The Rochester Junior Americans are committed to providing consistent and constructive player development while emphasizing the fun of playing the game.

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Players on the 2020-21 8u Red team will have a complete hockey experience and compete against top competition in the region. 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.


Co-Head Coach Aaron Coleman| 

Co-Head Coach Tim Finke| 


Season Forecast

Duration: September 1, 2020 - March 30, 2021


  • Two shared practices per week (Monday and Friday)
  • Two advanced skills development sessions per week (every other Wednesday) by RIC Academy [watch video clip]
  • Monthly goaltender training sessions
  • Monthly off-ice training sessions at Next Level Strength & Conditioning [watch video clip]

Review the Program Overview to learn more about our development program.


* All practices, skills sessions and off-ice training sessions are included. No requirements for additional camps, clinics, or spring hockey.

Games:40-50 total

  • 20-25 independent  and league schedule games 
  • 20-25 tournament games



  • Annual Jr Amerks Cup 8U intersquad tournament
  • Rochester Americans and RIT hockey games
  • Preseason team party
  • End of season team party
  • Volunteer and community event
  • Fundraising opportunities

Composition of team:

  • 10-12 skaters
  • 1-2 goaltenders

Budget Estimate:

  • Dues: $1,200-$1,500
  • Apparel and equipment not included (Jerseys and socks estimate $100)
  • Tournaments and miscellaneous team expenses not included in dues (Approx. $200 per player)
  • Fundraising opportunites are available


‚Äč*The information above is a forecast, or prediction, of the season. The actual season plan may vary slightly.