What is the ADM model (American Development Model)? - Bob Mancini

Mar 04, 05:00 PM

Bob Mancini has extensive coaching experience in the collegiate, professional and international ranks and was named a regional manager of USA Hockey’s American Development Model in July 2009. He helps provide local associations in Illinois, Michigan and Missouri with a blueprint for optimal athlete development that focuses on age-appropriate training utilizing long-term athlete development principles. Mancini joined USA Hockey having spent two seasons (2007-09) as a development coach for the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. His additional USA Hockey stints included serving as the director of player personnel for the U.S. National Junior Team that earned the silver medal at the 1997 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Geneva and Morges, Switzerland. He was also an assistant coach at the 1997 and 1998 IIHF Men’s World Championships, the 1998 and 1999 IIHF World Junior Championships and the 1999 and 2000 IIHF Men’s World Under-18 Championships.

Table of Contents:

0:55 – Youth sports experience and growing up

8:55 – Hockey Attrition

17:48 – Checking

23:18 – ADM model

34:40 – Skill and tactics

36:59 – 41 nothing game in Ontario 

47:05 – practice to game ratio

52:41 – Culture

58:40 – Free play

1:01:52 – 10 coaching commitments  

1:05:40 – NHLs guiding Principles (specifically multisport)

1:10:23 – Rapid fire questions

1:15:15 - what can coaches do so kids love the game more at the end of the season than they did at the beginning?