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
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
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