In June 2010, Massachusetts Hockey, with a recommendation from USA Hockey, voted to adopt the new American Developmental Model or ADM (or Red, White & Blue Hockey Initiative) as it is commonly known for the 2011-2012 and future seasons. Since Cape Ann Youth Hockey is a member of Massachusetts Hockey, Cape Ann Youth Hockey will be implementing the new ADM model for all Mite age players beginning in the 2011-2012 season.
What is the American Developmental Model (ADM)?
The ADM is a nationwide model for successfully developing American hockey players starting at the Mite level. Brought to you by USA Hockey, in partnership with the NHL, the American Development Model (ADM) provides age-appropriate guidelines and curriculum to hockey associations across America to help more kids play, love and excel in hockey.
If you have not heard of this new model and you are unaware of “what” the ADM is, please take a few minutes to watch the videos below. The new ADM model is aimed specifically at Mite age children (ages 6, 7, and 8). Cape Ann Youth Hockey has been implementing many of the methods introduced in the new ADM model in our Instructional and Mite House programs. The ADM shifts the focus from winning to developing individual skills and having FUN.
HOCKEY IS THE ONLY MAJOR SPORT THAT DOESN’T SHRINK ITS PLAYING SURFACE TO MATCH THE AGE GROUP. With USA Hockey’s ADM (Red, White and Blue Hockey Initiative) program-which promotes the integration of cross-ice practices and games into youth hockey- we can raise the level of creativity among players, increase player participation, and create a positive environment for kids to learn and play.