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

Key Qualities for Training Success

Every performance coach has a unique background in terms of their education and experience, and as a result, has different preferences for how they design and coach their programs. Over the years I’ve worked with athletes that have found success (in terms of physical development) coming from a lot of different programs.

The two key qualities that dictate whether a program will “work” for an athlete, or not, are CONSISTENCY and INTENT.

Athletes that skip training sessions won’t make progress and will experience more soreness/fatigue from each training session.

Athletes that JUST show up, but don’t do things correctly or put forth their best effort won’t make progress and may have an increased risk of injury.

You need both.

A “mediocre” program done consistently with maximal effort will outperform the “best” program done sporadically or haphazardly, every time.

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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.