Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science

Endeavor Sports Performance Updates

As you may have inferred from my posts over the last several months, we’ve been extremely busy at Endeavor both preparing for our impending move to a new indoor sports complex and in creating new services to better serve the athletes in the area. On that note, I wanted to formally announce two new services that you may be interested in, even if you aren’t local.

Endeavor Performance Online
We’ve spent the last year developing an online program design site that will effectively allow us to recreate the Endeavor experience at satellite locations. While it’s hard to fully replicate what we have to offer in terms of assessment, individualized program design, and coaching, the reality is that the overwhelming majority of athletes are so under-served that they just fumble around with the same inappropriate bodybuilding exercises and techniques that almost every high school student does!

The value in our new site, Endeavor Performance Online, stems from having us design a customized program based on your individual or team goals, schedule, and equipment availability. While most online training resources simply post a program and let you fend for yourself (e.g. little instruction on what to do if you don’t have equipment or don’t know how to do a certain exercise), we specifically construct the program based on YOUR equipment availability, and we have HD videos of all the exercises in the program that include coaching instructions. This provides you with all of the information you need to complete the exercise safely, which will ultimately lead to better, more consistent results.

The site allows you to enter your personal information and track all of your weights, so you or your coach can observe progress over time. And because the site is fully integrated for smartphone and tablet use, you can bring the program with you to the gym and watch the videos live while you’re there. This is the PERFECT solution for all of the prep schools that have amazing facilities, but no one designing programs for the kids, and for all of the junior hockey and NCAA Div III schools that are in the same boat.

We’ve recently wrapped up beta-testing and are preparing for a full-launch. At this time, we’re only launching the site for teams and schools. If you, or someone you know, is interested in more information about the site, they can contact me through our Endeavor site here: Contact Endeavor

Endeavor’s U-12 Athletic Development Program

I’m extremely excited to announce our new U-12 Athletic Development Program. Our U-12 Athletic Development Program is designed to create a fun, high energy environment for youth athletes to stay active and train for improved performance. Decades of research from different countries around the world has provided evidence that youth athletes are primed to develop certain athletic qualities at specific ages (see graph below). Maximizing these opportunities will not only lead to short-term performance improvements, it will also creates a larger window for the athlete to develop these qualities in the future!

The 8-12 age group (+/- a year depending on the developmental stage of the athlete) is the perfect age for athletes to make significant jumps in their coordination, speed, and endurance. Each part of our U-12 Athletic Development Program is specifically constructed to take advantage of these “sensitive periods” for the development of specific athletic qualities. In this way, the athlete is set up for both short- and long-term success!

Display of “sensitive periods” for the development of specific athletic qualities.

Through our U-12 Athletic Development Program, athletes can expect to:

  1. Improve their linear, lateral, and transitional speed and agility
  2. Improve fully body power in sport-specific patterns
  3. Improve functional strength
  4. Improve core strength and endurance in linear, rotational, and diagonal patterns
  5. Improve static and dynamic balance
  6. Improve aerobic and anaerobic endurance
  7. Reduce the risk of common sports injuries (e.g. ACL tears, groin and hip flexor strains, ankle sprains, shoulder dislocations/separations, etc.)
  8. Compete with more confidence
  9. Improve their performance
  10. Have a lot of fun!

A typical training session lasts about 60-75 minutes and consists of:

  1. 10-15 minutes dynamic warm-up
  2. 5-10 minutes of movement/coordination training
  3. 15-20 minutes of speed and agility training
  4. 10-15 minutes of power training
  5. 5-10 minutes of core training
  6. 10-15 minutes of integrated athletic activity games/competitions

The value of our training services comes in professional program design, and world-class coaching. Our coaches motivate the athletes to perform their best, teach them proper exercise technique, and educate them on proper training practices, empowering them with the skills and knowledge necessary for long-term success. Whether the athletes want to improve their speed, coordination, strength, endurance, or just a fun way to stay active, our U-12 Athletic Development training will help them reach their goals!

The U-12 Athletic Development Program includes:

  1. Comprehensive training program to improve all aspects of the athlete’s performance (speed, agility, power, strength, coordination, and endurance)
  2. Individualized coaching in a fun, high energy group environment from one of Endeavor’s highly trained staff members

Our U-12 Athletic Development Program is a cost-effective option for motivated youth athletes to improve their performance in a high-energy training environment, and have a ton of fun in the process!

Scheduling
Our Spring U-12 Athletic Development Program will run April 2nd-June 9th. We currently have open slots available at:

  1. Mon/Weds: 5:00 pm
  2. Mon/Weds: 6:30 pm
  3. Tues/Thurs: 5:00 pm
  4. Tues/Thurs: 6:30 pm
*Space in this program is limited and expected to fill up fast. Reserve your spot today!

Investment Costs

Prices are for seasonal training packages (~10 weeks). Pro-rated packages are available for athletes joining a program already in session and monthly payment plans are available for your convenience.

2X/WEEK SPRING PROGRAM: $350 Only $250!

If you’re interested in this program, call (856) 269-4148 today to reserve your spot AND get $50 off your Spring Training Program!

I’m very excited about everything we have going on at Endeavor right now (and several things we have coming up in the future that I haven’t mentioned yet!), and wanted to share them with you. Whether you’re local or fulfilling your potential from afar, we want to help you along your journey. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to shoot me an email directly.

To your success,

Kevin Neeld

P.S. If you didn’t already, don’t forget to check out this interview with Shawn Windle! Exercises for the Landmine

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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.