Recorded Webinar – Recorded on 27 Jun 2023

NHL, Recovery, and a Mountain of Data – Training Insights with Minnesota Wild’s Matt Harder

Hosted by Matt Harder

Hosted by John Lally

John Lally

Learn how Minnesota Wild aims to maintain optimal performance all season long.

The NHL season is a marathon, not a sprint, and with each team playing 82 games in a regular season, one of the biggest challenges for coaches and players is knowing how to maintain a high performance all season long.

In this Firstbeat webinar, special guest Matt Harder, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Minnesota Wild, will join us live to discuss how he uses Firstbeat Sports to help manage training load during the NHL season in order to maintain optimal performance, avoid injuries, and support long-term player development.

During the webinar, Matt will also take a deep dive into how he organizes the Firstbeat data, how he is able to successfully communicate and deliver this information to coaches and players, and why this is so important to the team’s success.

Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to gain insights into the world of the NHL and gain exclusive access to the inner workings of an elite hockey team.

This free-to-attend event is valuable for any coaches interested in leveraging physiological data to optimize performance and drive success!

Registration is closed.


Matt Harder Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Minnesota Wild

Matt Harder spent the past season as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Minnesota Wild. Harder joined Minnesota after spending the previous season as the Strength and Conditioning coach for the Iowa Wild. The International Falls, Minn., native served as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach/Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Arizona Coyotes in 2020-21.

Before joining the Coyotes, he was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Tucson Roadrunners (AHL) for four seasons (2016-20). Harder served as Head Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Manchester Monarchs (ECHL) in 2015-16. He attended the University of North Dakota and graduated with a bachelor’s in Athletic Training and Exercise Science in 2013 and a master’s in Kinesiology in 2015.

Harder is a certified athletic trainer and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Matt lives in Lakeville, MN
with his wife, Brittany. They have a son, Niall, a daughter, Anna, and two dogs, Nash and Rango.

John Lally

John Lally Founder and CEO Pivot Sports, Firstbeat Distributor North America

John is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley where he completed his Economics honors thesis and competed in track and field and frosh rowing. He founded Pivot Sports Global in 2011 and has worked with elite teams in sports ranging from basketball and rowing to football and ice hockey to help optimize performance.

A man of many talents and interests, John is an analyst, philosopher, debater, health and fitness practitioner, javelin thrower, and heart rate trainer.

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