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Page 9 of 9 10 PLAY: Playing the game is where kids learn that the game is, in its simplest form, fun. And with age-appropriate training, kids will have even more fun. LOVE: Once a kid learns to play the game and begins to develop skills and athleticism, hockey starts to take priority among other activities. Skills become more refined, their physical and mental makeup is stronger and the friendships they developed early on continue to grow. EXCEL: Now that they play and love the game, a higher premium is placed on excelling at it. Tougher competition and more of a focus on mastering skills play an increased role in their development. For more information go to Play, Love and Excel A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR ALL "SOME PEOPLE TELL ME WHAT I CAN'T DO. I SHOW THEM WHAT I CAN DO. I HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO DO ANYTHING. I JUST NEED PEOPLE TO BELIEVE IN ME. SOMETIMES THAT'S THE HARDEST THING." The bottom line is that if we can give kids reasons to stick with the game, we can unlock their potential and help them EXCEL at the game they PLAY and LOVE. THE AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT MODEL PROVIDES AN AGE-APPROPRIATE CURRICULUM TO HOCKEY ASSOCIATIONS ACROSS AMERICA TO HELP MORE KIDS PLAY, LOVE AND EXCEL IN HOCKEY. The Building Blocks of ADM

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