We all want to become a better hockey player. The question is, what is the best path for development? USA Hockey's ADM Program is an excellent age-appropriate model providing a framework for developing skills throughout a youth hockey career. One example is the importance of small area games. A great video making a case for small area games at the younger ages shows adult hockey players playing on a giant ice rink equal to that of what an eight year old might feel like on a full sized rink.
When I played in my first NHL game with the Minnesota North Stars, in 1976, I wondered how good the players at this level, in the best hockey league in the world, really were? Having played with and against very talented hockey players at Michigan Tech, Division One hockey and competing in the 1976 Winter Olympic Games, I saw many highly skilled, great players. Some of the Russian/European players back in the mid-70s were flat out amazing! Stepping onto the ice at the NHL level for the first time, it became quite apparent, very quickly, what it takes to make it. All of these many years later, as I watch new players enter the league, as well as veterans, many of the same player attributes are unchanged. Here are a few of the top reasons why I feel that some players make it and some do not.
This week featured the Mite & Squirt Selects, Peewee Super Selects, and Bantam Select groups. You can see the excitement and energy these groups brought in this weeks highlight video! We had a group that worked hard and played hard which is what we love! Catch all the action in this weeks blog post!
This week featured the Squirt Selects, Peewee Selects and Bantam Super Selects groups. You can see the excitement and energy these groups brought in this weeks highlight video! We had a group that worked hard and played hard which is what we love! Catch all the action in this weeks blog post!
We've launched a new website with some awesome updated features. Read on to learn more and check out our 2016 highlights video!