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ADM Program

2019/20 ADM Program Declaration

The form below must be completed online. The form will automatically be returned to the NYSAHA  ADM Coordinator. This must be completed  by October 15, 2019. If you have questions contact Joe T. at the bottom of the form. 

2019/20 ADM Declaration Form

This form is completed online and will be automatically submitted to the ADM Coordinator.

2019/20 ADM Model Rules for NYSAHA and USA Hockey

The document below has the key points associated with the ADM Program beginning in 2019/20. If you have questions contact your Section ADM Coordinator.


The American Development Model

USA Hockey has adopted the American Development Model Red, White and Blue program  in conjunction with the Long Term Athlete Development Plan (LTAP) and is implementing it throughout the Nation. USA Hockey for this upcoming season has allowed some transition to from Full Ice play to Half or Cross Ice play. 

New York State Amateur Hockey member associations voted overwhelmingly to implement ADM RED, WHITE and BLUE. As a result, New York State Amateur Hockey Rules mandate that all 8 & under games will be played as Half or Cross Ice began with the 2012-2013 season. 

Please refer to ADM Guidelines and program overview posted below on this site. 

The American Development Model (ADM) provides ALL AGE LEVEL appropriate guidelines and curriculum to hockey associations across New York State to help more kids play, love and excel in hockey.

Joe Trimarchi is the District Administrator for the ADM Progam. Joe can be reached at coachjt@optonline.net

Above is the ADM declaration form that every Association must complete by November 1, and return to Joe Trimarchi.

To all NYSAHA organization :  Total Hockey has provide two packages for purchase. Ask for the NYS ADM package.

1)ADM off-ice equipment  

2)ADM on Ice equipment

Total Hockey Sales Contact 

Jeff Crenshaw 313-227-1941 ext 5613


Section ADM Coordinators

Listed below is the contact informaton for the Section ADM Coordinators.

Amy Rogers

Section ADM Coordinator/West Section

Phone: (716) 949-9990

Brad Waltz

Section ADM Coordinator/West Section

Phone: (716)380-4922

Anthony Mensi

Section ADM Coordinator East - NYC and LI

Phone: (914) 552-0542

Corey Rosoff

Section ADM Coordinator/North Section

Phone: (518) 561-3706


American Development Model (ADM)  

It’s a detailed plan for long-term athletic development related to the sport of ice hockey. 

What is the philosophy behind this model? 

The philosophy is simple.  We want to promote recreational, instructional and competitive hockey within the Minor Hockey Associations of New York State. By making some changes in our structure we will increase the opportunity for players to learn and develop basic skills, through high-tempo practices without the distractions associated with an overemphasis on winning. Skill development will be encouraged at all age groups, regardless of ability, and we will seek to promote an enjoyable recreational experience in which ALL AGE LEVEL players can learn and have fun.