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7U Mite Red | 2016

Our Mite Red program is designed for kids who will move on to play travel hockey in the future.

Players on our 7U Red team will have a complete hockey experience. 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. 

The season structure consists of:

  • 30+ games including 2-3 tournaments
  • 2-3 practices per week including 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

** Full ice mite teams will be available through the Rochester Ice Center Hockey Academy. They will play in the Harborcenter Lecom Mite League in Buffalo.

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 13-17 players per team. The younger age groups typically have 14 players while older age groups have 16. Maximum rosters are 9 forwards, 6 defenseman, and 2 goaltenders.

Q: Is there specialty goaltender training?

A: Yes, we partner with New Edge Hockey Goalie School and their goaltending instructors to host regular goalie clinics throughout the season at no additional cost.


For 2023-2024 season, all travel goaltenders will have goalie clinics 2-3 times per month in addition to the regular team practices. House and 8U mite goalies will have clinics once per month. These clinics are free to all Jr. Amerks goaltenders. 

Q: When are tryouts being held?

A: Tryouts will be held in March and April this season. Click here for full schedule.



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