June 23, 2014
Hockey Nutrition: Follow these fueling rules of the road
Players who want to gain a competitive edge while traveling must learn how to fuel their performance on the road.
June 11, 2014
Hockey Nutrition: Consistency counts, no matter the season
I typically begin working with hockey players during what is technically their offseason during the summer, but calls are starting early this year.
June 11, 2014
Training gurus show how to get ready away from the rink
When the season ends and there are no more practices, it’s up to the player to do his own work to improve.
March 28, 2012
From NEHJ: Make developing durability a priority
In team sports, the ability for athletes to be healthy on a game-to-game basis is sometimes what separates the good from the not-so-good.
February 28, 2012
From NEHJ: What's a standard pregame warm-up?
With professional players, it is not uncommon for them to have their own routine before games. They fully believe that their own routine (and sometimes superstitions) will help give them the best chance for success.
January 28, 2012
From NEHJ: Strength training takes on many forms
Whenever I have the opportunity to interact with coaches and parents, I’m always asked the question: When can my son/daughter start strength training?
December 26, 2011
From NEHJ: Reap the benefits of proper stretching
I’m frequently asked when players should stretch and what types of stretching they should do. The answer I usually give to both of those questions is, “It depends.”
December 17, 2011
From NEHJ: Get players on board your bus
I’ve become a fan of some really good motivational books that talk about teamwork and bringing positive energy to your workplace and life in general.
August 21, 2011
From NEHJ: Improving the crossover step is key
The crossover step in hockey is an important component of skating for any hockey player at any level.
July 28, 2011
From NEHJ: Choosing the right training coach critical
From the mag: Skahan on big choices
June 24, 2011
From NEHJ: Scouting the Scouting Combine
The NHL Scouting Combine takes place during the last week of May every year at a hotel outside Toronto. It is conducted by the NHL Central Scouting Division.
May 28, 2011
From NEHJ: Emulate the best to be your best
From the mag: Sean Skahan on conditioning
March 22, 2011
From NEHJ: Q&A with ... Sean Skahan of the Anaheim Ducks
Sean Skahan, the Anaheim Ducks strength and conditioning coach, didn’t set out for a career in the NHL.