2024 - 2025 season

Tryouts & Evaluations

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The Jr. Amerks field multiple teams at every age and skill level. We have a team for every kid who wants to play hockey! In the 2024-2025 season, we plan to offer AAA and AA youth travel teams for ages 8U-18U, Girls travel teams for ages 10U-19U and House teams for ages 8U-18U.

2024 - 2025 Season Information

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Teams and coaches Directory

Our focus remains on the development of every player who steps on the ice, and that starts with the coaches who lead our teams. We’re thrilled to have such a talented group of coaches working with our players in the 2024-2025 season. 

tryouts and evaluations schedule

Players interested in a travel team must attend tryouts to be considered for a team. 8U and House players must attend player evaluations. All players who attend evaluations will be placed on a team in the 2024-2025 season. View the full schedule here.

Girls Program Information

Our Girls program is growing! In the 2024-2025 season we plan to offer Girls travel teams at 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 19U. Our Tier I teams are eligible to compete for state and national championships. Learn more about our Girls travel program here.

New! Goalie Incentive Program

Next season, 9U and 10U goalies will pay just 50% of their Jr. Amerks fees! We want more kids to not only try playing goalie, but stick with it and continue to develop throughout their career with the Jr. Amerks.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The tryout dates for the 2024-25 youth hockey season are determined by the New York State Amateur Hockey Association and USA Hockey. Tryouts are split into two age groups: 12U & below and 13U & above. Below are the scheduled dates for each group.

March 5 - March 9, 2024

  • Age groups: 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, and 12U
  • Birth Years: 2012 - 2017

April 9 - April 13, 2024

  • Age groups: 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 18U, and 19U
  • Birth Years: 2005 - 2011

Per the rules of New York State's West section, registration opens one-week prior to tryouts. Registration information will be available on our website. 

If you have questions about a specific team, please reach out directly to the head coach. You can also send via our Contact Us Page

If your player is unable to attend tryouts, please contact the head coach of the team before tryouts. You can also send us a message at and we will put you in contact with the head coach.

Travel team tryouts require a $50 tryout fee. This covers your player for all tryout dates listed for their birth year. Players who attend House Evaluations must submit a $100 deposit. This deposit will be applied to your 2024-2025 season dues. There is no fee for players attending 8U evaluations. 

We partner with New Edge School of Goaltending to offer dedicated goalie-specific training sessions throughout the season, providing players with the opportunity to enhance their skills at no additional cost.

Our organization is committed to delivering top-notch instruction and development for goaltenders. With the expertise of New Edge School of Goaltending, our program follows a meticulously designed progression plan. The drills and coaching techniques implemented are geared towards cultivating highly competitive, mobile, athletic, and fundamentally sound goaltenders who can excel in the hockey ranks.

Prepare to elevate your game like never before. Our comprehensive goalie program focuses on honing your abilities and equipping you with the skills necessary to conquer any challenge on the ice. With access to elite instruction and a tailored training program, you'll have the tools to unleash your full potential.

Typically, the hockey season begins in August and ends in late March or early April, depending on your player's age and skill level. 

Girls who play on a  Jr. Amerks Girls travel team can also play on a Jr. Amerks youth team. Please contact our Girls Hockey Director, Stephen Gionta, for more information. 

The tryout registration fee covers both AAA and AA travel tryouts. You are not required to attend AAA tryouts if your player wants to play for a AA team.