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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...

Using an Ecological Approach to Understand Formula One Racing

Using an Ecological Approach to Understand Formula One Racing

Like many other Netflix subscribers in recent years, I have become enamored with Formula One (F1) international racing, through the TV series, Drive to Survive. Truth is, being in a car capable of going fast has always been in my blood. From owning a 1969 Ford Mustang...

How It All Began

How It All Began

Three years ago, Shawn and I got together for a ‘short’ three-and-a-half-hour chat where we discussed all things movement. In our conversation, we discussed learning, practice design, and everything that we wished we would have known and had access to as younger...

Wayfinding and Co-Design

Wayfinding and Co-Design

Over the course of my career I have both taken part in and observed a great deal of youth training sessions. As I reflect on that time spent, there is one prevalent theme that bubbles up. We (coaches/teachers/parents) don’t trust youth athletes enough with their...