I could go on for hours about this. Â USA Hockey “gets it”. Â 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. Â Â I’ve been studying EasternÂ EuropeanÂ andÂ SovietÂ LiteratureÂ 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. Â 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 sportsÂ writer.