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9U AA | 2012

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 Mike Ferreri

Phone:  585.313.9025   |     Email: 

Mike Ferreri will serve as head coach of the 9U AA hockey team in 2021-22. He has over 20 years of coaching experience and has been working in our program for years, coaching several midget travel hockey teams. Most recently he's been working with our 4-8 year-old hockey players.

Mike is no stranger to coaching. He's been the head coach of Victor High School varsity hockey team for the past 18 years.  In his time with Victor, he's led the team to five Section V titles and the New York State championship in 2018.  In 2013, Ferreri received the Compeer High School Coach of the Year award and has twice been named Section V League Coach of the Year. 

A Buffalo, New York, native, Coach Ferreri played soccer, hockey, and baseball at Kenmore EastHigh School before attending State University College at Brockport where he played baseball and is a member the University's Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Mike is a teacher at Victor Central Schools and resides in Victor, New York, 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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