7 Crucial Traits of the Best Leaders in Hockey

Ben LevesqueLeadership12 Comments

leadership in hockey

There are leaders… …and then there are those who lead. You might think slapping a letter on a player’s jersey is enough to bring about leadership in hockey. Wrong. Simon Sinek states in his book titled “Start With Why” that the best leaders are those who inspire others to do great things. This is the true definition of leadership. Being a leader … 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