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USPHL Flyers HR Testing

An Inside Look at our Junior Hockey Training Program

Last year, during my first season as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Philadelphia Flyers Junior Team, the team’s media guy asked me to do an interview providing an inside look at what the off-ice development program looked like. I was excited to do the interview because I think the team has a unique […]

October 1st, 2014 | Comments (0)
Ruxin in the Man Cave

Back On Track

The last few months have been busier than ever. We had an AWESOME off-season, which started with watching two of our former athletes in Nick Cruice and Charlie Vasaturo win the NCAA National Championship with Union, then Johnny Gaudreau won the Hobey Baker, then Emily and I went out to Pittsburgh for Eric Tangradi’s wedding, […]

September 29th, 2014 | Comments (0)

Progressing in the Strength and Conditioning Field

I recently got the below email from a student inquiring about my path in the S&C field. I get questions like this fairly frequently, so I thought it would be helpful to pass this along to any current students or new S&C professionals that are reading this. “My name is Aaron and I have used […]

July 15th, 2014 | Comments (1)
Meghan Duggan

Team USA Captain Meghan Duggan on TED

I came across this video of Team USA Captain Meghan Duggan giving a TED Talk. Great message from one of the most inspirational leaders I’ve ever had an opportunity to work with. People Matter To your success, Kevin Neeld HockeyTransformation.com OptimizingMovement.com UltimateHockeyTraining.com P.S. If you want to take the guess work out of your off-season […]

July 10th, 2014 | Comments (0)
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College Hockey & NHL Draft

Last weekend I had an opportunity to go to the NHL draft, which was an awesome experience. Anthony DeAngelo, who I’ve worked with for the last several off-seasons ended up being drafted 19th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightening. Ant has worked exceptionally hard over the Summer as long as I’ve known him and is […]

July 8th, 2014 | Comments (0)
Slideboard Training

Slideboard Intervals for Increased Skating Power

Last week was an exciting week for Emily and I as we bought our first home. We’ve bounced around from Baltimore to center city Philadelphia to Collingswood, NJ over the last 6 years, and finally decided to “settle down” and get a place in Cherry Hill. As always, the Endeavor Crew and my friend Shane […]

July 7th, 2014 | Comments (5)
Examine Supplement Guides

What supplement should I take for…

If you’re like me, and almost every client I’ve ever worked with, you’ve asked the “what supplement should I take for…” at least once throughout your playing or training career. Unfortunately, this question has become harder and harder for most people to figure out on their own because there is SO much misinformation out there. […]

June 24th, 2014 | Comments (0)
Angus Certified

Ultimate Hockey Transformation Interview

With the release of my new Ultimate Hockey Transformation system, Jeff Angus asked to do a quick interview for his site, which he posted early last week. Read the interview here >> Ultimate Hockey Transformation: Improve Your Game off the Ice The interview dives into: What the Ultimate Hockey Transformation package includes The real keys […]

June 22nd, 2014 | Comments (0)
Hockey Power Testing-Lateral Bound

Testing Power in Team Sport Athletes

Testing is an important part of the training process. Not only does it help coaches profile the athlete, and therefore make decisions about which areas require more attention from a training perspective, but it also provides a mechanism to track progress over time. In a previous post, which followed all of the controversy surrounding one […]

June 19th, 2014 | Comments (7)
Sam Bennett

Ultimate Pull-Up Transformation

If you’ve missed the news, there’s been a lot of talk about how Sam Bennett, the top ranked prospect in the upcoming NHL Draft, failed to do a single pull-up. Photo from Getty Images While I think it’s easy to point out the negatives of the situation, there are two really quick points that are […]

June 4th, 2014 | Comments (2)