SAMHA is excited to share that Brian Brouse and Rob Parrotta have been named the head coaches for the Jr. Raiders AA U11 program this season. Brian and Rob are both qualified Coaches and progressive in their coaching philosophies. This season, they will collaborate with members of the Raiders program and the SAMHA Development team to ensure that on- and off-ice development is expanded to fully support individual player development.
Brian has coached hockey since 2013 and with SAMHA since 2021. Since then, he has participated as both a Head Coach and an Assistant Coach on multiple teams from Initiation through U13. Brian has also spent time as a Hockey Board executive; included in his duties were Coach and Player Development. Brian just completed a successful U11 year with the St. Albert Sabres. Brian has completed Coach 1, Coach 2, Safety, and Checking Skills. Brian brings with him a strong history of effective communication and team-building, which supports his goal of developing better players and kids through hockey.
Rob first joined SAMHA as a coach in 2008. For three seasons, he was an assistant coach on the U15 AAA and AA Raiders Hockey Club teams. Most recently, Rob was a Head Coach in the SAMHA U9 Tier 1 program. Rob is an educator and was the Teacher/Lead Instructor at St. Edmund Hockey Academy for seven years. He has completed Coach 1, Coach 2 (online), and Development 1. Rob's primary focus is to create a team culture that promotes respect, development and fun.
SAMHA is committed to providing a comprehensive development program for players who want to eventually reach elite hockey and stay within their own hockey community. We are confident the leaders selected for this program will provide players with the opportunity to advance their skills further.
Jr Raiders AA program is competitive stream hockey, and players will be evaluated to determine eligibility for the program. Evaluations will take place in late August and September.