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

My Favorite Training Resource

On Monday I got a nice present in the mail.

My mentor, colleague, and friend Chris Boyko (Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at UMass Amherst) mailed me back my Building the Efficient Athlete DVD set by Eric Cressey and Mike Robertson.

It was like Christmas morning when I opened that. It’s still by far my favorite training resource ever.

Every time I recommend that someone get it, I get the same response: “I’d really like to get it; it’s just so expensive!”.

I’ll save you the mystery; it’s a $200 investment.

It’s certainly not cheap…but it shouldn’t be.

My college tuition and associated expenses were over $150,000 in my combined 6 years of collegiate studies (4 years as an undergraduate at University of Delaware and 2 in grad school at UMass Amherst).


And both of those schools have relatively reasonable tuitions (not $50,000+ a year like some).

Having invested $150,000 and thousands of hours in my education, I can’t help but laugh when people say $200 is a lot.

I learned more practical, instantly usable information in Eric and Mike’s 8-DVD set (that I watched in one day) than I did in all my years at college.

I wouldn’t recommend dropping out of school (at least not yet-I’ll spare my “college education is the biggest rip-off out there” rant for another day), but you’d have to be foolish not to invest in Building the Efficient Athlete.

-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.