AA & HADP Roughnecks 2023-2024 Season Information
The Leduc Roughnecks have 3 AA teams including U13AA, U15 AA and U18 AA. The program details can be found on Hockey Albertaâ€™s website - AA Hockey Model. The U18 AA, U15 AA and U13 AA currently participate in the Northern Alberta Hockey League NAHL. All 3 teams play a 32 game regular season plus a Regional Playoff Tournament.
The Leduc Roughnecks are zone-based teams and the recruitment area is comprised of 7 different Minor Hockey Associations including: Leduc, Calmar, Drayton Valley, Millet, Thorsby, Warburg and Winfield. Leduc Minor Hockey is the host and governs all teams. One practice each week is held within our draw zone.
The Leduc Roughnecks also has a U11 team participating in the Hockey Alberta Development Program for the 2023-204 seasons. Program details can be found on Hockey Albertaâ€™s website - U11 HADP. The U11 HADP team currently participates in the Edmonton Federation Hockey League EFHL.
Leduc Minor Hockey has the following volunteers tasked with overseeing the AA Roughnecks. The 5 volunteer positions make up the Leduc Roughnecks AA Committee.
The AA Roughnecks is a program within the Leduc Minor Hockey Association and is supported by the LMHA Board of Directors, Policies & Procedures, Regulations and Bylaws. The LMHA Board is comprised of volunteers and supported by paid staff - Administrator and Financial Administrator.
AA Roughnecks Season Plans
The Roughnecks AA Program provides athletes with an opportunity to play at a level that fosters skill development and focuses on helping athletes advance to the next level, bridging the gap between grassroots programs and AAA. The teams partner with contracted resources to support the Coaching Staff in developmental areas which could include, but are not limited to:
Skill Development, Power Skating and Goalie Coach will be hired by each team. Weekly practices will be focused on individual skill development with the other regularly schedule practice Coach led and team focused.
AA Roughneck Fees
Teams and parent groups do have an opportunity to support the team and lower player fees by reducing Team Fees through fundraising and corporate sponsorship programs.
U13 AA (2011-2012 born players)
Leduc Minor Hockey has selected Dean Charpentier to return for his second year as Head Coach of the U13 AA Team. LMHA is excited to have Charpentier back after a really successful season winning the Rural Conference of the NAHL U13 AA League and representing Leduc at the Hockey Alberta Provincials. He grew up playing Competitive Minor hockey in Camrose, AB and has played for 44 years and is still playing to this day! Dean has been a Head Coach in LMHA for 5 years and coached in the PHL and HSL as well. He is excited to build on the success of last year is looking forward to what lies ahead this season!
Estimated Financial Requirement for U13 AA
The per player fee is based on a team budget of $20,000 to $25,000. The per player fee does not factor in any other team fundraising including corporate donations, bottle drives, raffles or other fundraising initiatives. The goal would be to off-set at least half of the team fee through team fundraising. $500 will be due upon selection of the team with the balance if any due January 15th once the sponsorship projects are completed.
U13 AA Season Outline