Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science
Transferring Single-Leg Strength to Sport

Transferring Single-Leg Strength to Sport

Training single-leg strength in a variety of patterns is one of the keys to having strength improvements transfer to the dynamic environment of sport. This video is of a 1-Arm DB 1-Leg Lateral Slideboard Lunge, a supplementary exercise that serves two primary purposes: 1️⃣ Develop single leg strength, with control against competing lateral forces2️⃣ Develop… Read more

Curiosity, Humility, and Success

Curiosity, Humility, and Success

Great quote from my friend @dmcconnell29 in an interview he did with @fergus.connelly for the @teamsportmasterclass. The most successful people I know in the performance and rehab fields have continued to learn, grow, and evolve throughout their career. They recognize there’s always more to learn, have the curiosity to pursue new information, and the humility… Read more

3 Exercises to Improve Internal Rotation

3 Exercises to Improve Internal Rotation

Hip internal rotation has many important implications for athletic performance. ➡️ Loading through the stance phase to maximize the efficiency of push-off. ➡️ Creating power in cross-over patterns as the drive leg pushes under the body. ➡️ Improving single-leg stability by allowing the body to center over the foot/base of support. ➡️ Minimizing risk of… Read more

Training Around Injuries

Training Around Injuries

When an athlete suffers an injury, the early decisions made around their training can have a profound impact on their reconditioning timeline. Research has shown that training the opposite limb can result in up to 77% of the gained strength transferring to the untrained (injured) limb. This is a result of adaptations in the nervous… Read more

Integrated Mobility Work: Posterior Diagonal Sling

Integrated Mobility Work: Posterior Diagonal Sling

Last week I shared an integrated mobility exercise that opens up some range of motion along an anterior sling connecting the front of one hip with the opposite shoulder. This variation addresses the same concept on the opposite side of the body, now focusing on the connection between the glute and the opposite lat. This… 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.