Bio

Kevin Neeld is 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 a private sports performance facility in New Jersey for 7 years, working with pro, college, junior and elite level youth hockey players. He also served as a strength and conditioning coach with the U.S. Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team for 5 years.

Neeld is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Performance and Sport Scientist (CPSS), and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC*D) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He serves on the executive council of the Strength and Conditioning Association of Professional Hockey (SCAPH), and the NSCA’s Ice Hockey Special Interest Group, and is a founding board member of Metabolic Elite. Neeld earned his PhD in human and sport performance from Rocky Mountain University, where his research focused on the relationship between workload and performance in elite hockey. Neeld has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, has authored 2 books Ultimate Hockey Training and Speed Training for Hockey. He has been an invited guest speaker at events hosted by the National Hockey League (NHL), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and USA Hockey.

Kevin has an unwavering passion for helping hockey players fulfill their potential. He recognizes the huge impact that quality training programs and coaching can have on a player’s career. In order to help hockey players of all ages and levels succeed, Kevin has developed a number of high quality resources, which you can learn more about here: Products

“In my mind Kevin Neeld is one of the top 5-6 strength and conditioning coaches in the ice hockey world. It’s not often I turn to younger coaches for advice but, Kevin is a guy I count on to be on top of all the latest info and, to use it with his athletes.”

– Michael Boyle
Owner, Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey Team
Strength and Conditioning Consultant, Boston Red Sox