Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science
Isolation Stretching

Isolation Stretching

by Kevin Neeld To stretch or not to stretch…Why is this still a question? There is more than enough research showing that stretching before activity decreases performance measures (strength, power, speed, balance, etc.).  Compared to a static stretching warm-up, a dynamic warm-up lead to significantly greater increases in these same measures.  The misinterpretation of this… Read more

Bike Riding Doesn’t Have to be a Pain in the Neck!

Bike Riding Doesn’t Have to be a Pain in the Neck!

By Lex Gidley and Kevin Neeld There are a myriad of sources in print and on line which explain the ins and outs of why a cyclist’s back and neck hurt.  Many proclaim that proper bike fit, technique, and even helmet fit can be the sources of the pesky pains we suffer as the season… Read more

EMG for Strength Coaches

EMG for Strength Coaches

by Kevin Neeld As strength and conditioning coaches, much of what we do involves training the neuromuscular system.  Consequently, the more we can learn about the way the neuromuscular system works to produce force and coordinated movement the better we can train our athletes.  One of the tools used to monitor the neural input to… 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.