Station Based Practice

Chelsea 8U will follow USA Hockey's recommended station based American Developmental Model (ADM). 

  • ABC’s (Agility, Balance, Control)
  • Hockey competition, 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, or 4v4
  • Puck control skills
  • Passing & shooting skills
  • Skating & edgework

Players will skate with players of like ability.

  • Increase in quality puck touches
  • Decrease down time, waiting in line.

Article: Benefits of ADM per NHL players & coaches

See what NHL & NCAA coaches & players think of ADM.


USA Hockey's website dedicated the the American Development Model

Article: Notre Dame’s Jeff Jackson on practice-to-game ratios

Importance of high practice to game ratio.


Even the NHL practices with small area games.

Adults see what it's like to play full ice as a kid.