Injury Prevention for Hockey – Strength and Conditioning for Hockey – Anaheim Ducks Strength Program
This lecture is an overview of the training program Sean Skahan designed to strengthen and condition the Anaheim Ducks hockey players, while at the same time contribute as much as possible to injury prevention. He also discusses research, as well as the changes in programming he seen and made in the past 10 years.
“Our role as a strength and conditioning coach is not overly complicated. It’s to get our athletes stronger and in return, we’re going to get further ability to increase performance.”~Sean Skahan
• Hockey Injury Studies (3:15)
• Shoulders: Injury, Correction, Training (5:40)
• Knees: Injury, Correction, Training (12:10)
• Concussions & Neck Strengthening (14:35)
• Groins (16:50)
• FMS Trends & Corrections (19:50)
• Strength & Conditioning (24:00)
• Last Season’s Injuries (28:10)
Sean Skahan is a 10-year strength and conditioning coach for the Anaheim Ducks and is responsible for the S&C program for the Ducks hockey players. He has a masters in kinesiology, is a CSCS, RKC, and holds certifications from NSCA and USA Weightlifting. You can keep up with him at seanskahan.com, or his hockey site, hockeysc.com.
Seth Munsey –
Great info for not only hockey, but all contact sports! Sean has been the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Anaheim Ducks for a decade, and this lecture is a good example of why he is so successful. First and foremost, Sean is an NHL Strength Coach, but this lecture does not only pertain to hockey players. He speaks mainly about hockey injuries and how he trains to minimize them, but his principles can be applied to any contact sport. He outlines some of the key exercises that he uses with his NHL guys to keep them strong and healthy throughout the entire year, and cites specific research studies to further solidify his reasoning for including them in his programming. Working at the level of professional sports that Sean does requires a sound and well thought out philosophy, as well as, the ability to make the players believe in your program. It is evident that Sean has both of these pretty well handled. Within the lecture he discusses how he implements FMS correctives into his off-season and in-season programs, along with his use of various Kettlebell exercises such as the Turkish Get Up and Kettlebell shoulder press. All in all, this lecture will provide you with an inside look into the training program that keeps the best hockey players in the world strong and healthy so that they spend their season on the ice, and not in the ATC room. I took a lot away from this lecture and I highly recommend it!