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Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology (McGill University)
Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology (University of Manitoba)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) – National Strength and Conditioning Association
Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) – National Academy of Sports Medicine
Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) – National Academy of Sports Medicine
Trained Multi-Sport Development Coach Facilitator by Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)
Neal has been with Sport Manitoba Performance since 2012 and oversees the performance & athlete development services delivered by our performance centre. Outside of the centre, Neal teaches courses within the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Kinesiology, and for the Coaching Association of Canada as part of their National Coaching Certification Program. He continues to be engaged in the sport community as an on-ice official for the Western Hockey League and American Hockey League working several games per month.
Before his time at Sport Manitoba, Neal was drafted in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 2005 WHL Bantam Draft, and went on to play five seasons in the Western Hockey League. He attended the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets’ training camp before suffering a broken femur during the 2010 WHL Playoffs. Post junior, he utilized his Western Hockey League scholarship to obtain his Masters Degree, playing two seasons in U-Sport with the McGill Redmen, and one season in Australia for the Canberra Brave.
Neal works with players and coaches at the provincial, university and professional level. He has published multiple articles and has been featured as a guest speaker at a variety of conferences and professional development seminars.
If you want to improve your athletic performance or have questions regarding services offered by Sport Manitoba Performance, contact Neal by email or phone at 204-925-5680.
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