For the first time ever, hockey training specialist Kevin Neeld is revealing the exact training programs and methods he’s used to help players progress from the youth to professional levels!
Over the last 10 years, hockey has changed.The game is faster, and the players are quicker, stronger, and better conditioned than ever before.
Unfortunately, most players don’t have access to a quality hockey-specific strength and conditioning coach or facility.
You, like many players, may have to resort to borrowing old programs handed down from your friend older sibling’s former junior or college team, or searching around the internet for exercises that internet experts claim are the best for hockey players.
Even worse, you may be following the perpetual trend of high school students to use old school body building methods that have almost no application to on-ice improvements. If Monday is “Chest Day”, I’m talking to you!
I know, because I hear from S&C Coaches at these programs about how woefully unprepared most new players are. The reality is that most youth players:
In addition to being responsible for designing all of the programs for a Tier I youth organization that consistently ranks as one of the best in the country, every Summer I have a group of ~50 junior, college, and professional players that move back to the area to train.
Using specific training methods, I’ve helped players make the transition from youth to juniors, juniors to college, and juniors or college to pro.
“I’ve trained with Kevin since before my first year in the USHL. As a smaller guy, having the ability to create time and space has been crucial to my success. Kevin’s programs have helped me develop the speed and quickness I need to compete at the highest levels, and the conditioning to continue pushing the pace late in games. If you’re looking to fulfill your potential on the ice, Kevin is the guy to help you get there.”Johnny “Hockey” Gaudreau Calgary Flames, NHL 2015 NHL All-Star 2014 Hobey Baker Winner
“Kevin Neeld’s dedication to the sport of hockey is the driving force behind his success and the success of his athletes. Every aspect of his work is specialized to the individual needs of his athletes. His passion has allowed me to reach new heights I would not have been able to achieve without him, at the collegiate and professional level. My individual programs have made me into a more complete player. On the ice, I feel like I am a more balanced player. Every aspect of my game has seen improvement: speed, agility, cardio, and strength. As a smaller player, I am never outmatched physically.If you want to compete on the ice with the best, you have to train off the ice with the best. Kevin has proven himself as one of the elite trainers in the nation. You will see from Day One how detailed his work is and how committed he is to making you into a better player than you had imagined.”Jeff Buvinow Brown University, NCAA D1 Arizona Sundogs, CHL
Kevin has pushed me to accomplish goals that I didn’t think possible. My speed and explosiveness, along with the conditioning on the ice were dramatically improved after starting with Kevin. Kevin’s knowledge has helped in my training in ways I didn’t know existed when first starting with him. Along with great weight lifting programs, he includes corrective exercises to meet each individual’s needs. These go a long way in keeping us healthy and injury free during a long season.”
Training such a wide spectrum of ages and abilities has given me a unique perspective on what players at each level need to do to succeed at the next.
The players lacking in natural gifts can compete at higher levels by being better prepared physically than their competition. Training is the great equalizer.
The naturally gifted can expand the capacities of the game by adding their incredible skill sets to a more explosive and durable frame.
Over the last 5 years, I’ve worked tirelessly to develop, test, and refine an off-ice training system that produces game-changing results.
“As a former Junior A, Division I, and Pro hockey player, I’ve had my fair share of strength/nutrition coaches and I can honestly say none compare to the knowledge and care that Kevin Neeld brings to a team. Having the privilege to work beside Kevin for the past 4 years with Team Comcast, both at the U16 & U18 levels, I can truly testify that I have not come across another coach who has such an impact on athletes as Kevin.
His knowledge and expertise in strength training and nutrition are second to none. During his time with Team Comcast he has undoubtedly been a major contributor to helping our players achieving their goals of playing hockey at the next level.
He is a true professional who beyond a doubt cares about the development of young athletes and providing them with the proper foundation to take their playing career to an elite level. His constant drive to develop innovative training methods will undeniably keep his programs at the top of the training spectrum. “
Jeremy Hall Former Player: USHL, Div 1 UMass Lowell, and ECHL Head Coach Team Comcast U18 Director of Hockey Operations
Ever since my college career ended, I’ve been passionately working to help players exceed even their own expectations.
While I do write about hockey training, I’m not an internet expert. I don’t just sit behind a computer and spout untested theory. I have thousands of hours training hundreds of players at all levels. Training hockey players isn’t a hobby for me. It’s a passion. It’s my career. It… Read more…