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Commentary: In Support of USA Hockey's ADM

09/06/2013, 2:00pm MDT
By Dave Starman

Three letters are causing quite a stir in the youth hockey community across the United States.


The American Development Model, developed by USA Hockey in conjunction with the NHL, isn’t going away. It will continue to evolve into exactly what the letters stand for, the development model for producing hockey players in the United States.

Launched officially in January 2009, it is being utilized by a majority of youth hockey organizations across the U.S. and is a way for coaches to be better and increase their ability to develop players.

The ADM is a bold initiative developed by experts across many of the fields that encompass competitive athletics. Doctors, coaches, nutritionists and many other specialists lent their expertise to the program, whose end result is the long-term athletic development of American hockey players.

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