Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science
Applying Long-Term Athletic Development to Speed Training

Applying Long-Term Athletic Development to Speed Training

As part of the release of my new book Speed Training for Hockey, I recently wrote a guest article for Mike Robertson’s website discussing how to apply long-term athletic development models to maximize speed development in youth athletes. Read the article here: Long-Term Athletic Development Applications to Speed Training In the article, I discuss: How… Read more

Inside Speed Training for Hockey…

Inside Speed Training for Hockey…

Since publishing Ultimate Hockey Training in 2011, I received three specific pieces of feedback repeatedly. The first was a request for programs.     This is pretty straight forward. For many hockey coaches, players, and parents, they just wanted to know exactly what to do, not necessarily all the “whys”.     And for performance coaches, seeing… Read more

4 Hockey Conditioning Myths that Are Killing Your Speed

4 Hockey Conditioning Myths that Are Killing Your Speed

Conditioning for hockey is arguably one of the most misunderstood elements of preparing for the sport. If done well, conditioning can help support speed development and repeating high-speed efforts over the course of a game and throughout the season. If done poorly, conditioning can interfere with speed development, and compromise the consistency of a player’s… Read more

3 Hockey Training Tips to Improve Skating Speed

3 Hockey Training Tips to Improve Skating Speed

More than ever, today’s game of hockey is dominated by “explosive” players. At every level it’s the fastest skaters who win races to loose pucks, and create the time and space necessary to create (or prevent) high-quality scoring opportunities. For these reasons, hockey players should seize every opportunity they can to improve their speed. Speed… 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.