Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science
My Hips Don’t Lie

My Hips Don’t Lie

Yup-worst title ever, but it got you this far… In light of discussing hockey and soccer related groin pain for the last couple weeks, I thought I’d give a personal example that will help illustrate how some of the things we’ve talked about come together.  I’ve had off and on knee and hip problems on… Read more

Hip and Core Strength Prevent Groin Pain

Hip and Core Strength Prevent Groin Pain

An overly bold statement? Not in light of experimental and “in the trenches” experience.  Research has shown that adductor (groin) strains result from a strength imbalance between the hip adductors and hip abductors (or the muscles that pull the leg toward the midline vs those that pull it away from the midline).  There is also… Read more

NEVER Forget This!

NEVER Forget This!

Several years ago, Mike Boyle introduced me to this concept.  From time to time I get so caught up in my work that I forget to make time for anything else.  Rereading this often helps me remember those things that are truly important in life.  Hopefully it’ll do the same for you. Big Rocks “When… Read more

Functional Hockey Isometric Training

Functional Hockey Isometric Training

Isometrics (producing muscular force without a change in total muscle length…think of pushing against a wall) are probably one of the most effective, and under-utilized forms of training.  Other than wall sits (which is a stupid exercise in my opinion), many hockey players never use isometric training at all. I love isometrics.   I think they’re great… Read more

The Secret to Rapid Fat Loss

The Secret to Rapid Fat Loss

Despite my background and involvement in ice hockey, I get more questions on a daily basis about fat loss than any other topic. Should I lift weights? How much cardio should I do? What supplements do you recommend? How do you find time to prepare healthy meals all the time? To which I respond:  Yes…. 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.