. As mentioned above, Underpinnings is about acquiring a deeper understanding and appreciation of the concepts which can help you to more effectively design learning environments and activity design which transfers to sport in the competitive arena. Thus, specific exercises and drills are beyond the scope of this particular project. However, we do have various projects in the works which will extensively address the design of activities and associated constraint manipulation which can facilitate enhanced movement skill (such as our next course, ‘Coupled’). That being said, we do strongly believe in the age old cliché which says that ‘there is nothing more practical than a good theory.’ And part of that theory is in being able to connect the dots between its concepts which form it’s framework. Thus, we do believe that Underpinnings will enable you to better critique and design more purposeful activities which will lead to positive transfer for your athletes.

Are CEU’s or CEC’s (Continuing Education Units/Credits) available for participants who complete ‘Underpinnings’?

At this time, we have made the choice to go without offering participants continuing education credits through any number of organizations. The reason for this is simple: we feel as though, many times, people participate in various means of continuing education (courses, clinics, conferences, etc) just to fulfill their CEU requirements as opposed to doing it as a means to deeply improve their craft. However, it is certainly not out of the question down the road and something that we at Emergence will continue to table for discussion. In the event that the course becomes accredited for credits in the future, if you complete the course before it is actually accredited, you will be get credit for it when it does at a later date.

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