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Making Sense of the Constraints-Led Approach in Basketball

Making Sense of the Constraints-Led Approach in Basketball

Everyone marvels at the most dexterous (Bernstein, 1996) display of movement in sports, and rightfully so! Have you ever asked yourself, "how do athletes coordinate and control their movements to seemingly find functional fits to the problems they face in sports? Or...

Mutual & Reciprocal Information Transactions

Mutual & Reciprocal Information Transactions

If you’ve followed our work at Emergence over the last three years, you may have noticed a pretty apparent narrative being routinely delivered (or at least I hope that you have): we center our lens, perspective, and scope of analysis on the performer-environment...

Just Move…More!

Just Move…More!

Over the last number of years, our team at Emergence has been grateful to be involved in locking arms with over two dozen individuals who have committed themselves to their Movement Form of Life through their participation in The Movement Academy (TMA). The increased...

Bridging the Gap Between Return-to-Play and Performance

Bridging the Gap Between Return-to-Play and Performance

Despite the advancements in science and rehab protocols, ACL re-tears occur at an alarmingly high rate. Reportedly ranging from 9-31% depending on various factors, the occurrence of re-tears is far too common given the advancements made in both surgical and...

Quick Movement Skill Thought: The Creating Individual

Quick Movement Skill Thought: The Creating Individual

 A movement skill idol of mine, Bruce Lee, once stated, “Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.” This is why Lee prioritized using no way as way and having no limitation as limitation as key...

ANOTHER Bonus Case Example (in American Football)

ANOTHER Bonus Case Example (in American Football)

Last week, I wrote a short blog post oriented around a real-life case study of the work that I did with an NFL player who partnered with me a number of years back. Of course, that piece was attempting to build upon a few of the practical examples which we included in...

A Bonus Case Example (in American Football)

A Bonus Case Example (in American Football)

In case you missed it, Tyler Yearby and I, were recently fortunate to lock arms with some wicked smart individuals in the movement skill community, Keith Davids, Will Roberts, and Carl Woods, on the writing of a first-of-its-kind paper entitled, Applying an ecological...

Parent of a Young Mover

Parent of a Young Mover

There is nothing more magical than being a parent of a young, exploring mover. The evolving interaction with their environment and finding how their movements fit and grow with their changing world reminds me of the introduction from the Woods et al. (2020) paper,...

At the Edge of the Turquoise Water

At the Edge of the Turquoise Water

The wind was lightly blowing through the palms, and the waves were gently breaking on the white shoreline as I sat with the smooth sand beneath my feet. The gentle sea breeze blowing in the salty, yet fresh ocean air was complemented by the vibrant turquoise water...