THE CENTRAL PENN PANTHERS
A Tradition Of Hockey Development And Excellence
What’s wrong with where we’re going? From www.admkids.com
For starters, many athletes spend too much time traveling, competing and recovering from competition and not enough time preparing for it. Second, there is too heavy a focus on the result rather than the performance. This attitude leads to long-term failure, as coaches forgo the development of skills to focus on specific game tactics. And third, too many athletes are specializing too early on. An early focus on just one or two sports often leads to injuries, burnout and capping athletic potential.
This way of thinking has led to 60% of players dropping out before PeeWees and 20% dropping out after only one season leading to an overall decline in retention since 2000.
Coach Herb Brooks was famous for saying that, “Great moments are born from great opportunities.” Well this is our opportunity. Our time to get it right.
The American Development Model is a nationwide model for successfully developing American hockey players. It is by no means a mandate sent from USA Hockey, but a tool that will ensure every kid will have the same chance to succeed.
By implementing ADM, associations will see an increase in player retention. Again, ADM is not a set of rules or mandates, but guidelines designed specifically to help kids reach their full potential.
YINGLING Joins The 100 Club!
Since the 2004 season there have been 42 Tier 3 skaters with 100 point seasons. Coulee Region Chill F, Brady Lindauer and Central Penn Panthers F, Brenden Yingling are the two newest members of this group.
Throughout most of the season, Central Penn Panthers Forward Brenden Yingling saw his name at the top of the Points Leaderboard. The 2001 Pennsylvania native is averaging 3.19 points per game, registered a point in all but one of his 32 games, has 7 hat tricks and currently has 42 goals and 60 assists for 102 points. The 6’1 205lb skater registered his 100th point in the Panthers 2-7 loss to the Philadelphia Little Flyers on January 26, 2019, with an assist at 18:39 in the second period on a goal from Declan Murphy.