COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Hockey is collaborating with the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association to conduct an American Development Model roadshow with multiple stops throughout metropolitan Detroit hockey associations next Monday through Wednesday (Jan. 27-29).
Designed to introduce the ADM to parents, coaches and volunteers, the roadshow will feature in-depth presentations on long-term athlete development from members of USA Hockey’s ADM staff, along with on-ice demonstrations, featuring station-based practice sessions.
"Our mission is to answer questions and inform parents about the ADM's emphasis on age-appropriate skill development," said Bob Mancini, ADM regional manager. "We're excited to have an opportunity to talk with parents in a forum like this, where we can explain the science and research behind it. We want parents to understand that the ADM is about delivering to their child what's important at their specific age group, because we want every boy and girl who joins USA Hockey to fulfill their potential."
George Atkinson, MAHA president, was instrumental in bringing the ADM roadshow to Michigan, and he expressed excitement about the event's potential impact on hockey in Michigan.
"We believe in the principles and have seen the benefits of the ADM and long-term athlete development," he said. "The roadshow presentations will help inform parents of what to expect from USA Hockey's skill-development program from mites to midgets, and how it is designed to teach young players the skills they need to have fun playing the game."
Based on thousands of hours of research, drawing from experts around the world in ice hockey, child development, sport and education, the ADM provides hockey associations nationwide a detailed blueprint for optimal athlete development. Since being introduced in 2009, the ADM has gained international recognition as a best-practice model for young athletes.
"We are fortunate to have the USA Hockey staff, whose knowledge, experience and passion is contagious, leading these presentations and we hope that having a better understanding of the ADM will help parents make the right choice when selecting a hockey program for their young players," said Atkinson.
For more information, check out www.MAHA.org and www.ADMKids.com.
|Jan. 27, 2014|
|Gross Pointe Civic Arena||Gross Pointe 6U||5:15 p.m.|
|Gross Pointe Civic Arena||Gross Pointe 10U||6:15 p.m.|
|Gross Pointe Civic Arena||Gross Pointe Girls||7:15 p.m.|
|Mt. Clemens Ice Arena||Mt. Clemens||6 p.m.|
|Troy Sports Center||Troy||5:45 p.m.|
|Jan. 28, 2014|
|Dearborn Ice Skating Center||Dearborn||6 p.m.|
|Novi Ice Arena||Novi||5:30 p.m.|
|Jan. 29, 2014|
|Garden City Ice Arena||Garden City||6 p.m.|
|Kennedy Sports Center||Trenton||7:30 p.m.|
|Monroe Multi-Sports Complex||Monroe||6 p.m.|