NextGen AAA aims to shape and educate promising top-level youth hockey players, facilitating their path to higher education. There are many learn-to-skate initiatives across the world. We aspire to support those in underserved communities who have achieved beyond learn-to-skate and have become among the best in their leagues and programs.
- We will take them to the next level – both athletically and academically – with a support system that includes a NHL Hall of Fame coach and his coaching and programming staff and inspiring educators.
- We will ensure their placement in top prep school programs, as well as top travel hockey programs. Our goal is to see them through college and beyond.
- We will provide them with internship opportunities during their off-season to allow them to learn about other functions within sports.
- In the end, our Mission is to provide more diversity throughout all levels of hockey by educating and training winners on the ice and in the class room.
All of our program participants will be chosen based on need and potential. We will take kids from underserved communities who show a proclivity towards success. He/she will be among the top in his/her youth team, and will have the tenacity to excel in school. Our program recipients will be guided by advisors, coaches and educators who will help them gain entry into prep school and college. Each participant will be asked to give back through his/her own volunteerism.