What is the ADM?

The USA Field Hockey American Development Model (ADM) is a guiding framework for players, coaches, umpires, program leaders and fans to get into the sport earlier and stick with it longer. Field hockey is a sport for life, and the ADM provides best principles for age and stage appropriate development on how, what and when we teach, train and play to maximize fun and enjoyment of field hockey. 


Competition for Development

 Competition for Development focuses on selecting the appropriate play format for the player’s age and stage of development while using available facilities. Offering appropriate play formats creates a welcoming environment for new participants, makes the game more appealing and supports and inspires a lifetime engagement in hockey. Field hockey can be played in small-sided games, full field, indoor, and outdoor on various playing surfaces. Check out all the options, including GAME ON Field Hockey, for guidelines and suggestions for the best way to compete at each level.



Core Values

The USA Field Hockey American Development Model is built upon six core values that embody the culture of the sport. When these values are embraced, people will learn the sport better and love it even more.


ADM Aligned Programs to Fuel and Support Growth

Clinics for beginners
 

Introductory course to field hockey, perfect for schools and sports organizations



An equipment grant that provides 
sticks, 
balls and curriculum
Goal and goalkeeping equipment packages, exclusively for new programs