My name is AJ Ricciardi, and I am the Director of Player Personnel and a head coach at Coaches Choice Hockey Group. As the director of player personal, my role is to ensure that the player's and families' experience is the best one possible. In addition, I work with players on their hockey IQ and skills via in-game coaching as well as video and on-ice training sessions. It is my personal mission to make every player a smarter and more well-rounded hockey player after spending a weekend or training session with us. I would love to speak more with you about your child's goals to see where Coaches Choice could help your child get to the next level!

Coaching & Scouting Experience -

  • Prime Time Hockey Inc
  • Laura Stamm Power Skating - under Angelo Serse (NJ Devils Skating Coach)
  • Bill Horn Goalie School
  • Carolina Jr. Hurricane / Jr. Eagle
  • NJ Titans u18 national - Assistant - 18/19 & 19/20
  • Strong relationships with various Prep schools, NAHL, USHL, Major Junior and NCAA teams
  • Level 3 USA Hockey Certified Coach

Player Experience -

  • Team New Jersey
  • New Jersey Wildcats - Junior B
  • Jr. Eagles - Junior A


After being injured in my final year of junior hockey, I decided to hang up the skates and attend NYU where I received a B.S. in Business with co-concentration in finance & global management. Minors in marketing and psychology.