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ADM Roadshow Heads to Michigan

By USAHockey.com, 01/22/14, 8:15AM MST

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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.

Michigan ADM Roadshow Schedule

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.

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By USA Hockey 01/07/2022, 6:15am MST

This week’s features: Team officials...Suspensions...Goalkeepers changing positions...and more.

QUESTIONIf a game misconduct penalty is called during a single-elimination tournament and the penalized team advances to the next round, when should the one game suspension be imposed (the suspension should or should not be imposed during the next game of the tournament)?

ANSWER: If a player is assessed a game misconduct during a tournament, and the “next scheduled game” for that team is the “next round” game that they qualify for during the tournament, then that player must serve his/her suspension during the next game of the tournament. The “spirit and intent” of the game misconduct suspension rule is a team may not schedule a “placebo game” mid-schedule to allow a player to serve a suspension to avoid having to suspend him during the next “actual” game on the schedule.

 

QUESTIONCan managers be on the bench during games?

ANSWERRule 201.b in the USA Hockey Playing Rules states:

“A team may have up to four Team Officials on the players’ bench. Only players in uniform and properly rostered Team Officials may occupy the players’ bench.”

Therefore, a Team Manager may occupy the team bench as long as they are a registered member of USA Hockey, and they do count toward the total allowed team officials.

 

QUESTION: The play was in our defensive zone, when a player from the other team fell & stayed down. We started to break out of our end-zone but the ref blew the whistle because he saw the kid down. They stopped play, the kid jumped up, still wanted to play , but had to go to the bench. I felt that since we were breaking out of the zone (but not out of the zone yet) not impeded, the draw should have moved one zone. Where is the puck dropped for the draw?

ANSWERRule 612(c) in the USA Hockey Playing Rules states,

“When a stoppage of play occurs as the result of any action by the attacking team in the attacking zone, the ensuing face-off will take place at the nearest neutral zone face-off spot, unless the stoppage was a result of a shot going directly out of play off of the goal post or crossbar.”

If the puck was located in your defending zone when play was stopped for an injured attacking player, then the face-off should be located in the Neutral Zone. Otherwise, if the puck was in the Neutral Zone when play was stopped then it becomes a “last play” face-off situation (closest face-off spot).

 

QUESTION: I have a conflict of interest question: My son plays on the Santa Rosa Flyers Mites team. He would like to join the Vacaville Jets In House program to get extra ice time. Is there a conflict of interest if he starts to skate for the In House team?

ANSWER: Unfortunately, we cannot answer this question since it does not specifically regard the USA Hockey Playing Rules. We encourage you to contact your District or State Registrar (through your local hockey association) with this question. Registrars are responsible for tracking all team rosters and player eligibility in their respective areas.

 

QUESTIONDuring a game can a 10U goalie change pads between periods and play forward? For example: a goalie changed jersey numbers and gear to play in the third period after being in the net for the first two. When the game has begun do you need to stay in the same position for the entire game or can you go back and forth between goalie and playing out?

ANSWER: Strictly speaking, the USA Hockey Playing Rules (which were written in the spirit of top-level competition) do not allow a goalkeeper to switch to a skater position during a game. However, in the spirit of ADM Hockey and goalkeeper development programs at the grassroots level it’s possible for local hockey associations to allow this practice assuming your local USA Hockey Affiliate approves. We recommend you bring this question to your local hockey association and Affiliate for more information.

Download the USA Hockey Mobile Rulebook App to your mobile device from your app store today!

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