To all USA Hockey Local Programs: This is to alert you of a security issue regarding locker room activity involving youth hockey players that happened recently. A man in his 60s was able to enter locker rooms when players were changing and showering. He asked them questions and attempted to collect contact information. In addition, it appears this man entered other locker rooms while the players were on the ice and may have taken identification information from clothing. He claimed he was an equipment supplier agent, which was a ruse to get information from players. Police were summoned; the man was questioned, photographed and escorted out of the facility. Read more
Hockey Weekend Across America will take place this coming weekend, Jan. 29-31, 2010. The effort is aimed at celebrating the game of hockey and all involved in the sport and providing opportunities for those who haven’t played hockey to try it. The following article offers 10 great ways to celebrate the event.
One of the largest barriers to growing the game of hockey is making it cost-effective and convenient. To demonstrate how to overcome these barriers, Saturday, January 30th, of the 2010 Hockey Weekend Across America, USA Hockey will promote a nationwide free trial of hockey.
The following article outlines the team that has been put into place to spread the message about USA Hockey’s American Development model. Led by Ken Martel, the team will blanket the United States, and help hockey programs grow strong players in a healthy manner while building excitement for the game of hockey.
The following article from USA Hockey’s American Development Model discusses why hockey is so important for our players. In addition to being a great way to keep your child active, it offers so many important life lessons. These lessons define the mission and goals of American Development Model.
The following article is the third installment in a three-part ABC series outlining USA Hockey’s American Development Model. This article covers the letters S to Z. It provides input on how and why the program was developed as well as other interesting hockey facts and tips.
Do you know how many times the average 6 to 9 year old touches the puck during a game or how the NHL is getting involved with USA Hockey’s American Development model? The following article, which is part two of the ABC’s of ADM series (letters I to R), provides answers to these questions an much more.
The following article defines the mission of USA Hockey’s American Development Model (ADM) mission and answers the question “What’s wrong with where we’re going?”
The Bay County Hockey Association in Michigan has seen a boom in the number of players at the youngest levels of hockey after implementing the principles of the American Development Model and utilizing the resources of ADM regional manager Bob Mancini, who calls the association home.
The American Development Model was designed by USA Hockey to provide guidelines and continuity in youth hockey. The following article is part one in the ABC’s of the ADM and provides background on how the model was started as well as other interesting facts.