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Since 2010, the New Jersey Alliance Youth Ice Hockey Organization has been committed to providing a well-organized and structured hockey program in which players are given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Our organizational framework embraces the following core values: Good Sportsmanship, Cooperation, Team Work, Discipline and Fair Play with a strong emphasis on the hard work that leads to individual and team development.

NJA is equally committed to the development and growth of organized youth hockey in all surrounding communities of Northern New Jersey based on the guidelines set forth by USA Hockey. We are members of the The Garden State Youth Hockey League and the Hudson Valley Hockey League and most recently the EJEPL (Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League ).

NJA is also proudly affiliated with The Hockey Farm, an elite training academy for travel hockey players including power skating, hockey skills, shooting and goalie clinics.

The “Alliance” Difference Is In The Coaching

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The success of any program starts at the top. Head coach Brendan Reilly Jr., is a former junior player and Certified USA Hockey Level IV coach. He is known in his circles as the �����hockey whisperer’ because his hockey training skills are unmatched. For Coach Reilly everything begins and ends with his players. He has a unique ability to understand, connect and tap into a players individual needs and abilities. Then uses this knowledge to determine how best to guide and drive that player to reach his/her maximum potential. His players respond to the rigorous training because of Coach Reilly’s infectious enthusiasm and genuine interest in each an every one of them.

Being a successful hockey player himself, Coach Reilly has developed unique coaching methods, techniques and tools that are sometimes viewed as unconventional. The results however are unquestionable with many of his players moving on to play higher level hockey.

 Team Record • 30 Banners Since 2010

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Recent highlights:

Bantam A – 2014-15 HVYHL & GSYHL Champions!

PeeWee A – 2014-2015 HVYHL League Champions and 2nd place in the GSYHL!

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Our History

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The New Jersey Alliance was founded in the Spring of 2009 by families for families on what we now call the “Alliance Rock”.

Local area parents were looking for a different kind of hockey program. They wanted skilled coaching, inclusiveness and a program with family-style values that focused on helping kids reach their full potential in a positive supportive environment.

Knowing Brendan Reilly as they did, they knew he was the man for the job. He was approached several times and each time he politely declined. Not to be deterred, they tried once more. On this day they knocked on Brendan’s door, kids by their side and presented their case with conviction while standing on a rock just outside the front of his home. This time, Brendan said yes. Everyone was excited about this new “alliance” and as such The New Jersey Alliance was formed.

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