Americans announce Player Development Initiative

By Kevin Scott

GREAT FALLS, Mont., July 2, 2012 — The Great Falls Americans are pleased to announce the Americans Development Initiative!

The Americans Development Initiative or A.D.I. is a 4 piece program designed to maximize the potential of athletes by addressing key areas such as:

  1. Technical Skill and Individual Tactics training
  2. Strength, Conditioning and Dietary education
  3. Sports Psychology
  4. Player Advancement (Teaching players how to promote themselves)

The mission of ADI and the Great Falls Americans is to provide athletes with every avenue possible to develop to their fullest ability and to prepare them to succeed in higher levels of hockey and in life.

“ADI will serve as the foundation of what we are trying to accomplish here in Great Falls. – A 100% development oriented program where athletes can become complete hockey players.”  -Coach Heimel.

This initiative is being announced in conjunction with the 2012-2013 season’s theme “a new beginning”.  “We wanted to communicate to the hockey world that Great Falls is committed to developing quality athletes.  The theme “a new beginning” seemed very appropriate for what we are trying to accomplish with the team.  –Owner Jim Keough.

The Americans have a 48 game schedule starting in mid-September.