The ABC’s of USA Hockey’s ADM – Part 3

usa_hockey_logo_postThe 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.

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The ABC’s of ADM Part 2

usa_hockey_logo_postDo 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.

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What is the Mission of USA Hockey’s American Development Model?

USA_Hockey_Logo_PostThe 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?”

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ADM Program Spurs Growth

USA_Hockey_Logo_PostThe 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.

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USA Hockey Presents the ABC’s of the American Development Model Part 1

usa_hockey_logo_postThe 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.

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USA Hockey Introduces 2 & 2 Growth Challenge

usa_hockey_logo_post2The idea of growing hockey on the local level can be daunting. Youth association growth by big numbers happens with small steps.

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Important: USA Hockey Announcement About H1N1 (Swine Flu) Virus

usa_hockey_logo_post1Below is an important announcement from USA Hockey about the H1N1 (Swine Flu) virus. Please read and then pass on to other team parents and volunteers:

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USA Hockey Helps Squirt Players to Learn to Train

usa_hockey_logo_post1Keeping players ages 8 to 12 motivated to train can be a daunting task for even the most motivational parents and coaches. Additionally, the stress of regular training can be very taxing on growing bodies. Because of this, as part of their American Development Model, USA Hockey has created the Learn to Train program for this age group. The program creates guidelines and outlines special considerations to ensure that young players not only have fun while training, but are also doing so in a safe manner.

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USA Hockey Puts Fun Into Hockey for Young Players

usa_hockey_logo_postAny parent can tell you that in order to keep children ages 6 to 9 engaged, it is important that an activity include an element of “fun.” Using that as a basis, USA Hockey has come up with several steps to ensure that young hockey players are having fun while learning the game of hockey. The following article outlines USA Hockey’s FUNdamentals program, which provides a guideline for hockey programs to more effectively reach and teach young players.

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USA Hockey Introduces American Development Model

usa-hockey-logo-postThe American Development Model (ADM) provides age-appropriate guidelines and curriculum to hockey associations across America to help more kids play, love and excel in hockey.

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