Devan McConnell is the head of hockey performance at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. In this role, he is responsible for the oversight and development of all aspects of physical development for the ice hockey team. Devan earned his Bachelor of Science at Fitchburg State University, specifically in Exercise & Sport Science and Clinical Exercise Physiology. He acquired his Master of Science in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the California University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Groton, Massachusetts, with his wife, Erica, and his two kids, Finnegan and Dublin. Justin Roethlingshoefer is the strength and performance coach for the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League. He supervises the club’s strength and conditioning program for all players. Justin has a Bachelor of Science in Movement Science from Westfield State University and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Louisville and is a certified strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He founded The Hockey Summit, an all-inclusive training camp for professional hockey players utilizing the same techniques in this book.
Intent: A Practical Approach to Applied Sport Science for Athletic Development, by Justin Roethlingshoefer and Devan McConnell, takes you inside the world of two strength and conditioning coaches and how they continue to develop a holistic approach to sport science to work with their players to help them achieve their optimum levels of strength, power, and speed.