The NYTEX Centre of Excellence is pleased to announce the Lone Star Battalion Spring Tournament Teams that will compete in AAA, AA and A level tournaments.
The Battalion is inviting players to apply for 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 19U (’98-’00) teams to compete at the OneHockey Tournament in Boston this April and the MyHockey Tournament in Nashville in May.



The Lone Star Battalion has opened invitations for the following divisions:

12U (’05-’06), 14U (’03-’04), 16U (’01-’02) and 19U (’98-’00).

Training camp will consist of seven hours on the ice and five hours of dryland.


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The Lone Star Battalion has opened invitations for the following divisions:

10U (’07-’08), 12U (’05-’06) and 14U (’03-’04).

Training camp is schedule to begin May 1, 2017 (subject to change). Expected to feature three sessions of on-ice training and some dryland work.


Download the Lone Star Battalion AA Flyer


Fill out the form below to apply and to learn more information about our Spring Program!

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Tim joins the NYTEX Sports Centre coaching staff with over 15 years of coaching experience at the NA3HL, AAA, AA, and A level. He is a USA Hockey Level 5 Coach and most recently worked for Total Package Hockey (TPH) which is one of the largest hockey service providers in the country, spreading from Detroit to Atlanta. Tim and TPH also organized the prominent Thunder AAA Hockey Tier I program serving Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

Tim studied and played NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. Since joining the coaching world, Tim has been a Hockey Director for more than a decade, spending a large portion of his time with the Nashville Jr. Predators organization. Tim has been the lead instructor for numerous training and development programs, he developed curriculum for various camps and has helped various collegiate and professional/NHL players.

Player development is a priority of Tim’s. He is dedicated to helping hockey players improve both on and off the ice and he will be available for private training sessions at NYTEX Sports.

Tim currently resides in North Richland Hills with his wife Leanna, daughter Ruby and son Beckett.


Steve grew up in the hockey hotbed of northern New Jersey and played his youth hockey with the New Jersey Devils Youth Hockey Club. In 1998, Steve won a New Jersey High School State Championship playing at Seton Hall Prep. In 1999, his team, the Midget AAA American Eagles, won the bronze medal in the U.S National Tier 1 Tournament. After being recruited for a number of junior programs across the mid-west and receiving collegiate scholarships from New England schools, Steve decided to play college hockey at Villanova University (ACHA Division 1) where he was named captain his senior year and led the team in scoring in 2001-02 and 2002-03.

Steve is also a certified personal trainer through the Ignite360 program. “The system, derived from the Ignite Performance Training methodology honed over three decades of developing elite-level athletes at IMG Academy in Florida offers fully customizable training programs and a unique comprehensive system for measuring progression.” Utilizing this training platform led Steve to be the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Lone Star Brahmas (NAHL) team for three seasons.

Steve has 10+ years of coaching experience with bantam and midget hockey across three states: New Jersey for the New Jersey Colonials…Illinois for the Falcons Hockey Association…Tennessee for the Nashville Jr. Predators.

Here in Texas, Steve has coached for Grapevine/Colleyville High School (TAHA Varsity Silver State Champions in 2014), Southlake High School (current Assistant Varsity Coach), and four seasons with the Jr. Brahmas where he is currently the Assistant Coach for the NA3HL Tier III junior team.

Steve’s coaching philosophy embraces the elements of hard work, dedication to the team, respect for the game and having fun.

Steve, his wife Erin, daughter Harper and dogs Miller and Shiner, reside in North Richland Hills, TX.


Growing up, Michael competed and medaled in the Tier 1 USA Hockey National Championship Tournament four times representing the Pacific District (1), Minnesota District (1) and the Rocky Mountain District (2). Michael would go on to play two season in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) with the Topeka RoadRunners where he scored 68 goals and 120 points. His 68 goals remains a Topeka RoadRunners’ franchise record today.  Michael received and accepted a scholarship with NCAA Division I University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Unfortunately, a late-season injury in the NAHL led to a redshirt year at UAF and he ultimately decided to transfer.

Michael spent one season at St. Mary’s University and three years at St. Norbert College where he won a NCAA National Championship in 2014 and finished runner-up in 2016. During Michael’s four years of college hockey he was the leading goal scorer in NCAA hockey. Following his senior year at St. Norbert, Michael signed a PTO with the New York Islanders ECHL affiliate Missouri Mavericks where he played two games before going on a playoff run with the SPHL’s Knoxville Ice Bears where Michael scored his first professional goal.  During the off-season, an opportunity presented itself to move back home to Texas and coach in the Brahmas organization. Michael spent the 2016-17 season as the Texas Jr. Brahmas NA3HL Head Coach and Lone Star Brahmas NAHL Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Being married with a child, Michael saw this as the perfect opportunity to settle down and continue being active in the sport he loves.  Michael and his wife, Laura, live in Fort Worth with their daughter, Johanna.  They are currently expecting Baby Charlotte.