The AMHA promotes hockey development within all three levels of hockey within the organization. As such the AMHA has developed the following Hockey Development Philosophy, taking into account Hockey Canada's Player Development Definitions.
To offer additional development / learning opportunities to enhance and improve the fundamental skills required to play and enjoy the game at all levels of competition. AMHA offers the majority of its development programming to its Initiation and Atom divisions. The philosophy is to give each player the best chance to establish a strong foundation & competency of the core skills at a young age. AMHA program offerings adhere to the Long Term Athlete Development Model and parallel the Hockey Canada Skills Pyramid.
Player development Philosophy PDF - AMHA.Development.Philosophy.pdf
To offer additional development / learning opportunities to enhance and improve fundamental skills of our older players through the use of specialty clinics. These specialty clinics are offered in the form of position specific teaching and individual tacts specific to the age, division, and skill level.