Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science
Building A Base

Building A Base

We often hear about the importance of building an aerobic base early in the off-season to help establish an ability to better tolerate higher training volumes moving forward. The reality is that the characteristics of the “base” should be specific to the athlete AND to future training phases.For example, the “aerobic” base for a marathon… Read more

Hip Injuries in Hockey

Hip Injuries in Hockey

A 2013 study from Philippon et al. found that over 1/3 of 10-12 year old hockey players have a structural change in their hips that limits hip flexion range of motion. Roughly 1/2 have hip labral tears. In players aged ~16-19, nearly all players had both diagnosable hip impingement AND hip labral tears. There are… Read more

Multi-Planar Approach to Ankle Mobility

Multi-Planar Approach to Ankle Mobility

Great post on taking a broader view on ankle mobility from @timlebbossiere. Give these a shot, and feel free to post any comments/questions below. If you found this helpful, please share/re-post it so others can benefit. From TIm: One of the things I’ve strived to get better at over the years is finding meaningful ways… Read more

Alternating MiniBand Elvis

Alternating MiniBand Elvis

The Alternating MiniBand Elvis is another exercise we integrate into our prep work. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kevin Neeld, PhD (@kevinneeld) There are a couple things this exercise can help accomplish: 1️⃣ Help athletes learn to dissociate between hip and lumbar range of motion. Keeping the pelvis stable while moving… Read more

Aerobic Training to Support Repeat Sprint Ability

Aerobic Training to Support Repeat Sprint Ability

Over the last 10 years, there’s been a wide-spread emphasis on “high intensity interval training” to improve conditioning in team sport athletes. Recently, there’s been more attention paid to the importance of repeat sprint ability (i.e. clustered maximum efforts with incomplete rest before longer periods of lower intensity activity or complete rest), either as the… Read more

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.