Is your child eager to play in our Youth Hockey Leagues but hasn't developed enough to get there? Well we are excited to introduce our brand new Nashville Predators Development Program geared for players from ages 8-16 to better prepare them for the NPAHA Youth League at both Ford Ice Antioch and Ford Ice Bellevue! The Nashville Predators Development Program will include 9 practices and run during our Youth League seasons.
Our purpose for this Development program is to further progress any player wanting to play in our Youth League that is not ready in terms of skill. Through detailed instruction and repetition, this program will reinforce the basic hockey skills we want our players to have to participate in our Youth League. Practices will be structured based on the American Development model (ADM model) however, each session will be geared towards a specific skill. Muscle memory is a key component in properly learning hockey movements, which requires a more specified practice structure. Our mission is to graduate each player to the Youth League level after only one time participating.