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Youth Hockey

American Development Model

The American Development Model (ADM) provides age appropriate guidelines and cirriculum to hockey associations to help more kids play, love and excel in hockey. Brought to you by USA Hockey, in partnership with the NHL.

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Train Your Brain. Dominate the Ice. The Hockey IntelliGym™ is a revolutionary, software-based training tool that develops players' hockey sense: the perception and decision making skills necessary to stay one step ahead of the puck and the game.

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2 and 2 Challenge

The 2 and 2 Challenge guides youth hockey leadership through national programs and tools to achieve their growth goals. To complete the 2 and 2 Challenge, participating associations will utilize programs that emphasize the main driving forces of growth—Retention, Acquisition & Conversion.

Associations that accept the 2 and 2 Challenge and participate in national growth programs, will be rewarded with starter equipment and be recognized for their efforts. To learn more, open the 2 and 2 Challenge guidebook.

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2016-17 Youth Age Classifications

USA Hockey Season: September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017

No USA Hockey registration fee 2010 and younger (6 & Under)

DATE OF BIRTH    AGE CATEGORY    AGE DIVISION   
1998 18 Years 18 & Under
1999 17 Years 18 & Under
2000 16 Years 16 & Under
2001 15 Years 16 & Under
2002 14 Years 14 & Under
2003 13 Years 14 & Under
2004 12 Years 12 & Under
2005 11 Years 12 & Under
2006 10 Years 10 & Under
2007 9 Years 10 & Under
2008 8 & Under 8 & Under