Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science
Micro- and Macro-Movement Variability

Micro- and Macro-Movement Variability

An Introduction to Variability About 8 years ago I gave a presentation titled “Motor Unit Discharge Variability” for an Exercise Neuroscience class I was taking in grad school at UMass. The precedent for studying variability in neural firing rates stemmed largely from studying variability in heart rate. At the time, I would have assumed that… Read more

Exercise Technique Q&A: The Kettlebell Hike

Exercise Technique Q&A: The Kettlebell Hike

Last week, I posted a video on Endeavor’s Instagram of an exercise we call the Kettlebell Hike. This isn’t an exercise we do with everyone, but it serves two primary purposes: It helps groove the “back” position of a kettlebell swing It can be used to teach low position endurance in a body position specific… Read more

Should you Foam Roll your IT Band?

Should you Foam Roll your IT Band?

Should you foam roll your IT band? This is a question that has perplexingly persisted at the forefront of arguments within the rehabilitation and fitness fields for several years. The topic took social media, annoyingly, by storm last week, as everyone linked to a recent post from Dr. Andrew Franklyn-Miller: Ilio-Tibial Band: Please do not… Read more

Good News in Hockey

Good News in Hockey

Last week I came across a few articles that I think fall into the “good for hockey” category. Check them out at the links below: High school hockey player scores OT winner hours after father’s death from USA Today I can’t imagine the emotional turmoil this kid was going through when he stepped on the… Read more

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Goalie Training

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Goalie Training

Goalies are weird. Anyone that voluntarily chooses to make a living blocking hard rubber being shot at them as hard as possible is…different. Yes, the equipment is cool. This is why most kids, including me for about 10 days when I was younger, want to be a goalie. But eventually, the reality of the position… 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 spent the last 7 years as the Director of Performance at Endeavor Sports Performance in Pitman, NJ, the last 3 of which he was also the Strength and Conditioning Coach and Manual Therapist for the Philadelphia Flyers Junior Team. Kevin is in his 5th year as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with USA Hockey’s Women’s National Team, and has been an invited speaker at conferences hosted by the NHL, NSCA, and USA Hockey .