Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science
Core Training Variations for Dynamic Stability

Core Training Variations for Dynamic Stability

Following up on a previous post, over the next few days, I’ll share other core variations we use to reinforce stability across a variety of different positions. The video below is of a Split Squat Med Ball Figure 8. As with the last video, the goal is to maintain depth and a forward lean/shin angle,… Read more

Considerations for Agility Testing in Ice Hockey

Considerations for Agility Testing in Ice Hockey

One of the things I’ve heard coaches mention frequently over the years is that a player “doesn’t move well laterally.” There are some key physical contributors to transitional patterns (e.g. range of motion, eccentric strength & rate of force development, effective use of range-specific stretch-reflex/stretch-shortening cycle), but skating technique and body control are also essential to… Read more

Best Off-Ice Training Exercises to Improve Speed

Best Off-Ice Training Exercises to Improve Speed

Last week I shared some research highlighting differences between acceleration and steady state skating, and between elite and sub-elite skaters through these two skating phases. In response to those posts, I was asked if I had any favorite exercises to improve acceleration and top-end speed. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I typically approach the training process… Read more

Kevin Neeld

Kevin Neeld Knows Hockey

Kevin has rapidly established himself as a leader in the field of physical preparation and sports science for ice hockey. He is currently the Head Performance Coach for the Boston Bruins, where he oversees all aspects of designing and implementing the team’s performance training program, as well as monitoring the players’ performance, workload and recovery. Prior to Boston, Kevin spent 2 years as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the San Jose Sharks after serving as the Director of Performance at Endeavor Sports Performance in Pitman, NJ. He also spent 5 years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with USA Hockey’s Women’s Olympic Hockey Team, and has been an invited speaker at conferences hosted by the NHL, NSCA, and USA Hockey.