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, then Anthony DeAngelo was drafted in the 1st round by Tampa, while Dwyer Tschantz became the first Delaware native EVER drafted. This in addition to countless other athletes pushing their physical development over the Summer in preparation for a great season.

The kid looks good!
On a personal note, I had an opportunity to speak at the NSCA’s Training for Hockey Clinic in Colorado Springs in June, which was an awesome experience, both as a speaker and an attendee. I had intended to try to get back to more writing after my last post (in mid July), but got caught up writing programs for our off-season guys and preparing for the STX Hockey Combine in Chicago at the beginning of August. I’m not a big “combine” guy, but the camp was put together really well and allowed an unbelievable opportunity for the 68 ’00 birth years invited to learn from a diverse range of on- and off-ice coaches. I even got to catch up Brian St. Pierre who, despite us collaborating on Ultimate Hockey Training and Ultimate Hockey Transformation, I haven’t actually seen since I interned at Cressey Performance back in ’08!.

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The Nutrition Manual Brian wrote for my Ultimate Hockey Transformation program is the best applied hockey nutrition and recovery resource I’ve ever come across.

After I got home from Chicago, I was home for a week, then went out to Lake Placid->Calgary with the US Women’s National Team, came home for three days and went to a wedding in Maine, then out to the west coast again (two red eye flights from CA in 8 days was BRUTAL), then home for a few days before going back up to Maine for another US Women’s team camp.

Somewhere between California and Maine 2, Emily and I also bought a dog…just to keep things interesting.

Ruxin Sleeping

Sleeping…with a destroyed toy in his mouth

Ruxin in the Man Cave

Ruxin, watching his first football game in the recently renovated “Man Cave” (e.g. my garage).

Finally, after all of the traveling, Endeavor went through a pretty significant restructuring largely in preparation for a few really exciting developments that I should be able to share more information about in the coming months.

While it’s been another several months of me trying to push the outer limits of how much I can get done in any 24-hour period, I finally feel like things are settling back into a more regular routine and I’ll be able to get back to writing.

I say all that to say I appreciate you sticking with me through the busy times and that I’m excited to get back to putting together some good information for you. One of my goals for the next year is to have more guest contributions from other professionals across the sports spectrum. I’m pumped about some of the guests I already have lined up, but if you have suggestions on people you’d like to hear from and/or would like to submit a contribution yourself, just drop me a note in the comments section below and we’ll figure it out.

In short, I’m looking forward to getting back on track!

To your success,

Kevin Neeld

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