Sean Skahan on Slideboard Training for Hockey
“Sean Skahan is not just one of the best strength and conditioning coaches in ice hockey, he is one of the best young strength and conditioning coaches I know. Sean is constantly working to get better in every area, and it shows in the effects he has on his players.” ~ Mike Boyle
In this video, hockey strength and conditioning coach Sean Skahan provides exercise discussion, demonstration (including slow motion video) and progression or regression variations of each of the following drills.
Core Strength Drills
- Slideboard Slideout
- Slideboard Body Saw
- Slideboard Prone Hip Flexion
- Slideboard Split Squat
- Slideboard Lateral Squat
- Slideboard Rotational Squat
- Slideboard Leg Curl
Upper Body Strength Drills
- Slideboard Pushup Progression
- Slideboard Pec Dec
Reconditioning on the Slideboard
Another section of the video covers reconditioning on the slideboard, used particularly coming off illness or injury. Tools used here are a medicine ball, minibands, hands overhead and other techniques, all used while sliding.
Slideboard Cable Reconditioning
Here Sean shows us a few drills he uses while the athlete is connected to a cable setup.
This segment covers unusual drills that will benefit anyone, but particularly goalies and with a focus on groin strength.
Especially used during the off-season, Sean describes his actual slideboard conditioning programming for hockey players, including weighted work using vests and training with a heart rate monitor.
Included in This Package—
- 27-minute video
- This video was supplied by the presenter and is not an OTP production.
“Sean is a class act who never hesitates to help, advise or teach when needed.” ~ Alwyn Cosgrove