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.
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