are pleased to announce some exciting program changes as a result of a
great opportunity encouraged by USA Hockey for KOHA to apply for the
"Elite" ADM Model Association designation. Our core mission is to
deliver the best programs for skill development possible, in the best
interest of the youth in our association
, and the changes we are implementing now will move the entire association closer to that goal.
program changes will begin with a new approach in utilizing the ice in a
more effective manner where age-appropriate, skill based development
both "on" and "off" the ice are provided for our players. This will result in more ice touches that all have a clear plan and progression built in to take skill development for our youth to the "Elite" level.
The ADM (American Development Model) programs are designed by USA Hockey in conjunction with the NHL
to help develop skills at a higher level.
WHY "ADM" IS NOT A 4-LETTER WORD
THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT THERE WILL BE NO SINGLE-TEAM TIME AT THE PEEWEE AND BANTAM DIVISIONS
The ADM utilizes station-based practices, but in a way that progresses
logically with the ways in which children learn and develop physically
The ADM principles focus on:
- Increased ice touches for every player, at every age
- Increased ice utilization EVERY time they're on the ice
- NO STANDING AROUND
- Smaller roster sizes
- Age appropriate development (no "playing up")
(Travel & House B)
is the largest youth hockey association in the State of Michigan; thus
we have great numbers of talented youth within our program that deserve
the absolute best program enhancements we can provide them.
changes will affect some programs more than others, but the changes are
in line with our core mission of Skill Development in the best interest
of the youth in our association. We must remember to be patient; that skill development must come before competition
, when we put competition before skill development we diminish opportunities for all of the young players.
are excited about the changes coming - and we encourage you to reach
out to our staff if you have ANY questions, and keep an eye on your
inboxes and on our website (Facebook and Twitter, too). As we have
information on program enhancements and changes, we will make every
attempt to communicate it is quickly and effectively as possible.
too often change is criticized before its benefits are completely
understood, and we are here to discuss any/all questions, concerns and
We look forward to seeing you on the ice for another year of playing our great game!
KOHA Board & Staff
We would LOVE to connect with you!! Keep up-to-date with news, info and important dates!