PROGRAMS FOR EVERYONE. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
INTRO TO HOCKEY
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.
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.
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.
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.