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

Sports Performance Stuff You Should Read

Short and sweet today. I just wanted to share a list of “Sports Performance” articles I think you’ll enjoy. Check them out at the links below!

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From Endeavor

Matt Sees-Forgive Me For These Gains

Matt Sees, Performance Specialist at Endeavor Sports Performance and all around snazzy dresser, wrote a 3-part article series on off-season football training. If you’re like most people reading this, and are here primarily for hockey training information, I would STILL encourage you to read these. What Matt is describing is really just a systematic approach to designing a quality training program. He did a great job with this series and it’ll spark a lot of thought about the programs you’re using/writing for whatever sport you’re interested in.

  1. Off-Season Training for Football
  2. Off-Season Training for Football: Position-Specific Training
  3. Off-Season Training for Football: Individualizing Your Program

Sarah Sulsenti is the newest member to the Endeavor Team, and along with her many other responsibilities, will be running our new E-Fit Bootcamps. She has been an AWESOME addition to our team. She recently shared her “Why”, discussing how she became interested in the fitness industry and what keeps her motivated.  I really enjoy reading these stories because they share the background story that leads to an unwavering passion for wanting to help people. Check out Sarah’s story here: Sarah Sulsenti’s Why

If you’re interested, I shared my personal story a few weeks ago: Kevin’s Why

From Mike Robertson

This is a great post from Mike that everyone working in the fitness industry should read. If you’re an intern or young coach, the recommendations in this article should lay the foundation for your coaching style; if you’re an experienced coach, this should be a great reminder. Check it out here: Do’s and Don’ts of Coaching

From Maria Mountain

Maria is basically the only coach writing about “hockey-specific” training information that I read regularly. She’s not only very bright, but she actually coaches, so the “good in theory, bad in practice” ideas don’t make it on to her site. She has a particular interest in training goalies, a largely under-served and over-looked population. This is a very quick read on goalie-specific exercises, but has a few important messages: The Truth About Goalie-Specific Exercises

From USA Hockey

USA vs. Canada

Emotions were riding high on Friday afternoon in anticipation of the U-18 Women’s World Championship

Our U-18 girls won the U-18 Women’s World Championships with a 3-2 overtime win over Canada on Friday. The team went 5-0, and outscored their opponents 23-3 during the tournament. I’m very proud of this group. Check out the recap of the Gold Medal Game vs. Canada here: U.S. Wins Gold with 3-2 Win vs. Canada

From Hockey Strength Podcast

Brian Sipotz has been doing a great job with the Hockey Strength Podcast. Last week I knocked out ~10 episodes while I was getting some office work done. If you train hockey players, this is a great free resource where you can hear from many of the top coaches across college, professional, and private settings. Check it out here: Hockey Strength Podcast


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Kevin Neeld

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“Kevin Neeld is one of the top 5-6 strength and conditioning coaches in the ice hockey world.”
– Mike Boyle, Head S&C Coach, US Women’s Olympic Team

“…if you want to be the best, Kevin is the one you have to train with”
– Brijesh Patel, Head S&C Coach, Quinnipiac University

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.