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

Podcast: Speed training, transitioning to the NHL, and more!

Last week I was a guest on the Strength Coach Podcast with Anthony Renna. During our conversation, we talked about:

  • Speed training misconceptions
  • Key differences between running speed and skating speed
  • The importance of transitional speed work (not just running straight)
  • Strategies to monitor rest to maximize speed development, on and off the ice
  • Transitioning from the private sector to the NHL, then from an Assistant to a Head role
  • A behind the scenes look at our new video series Optimizing Adaptation & Performance

Listen here >> Strength Coach Podcast: Boston Bruins Strength Coach Kevin Neeld- Speed on the Ice and Optimizing Adaptation

A lack of speed is one of the most common limiting factors holding back athletes in all sports.

As a result, speed training is one of the most essential elements of a training program, but still one of the most poorly understood, particularly in hockey.

Identifying the athlete’s limiting factor to speed development is important.

Exercise selection is important.

Programming appropriate rest is important.

Integrating all of these factors, among others, is essential to optimizing speed development and transfer from off-ice training to on-ice speed. We dive into all of this in the podcast!

Listen here >> Strength Coach Podcast: Boston Bruins Strength Coach Kevin Neeld- Speed on the Ice and Optimizing Adaptation

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If you want to learn more about how to use assessments to identify limiting factors in your athletes’ performance, check out our new Optimizing Adaptation & Performance video series, which is available at a huge discount until Friday!  

Click here to grab your copy and save $$$ >> Optimizing Adaptation & Performance

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.