Our Programs

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We offer a place for every child to play hockey, and an opportunity to succeed and have fun regardless of their age or skill level. As the largest program in the region, we field one or more teams at every level. And as players get older and their skills develop, our breadth of team offerings means they'll be able to stay in the organization and compete at the level they're ready for. We're here for every kid who wants to play hockey, and we want to watch them grow in the game and develop a passion for hockey that lasts a lifetime.


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Our Doodle Bugs! Intro-to-Hockey program is designed for children ages four-to-six years old who want to learn to play hockey. No prior experience is required! The focus is on FUN, and players learn the basics of skating and small area game play while they progress through the program. Our Intro-to-Hockey graduates move on to play for Jr. Amerks 8U (mites) teams. The program runs September through March, with kids skating two times per week at Rochester Ice Center.

8 & Under Mites

Our 8U (mites) Jr. Amerks have a complete hockey experience, including practices, games, tournaments and team events. Designed for six-to-eight year olds, we create a fun and competitive environment where every player can develop their skills and a passion for the game. Our 8U program is focused on player development so that each player is equipped to excel at the next level. Our players start with cross-ice play and can advance to full-ice competition as their skills develop. The program runs September through March.

travel teams

The Jr. Amerks field multiple travel teams at every age level. As a Tier I organization, our teams have access to the highest levels of competition. We offer AAA and AA teams at every age to provide players with a level of competitive play that is appropriate for their development while offering a path for growth and advancement within the organization.

Girls Teams

Our girls program was built with one goal in mind: to grow the girls' game. As a Tier I organization, we offer players the opporutnity to train and play at the highest level on girls-only teams while competing for USA Hockey state and national titles. Girls in our Tier I program follow a development plan designed to help them advance past youth hockey on to college and beyond.

house teams

The Jr. Amerks House Program offers a full season of play against local competition. Every player who joins our House program has a place to play and an opportunity to succeed and have fun, regardless of their age or skill level. We field multiple teams at every age level, as well as a path for growth and advancement as players develop their skills and confidence on the ice.

Jr. Amerks NAHL

The Rochester Jr. Americans NAHL team is part of the USA Hockey National Junior Development Model which works closely with NCAA College Hockey, the NHL, the USHL and USA Hockey's National Development Program to help players advance to college and professional hockey.

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News & Updates

Alumni Alert – Jake Lipani Commits to NC State Hockey
Allen, Kozara, and Sansoucie Headed Back to NYS Development Camp
Jr. Amerks Girls Attend New York State Player Development Camp
Alumni Alert: Cole Bardreau named ‘AHL Man of the Year’
09′ Chase Brock advancing to Northwood School