The ADM program is for boys and girls, ages 5-8, who have completed Learn-To-Play (LTP).  It prepares them for travel hockey.  The program is overseen by NJC head instructor, John Phillips and NJC staff.  ADM Full Season skates twice a week.

***NJC conducts evaluation skates the first week of Full Season ADM.  Players continue with ADM or may be referred to Mennen's LTP if they need more basic skills work.  Players who complete LTP may transition into ADM for a pro-rated fee.***



    We offer some of the best coaches in the area to help develop your child into a future hockey star!  Most importantly, we keep FUN in the game with positive reinforcement, skill work and encouraging creativity! 

    NJC follows USA Hockey guidelines for station-based skills combined with small area games. The goal is DEVELOPMENT!


    @ Mennen Sports Arena, 161 E Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ 07962 

    • September 13, 2023 to February 21, 2024 with holiday breaks in November and December.
    • Sundays, 3:00-4:00 PM
    • Wednesdays, 5:15-6:15 PM

    FULL SEASON ADM = $575+processing fee (Prorated on 12/6/23)

    • One-hour practices, 2X per week
    • Payment plans available
    • Registration closes at 50 skaters 

    FULL SEASON players receive an NJC practice jersey. 

    Parents are responsible for the required gear although we do have limited supplies of some items.  Please contact John Phillips ( regarding equipment.

    • Required:  helmet with full shield or cage, mouth guard, shoulder pads, elbow pads, hockey gloves, hockey pants, shin pads, hockey skates, hockey stick, socks and jersey
    • Recommended:  neck guard, wrist guards.

    1. Register for 2023-24 USA Hockey Membership:  USA Hockey Member Registration
    2. Register for 2023-24 NJC Full Season ADM:  2023-24 NJC ADM : NJ Colonials (


Step 1. 
Learn-To-Skate (LTS) - Children learn the basic skills of skating for ice hockey, typically 4-6 weeks. Mennen Sports Arena offers LTS throughout the year: Learn-To-Skate | Morris County Parks ( Contact Mennen's Skating School Administrator at for information.

Step 2. Learn-To-Play (LTP) - Open to boys and girls, age 5-10 who have completed Learn-To-Skate programs and are ready to learn the basic skills of ice hockey. Sessions are normally 6-8 weeks. LTP is offered at Mennen Sports Arena through the Devils - Learn to Play Hockey - NHL Full equipment is included in the fee for first time registrants.

Step 3. NJC American Development Model (ADM) - Open to boys and girls, ages 5-8, who have completed a Learn-To-Play hockey program. The ADM program prepares players for travel hockey. Players enjoy station-based drills and small area games at 2 practices per week.

Step 4. NJC Travel Hockey - The Colonials offer 8U teams ranging from Advanced to Beginner skill levels. Players moving up to 10U can try out for AAA, AA and A teams.