Unlocking Rotational Performance – In-Person Seminar


My thesis of coaching, training, and performance for all humans will always be evolving. With every passing seminar, and every social gathering post-seminar, I feel as if the question of “Will method (x) help my clients get closer towards a higher level of performance?”

Discussing the first foray of athletic jumping technique for Peak Fitness.

With the help of several close contacts, several hundred pages of several different books accumulated and synthesized under my belt, along with my own in person application of this information, I’ve begun to amass a certain amount of principled information that I hope can help improve the current state of affairs as it relates to training not just youth athletes, but athletes of all ages, and also clients of all ages.

While it does sound general – I have info that can help everyone get better – it is also wildly specific. This is because the method of coaching that I have read about, used in my own experiences, along with identified as evidence-based practice is specific to each individual’s own experience in the world.


Going through the 37th iteration of “Unlocking Rotational Power”

For example, a person’s experience early on with sports specific coaches can carry cues they learned from an internal attention focus for many many years – which research has identified as having the ability to create co-contraction for an individual because it creates a reference to their body moving in space.

Another example: It may also create the false notion that there is a specific and ideal manner of moving, even if the youth athlete may be 14 years old, 5’4”, and 130lbs. It doesn’t matter because the coach wants you to move like the elite level athletes that have different leverages, have considerable different training ages, along with differences in experiences and memories as it relates to the game they play professionally.

This doesn’t take into account the fact that there are different ways to move for so many different individuals, with an almost infinite amount of movement solutions that an individual can devise on their own as it relates to a specific task in any given environment.

With this being said, the manner of coaching and the deeper layer of teaching philosophy that I am now hoping to bring to light and to your attention will address these topics and more.

If you’d like to consume more of this sort of content, here are a few links leading to these ideas.

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On that note, I am also hosting a seminar in person in the Greater Philadelphia area. It is going to be on improving both athletic performance, and has links towards improving rehabilitation protocols as well. There will be a practical breakout to use for your athletes and clients, along with many different methods for coaching based off evidence-based research from the motor control/motor learning, along with taking a dive into what learning really is as it relates to transfer, and performance.

Here are more details:

Unlocking Rotational Power:
Integrating Skill Acquisition into a S&C Program
with Miguel Aragoncillo, B.S., CSCS, PRT
Intended Audience:

  1. Strength Coaches
  2. Personal Trainers
  3. Physical & Massage Therapists
  4. Sports Specific Coaches
  5. Athletes

Cost: $97 (e-mail at for confirmation)

MapleZone Sports Institute
451 Conchester Hwy,
Garnet Valley, PA 19061

Saturday, November 10th, 2018 – 8am to 4pm

Cost: $97
Amount of CEUs (NSCA Approved): 0.7 CEUs


  • Introductory Remarks (8:00-8:15am)
  • Today’s Agenda (8:15-8:20am)

Case Study – Sports Specific Movements (Pitching & Sprinting) (8:30-9:30am)

Themes & Major Points

9:30am to 11:00am

  1. A Constraints Led Approach through Perception and Action
  2. Knowledge of Results and Different Feedback Methods
  • Blocked vs Random, Constant vs Variable Practice
  1. Attractor Wells / States, Variability, and Degrees of Freedom

11:00am to 12:00pm

  1. Learning to Fail in Order to Succeed
  • Implicit vs Explicit Knowledge
  • Procedural & Discovery Learning

Case Study – Learning How to Walk (11:30-11:45am)

Lunch – 12:00 to 1:00pm (not provided)
Practical / Hands-On Lab – 1:00 to 2:30pm

  1. Variables of Accuracy / Precision (30 min – Practice)
  2. Variables of Velocity (30 min – Practice)

3a. Variables of Non-Linear Movement – (30 min – Practice)

5 Minute Break

Integrating Optimal Performance Pyramid

2:35pm to 4:00pm

  1. Arthrokinematic Movements – Integrating into Rehab
  • Explicit Information for Novice Skills
  • Implicit Feedback for Intermediate to Advanced Skills
  1. Integrating in S&C / Personal Training
  • Improve Programming with Motor Learning
  1. Integrating into Sports and Life Specific Activities 

Resources & References

  1. Latash – Fundamentals of Motor Control
  2. Shumway-Cook, et al – Motor Learning: Translating Clinical Research into Practical Applications
  3. Kandel et al – Principles of Neuroscience
  4. Gabriele Wulf – Motor Learning and Attentional Focus
  5. Keith Davids, et al – Dynamics of Skill Acquisition – A Constraints Led-Approach
  6. Jia Yi Chow, Keith Davids, et al – Non-Linear Pedagogy in Skill Acquisition (an introduction)

E-Mail for Seminar


Miguel Aragoncillo is a S&C coach and skill acquisition specialist based out of Boston, MA. He has worked with professional athletes, collegiate level athletes, high school athletes, and even youth athletes. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology in 2010 from Temple University.

He has worked with several high level athletes, along with working with athletes to recover, and learn new skill sets all the same. Likewise, he has worked in several physical therapy locations (as a personal trainer) in order to better blend the care of patients as they recover from injury and/or surgery. Also, he has presented in several states along with assisting with anatomy continuing education courses all across the United States.

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