Leadership

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The secret to getting the most out of your athletes

Today I have a guest post from my friend Andreas Wochtl. Andreas has been a great resource for me since we reconnected a few years ago, as he’s not only a dedicated student of hockey development, but he brings an interesting perspective having split his youth hockey years playing in Sweden and the US. If […]

November 24th, 2014 | Comments (1)
Let's Play Hockey

Is failure the key to success?

This morning I came across an article from Josh Levine at Let’s Play Hockey that I wanted to share with you. I’ve enjoyed reading Josh’s articles in the past, and think he hit the nail on the head with this one. It seems, in the interest of constantly pursuing “better opportunities” for their kids, parents […]

November 21st, 2014 | Comments (0)
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Making an Impact

Today I wanted to share a pretty cool story with you. Over the Summer, Emily and I bought our first house together. It was something we’d talked about doing at some point in the future, but the process from starting to look to closing happened FAST. Like 6 weeks fast. Holding each other up after […]

November 17th, 2014 | Comments (3)
Roll Your Eyes

This may be why you’re not playing…

A few years ago I had a really interesting conversation with one of our D1 hockey players at Endeavor. It was his first Summer with us so I didn’t know much about him, but the report I got was that his coaches felt he was extremely skilled, but too fat, slow, and lazy to contribute […]

November 11th, 2014 | Comments (1)
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10 Qualities of a GREAT Teammate

Over the last several weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes a successful athlete and reflecting on how good of a job we’re doing at cultivating these qualities in our athletes. Running a sports performance facility puts us in a great position to influence an athlete’s physical development, which will have a profound […]

October 27th, 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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The Intern Ascension

Last week I wrote about a special opportunity for a young coach (or two) to gain a lot of quality experience working with the full spectrum of hockey players (See: Strength and Conditioning Internship), and have since gotten a lot of interest. In fact, one position has already been filled, so there’s only one left! […]

April 16th, 2014 | Comments (3)
Endeavor

5 Things Every Youth Athlete Should Know

We’re getting hit with another storm, so we had to close Endeavor today. Unfortunately, it means I had to cancel a bunch of manual sessions with the Flyers Junior Team and none of our clients can come in. On the bright side, I was able to sit at home and watch the Olympics and now […]

February 13th, 2014 | Comments (1)

Hockey Training Tip: Give A Reputation To Live Up To

Let’s face it, every youth hockey team has a few (or…more than a few) knuckleheads that have their own agenda. Some just don’t buy into off-ice (yet); some don’t respect authority; some may suspect blood sugar fluctuations due to their even more suspect food choices; and some may have just had a bad day/week. What […]

December 22nd, 2012 | Comments (1)
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The Illusion of Invincibility

What percentage of performance is mental? I was first posed this question while taking a class at the University of Delaware on the mental aspects of peak performance. Every one of my classmates responded somewhere between 50-90%. Since that time, I’ve asked dozens of people the same question, and the responses almost invariably fall within […]

May 15th, 2012 | Comments (4)