2013/14 PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Hitmen programs provide “best in class” standards for your son or daughter to reach their potential in hockey. We select players who possess a high level of commitment, work ethic and desire to improve their hockey skills.
Home to four Texas State Tier II Championships won by Hitmen teams, our success at developing aspiring hockey players is evidenced by their rise to AAA, Junior and Collegiate teams since our program began 12 years ago.
Our trademark style of advanced training, performance feedback, encouragement and a positive environment has proven to be a catalyst for significant development gains and confidence.
We encourage players and parents who want a challenging hockey environment that operates with an emphasis on creating a positive, safe and fun atmosphere, to consider our program this season. To register for tryouts on Jun 29/30th weekend, please click here.
2013 /14 TEAM LINEUP
U16 Tier II – Coach David Marotta. Houston’s only Master Coach (Level 5) at the U16 level played AAA minor hockey in Canada and later graduated from St Michael’s College HS, where he played Junior hockey in a program known for hockey excellence. David is a former Captain of D- I Princeton University, and professional player who trained under a USA Olympic Head coach while playing in Italy. He is now in his 12th year of coaching with experience at the AA and AAA levels in NY and Michigan before moving to Houston. He intends to prepare this team for a Texas State Championship with high level tournaments in addition to the DSTHL.
U14 Tier II – Coach Chris New. Trained under legendary skating and hockey coaches Andy Weidenback and Tom Ross, this former Captain of Michigan’s Ferris State ACHA team, and two time D-1 Michigan HS State Championship player starting coaching in Michigan before moving to Houston. He led last year’s SWSHS Bantam A champions and intends to prepare this team for Silvers Sticks and is a possible State Tournament run in addition to the DSTHL. He is assisted by Garret Rosenbaum.
U12 2001 – Coach Garrett Rosenbaum. This former AAA minor, Junior and the only four time Captain at SUNY College ACHA (NY) who led his team to an ECHL championship and National Junior College National Tournament his freshman year, was last year’s U12 AA Assistant Head Coach. He intends to take this team to Silver Sticks and play in the DSHTL. He is assisted by Chris New.
U12 2002 – Coach Powell Gallagher. A former Alaska Tier I AAA National Champion team member and captain, who competed in 4 Tier I National Championships, Powell was drafted in the USJHL with the Rochester Mustangs, played in the BCHL with William Lake, and later became a U16 AAA Assistant coach in Anchorage Alaska. He plans to take this team to Silver Sticks and play in the DSTHL.
U10 03/04 – Coach David Weninger. Having excelled in AAA minor hockey in Calgary (Calgary AAA Flames) and being a member of the Top Junior A team in Canada (Calgary Canucks), David earned a scholarship to Michigan Tech where we earned numerous award such as Michigan Tech’s player of the year award. Drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 3rd Round, he later played with the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins ( AHL Pittsburg Penguins) before moving to coaching at the St Cloud State Huskies (Div 1 WCHA). He intends to take this team to Silver Sticks and play in the DSTHL.
Pond Hockey Games
Highly Skilled Professional Coaches Focused on Development
Collegiate Approach to Player & Team Development
Integrated Team Game Approach to Learn Higher Level of Play
Game Play Strategy Review and Understanding
Comprehensive Development Plan
Professional / High Tempo Team Practices
Professional “Skill Development” Sessions Focused on Critical Play Elements
Game Analysis and Team Review
Dedicated time for USAH National Team Development Drills
Team Building Exercises
In Season Player Reviews
Building Integrity & Honor and other Positive Character Traits in our Players