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.
The idea of growing hockey on the local level can be daunting. Youth association growth by big numbers happens with small steps.
Below 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:
Keeping 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.
Any 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.
The 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.