Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science
3 Proven Strategies to Get Athlete Buy-In

3 Proven Strategies to Get Athlete Buy-In

Throughout my career, I’ve had an opportunity to observe and work alongside a lot of great coaches. One of the many reasons I feel so fortunate to have an opportunity to work with USA Hockey’s Women’s National Team is that it was through this work that I was introduced to Sarah Cahill. As with athletes,… Read more

2016 Sports Rehab to Sports Performance Teleseminar

2016 Sports Rehab to Sports Performance Teleseminar

I say this every year, but once again my friend Joe Heiler from Sports Rehab Expert is putting together an awesome teleseminar series with some of the world’s top professionals in sports rehabilitation and performance training known as the 2016 Sports Rehab to Sports Performance Teleseminar. The series starts this coming Tuesday (March 8th) at… Read more

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

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 an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with the San Jose Sharks. Prior to San Jose, Kevin 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 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 .