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2023 Spring Programs

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Please see a brief description of our Spring Programs: 

Full Ice Transition:

Moving to full ice game play includes many transitions for our players! Over the course of 4 weeks your player will learn key full ice game transitions including; off-sides, icings, face offs and penalties. Players will also participate in full ice conditioning and scrimmaging and will learn important full ice game strategies. 

Session 1 – Mondays 7:05pm 4/3 - 4/24 @ Creve Coeur Ice Rink

Session 2- Mondays 7:05pm 5/1 - 5/22 @ Creve Coeur Ice Rink


Racine Spring Monday Clinics:

Racine Goalie Academy will provide 8 week clinic (60 minutes) per clinic.

All Ages welcome.

8 week session- Mondays 6:20pm 4/3- 5/22 @ Creve Coeur Ice Rink


Spring Development (Players & Goalies; max 4 goalies per session) 

This program runs for 8 weeks in April and May.  All levels skate one hour per week beginning the week of April 3rd and ending week of May 22nd @ Creve Coeur Ice Rink.

Todd Brereton of Showdown Hockey and Scott Brandes of End to End Hockey offer a combined power skating and puck handling skill development program – Scott will focus on building skating speed and agility and Todd will work on core puck handling skills, stickhandling, passing/receiving and shooting. Bruce Racine Goalie Academy Coaches will be working with goalies.

Spring Development - Tuesdays. 8 weeks 6U/8U 5:30pm 4/4 - 5/23

Spring Development- Tuesdays. 8 weeks 10U 6:40pm 4/4-5/23

Spring Development - Thursdays. 8 weeks 8U/10U 5:40pm 4/6 - 5/25

Spring Development - Thursdays. 8 weeks 12U/14U 5:40pm 4/6 - 5/25


Power Skating:

This program will consist of 4 sessions and will focus on all facets of skating from edge work, explosiveness, balance, agility and power through a series of specifically designed drills.  Skaters will develop a more explosive and longer stride, learn how to trust their edges, and will be challenged to become better skaters each session.

Session 1- Sundays 7:50am 4/2 - 4/23 @ Creve Coeur Ice Rink

Session 2- Sundays 7:50am 5/7 - 5/28 @ Creve Coeur Ice Rink


Learn to Play:

The St. Louis Rockets’ Learn-to-Play (LTP) program is a fantastic opportunity for children new to hockey to experience the game and receive great coaching at a fantastic price.

8 week session- Sundays 9:00am 4/2 - 5/28 @ Creve Coeur Ice Rink


Spring League:  

The St. Louis Rockets and Kirkwood Stars will host the St. Louis Spring Hockey League, with divisions ranging from Mites thru Bantam. This program is open to all St. Louis area players who have played a regular season of hockey or have completed a Learn to Play program.

  • Approximately 8-10 (1 hour) games (tentatively early April thru late May)
  • Open to all kids, beginner and experienced, in the St Louis area
  • Make new friends, teams will be mixed with players and coaches from all organizations.

Join in for this Game Only Program!

2023 Age Categories
6U/8U (Mite): Birth years 2015 and younger (Games on Saturdays and Sundays)
10U Squirt:  Birth years 2013-2014 (Game days will vary Wednesday-Sundays)
12U Pee Wee:  Birth years 2011-2012 (Games days TBD)
14U Bantam:  Birth years 2009-2010 (Game days TBD)   


Spring Elite:

A nine-week program will be provided for highly skilled players to develop over the spring hockey season. We will be conducting tryouts for this elite program. Our selected Rockets coaches will conduct high tempo skill practices as well as off-ice training sessions that will push players to become the best players they can be.  Off-ice sessions will be held at the Rockets Training Facility. Potential in town tournament 4/28-4/30.

Spring Elite Tryout

Tryouts 14U 3/29 6:45pm Brentwood and 4/1 2:10pm Creve Coeur

Tryouts 12U 3/28 7:30pm Brentwood and 3/30 6:15pm Brentwood

Tryouts 10U 3/29 5:30pm Brentwood and 3/31 5:45pm Brentwood

Practice Days (April & May)

14U Thursdays - 6:15pm Brentwood

12U Wednesdays - 6:45pm Brentwood

10U Wednesdays - 5:30pm Brentwood


Checking Clinics: 

*Dates and times are tentative and subject to change*

Session #1

Saturday April 1st: 2:45pm - 3:45pm @ Webster Groves Ice Rink

Sunday April 2nd: 3:00pm - 4:00pm @ Webster Groves Ice Rink

Session #2

Saturday April 1st: 4:00pm - 5:00pm @ Webster Groves Ice Rink

Sunday April 2nd: 4:15pm - 5:15pm @Webster Groves Ice Rink

Winter Learn to Play I & II - Registration OPEN!


Winter Learn to Play & Learn to Play II

The St. Louis Rockets’ Learn-to-Play (LTP) program is a fantastic opportunity for children new to hockey to experience the game and receive great coaching at a fantastic price.

Dates: Sundays January 8th-February 26th

 1 hour Sessions at Creve Coeur Ice Rink

LTP 1: 8:35am-9:35am

LTP 2: 9:45am-10:45am

*Dates, times and cost are tentative and subject to change*

Learn to Play I:  Beginner Players; Basic Skill Development

Learn to Play II : Returning Players; Continued Skill and Game Development

*Learn to Play is designed for players who have previously taken Learn to Skate and/or other Little Blues or LTP programs*

For more information regarding our Learn to Play Program please click here. 

Click here to register today! 

Local Coaching Clinics

St Louis area USA Hockey Coaching Clinics, Levels 1-3, can be found by searching "MO" here.

For questions about coaching, contact Julie Iller

Read more or contribute here.

The Scholarship Program that Gives Back to the Hockey Community!

The St. Louis Rockets Hockey Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  We are a fully-sanctioned member of USA Hockey, and we rely on the collaborative efforts of many people who volunteer their efforts in providing a forum for youth ice hockey. While our players have a wide range of skill levels, they are all committed to the sport and display an intense desire to improve as athletes and individuals. 
Our programs stress sportsmanship, friendship, goodwill, and strong values.  Our players go on to play high school hockey, win state championships and earn collegiate scholarship opportunities, but all of our players take away lifetime skills, team concepts and relationships that will benefit them both on and off the ice.