MEET THE TEAM
NOT ALL PERSONAL TRAINERS & PERFORMANCE COACHES ARE THE SAME.
Don't settle for anything but the best. Here's what to look for in a performance coach and see how we stack up.
Is Your Performance Coach Properly Qualified?
FACT: not all personal trainers and performance coaches are equally qualified. Industry surveys report that a lack of experience, knowledge, or application of professional training practices can result in the program being ineffective or worse leading to season ending injury. Skolfield Performance understands we may not be your only stop in your search for the right sports performance program. We've put together a consumer guide below to help you make an informed decision when assessing other personal trainers and performance coaches. Read through the info then meet our team below along with visiting the "How We're Different" page to see how we stack up.
Signs of An Unqualified Trainer or Performance Coach
A Team of Experts That Utilize Scientifically Validated Methods
A Single, Unproven Point of View
Questions to Ask to Determine If A Sports Performance Provider's Coaches & Trainers Are Qualified.
Know what to look for and questions to ask when comparing our Skolfield Performance Team to other service providers.
Did industry experts develop the system you use or is it your personal view?
Does your program entail a scientifically based nutrition and strength & conditioning program?
Is your program reviewed for validity by peer industry experts?
How do you determine what program is right for me and personalize it to my needs?
What's your education or certification that qualifies you to give exercise prescription and performance drills?
Does your company have a mandated "train the trainer" program?
MEET YOUR SKOLFIELD PERFORMANCE TEAM
How Do We Stack Up?
STAN SKOLFIELD, OWNER, ATC, CSCS
After more than 25 years of experience in the Sports Medicine and Sports Performance industry, my wife, Jenny, and I decided to pursue our passion and start our own business in Sports Performance.
After graduating from University of Southern Maine where I pioneered the Athletic Training degree program, I quickly gained certifications as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS). Since then, I have been a leader in the fields of Sports Performance and Athletic Training. In addition to presenting and publishing at the regional and national level consistently throughout my career, I designed and managed the OA Performance Center, one of New England’s first fully integrated Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Sports Performance facilities. Prior to this I was an Athletic Trainer and Strength Coach for the Boston Red Sox, the University of Southern Maine, and in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
My true passion is the game of baseball and have specialized in analyzing and correcting throwing mechanics of injured baseball athletes from youth sports all the way up to the professional athlete. My concentration in this area of Sports Medicine has allowed me to help hundreds of athletes rehabilitate from injury, improve their delivery, and throw harder.
My love for Sports Medicine, Sports Performance, and coaching led me to create Skolfield Sports Performance, an avenue for aspiring athletes to reach their full potential. I believe a comprehensive approach to sports development is the key to athletic success. My goal is to bring the most complete training experience to our clients.
I have been married to my wife Jenny for almost 20 years, and have two sons Kyle and Casey. I’m an avid outdoorsman and remain active in coaching youth sports.
JENNY SKOLFIELD, OWNER, MS
After 18 years of working as a leader in one of the largest hospitals and healthcare systems in Maine, I decided to take a step back to spend more time with my family and join my husband, Stan, in pursuing our passion of youth and sports development. Having done everything from program management to strategic planning to financial management and operations, having me run the behind the scenes operations of our business while he designed the training was a good match!
I am an accomplished athlete having completed two Boston Marathons and countless triathlons culminating an Ironman finish in Mont Tremblant, Canada. Prior to my triathlon years, I spent my athletic time running, snowboarding, rock climbing and mountain biking. I love an athletic challenge as it pushes me physically, mentally, and emotionally.
In addition to my own involvement with our two son’s baseball community and travel sports organizations, I spent countless days and hours around professional baseball players, coaches and administration while Stan pursued his passion of baseball.
"One of my passions is using athletics to empower youth and adults to take on the challenges of getting to the next level because only then will they see the amazing things they are capable of doing…physically, mentally and emotionally!
SEAN KING, PERFORMANCE COACH, CSCS
I grew up in South Windsor, Connecticut playing baseball and hockey. After high school, I moved to Maine and graduated from the University of New England in Biddeford with a degree in Applied Exercise Science and minor in Nutrition. I attained my certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and am currently enrolled in a master’s program through the Concordia University Chicago for Human Movement Science.
As part of my undergraduate work, I completed an internship at the OA Performance Center/Parisi Speed School in Saco, Maine which fueled my passion to help athletes and individuals improve their understanding of their body and what it is truly capable of achieving. Following graduation, I spent time as a personal trainer in Southern Maine teaching group exercise classes and working one on one with individuals to meet their health and fitness goals.
Playing baseball and hockey ignited my passion for sports training and helping athletes do what it takes to perform at their highest level. I love teaching people of all ages how to move their body optimally to reach their desired fitness and performance goals!
JASON HARMON, PERFORMANCE COACH, CF-1
I’m currently finishing my last semester of school at the University of New England where I will receive my Bachelor’s degree in Applied Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition. Prior to joining Skolfield Sports Performance I worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor in Southern Maine. I also volunteered as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at UNE working predominantly with men’s and women’s ice hockey, golf, track and field, and women’s rugby. I completed an internship with Yale University’s Strength and Conditioning team this past summer where I learned the ins and outs of training and programming for college athletes.
My passion for Strength and Conditioning started in my early teenage years while I was pursuing a college athletics career. I trained in and out of season at the OA Performance Center/Parisi Speed School with Stan. With the help of a great training program and hard work I was able to reach my goals and become a two-sport varsity athlete at UNE playing men’s ice hockey and lacrosse. I fell in love with the process and science behind training which led me to pursue my degree in Exercise Science. I want to be able to share my passion for Strength and Conditioning and my experience with pursuing a college athletic career with other athletes also looking to play college sports.
I’m a home-grown Mainer having lived in Southern Maine my whole life. I attended Bonny Eagle High School where I played varsity men’s ice hockey and lacrosse. I was a junior and senior year captain for lacrosse and earned First Team All-State my senior year as a midfielder. In my spare time I am training to complete the Sebago Lake Triathlon as well as the Maine Marathon in the next year.
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