SHEA MCCLELLIN

NFL LINEBACKER, CHICAGO BEARS

Before Scot

After being a superstar at Boise State, Shea was drafted 17th overall by the Chicago Bears. However for the next three years he struggled. His confidence was low and his body was out of shape. He tried to pack on the pounds, but he ended up gaining more fat than muscle.

Solution

When Scot evaluated Shea, he realized he was missing some strength qualities needed for football. As a linebacker, Shea didn’t have the back strength necessary to drive past his opponent and disengage. Shea moved to California and began a three month peak performance plan with Scot, working out five days a week, three hours a day. Plus Scot put him on a nutrition plan to complement the physical side of his training.

Scot says, “The first hour of the workout would be all movement-based stuff, linebacker stuff, drills — really teaching him how to drop his hips and move in space. It was all multidirectional stuff. In the later afternoon we would hit on real critical strength stuff he needed; other days it was explosive strength.”

Impact after working with Scot

When Scot met Shea he was 273 lbs 16 % body fat and he ran the 40 in 4.8 seconds. He’s now 259 lbs 9 % body fat and runs the 40 in 4.55 seconds. Recently Shea signed his dream deal with the New England Patriots for 3 years 3.5M a year.

FREDERIK ANDERSEN

NHL GOALIE, ANAHEIM DUCKS

Before Scot

In 2013, Frederick Andersen was 258 lbs, out of shape and playing hockey in the minors. While he was known to have talent, his training regiment was haphazard at best and it was affecting his performance and his upward career mobility.

Solution

When Dwayne Roloson became the Anaheim Ducks goalie coach, one of the first things he did was call Scot Prohaska about working with Frederick. Scot met Frederick for dinner which turned into a three hour meeting. The topic of discussion was what type of man Freddy wanted to be and what type of career he wanted to have. They talked about decisions and the importance of making the ones that lead naturally to the type of career Frederick envisioned for himself. And they talked about work ethic.

Scot told Frederick that as an athlete you’re either feeling pressure or you’re applying pressure. And if Freddy wanted to achieve his goals as an NHL goalie it was important to apply pressure. How? By getting in early every morning, by studying his craft and by leaving later in each day than his main competitor for the job, which at the time was Jonas Hiller.

Scot meets with Frederick every week and puts him through his customized peak performance plan five days a week.
On working with Scot, Frederick says, “It was an investment in myself and it paid off.”

Impact after working with Scot

In the 2013/14 season, Frederick was slated to go down to minors and finish out the year. But his attitude and performance changed so much that he was quickly brought up to play with the Ducks. He finished out the season as the number one goalie, the position he holds to this day.

That same year he earned $800,000 as an achievement bonus. Bonuses (related to benchmarks such as shut outs and wins) that Duck’s management, at one point, thought he’d never achieve.

On March 3, 2015, Frederick recorded his 30th win. With that win he tied the NHL record (set by Montreal Canadien’s Bill Gurnan on December 16, 1944) for the fastest goaltender in history to reach 50 career wins. Recently, Frederik was acquired by the Toronto Maple Leafs and inked a 5 year, $25-million deal. Making him one of the highest paid goaltenders in the NHL.

MATT BARNES

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

Before Scot

In 2012, Matt Barnes was a journeymen basketball player making approximately $850,000 a year. Matt had no peak performance plan in place. He would go running with one guy, doing cardio with another and lift weights with yet another person. Besides not having a structured physical workout plan, he did not have a plan in place to keep himself on an even keel emotionally. He would let the smallest things rile him up which lead to, among other things, an on-going battle with the media. In short, he was all over the place physically and mentally.

Solution

Matt’s brother, a football player who won the Grey Cup with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (he’s since retired) had been working with Scot for two years. Knowing his brother needed some guidance, he referred Scot to him.

In early 2012, Scot starting working with Matt. Scot didn’t just put him on any performance plan; he structured it specifically to Matt’s needs as a basketball player. Plus he worked on Matt’s mental game, stressing the importance of only fighting for things that are worth fighting for.

Impact after working with Scot

In April of 2013, Tom Van Riper wrote an article in Forbes Magazine calling Matt one of the two most underpaid players in the NBA . Matt was making the veteran minimum wage of $854,389. Matt went from making the league minimum wage to, on July 10, 2013, signing a three year $12 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Today, while he’s still known as a man who speaks his mind, he’s more in tune with who he is both mentally and physically. A change he credits to Scot.

To this day L.A. Laker fans come up to Scot and tell him how they wish he had been Matt’s performance coach when he was a player with the Lakers (Matt played for the Lakers in the 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons.)

MICHAEL “THE COUNT” BISPING

ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP

Before Scot

As a fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Michael Bisping had gained a reputation as a guy who was not living up to his potential. In the off season, he’d balloon up to way over his fighting weight of 185 lbs. and it always seemed he was playing catch up throughout each new season

Solution

One of Michael’s sponsors gave him an ultimatum, “You either meet with Scot or lose your sponsorship money.” After their meeting, Michael told Scot that “This is exactly what I’ve been looking for.”
Scot proceeded to change Michael’s entire lifestyle and all his workout methods. Equally important, his positive influence cleaned up Michael’s attitude.

Impact after working with Scot

Michael Bisping is now a household name to UFC fans. He’s ranked top three in the world. He’s considered by many to be the best conditioned athlete in the league. Before a fight, he has a resting heart rate of 28. He’s now paid top dollar when he fights and fights only in main events. Plus, in addition to elevating his stature as a fighter, he’s now a fight commentator for Fox Sports. On June 5th, 2016 Scot helped Michael achieve his dream of becoming UFC middleweight world champion.

DWAYNE ROLOSON

NHL GOATENDER (1994-2012)

Before Scot

In the year 2000, Scot was doing stretches with a client in a Buffalo gym when “a scrawny little guy” approached him. The man told Scot that “All my friends say I should work with you.” Scot asked him who he was. The man replied “Dwayne Roloson, backup goalie for the Buffalo Sabres.”

After a two hour meeting, Scot quickly determined that Dwayne was training the wrong way. “He was training to be a defenseman. He was training to be the fastest goalie from the crease to the bench,” Scot says.

Solution

Inspired from his conversation with Scot, Dwayne decided to stay in Buffalo to train with Scot (and commute to his home to Simcoe, Ontario every weekend.) Dwayne knew that meeting Scot was a pivotal point both in his career and his family’s future.

As well as lending his own expertise, Scot set Dwayne up with a soft tissue expert and a vision expert. Two key areas for goalies. Scot put him on a peak performance plan designed specifically for a goalie, focusing on expanding the specific skills goalies need to rise to the top of their game.

Impact after working with Scot

The following year, Dwayne landed a contract with the Minnesota Wild. As a result of his performance in Minnesota, he made the All-Star team plus he signed an 11 million dollar contract the following year. Scot worked with Dwayne until he retired after the 2011/12 season. In 2011, Dwayne was the oldest player in the NHL (he turned 42 on October 12th of that year), but, despite his age, he was still the number one goalie for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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