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A typical ADM practice ‘embraces the chaos’ while allowing kids to have fun and work on their individual skills. It’s been a great ride over the last three years as USA Hockey staff...
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 14:17
In today’s version of youth sports we have a very unhealthy ratio of practice to games. In many youth hockey associations the practice-to-game ratio is 1-to-1 or 2-to-1. To me practice is the...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 16:04
USA Hockey’s Scott Paluch presents a check to George Roll on behalf of Hockey Coaches Care. There is nothing new or unique about members of the hockey community rallying to help one of their...
Friday, May 25, 2012 - 11:39
As a proponent of the American Development Model, I was disappointed last summer when my area league failed to adopt the cross- or half-ice format for Mites. Like any paradigm shift, there will be...
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 16:46
Several years ago, there was a young girl in a hockey program in Georgia, of all places, who would do “wall sits” with her teammates, close her eyes and chant with  quiet confidence...
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 17:22
  The 2010-11 season was a year of  unprecedented growth for youth hockey. For the first time ever, USA Hockey surpassed 105,000 members in the 8 & Under age category. The positive...
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 18:04
As we approach the holiday season and turn the page on the hockey calendar, we see generosity all around us. Not just our preparations for the giving of presents, but the gift of hockey that parents...
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 17:06
The U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy have proud hockey traditions that date back many years.   When asked to define the everyday life and lifestyle of an Air Force Academy...
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 16:23
Anyone familiar with American Development knows that we spend a considerable amount of time promoting the merits of small area games. As we embark on a new season, we will continue to encourage...
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:06
As the American Development Model enters its third season, it’s important to reflect on where we started so we can better understand where we are going. Many people are under the impression...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 14:13
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