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    Achieve the best physical condition year-round with Total Hockey Training and be ready to dominate on the ice.

    In Total Hockey Training, Boston University strength and conditioning coach Sean Skahan brings you the exercises and drills that have been used in conditioning some of the greatest players in the world. Whether you’re just entering the off-season or chasing playoff contention, this resource has you covered with season-specific programming that will help you take your game to new heights. With ready-to-use programs for all player positions and various levels of play, you have everything you’ll need to train year-round. As you progress, you’ll have access to personal assessment programs that will help you determine your strengths and weaknesses so that you can modify programs to fit your individual needs.

    Physical conditioning for hockey is a year-round requirement if you want to outperform your competition. With Total Hockey Training, you have the tools you need to elevate your game and perform at your peak.

    Table of Contents

    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

    About the Author

    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. Connect with Sean at www.SeanSkahan.com or on Twitter @seanskahan.

    Reviews

    “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