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12U AA | 2009

Our players 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 is highly-focused on player development so that each player is equipped with the skills necessary to advance and excel at the next level. 

The season structure consists of:

  • 40-50 games including 3-5 tournaments
  • Participation in the WNYAHL 
  • 2-3 practices per week including weekly advanced skill development sessions
  • Off-ice sports performance training sessions throughout the season
  • Goaltending skills clinics throughout the season
  • Team building and community service events

Head Coach Jason Simmons

Phone:  585.820.0411   |   Email:

Jason Simmons is moving into the head coach role for the 2009 AA team after spending the past three season with the 2009 AAA team.  A native of Buffalo, Jason grew up playing youth hockey in Buffalo area.

Jason has more than 20 years of coaching experience at all levels of youth hockey including serving as assistant coach with the nationally ranked Bishop Kearney Selects girls hockey program (2018 - present). Additionally he's served as head coach for several youth hockey teams since 2000, as well as the Wayne Junior Varsity assistant coach (2018-present).


Assistant Coach Alex Bielecki

Phone:  585.857.0083   |   Email:

Alex Bielecki returns as assistant coach with the team for next season. He's been with the Jr. Amerks for seven years working with kids in our beginner program through peewees.

Alex is a  Buffalo native who grew up playing AAA travel hockey and Canisius High School Varsity hockey. He is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach who's been as assistant coach with the 2009 and 2012 teams since 2018.

Alex resides in Victor, NY with his wife and children.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I learn more about the team?

A: If you have specific questions, please contact the head coach directly via email or cell phone.


Q: How are teams selected?

A: All our teams conduct open tryouts and final roster selections are determined by the coaching staff and members of our Hockey Development Group.


Q: Where do Jr. Amerks team skate?

A: The Rochester Ice Center is our home rink, however our teams utilize Paul Louis Arena, Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex, and Genesee Valley.


Q: What do you mean by "player-focused" development philosophy?
A: The vast majority of our players are between the ages of 5-15 which is an exciting and important time for their overall athletic development. Our program is designed around skill development so that our players can be successful and hopefully play the game for a really long time.  Learn more about our Player Development Program.

Q: How often does the team practice?

A: Our travel teams practice 2-3 times per week depending upon age group and skill level. Our AAA teams have three skates per week including a dedicated advanced skill development session plus two additional team practices. Additionally all our players have off-ice training sessions at Next Level Strength and Conditioning.


Q: How many players are on a team?

A: Most of our travel teams have 14-20 players per team. The younger age groups typically have 14-16 while older age groups have 16-20.

Q: Is there specialty goaltender training?
A: Yes, we partner with Janosz School of Goaltending to host regular goalie clinics throughout the season at no additional cost to your players. Click here to see a clinic in action.
Q: When are tryouts being held?

A: Due to COVID19, tryouts are taking place later than usual this year. Please visit our Teams Directory page for the tryout schedule.



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