Leadership

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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)
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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)
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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)
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Weekend Hockey Highlights

Tomorrow I’m going to share a detailed article series on off-ice hockey training for youth hockey organizations that I wrote for Hockey Strength and Conditioning several months ago. The best hockey training resource.Before I get to that, I want to diverge from the normal hockey training content nature of this site and congratulate some of […]

April 9th, 2012 | Comments (0)

Hockey Development: The Catapult or the Wall?

I’ve been involved in the game of hockey for 20 years now. Throughout that time I’ve played the roles of diverse player, power skating and skills clinic instructor, coach, athletic development coach, and injury consultant. Within each one of these roles, I’ve worn many hats. I’ve been a forward and defenseman, a leader and a […]

February 1st, 2012 | Comments (5)

5 Ways to Get the Most from Your Athletes

Piggy-backing on last week’s post on the importance of developing great coaching skills to compliment a sound knowledge base (refer here: Become a Great COACH!), I thought I’d share 5 ways I’ve found to get the most out of our athletes. 5) Make Exercises/Instruction Specific to the Athlete In a strength and conditioning setting, there […]

July 25th, 2011 | Comments (2)

Become a Hockey Training Rockstar-Part 2

Welcome back for Part 2 of “Become a Hockey Training Rockstar.” If you missed Part 1, you can check it out here: Become a Hockey Training Rockstar-Part 1 Before I jump into the final three tips, I want to let you know that I started a new group on LinkedIn called “Hockey Training“. If you […]

June 15th, 2011 | Comments (0)