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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the American Development Model?
In a nutshell, the American Development Model (ADM) uses long-term athlete development (LTAD) principles as a basis to provide an age-appropriate development structure for associations throughout the country to utilize. It is based on sport science and consensus child development research. A new High Performance Club (HPC) program is part of the overall American Development Model.
Enjoyment and recreational benefits were chief among USA Hockey's Board of Directors' motivations for recently issuing new youth hockey guidelines. Registered teams play in the classifications of 8-and-Under (Mite), 10-and-Under (Squirt), 12-and-Under (Pee Wee), 14-and-Under (Bantam), 16-and-Under (Midget) and 18-and-Under (Midget), and USA Hockey's Youth Council wants to emphasize these benefits.
Other than USA Hockey inadvertently showing a picture of a Boston College Eagle as they announced his name, Monday went exactly as Ottawa 67’s winger Shane Prince hoped and planned.
Top 10 Reasons to Play Youth Hockey
- Hockey develops great athletes. Physical development, coordination and agility - hockey builds athletic skills that are transferable and beneficial to a number of other sports.
- Everybody plays. Teams exist for all skill levels. During most games a player sees action for at least 1/3 of the game on a consistently rotating basis.
- Hockey is a great value. The hockey season is over five months long - an hour of ice time will average to be less than $10 a player. At lower age levels equipment rental programs are readily available. And ice arena concession stands are a real bargain!
Our annual Girls Hockey Show updating the current state of girls hockey as well as where it’s headed moving forward
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