USA Hockey promotes the American Development Model (ADM). The ADM is a plan for long-term development of hockey players in the US. The plan outlines a progression of player development based on a variety of developmental factors

In creating the Grizzly model, I used the USA ADM as well as a Czech Long Term Development Model (LDM) created by Czech national team coach Ludek Bukac. I have taken pieces from each of these models and blended them with other ideas and training models I have seen over the 30+ years of coaching youth hockey to form the Grizzly Player Development Model. The model is based on a 12 month development plan using the concept of periodization, and a training system which is unique to the Grizzly Program.