"Do your players know what to do when hockey breaks out?"
Author - Bob Mancini
With more than 35 years of experience, Mancini was promoted to assistant executive director of hockey development in September 2021. In the role, he oversees USA Hockey’s American Development Model, coaching education, officiating education and player safety.
Bringing extensive coaching experience in the collegiate, professional and international ranks, Bob Mancini was named a regional manager of USA Hockey’s American Development Model in July 2009, providing local associations in Michigan and Missouri with a blueprint for optimal athlete development that focuses on age-appropriate training utilizing long-term athlete development principles.
Mancini joined USA Hockey having spent two seasons (2007-09) as the director of player development for the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. His additional USA Hockey stints included serving as the director of player personnel for the U.S. National Junior Team that earned the silver medal at the 1997 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Geneva and Morges, Switzerland. He was also an assistant coach at the 1997 and 1998 IIHF Men’s World Championships, the 1998 and 1999 IIHF World Junior Championships and the 1999 and 2000 IIHF Men’s World Under-18 Championships.