We at the Marshfield Youth Hockey Association teach our players the game of hockey using the guiding principles set out by USA Hockey and the American Development Model (ADM). This involves a cross-ice, station based approach to our practices consisting of small area games, focusing on the ABC's of hockey (Agility, Balance, and Coordination).
We encourage all parents to download and read through the USA Hockey Parent Handbook. This handbook contains lots of valuable information for parents and gives you insight into what we are doing out on the ice and why.
About USA Hockey
USA Hockey provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, even Olympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport.
USA Hockey’s primary emphasis is on the support and development of grassroots hockey programs. Its cutting-edge American Development Model (ADM), which was launched in January 2009, provides associations nationwide with a blueprint for age-appropriate athlete development. Always a leader in safety, USA Hockey furthered the enhancement of those efforts by advancing the USA Hockey Safe Sport Program in June 2012.
American Development Model (ADM)
The American Development Model (ADM) is a nationwide initiative that provides local associations across the country with a blueprint for optimal athlete development that focuses on age-appropriate training utilizing long-term athlete development principles.
Recommendations have come from experts in ice hockey, child development, physical education and cognitive and emotional development. The ADM is about designing, implementing and committing to continual improvement of a world leading, age-appropriate training and competition model for kids. The ADM is about raising the bar for our players, coaches and administrators. We want our young players exposed to world class coaching at every level.
Read more about the ADM at the ADM Kids website.