Players on the 2020-21 16u AAA Independent team will have a complete travel hockey experience and compete against elite level competition. Our primary goal is to create a fun and competitive environment where every player can develop their skills and a passion for the game. Our programming this season is highly focused on player development so that each player is equipped with the skills necessary to advance and excel at the next level. Review the Program Overview to learn more about our development program.
Head Coach Dave Maksymiu |
Dave is a USA Hockey Level 5 Master certified coach. He is a USA Hockey Select Festival Head Coach and Goaltending Coach. He has also had the opportunity to be a speaker at several USA Hockey Coaching Certification seminars from Level 1 to Level 4. In his years in Rochester, Dave has coached well over 50 teams from Mite to Junior A and college. Throughout his playing and coaching life, Dave has won 6 State Championships and 3 National Championships. Dave played youth hockey in Michigan culminating with a National Championship with the Little Caesars hockey program as a midget. He went on to play D1, D3, and 2 seasons of professional hockey in the minor professional leagues.
Dave has spent a lifetime developing his craft. Here in Rochester, Dave has been coaching, teaching and doing skill and skating development for nearly 30 years. Personally he has taught more than 50,000 private lessons and has worked with hundreds of thousands of hockey players of all ages.
Duration: August 1, 2020 - April 1, 2021
Season Type: Split Season
Three-day training camp in August
Two 75-minute full ice team practices per week
One 75-minute advanced skills development sessions per week by RIC Academy
Monthly goaltender training sessions
Monthly off-ice training sessions at Next Level Strength & Conditioning
* All practices, skills sessions, and off-ice training sessions are included. No requirements for additional camps, clinics, or spring hockey.
15-20 independent schedule games
15-20 tournament games
Rochester Americans and RIT hockey games
Preseason team party
End of season team party
Volunteer and community event
Composition of team:
Apparel and equipment not included
Tournaments and miscellaneous team expenses not included in dues (Approx. $500 per player)