14U (2005) AAA Coach - Jake Skjodt
Jake Skjodt was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. Growing up, Skjodt played youth hockey for the Indy Blues & Indianapolis Checkers before attending Cathedral High School, playing on back to back State Championship teams during his Sophomore and Junior seasons. After his Junior year, he played for the Indy Jr. Ice U18 AAA.
Skjodt then played two seasons in the USHL with the Indiana Ice (2006-2008) followed by playing collegiate hockey for the University of Nebraska-Omaha (D-I) and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Points (D-III).
Once completing his playing career, Skjodt returned to Indianapolis, coaching the Indiana Jr. Ice U18 AAA (2011-12) & Indiana Jr. Ice U16 AAA (2012-14). Skjodt then departed Indianapolis to be apart of the inaugural coaching staff for the Arizona State University Sun Devils (D-I, 2015-16). While coaching at Arizona St. Jake attained his master's degree in Higher Education.
Upon returning from Arizona, Skjodt has been coaching with the Indy Jr. Fuel youth organization, U12 AA (2018-19) & U10 AA (2017-18) and resides in Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis, IN.
Congratulations to Jr Fuel players JJ Grainda (18U AAA) and Ty Boone (16U AAA) on huge honors for their performance so far this season.
18U AAA forward JJ Grainda has signed a tender with the Chippewa Steel of the NAHL. An NAHL tender agreement is a contract stating that the signed player’s NAHL rights belong to only that team for the upcoming season. It’s a way for teams to lock up players before the spring entry draft.
16U AAA player Ty Boone was named NAPHL Apex Peak Performer for his play in league games during the month of October. The Jr Fuel played nine league games during this time. Ty posted six goals and three assists for a total of 9 points leading the way to a recent weekend sweep of division rival Des Moines Bucs AAA.
Congratulations Ty and JJ! Keep up the great work!
Congratulations to Jack Saavedra and Carson Holliday for being selected by the Twin City Thunder in the 2020 NCDC Draft!
We are currently seeking Tier 2 Travel Head Coaches for the 2020-2021 season. World class player development is our priority and the primary driver of development is coaching. We pride ourselves on having the best coaching staff in the business.
Applicants must have the players’ development as their number one priority. Ideal candidates have a growth mindset and a commitment to continuing education. We adhere to USA Hockey’s ADM and Long Term Athlete Development.
Candidates must be willing and able to attend all practices, games and off-ice training.
All applicants must have updated Safe Sport Certification, Background Screening as required by the Mid Am District/USA Hockey, the appropriate USA Hockey coaching certifications found here and the USA Hockey age specific modules for your desired level.
At the moment, we are asking that only applicants interested in Head Coaching roles inquire. Assistant coaches will be assigned after the teams are selected.
Please send a coaching resume, your desired level and a brief description of why you’d be a good fit for that level to email@example.com. Applications are due on June 9th.