Chapter 1 Seasonal Scheduling and Logistics Chapter 2 Testing, Evaluating, and Tracking Progress Chapter 3 Position-Specific Training Chapter 4 Pretraining Chapter 5 Core Strength Chapter 6 Strength and Power Chapter 7 Speed and Agility Chapter 8 Flexibility Chapter 9 Conditioning Drills Chapter 10 Off-Season Workouts Chapter 11 Preseason Workouts Chapter 12 In-Season Workouts
Sean Skahan was named the strength and conditioning coach of the National Hockey League's Minnesota Wild in 2016 after serving in the same capacity for the men's ice hockey and field hockey teams at Boston University for the 2015-16 season. Prior to his position with the Terriers, Skahan was the strength and conditioning coach for the Anaheim Ducks for 13 seasons. During his time with the Ducks, the team advanced to the Stanley Cup finals in 2003 and won the Stanley Cup in 2007. Before working with the Ducks, Skahan was the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Boston College and at the University of North Dakota. While earning his master's degree in kinesiology, Skahan worked as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Minnesota. He earned his bachelor's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Skahan holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Functional Movement Screen (FMS), and USA Weightlifting. He is also certified as a kettlebell movement specialist (CK-FMS) and a StrongFirst level 1 instructor. Skahan presents at strength and conditioning conferences worldwide when his schedule permits. He lives in Boston.
"I was very fortunate to work with Sean while I played with the Ducks. He helped me to perform at my best and stay healthy. Sean has a great understanding of what it takes physically to compete in the NHL."Scott Niedermayer-- Former NHL Defenseman Anaheim Ducks and New Jersey Devils "Sean Skahan is one of the top strength and conditioning coaches in the hockey world. His wealth of experience at the collegiate and professional levels will help all players achieve their goals."Michael Boyle-- Founder, Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning, Former Strength and Conditioning Coach, Boston University and Boston Bruins "In Total Hockey Training, Sean Skahan draws from his extensive experience as a strength and conditioning coach at both the collegiate and professional levels to provide coaches and players with proven year-round physical training regimens that enhance on-ice performance and reduce injuries."Bruce Boudreau-- Head Coach, Minnesota Wild