USA Hockey Body-Checking Rule Change Proposal

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10 Myths About the American Development Model

I realize any change—good, bad or indifferent—is still a change and can be difficult for people to accept. So I started to collect a few of the negative comments I have heard about the American Development Model (ADM) with regards to cross-ice play, all in the hopes that I can dispel these myths. Read more

USA Hockey: Locker Room Alert

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

10 Ways to Celebrate Hockey Weekend Across America

hwaa_2010Hockey 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. Read more

How to Try Hockey For Free

hwaa_2010One 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. Read more

Who Oversees USA Hockey’s ADM Program?

usa_hockey_logo_postThe 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. Read more

The American Development Model – Teaching Kids Lessons for Life

usa_hockey_logo_postThe 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. Read more

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. Read more

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 and much more. Read more

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. Read more

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