RoughRiders Hockey Academy Hockey

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! 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Travel Hockey Registration Now Open!



Upcoming Events


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
  • Full Ice Practices 
  • Non-Parent Head Coaches

Player Development

  • 12 hours of on-ice practice in Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 8 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.


Monday, March 20 
12U (2011 & 2012 Birth Years) 530-645pm
14U (2010 & 2009 Birth Years) 715-830pm

Tuesday, March 21
12U (2011 & 2012 Birth Years) 530-645pm*
14U (2010 & 2009 Birth Years) 715-830pm*

*Parent & Player Meetings Will Take Place Following Conclusion of tryouts. 

Coaching Staff

We are in the process of finalizing our professional coaching staff. Here is who we know will be a part of the staff.

Dustin Timm, RRHC Executive Director
Jeff Stack, RRHC Assistant Director
Peyton Weber, RRHC Non-Parent Coach
Steven Shapiro, RRHC 14U Division Director
Cody Harris, RRHC Non-Parent Coach
Chayton Wendler, RRHC Non-Parent Coach 
Chris Pigge, RRHC Non-Parent Coach
Thad Ramsey, RRHC Assistant Director
Tony Yelden, RRHC Off-Ice Lead
Heather Johnson, RRHC Off-Ice Lead

Registration & Tuition

$250 Registration Fee*

Tuition Fee Registration Schedule:
Early Bird Tuition thru  February 12- $650
Regular Tuition thru March 5 – $700
Late Registration Begins March 6 – $750

Registration Closes March 10

Tuition Payment Schedule
April 12 – 25% of tuition
May 3 – 25% of tuition
May 24 – 25% of tuition
June 14 – 25% of tuition

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


Practices begin first week of May and conclude the week leading up to last tournament in June. (See calendar below)

12U – Mondays*
Green 530-700pm On-Ice
Green 715-815pm Off-Ice

12U – Mondays*
Black 600-700pm Off-Ice
Black 715-845pm On-Ice

14U – Tuesdays
Green 530-700pm On-Ice
Green 715-815pm Off-Ice

14U – Tuesdays
Black 600-700pm Off-Ice
Black 715-845pm On-Ice

All Academy
Zoom Call 700-730pm

*No practice on May 29, will be on Wednesday, May 31

Tournaments & Uniform

May 19-21, 2023
June 23-25, 2023

Jerseys & Socks Included

Spring/Summer Academy Schedule

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