Each sport has it’s own unique considerations when it comes to performance enhancement and injury management. Ice hockey is one of the more unique sports, as skating is a lot different than the demands of field or court sports!
On this episode, I’m joined by Kevin Neeld, the Head Performance Coach for the Boston Bruins, and one of the leading strength coaches when it comes to working with hockey players. We’re going to talk about the role of a strength coach in the NHL and some of the unique considerations when working with hockey players.
Kevin Neeld is 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 a private sports performance facility in New Jersey for 7 years. He also served as a strength and conditioning coach with the U.S. Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Team for 5 years.