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Express Featured by USA Hockey

By @WalpoleExpress, 03/15/20, 7:15PM EDT


Long-time Commitment to American Development Model Paying Off for Walpole Express


Massachusetts program’s success with ADM principles earned it Model Association status in 2016


When Rob Barletta started a youth hockey program in Walpole, Massachusetts in 2001, USA Hockey hadn’t yet fully introduced the American Development Model. But Barletta’s program, initially known as Northeast Elite Hockey before morphing into Walpole Express Hockey in 2005, was already using many of the concepts that have become synonymous with ADM: 3-on-3, dry land skill sessions and games on the weekends.