About the Acceleration Northwest AAA Hockey Program
Acceleration AAA Hockey is forming teams at the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 birth year levels.
What is Acceleration Northwest?
Acceleration was founded to develop and help athletes improve the power, speed, agility, strength, and confidence to improve their game. Athletes who participate in the Acceleration training programs train with the most advanced technology available today, along with specialized equipment, all designed to improve:
- Acceleration and speed for running and skating
- Agility for changing direction quickly
- Body coordination and balance
- Explosion and power
- Stickhandling and shooting
What is our ANW AAA Hockey philosophy?
Acceleration is launching our AAA hockey program to allow its hockey athletes to continue to develop their hockey skills with competitive teams in tournaments and also practices with high paced skills, drills and small area games designed for skating, hands, compete, scoring, proper body positioning, body contact and most importantly hockey sense. These are developmental teams that will also be able to compete at a high level.
When is the ANW AAA Season?
The AAA program will run from April, May and August.
How are the teams formed?
The goal is for each age group to have multiple teams for a variety range of players. The tournaments will be a mix of invite teams and open teams. Practice players will also possibly be added.
Where are we located?
Our Acceleration Northwest Training Facility is connected to the Plymouth Ice Center. Practices will be at Plymouth Ice Center, Maple Grove, New Hope, and Champlin. The coach of your team will dictate which rinks make the most sense based on your team’s roster and location of families. Teams will have access to the Training Facility during the AAA season and those sessions will be setup by the coaches.
How often do we play?
Every team will play in three tournaments. Some age groups will have two teams that will play in six tournaments. Practices will be based on birth year, but 20-30 hours of practice on average. The practices will lead up to the tournaments.
Who is on the Acceleration Hockey Staff?
Our coaching staff is what we are the most excited about for this upcoming season. It will include:
Pat O’Leary, Dave Brown, Derek Peltier, Mike Morin, Gabe Gauer, Davis Kirkendall, Sean Salz, Trey Rooney, Travis Swan, Aaron Perry and Will Blake.
When is the deposit due?
There is a required deposit of $275 due by November 1.
$850 – $1050 depending on the birth year sizes and quantity of teams as well as practice sessions. The remaining balance will be due by March 6, 2018.