Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science
Early Off-Season Training

Early Off-Season Training

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Integrated Mobility Work

Integrated Mobility Work

Many movements in sports rely on diagonal myofascial “slings” that create a connection between one hip and the opposite shoulder. Influencing mobility at individual joints is extremely important, but including “integrated” mobility work along these diagonal slings can address limitations that may not appear at the single-joint level. This video is of a “1/2 Kneel… Read more

Lateral Line Mobility

Lateral Line Mobility

I was fortunate to come across Thomas Myers book Anatomy Trains (@anatomytrainsofficial) early in my career (great recommendation from @michael_boyle1959), and it continues to influence how I view movement. In the book, Myers breaks down the anatomy of 7 important fascial pathways. The lateral line extends from the foot through the peroneals, IT Band, hip… Read more

Off-Ice Training Program: U-18

Off-Ice Training Program: U-18

Here’s another sample in-season off-ice training program for youth hockey players from ~15-18 years old (Bantams and Midgets). A few notes: ✅ This is Phase 2 of the in-season program, so the main exercises have been progressed to over the course of the previous few weeks. The program is designed so the whole team goes… Read more

Recovery: Breathing and the Autonomic Nervous System

Recovery: Breathing and the Autonomic Nervous System

Breathing patterns can have a significant effect on many aspects of an individual’s physical and mental performance, recovery, and overall well-being. As a result, “optimal” breathing has received a lot of attention in recent years, and there are several courses and certifications centered around teaching people how to breathe better. While teaching strategies to improve… 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.