RoughRiders Hockey Academy AAA Hockey

RoughRiders Hockey Academy is committed to providing our players and families an opportunity of what it means to be a AAA 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.

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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 AAA Schedule

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

On-Ice Practice Hours

18 hours of practice between Cedar Rapids and Dubuque. Practices will begin the last week of April and continue through June.


June 11-13 (Chicago Summer Meltdown ) & 18-20 (Dubuque NHG for Black teams, TCS North Star Cup Minneapolis for the Green Teams)


Reversible two color jersey and socks

Tuition & Deposit

$250 registration deposit*

$625 team fee**

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

**Team fee submitted through 2 payments: May 13, 2021 & June 10, 2021

 Monday April 19 & Tuesday April 20, 2021 

12U (2009 & 2010’s) – 5:45-7:15pm

14U ( 2007 & 2008’s) 7:30-9:00pm

Friday April 23, 2021

12U (2009 & 2010’s) – 5:45-7:15pm

14U ( 2007 & 2008’s) 730-9:00pm

  June 11-13 (Chicago Summer Meltdown)

June 18-20 (Dubuque Norther Lights for Black teams or TCS North Star Cup Minneapolis for Green teams)

Subject to change 

 The Academy practices will begin the last week of April and continue through the last week of June.
12U – Mondays: 5:45-7:15pm & 7:30-9:00pm (Cedar Rapids)
14U – Tuesdays: 5:45-7:15pm & 7:30-9:00pm (Cedar Rapids)
Wednesdays: 5:45-7:15pm & 7:30-9:00pm (Dubuque)

Practice schedule will consist of 12u teams on Monday nights, 14u teams on Tuesday nights. There will be 3 skills sessions for both 12u and 14u throughout the Spring/Summer. Dates: 5/12/21,  6/2/21, 6/16/21

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