5 Tips for Breaking a Scoring Slump in Hockey

Ben LevesqueMental Game, On-Ice Skills8 Comments

5 tips for breaking a scoring slump in hockey

Ahh the annoying scoring slump—every hockey player’s worst nightmare. It sneaks up on you when you least expect it and can turn what seemed like a good start to the season into the worst scoreless streak of your career. Whether you play hockey competitively or just for fun, the ‘scoring slump’ is VERY real. If you’ve been in a scoring slump … Read More

The Secret to Winning All Your Puck Battles in Hockey

Ben LevesqueOn-Ice Skills8 Comments

puck battles

If there’s one thing I know well, it’s winning puck battles. In fact, my old coach used to call me a master puck retriever—no word of a lie. It’s because I was extremely efficient when it came to winning battles in the corners and along the boards. If there was a loose puck, I was coming out with it 9 … Read More

3-Step Process for Effective Hockey Player Development (that coaches & parents need to know)

Ben LevesqueCoaching, On-Ice Skills17 Comments

hockey player development

What makes one hockey player develop more than another? How does one player get better over time while everyone else around him seems to stay the same or gets worse? The answer is simple—effective hockey player development. On the other hand, the “How” of hockey player development—the actual process that’s most effective at developing a player’s skills over time—is a little … Read More

7 Things Coaches and Scouts Love (that you’re probably not doing)

Ben LevesqueCoaching, Mental Game, On-Ice Skills, Positioning49 Comments

7 things hockey coaches and scouts love

What you think it takes to make it to the big leagues and what it actually takes are two different things. Sure, scoring goals and making beautiful ‘tap-in-ready’ passes can make you valuable in the eyes of scouts, but it’s not the only thing they look at… They also look at the little details that no one else pays attention … Read More