Speed Training for Hockey
Your step-by-step blueprint to developing game-changing speed, quickness, and stamina
Attention hockey players, parents, and coaches:
Now more than ever before, the game of hockey is dominated by explosive speed.
At every level, it’s the fastest players who win races to loose pucks, create the time and space needed to get quality shots off, and ultimately create the most opportunities. In a game where a fraction of a second can mean the difference between winning and losing, speed separates the elite players from the average ones.
Clearly, hockey players must seize every opportunity to improve their speed. The trouble is, there’s a widespread misunderstanding of how to best train for speed.
Much of the available information on speed training for hockey is either outdated, overly scientific, impractical, or flat out ineffective.
Many players continue to spend valuable training time on “quick feet” drills with cones and ladders, as well as other speed drills they typically lift from a track and field or football training program.
This so-called “speed work” is often supplemented with old school bodybuilding or powerlifting routines in the weight room, or worse, no strength training at all.
Unfortunately, these common off-ice training practices have little bearing on skating and on-ice performance. Skating is a unique motion that has several very notable differences compared to running. Understanding these differences, as well as considering the impact of the rapid accelerations, decelerations, and direction changes required in hockey are all incredibly important when designing a training program that will transfer to on-ice improvements.
In addition to the lack of awareness regarding hockey-specific speed training, many players will also perform their speed work in a way that actually makes them slower.
Speed development requires a specific amount of intensity to make a change. If this intensity cannot be maintained for any reason (e.g. insufficient rest between reps, poor recovery between days, etc.) the training becomes “conditioning” at best, and useless stress at worst. In either case, the player exerts a lot of energy, but doesn’t get faster, and may expose themselves to an increased risk of injury in the process.
Playing hockey today requires a significant and constantly growing time commitment. Players have more games and travel than ever before, and more “competing demands” for training time. With this in mind, it is essential that players make the best use of their limited training time by following a training program that cuts out the fluff, and only includes proven, effective methods.
This is exactly why I wrote Speed Training for Hockey.
Now you can have exclusive access to the training programs and information that have helped hundreds of athletes at every level develop game-changing hockey speed.
Before exploring Speed Training for Hockey, let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Kevin Neeld, and I’m currently the Head Performance Coach for the Boston Bruins. Prior to joining the Bruins, I worked for the San Jose Sharks for 2 years, after spending 7 years running a private sports training facility and 5 years as a Strength and Conditioning Coach with the US Women’s Olympic Hockey Team. Ever since my college playing career ended in 2007, I’ve been tirelessly researching the most effective speed training methods for hockey players. Over the last decade, I’ve worked with hundreds of hockey players at every level, from peewees to the pros, testing and applying these methods to see which deliver the best results.
Speed Training for Hockey is the synthesis of everything I know about speed development for hockey players. I firmly believe that the training programs contained in this book are the most effective methods in existence for developing world-class hockey speed.
But don’t take my word for it.
Here’s what other top strength coaches have to say about my methods:
What is the Speed Training for Hockey system?
Speed Training for Hockey is a comprehensive, 12-week off-season training program that’s specifically designed to help you reach your genetic speed potential – no matter your age or current skill level.
Every athlete can benefit from getting faster. After all, there’s no such thing as “too much speed.”
Unlike other training programs that are borrowed from unrelated sports and training pursuits, Speed Training for Hockey is designed specifically for the unique demands of hockey.
Every aspect of the program – from the dynamic warm-up, to the speed and power drills, strength training, conditioning, and cool-down – is tailored not only to maximize on-ice performance, but also to maximize durability and minimize risk to unnecessary injuries.
In keeping with the principles of long-term athletic development, the training programs are designed for specific age groups to target the major hurdles players at different ages face in maximizing their neurological, skeletal, muscular, and hormonal development.
In addition to the programs included in Speed Training For Hockey, the book also addresses many of the myths surrounding speed training, strength development, and conditioning, and explains the science and research underlying every method I propose.
I know reading (or listening to others explain) research can get pretty stale, quickly, so I’ve made an effort to minimize scientific jargon, and explain these powerful concepts in language that any player, parent, or coach can understand.
With Speed Training for Hockey, you’ll not just know “what” you need to do to train effectively to maximize on-ice speed, you’ll also understand the “why” behind all of the training methods.
|Here’s what you get with Speed Training for Hockey:|
- Comprehensive hockey-specific off-season training programs for U-14, U-18, and 18 & over players totaling 36 weeks of programming, all designed with the specific purpose of increasing on-ice speed.
- An extensive exercise video database demonstrating proper technique for every exercise and drill included in the program, so you know how to execute the program exactly how you would if I was your personal coach.
- A systematic 20-item performance testing battery, which enables you to identify individual strengths and weaknesses and track training progress over time.
- A user-friendly text that describes all of the factors that influence speed development, so you can understand exactly why the methods work.
In Speed Training for Hockey, you’ll learn how to…
- Improve your speed, acceleration, and repeated-sprint ability, using proven off-ice training methods and on-ice techniques.
- Reach your genetic speed potential by avoiding the biggest mistakes players makes with long-term athletic development.
- Create a comprehensive performance profile to identify strengths and weakness and track progress over time.
- Maximize the safety and effectiveness of every exercise and drill included in the program.
- Simplify nutrition and recovery in order to train hard without risking overtraining.
- Modify or replace exercises based on the equipment you have available so you never have to miss a rep or skip an exercise.
Get Speed Training for Hockey now!
- Speed Training for Hockey Book
This book lays out everything you need to be successful, including the rationale for all of the training strategies implemented in the program, cues on how to perform exercises with perfect technique, a guide to administering an in-depth performance test, and answers to your most frequently asked questions.
Total Value: $99.95
- Speed Training for Hockey Training Programs
Three months’ worth of comprehensive, progressive, age-specific training programs crafted specifically to improve your speed on the ice. The programs are laid out with systematic weekly progressions that will set you up for improved speed every session. Off-season warm-up and cool-down programs are included to improve mobility and movement quality, which in turn increases stride length and improves your ability to maintain a deep skating position.
Total Value: $899.85 ($299.95 per age group)
- Speed Training for Hockey Video Database
A total of 218 high-quality videos demonstrating perfect technique for every exercise included in the program. To facilitate easy access, all of the exercises in the training programs are hyperlinked to their corresponding videos in a PDF document that accompanies the book.
Total Value: $199.95
Total Value of Speed Training For Hockey: $1199.75
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If after 60 days you aren’t completely satisfied with this program, simply let me know and I’ll refund 100% of your purchase, no questions asked.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is this a one-time purchase, or do I have to pay a recurring fee?
This is a one-time purchase. When you buy Speed Training for Hockey, you get the book, training programs, and the video database so you can download all of them and refer to them again and again.
Is Speed Training for Hockey geared toward a specific age group?
Yes – three of them, actually: U-14, U-18, and 18 & over. There is no upper age limit. However, I do recommend waiting until athletes are at least 12 years old to begin following the structured training program in this book. That said, parents of athletes younger than 12 can certainly get a head start on understanding long-term athletic development and proper training methods by reading this book.
I have femoroacetabular impingement. Can I follow the training programs in Speed Training for Hockey?
Absolutely. Because FAI is incredibly common in hockey players, large sections of the book are devoted to ways to identify and train around it.
Do the information and training programs contained in Speed Training for Hockey apply to goalies?
Yes. In general, speed training for goalies is very similar to speed training for players. The primary differences are outlined in the book.
What if I don’t have all of the equipment I need?
The book includes an extensive list of exercise modifications and replacements based on the equipment you do have so that you never have to skip a rep.
Can this training program be used during the season in addition to in the off-season?
I don’t recommend it. Due to the stresses of the competitive season, in-season off-ice training requires different focuses from off-season training.