UNDERPINNINGS: CONCEPTS WHICH LIVE & BREATHE WITHIN AN ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS FRAMEWORK
Underpinnings will help you deepen your understanding of an ecological dynamics rationale to help you feel more confident and flexible in applying the ideas in practice! This eight-hour course is highlighted by five modules delivered by our Co-Directors of Education, Shawn Myszka and Tyler Yearby. Additionally, there are six interviews with other professionals from across the globe, along with numerous downloadable documents. If you were looking for the best resource about ecological dynamics delivered in a presentation format, then you found it!
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.
Like a sporting environment, the movement skill acquisition world is a place inundated with a vast array of information. Movement practitioners of all kinds are bombarded with ideas which range from those that are downright silly and gimmicky, to those that are soaked with tradition and dogma, finally to those that can forever change your practice environment and lead to more positive transfer to the competitive sporting arena. Needless to say, it can be a really confusing space to sift through to determine what’s effective and warrants your further attention versus that which doesn’t hold its weight both in empirical or anecdotal evidence.
However, no matter what hat you wear in the athletic performance space, whether you’re a coach, a physical therapist or other sports medicine professional, a strength & conditioning coach, a professor or a scientist, it’s likely that you are hungry to get closer to the truth and motivated by the mission of helping to facilitate enhanced movement skill for athletes when and where it counts within their sport.
Module 1 – Introduction to Ecological Dynamics
Module 2 – The Power of Information
Module 3 – Skill Attunement and Adaptation
Module 4 – Being a Movement Skill Facilitator
Module 5 – Rules of Nonlinear Pedagogy
Bonus – Expert Interviews
- Keith Davids
- Rob Gray
- Stuart Armstrong
- Rich White
- Stephen Osterer
- Ben Franks
Session Planning & Reflection Tools (PDFs)
Representative Learning Design (PDF)
Extra Content – Learning & Development
Underpinnings – Addendum 2021 (Video)
Official References/Reading List (PDF)
Movement Terminology Sheet (PDF)