Med Ball Throws are a great way to develop rotational power. As the off-season progresses we’ll move from static throws, to static throws with a partner pass, to throws with dynamic starts. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kevin Neeld, PhD (@kevinneeld) The goal here is to use momentum to increase the… Read more
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One of the many differences between goalies and forwards/defensemen in hockey is that they rely more on short, powerful pushes to move around the crease, whereas skating is characterized by longer pushes. Traditional jump training has a lot of value in improving lower body power in players at all positions, but when this work is… Read more
Speed is the most highly-coveted physical capacity in sports. Despite this, many athletes succeed without possessing elite speed. Ultimately, speed serves to help create and close space. Making fast/accurate decisions with ball/puck movement can also create space. Being in the right position can minimize the need to travel excessive distances, allow players to win races… Read more
The Alternating Crossover Run is an exercise I’ll integrate into our pre-practice prep and as a main exercise in speed development blocks. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kevin Neeld, PhD (@kevinneeld) It’s a great option to teach: 1️⃣ Hip/shoulder separation2️⃣ An aggressive push-under3️⃣ Introductory single-leg deceleration. The goal here is to… Read more
Hard to believe it’s been 3 years since Speed Training for Hockey was released. When @fitness_pollenator and I sat down to map out the book, our goal was to put together a comprehensive resource that details all of the factors that can improve a player’s speed, written specifically for youth players, parents, and coaches. We… Read more