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Ken Martel

The Coaching Podcast

Since moving to Colorado, Emma Doyle has been reaching out to expert coaches in their fields and this episode is another great short and sharp interview with Ken Martel, the Technical Director for the American Development Model and Regional Manager for the sport of ice hockey.Ken Martel has over 25 years of experience in player development and a long history as a coach with USA Hockey, Ken Martel was named technical director of USA Hockey’s American Development Model in May 2009. He is charged with helping provide a framework for associations nationwide to follow for optimal athlete development.From 2006-08 at USA Hockey’s national office in Colorado Springs, Colo., Martel worked on coaching education and player development initiatives. For his efforts using science to advance sport, Martel received the USOC "Doc" Councilman Award for Ice Hockey in 2004.Prior to arriving in Colorado Springs, Martel was a part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program staff as an assistant coach for eight years (1998-2006), including a dual role with responsibilities for player personnel his final five seasons.Martel has made appearances behind the bench of nine U.S. teams that have competed in International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships, including four times with the U.S. National Under-18 Team (2000-04), four times with the U.S. National Junior Team (2004, 2006, 2008-09) and once with the U.S. Women’s National Team (2007). He has been part of two gold medal-winning teams, including the first-ever U.S. gold medals in the IIHF Men’s World Under-18 Championship (2002) and the IIHF World Junior Championship (2004).Among his additional coaching stops, Martel served one season (1997-98) as an assistant coach for the men’s ice hockey program at the U.S. Air Force Academy and seven seasons (1990-97) as an assistant men’s ice hockey coach at Michigan Tech University. He also spent one year (1990-91) as a graduate assistant for the men’s ice hockey program at St. Cloud State University.A four-year (1985-89) letter-winner as a defenseman at Lake Superior State University, Martel helped the Lakers to the school’s first-ever NCAA national title in 1988.Martel and his wife, Dawn, reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and are the parents of children Colin and Cailey.

3mins

31 Aug 2021

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Episode 5 - Game Based Practice Design with Ken Martel

The Coach's Road

In today's episode we talk with Ken Martel, the technical director for USA Hockey, about game-based practice design. More specifically we explore what skill really is and how it differs from technical ability, what is game sense and how can we teach it, and how do we create buy-in to these types of practices with coaches and parents. This is a great listen for any coach! As always, we asked Ken to provide some resources for us to share. Ken recommends reading Mark William's book "Anticipation and Decision Making in Sport." This is a dense read but practical in the ideas that it shares.  To see more from Ken, check him out on Twitter (@KenMHockey).  Connect with the hosts Rick (@RickSchreiber68) and Derek (@DerekERead) on Twitter. Connect with the show on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @thecoachsroad and send us an email with feedback, suggestions and recommendations for future guests and topics to thecoachsroad@gmail.com. Thanks for listening and see you all next week!

1hr 26mins

6 Jul 2020

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Episode 5 with Ken Martel | USA Hockey Technical Director of ADM

The Rinks & Great Park Ice Podcast

We're back with episode 5 with special guest Ken Martel! Ken is the USA Hockey Technical Director for the American Development Model. He gave great insight into USA statistics on player development and trends they have seen from youth to NHL players.

41mins

2 May 2020

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48: Optimal Athlete Development | Ken Martel (Teaser)

Love What You Play

With over 25 years of experience in player development and a long history as a coach with USA Hockey, Ken Martel was named technical director of USA Hockey’s American Development Model in May 2009. He is charged with helping provide a framework for associations nationwide to follow for optimal athlete development.

7mins

19 Feb 2020

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39: Optimal Athlete Development | Ken Martel

Love What You Play

With over 25 years of experience in player development and a long history as a coach with USA Hockey, Ken Martel was named technical director of USA Hockey’s American Development Model in May 2009. He is charged with helping provide a framework for associations nationwide to follow for optimal athlete development. Table of Contents 0:00 - Intro 1:34 - Growing up 2:26 - Issues parents are facing in youth sports 7:40 - Hockey parents and scouting 10:45 - Great characteristics of coaches 14:11 - Importance of continued education for coaches 20:31 - Ken’s USA Hockey work 24:15 - Rolling out the ADM Model 27:28 - Experiencing and reversing 60% attrition 33:47 - Differences between USA Hockey and Hockey Canada 38:14 - Multisport opinions and strategies 45:58 - Personal sport specialization history 48:34 - World Juniors and World Championships 52:16 - Success of Finland’s hockey organizations 55:50 - Maintaining sport culture 58:09 - Official attrition in America 1:00:42 - Ken’s proudest accomplishment 1:02:54 - Book recommendations 1:04:44 - Tips for coaches to shave 5 years off their learning curve 1:07:50 - Connecting with Ken and USA Hockey

1hr 9mins

7 Oct 2019

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#108 USA Hockey Technical Director Ken Martel: How to successfully implement a Long Term Athlete Development model

Way of Champions Podcast

With over 25 years of experience in player development and a long history as a coach with USA Hockey, Ken Martel was named technical director of USA Hockey’s American Development Model in May 2009. He is charged with helping provide a framework for associations nationwide to follow for optimal athlete development.   From 2006-08 at USA Hockey’s national office in Colorado Springs, Colo., Martel worked on coaching education and player development initiatives. For his efforts using science to advance sport, Martel received the USOC "Doc" Councilman Award for Ice Hockey in 2004.   Prior to arriving in Colorado Springs, Martel was a part of USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program staff as an assistant coach for eight years (1998-2006), including a dual role with responsibilities for player personnel his final five seasons.   Resources Mentioned Game Change: The Life and Death of Steve Montador, and the Future of Hockey,by  Ken Dryden   Connect w/ Ken Martel Twitter: https://twitter.com/kenmhockey LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ken-martel-374ba816/ Quick Announcements: Way of Champions Conference will be in Denver, CO on August 2-4. Visit https://changingthegameproject.com/wocconference for more information!    Become a Podcast Champion! We are now offering you the ability to contribute as a Podcast Champion, (https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions)for as little as a cup of coffee per month (OK its a Venti Mocha), to help us up the ante and provide even better interviews, better sound, and an overall enhanced experience. Plus, as a $10 per month Podcast Super-Champion, you will have access to never before released and bonus material, including: Downloadable transcripts of the podcasts, so you don't have to crash your car trying to take notes! A monthly discussion with John, James, Jerry, and other special guests talking about the previous month's episodes and answering some of the FAQs we received that month A code to get free access to our online course called "Coaching Mastery," usually a $97 course, but yours for free for becoming a patron.  Access to an online community of coaches like you who are dedicated listeners of the podcast, and will be able to answer your questions and share their coaching experiences.   Thank you for all your support these past two years, and a special big thank you to all of you who become part of our inner circle, our patrons, who will enable us to take our podcast to the next level. https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions   Visit us on: Web: https://changingthegameproject.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ctgprojecthq Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChangingTheGameProject/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ctgprojecthq/ iTunes: http://bit.ly/wocpodcast

1hr

8 Apr 2019

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Episode 008 American Development Model with Ken Martel of USA Hockey

Smartercoachingllc Podcast

If you enjoy the podcast and want to help support it financially, you can do so through my GoFundMe account.  The money will be used for equipment and web hosting fees.  I will give you a shout out in a future episode.This week's podcast features Ken Martel from USA Hockey.  On the podcast Ken describes how this new model has changed USA Hockey over the past decade.USA Hockey's job at a national governing body (NGB) is to promote the sport of hockey, grow the sport and to develop top level players for world competition such as world championships, the Olympics and into the NHL.  There have been many successes with this new model, but there were also some hiccups that Ken addresses.There are several points in the podcast that really resonates such as looking at the sport from the view points of the kids playing the game.  Ken points out that lots of rules or procedures were in place to make the game easier for the adults but that did not benefit the kids.  Another aspect I really liked was that hockey is a good sport for meeting the recommendations when it comes to moderate or vigorous activity.  Hockey can be one weapon to combat youth obesity.Ken discusses where USA Hockey fell short in the implementation of the American Development Model.  He acknowledges that at first they did not do a great job explaining how the new model would help rink owners; however, eventually the rink owners came around.Even if you are not a hockey fan, I think you can take away some lessons.Finally, please subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or Stitcher and leave a rating and comment.Ken can be reached via email at kenm@usahockey.org

1hr 6mins

11 Dec 2016