Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science
The Biggest Mistake in Program Design

The Biggest Mistake in Program Design

On Friday, Eric Cressey published an article I wrote on the biggest mistake people make when designing training programs. Before I get into that, I wanted to let you know that we’ve extended the launch sale for our new video series Optimizing Adaptation & Performance through this Friday (11/9) at midnight EST. With Halloween in… Read more

The Myth of In-Season Maintenance

The Myth of In-Season Maintenance

Today I’m excited to share another guest article from Mike Potenza, which he wrote for Mike Robertson’s site this week. How athletes address their in-season training can have a profound impact on their speed, power, strength, and overall energy throughout the season. This is particularly important as a failed in-season plan will lead to maximal… Read more

Podcast: Speed training, transitioning to the NHL, and more!

Podcast: Speed training, transitioning to the NHL, and more!

Last week I was a guest on the Strength Coach Podcast with Anthony Renna. During our conversation, we talked about: Speed training misconceptions Key differences between running speed and skating speed The importance of transitional speed work (not just running straight) Strategies to monitor rest to maximize speed development, on and off the ice Transitioning… Read more

Hear from NHL S&C Coach Mike Potenza

Hear from NHL S&C Coach Mike Potenza

Mike Potenza, who is in his 14th year as Director of S&C for the San Jose Sharks, recently did an interview for Robbie Bourke’s ‘All Things Strength & Wellness’ podcast. Check out the interview here >> Mike Potenza – Optimizing Adaptation & Performance In the interview, they covered a lot of great information, including: Mike’s… Read more

Optimizing Adaptation & Performance is Live!

Optimizing Adaptation & Performance is Live!

I’m extremely excited to share that today Optimizing Adaptation & Performance is officially live! Optimizing Adaptation & Performance features over 7.5 hours of video and PDFs from all of the presentations from a a seminar I did last Summer with James LaValle and Mike Potenza at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning. There’s more health and… 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.