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VALLEY JUNIOR WARRIORS PROGRAM FEATURES‚Äč
Chris Kreider
New York Rangers
Jr. Warrior 1999-2006
Noah Hanifin
Carolina Hurricanes

Jr. Warrior 2009-12
 Cory Schneider
New Jersey Devils

Jr. Warrior 2002-04
Alex Carpenter
Boston College

Jr. Warrior 2006-09
Mike Vecchione
Union College
Jr. Warrior 2004-06
 Colin Blackwell
Harvard University
Jr. Warrior 2001-08
 
Casey Fitzgerald
US National Team
Jr. Warrior 2009-13

The Valley Junior Warriors program is dedicated to providing a highly competitive and supportive environment where players of all age groups can maximize the development of their individual athletic skills.

The program is able to accomplish this by offering one of the most comprehensive developmental programs in the Northeast.  It is managed by a proven and experienced coaching staff that includes former professional and top collegiate players, as well as current NHL scouts.

A few more reasons why the Valley Jr Warriors is the premier elite youth hockey program in the Northeast...

UNPARALLELED SUCCESS
The Valley Junior Warriors have set a standard of excellence with more than 30 State Championship titles at all levels while representing Massachusetts Hockey as state champions at multiple national USA Hockey Championships. The Warriors have – in 10 years – placed more than 100 alumni in various Division I and Division III college programs.

ELITE 9 COMPETITION
As one of six charter members of the Elite 9 Hockey League, all VJW Elite teams – Mites through Bantams – compete against the region's top teams in a 45 - 50 game schedule. The Elite 9 features six programs with guaranteed spots and three open spots that must be earned by the three teams who perform the best in the parity rounds.

PREMIER HOME FACILITY
All VJW teams call the Haverhill Valley Forum their home. The facility features 12 locker rooms, full service pro shop & concessions, physical training facility, and a glass-enclosed mezzanine level overlooking both ice surfaces.

TEAM PRACTICES
All VJW teams practice 2-3 times per week (70 practices over 30 weeks). Practices are used to reinforce the basic skill sessions and to coordinate the systems used for team play. These practices are conducted by the coaching staff of each team, consisting of some of the finest and most qualified coaches in the area and under the supervision of the full-time VJW professional staff.

SKILLS SESSIONS & POWER SKATING SESSIONS
Throughout the season, each player's skating and skill development continues through a weekly series of Power Skating and skills sessions. These sessions are conducted by members of the VJW full-time staff including Andy Heinze, Jeremy Tabb and Steve MacAdams. All Warrior players are required to participate. Each team has one Power Skating session per week for 23 weeks.

WARRIOR SUMMER CAMP
A four-day pre-season training camp is used to begin furthering skill development through the introduction and practice of individual drills. The camp is also where basic hockey systems that will be used throughout the season are introduced. The camp is run by Andy Heinze and Steve MacAdams as well as a professional staff that includes college coaches from the New England area.

WARRIOR GOALTENDING TRAINING
Each VJW goaltender will receive intensive instruction and training with Brian Daccord's Stop It Goaltending. The program will include 11 weeks of position-specific training sessions at the Hat Trick Center in Middleton.

AGE-APPROPRIATE PLYOMETRICS & SYSTEM TRAINING
An important component of the VJW training and development program includes weekly, in-season plyometric training by Casey Munsen, a professional Strength & Conditioning Coach, who leads Warrior Training Systems.  Players who are Squirt Major and older will receive structured strength and conditioning programming aimed at improving overall strength, conditioning, speed, flexibility, agility, and body control while also mitigating the risk of injury in competition. 

TOURNAMENT ACCESS
The Valley Junior Warriors sponsor two national-caliber tournaments during the season – Warrior National Showcase and Warrior Thanksgiving Tournament. As part of the annual tuition, VJW teams are entered – where appropriate – into each tournament as part of the annual tuition. Those teams face off against some of the country's elite AAA teams.

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