Sep 19, 2017
USA Hockey Pacific District
Serving Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington

American Development Model

ADM - Through a Child's eye

"Great moments are born from great Opportunities."

The meaning of these words hasn’t changed since Herb Brooks used them to motivate The 1980 Miracle on Ice team. Today, we have a great opportunity to change how we play, coach and administer hockey here in the United States. This is our time to unlock the full potential that lives in every kid who laces up a pair of skates. And after researching hockey and sport and child development practices from around the globe, USA Hockey has developed a program that will provide a better future for all. All ages, all talent levels, all organizations, all of hockey. This program is the American Development Model (ADM).

The American Development Model integrates training, competition and recovery programming in relation to biological development and maturation. It offers equal opportunity for recreation and competition. It is participant/athlete centered, coach driven, and parent, official, administration, sport medicine & sport science supported.

The Pacific District and the Alaska Hockey Association support the American Development Model (ADM). In conjunction with the 2014 Pacific District Girls Tournament Michele Amidon, USA Hockey’s ADM Manager of Female Ice Hockey will be putting on a clinic for all interested coaches. The clinic will focus on age appropriate training for the 14U-19U female player.

Clinic Information

  • Clinic limited to 32 coaches, on-ice session will be with 14-19U players
  • Register online by February 22, 2014 - Sponsored by ASHA
  • Clinic Date: March 5, 2014
  • Location: Subway Sports Centre
    11111 O`Malley Centre Dr. - Anchorage, AK 99515
  • ADM PowerPoint Presentation - 5:15-6:30 p.m.
  • On-ice Session - 6:45-7:45p.m