Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science
Key Qualities for Training Success

Key Qualities for Training Success

Every performance coach has a unique background in terms of their education and experience, and as a result, has different preferences for how they design and coach their programs. Over the years I’ve worked with athletes that have found success (in terms of physical development) coming from a lot of different programs. The two key… Read more

Individualizing Upper Body Exercises

Individualizing Upper Body Exercises

@timlebbossiere shares an important consideration on how to individualize upper body exercise seleciton based on t-spine presentation: From Tim: An easy way to individualize your program can be changing upper body exercise selection based on the thoracic spine. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kevin Neeld, PhD (@kevinneeld) GENERALLY you can classify… Read more

Bear Position Alt. Shoulder Taps

Bear Position Alt. Shoulder Taps

Bear crawl variations provide a great opportunity to integrate core strength with shoulder stability work. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kevin Neeld, PhD (@kevinneeld) A few coaching cues on this exercise: ✅ Slightly tuck the tail bone under✅ Stay long through the spine as you push your chest away from the… Read more

Lateral Kneeling Adductor with T-Spine Rotation

Lateral Kneeling Adductor with T-Spine Rotation

This is a variation of the Lateral Kneeling Adductor with Reach Under exercise I posted a couple weeks back that emphasizes opening up away from the extended leg. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kevin Neeld, PhD (@kevinneeld) Typically performed for 1-2 sets of 6-8 reps, or 2-3 sets of 5 breaths… 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.