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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Overview

Players on the 2020-21 14U AAA TB team will have a complete travel hockey experience. The objective for this team is to focus on player development and high-level competition to prepare our players for the next step of their career, whether its high school, juniors, or prep school.

This team is for high-level travel hockey players who intend to play varsity or junior varsity high school hockey as 8th or 9th graders. The program will have a stronger emphasis on player development than ever before and the structure of the season will allow players to participate with their respective high school teams as well as our travel hockey team.  Review the Program Overview to learn more about our development program.

 

Additionally, we will fully support our multisport athletes in their other passions. We will work with players and parents to best manage our players workloads and any possible scheduling conflicts. Bottomline is we want to support our players development both on and off the ice. 


Head Coach David Andreatta | 

David Andreatta is returning to coach the ’06s again in 2020-21. He has coached youngsters in Perinton Youth Hockey since 2012 in a variety of capacities, including as head coach of the Beginners and Intermediate programs, head coach of a Mites team, and an assistant with the Rochester Monarchs 2008 team. 

David grew up in Ontario, Canada, and played youth travel hockey in the towns of Grimsby and Stoney Creek. As a midget, David was selected by the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League in the 1992 O.H.L. Draft. He went on to play in the former Golden Horseshoe Junior Hockey League and at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., from which he graduated in 1997.

As a youth coach, David is most passionate about ensuring his players have fun, nurturing their natural talents and helping them mature into good sportsmen and sportswomen. On his team, wins and losses and personal statistics are secondary to playing hockey with passion and effort. On the ice, he promotes a fast-paced offense and a responsible defense that allows his players to be creative. Off the ice, David fosters a family-friendly culture built on open communication with players and their parents.

David lives in Fairport with his wife Wendy and their two sons, Owen (13) and Lucas (11) and two fat cats.

 

Assistant Coach Mike Napieralski | 

Returning for his seventh season with Perinton Youth Hockey, Mike has a diverse hockey background that includes over 30 years of experience. A Rochester native, he grew up in the Rochester Youth Hockey program and went on to play at Greece High School (’94). Mike went on to play Rochester Junior Americans of the Golden Horseshoe Junior B Canadian Hockey League followed by four years at Kent State University (’99) where he was team captain and a league all-star his senior season.

 

After college, Mike focused his hockey career on officiating and spent more than a decade in the USA Hockey Development Program and was a member of the NCAA Division I and Division III officiating staff for ECAC and Atlantic Hockey. He worked several IIHF tournaments and was the referee for the 2006 ECAC West DIII Championship game. 

Since retiring from officiating in 2013, Mike dedicated himself to coaching youth hockey at PYH. He specializes in skill development with an emphasis on powerskating. He currently serves as the Director of Travel Hockey 8U-12U and Director of PYH’s USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM) program. He currently resides in Fairport with his wife Julie and sons Jack (13), Matthew (11), and Dan (9). 

 

 

 
Duration: August 1, 2020 - April 11, 2021
 
Season Type: High School Friendly Soft Split with three phases
 
Phase 1 - Before High School Season: August 1, 2020 - November 8, 2020

Practices:

  • Three-day training camp in August
  • Two full-ice team practices per week
  • One advanced skills development sessions per week by RIC Academy [watch video clip]
  • Two per month - Specialized goaltender training sessions [watch video clip]
  • Monthly off-ice training sessions at Next Level Strength & Conditioning [watch video clip]

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

Games:

  • 20 independent schedule games 
  • 10 tournament games

 

Phase 2 - High School Season: November 9, 2020 - February 22, 2021

Practices:

  • One full-ice team practices per week
  • One advanced skills development sessions per week by RIC Academy  [watch video clip]
  • Two per month goaltender training sessions [watch video clip]

Games:

  • 4 games per month scheduled to not conflict with players high school games
  • 5 tournament games

 

Phase 3 - After High School Season: February 23, 2021 - April 1, 2021

Practices:

  • Two full-ice team practices per week
  • One advanced skills development sessions per week by RIC Academy
  • Two per month - Specialized goaltender training sessions
  • Monthly off-ice training sessions at Next Level Strength & Conditioning

Games:

  • 10 independent schedule games 
  • 5 tournament games

 

Events:

  • Rochester Americans and RIT hockey games
  • Preseason team party
  • End of season team party
  • Volunteer and community event
  • Fundraising opportunities

 

Composition of team:

  • 14-17 skaters
  • 2 goaltenders

 

Budget Estimate:

  • Dues: $2,000-$2,500
  • Apparel and equipment not included
  • Tournaments and miscellaneous team expenses not included in dues (Approx. $500 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.