Our Mission

Orchard Lake United is committed to providing a safe, structured and enjoyable environment for every child within our association to develop his or her hockey skills at their own pace.
Based on Long Term Athlete Development and the American Development Model, we provide age appropriate training in a fun and active atmosphere.
At Orchard Lake United we train to develop the player first and prepare our players to win.


The ADM is USA Hockey’s nationwide player-development program for youth hockey associations. It’s based on age-appropriate, age-specific competition and training for boys and girls, beginning with their first steps onto the ice and carrying them through age 18 and beyond. The ADM places a heightened emphasis on skill development and long-term athlete development principles, providing a blueprint for the best possible youth hockey experience. Put simply, it’s doing what’s best for kids.