I could go on for hours about this. USA Hockey “gets it”. What annoys me is that they are taking way to long to make the rest of the country understand what hockey players should be doing. I’ve been studying Eastern European and Soviet Literature for over 10 years so I personally know that the American Developmental Model was “done right”. Considering that the rest of the sports programs in the US are doing a terrible job of developing our young athletes, USA hockey is ahead of the curve with their ADM. I just wish that would have been model implemented 2 years ago when it was first developed.
Enjoy this article from a dad who is a youth hockey coach as well as a sports writer.