Sean Holmes is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) and a Youth Speed and Agility Specialist (Y.S.A.S.). He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from York University in Kinesiology and Health Sciences. Sean has many years experience and has trained thousands of athletes from all sports and ages, both amateur and professional including athletes from the CFL, NHL, NLL, NCAA, and OHL.
Sean grew up playing many sports including hockey, baseball, football, basketball, and golf. However the sport he enjoyed the most was lacrosse. He has played professionally for the 2001 Buffalo Bandits, was with Team England at the World Indoor Lacrosse Championships in 2007, and in 2008 and 2009 helped the Brampton Excelsiors capture the Mann Cup.
Due to Sean’s intimate knowledge of the sport he has become recognized as an expert in the field of strength and conditioning for lacrosse. He has extensive knowledge of proper running mechanics, both acceleration and maximum velocity technique. As well, he works with athletes to improve their multi-directional movement skills by focusing on the importance of deceleration and stability to improve their movement efficiency. Sean’s number one priority in any performance training program is on reducing the likelihood of injury. His training methodology is based on proven scientific principles.
The list of lacrosse players and programs Sean has worked with is impressive. He trains pro players Dan Dawson (Philadelphia Wings), Ryan Benesch (Minnesota Swarm), Chad Culp (Buffalo Bandits), and Paul Dawson (Philadelphia Wings) and is currently the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 2012 Toronto Rock. Sean works with a number of current and prospective NCAA players and does performance training for Revival Lacrosse, the top lacrosse camp in Canada. Sean has worked with Edge Lacrosse, the number one field lacrosse program in Canada that has had great success in helping young lacrosse players move on to the NCAA level. As well, Sean has worked with Lacrosse Nova Scotia.
The combination of Sean’s desire to stay up to date with current research, his ability to apply it specifically to the sport of lacrosse, his knowledge of what it takes to play at the highest level, and his proven successful track record working with the best players and programs make Sean a highly sought after lacrosse performance coach.