Kevin Neeld — Hockey Training, Sports Performance, & Sports Science

Diagnosing Limiting Factors to Speed Development

Last week, my friend Tony Gentilcore published an article I wrote on the importance of identifying the limiting factors to speed development in ice hockey players.

Click here to read: Diagnosing Limiting Factors to Speed Development

The article discusses the 4 major physical qualities that influence speed development, and also shares several of the exact tests I’ve used in the past to help identify whether a player needs to emphasize a specific quality in their training.

As I’ve mentioned in the past, I think one of the biggest mistakes made in sport preparation is overlooking individual needs.

Simply, individuals respond to the same training stimulus differently.

As a result, having a diagnostic system to identify areas of particular need, and monitor the effectiveness of any training program is essential. This article outlines several strategies that apply directly to speed training for hockey.

Click here to read: Diagnosing Limiting Factors to Speed Development

Feel free to post any questions you have in the comments section below.

To your success,

Kevin Neeld

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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.