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RoughRiders Hockey Academy is committed to providing all players and families an opportunity of what it means to be an elite player and not just have a few extra letters in the name. The players will be expected to compete and work at their highest ability, which includes off-ice. The program is coached by the area’s top and most experienced non-parent coaches.

All Academy programming is open for any player from any club! 

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About RoughRiders Hockey Academy

RoughRiders Academy players will receive the following, because being at the arena for practice is just a small part of what it means to play at the highest level.

  • Training calendars
  • Off-ice workouts
  • Nutrition plans
  • Post-program evaluations
  • Team building
  • Strong individual skill development
  • Strong tactical coaching

Spring/Summer Academy Schedule

The Academy practices will begin the last week of April and continue through the last week of June.

Player Development

  • 12 hours of on-ice practice in Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 9 hours of supervised off-ice with Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Daily workouts for days not at the rink
  • Player binders that include, but not limited to nutrition plans, workout calendars, individual workout plans specific to age, and mental toughness & hockey playbook.
  • Weekly zoom meetings covering, but not limited to NHL clips, nutrition, and other relevant development information discussed with USHL coaches, AAA coaches, and Executive Director Dustin Timm. More details to come.

Tournaments

  • Mountain Dew Blast, May 13-15, 2022 – Twin Cities, MN
  • Letterman Cup, June 24-26, 2022 – Blaine, MN

Jerseys

Reversible two color jersey and socks

Tuition & Deposit

Tuition Registration Schedule:
Early Bird Tuition thru January
Regular Tuition thru February
Late Registration March 1st thru 10th 

$250 registration*

$625 early bird team tuition through January**
$675 regular team tuition February 1 through February 28**
$725 late team tuition March 1 through March 10**

Registration Closes March 10

* deposit of $250 required that will be refunded if player is not selected

**Team tuition submitted through 2 payments: April 12 (50%), and April 26 (50%)

Monday, March 28 – Tuesday, March 29 – Wednesday, March 30:

12U (2010 & 2011 Birth Years) – 530pm-645pm
14U (2008 & 2009 Birth Years) – 715pm-830pm

Mountain Dew Blast

Twin Cities, MN May 13-15, 2022

Letterman Cup

Blaine, MN – June 24-26, 2022

 The Academy practices will begin the last week of April and continue through June 21.

12U – Mondays: 5:30-7:00pm & 7:15-8:45pm (Cedar Rapids)  – May 30th practice will be on Wednesday June 1, due to holiday and USHL Main camp

14U – Tuesdays: 5:30-7:00pm & 7:15-8:45pm (Cedar Rapids) 

Weekly Zoom Meetings: Wednesdays 7:30pm (no meeting on June 1)

*Subject to change

Spring/Summer AAA Hockey Calendar

"The Cedar Rapids AAA spring hockey program was an excellent experience. The on-ice practices, led by exceptional coaches, and the off-ice training and nutrition guide were instrumental in our son's growth as a hockey player and set a foundation of accountability for years to come."

– 12U AAA Hockey Parent

"The AAA Academy program, for a 1st year program, exceeded all expectations. The level of professionalism and coaching through the summer was nothing but the best. The way the players learned to play as a team, and care for each other in just a short time frame speaks volume to the coaching staff. Highly recommend this program to all players."

– 12U AAA Hockey Parent

"I learned a lot throughout the program, not just on the ice, but off the ice on how to train, eat, and sleep. It was fun getting the opportunity to play with other players from around the state and I can't wait for next summer."

– 14U AAA Player

"The program focused on the development of my son as a player and as a person, both on and off the ice. The daily training calendars provided by the program put an ownership on my son to become a better hockey player away from the rink, and for that sole reason we will be back next summer. My son, now gets up at 6am to do his off-ice workouts because he knows his teammates and coaches are counting on him to get better everyday. That culture was instilled him by this coaching staff. Kudos and thank you!"

– 12U AAA Hockey Parent

"As a goalie parent, I have been a part of many spring AAA programs that have said they would have a goalie coach at every practice. This was one of the few programs of many that have followed through. Thank you to the staff for providing a great program for our goalie."

– 16U AAA Hockey Parent