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Spring Programming Announcement!

Saint Louis Rockets Hockey Club

2024 Spring Programming


Spring is right around the corner and the Rockets are excited to announce that our Spring Programming is now OPEN!  The following is a list of the Spring Programs that the Rockets will offer this season!  Note that there are many new and exciting offerings!  We expect these programs to fill up quickly so make sure you reserve your spot as soon as registration opens!


  1. Spring Elite:  Spring Elite is a 8 week program that provides an opportunity for highly skilled players to develop over the spring hockey season.  This is a tryout based program and approximately 30 players will be invited to join the Spring Elite team for their respective age group.  High tempo skill practices will push players to be the best they can be.  Spring Elite will consist of ice training as well as off ice training.


  1. 8U Spring Elite:  New This Year!!!  This year the Rockets will offer our Spring Elite programming for 8U players!  This is a tryout based program and approximately 30 players will be invited to join this new Spring Elite Offering.   Spring Elite will consist of ice training as well as Off Ice training.


  1. Spring Development:  This program is an 8 week opportunity for players to focus on skill development.  Participants will focus on skating, stick handling, and shooting.  All levels will skate twice weekly.  Spring Development will include goalie development.


  1. Spring League:  Spring League is a games only offering consisting of 8-10 one hour games during April and May.  Spring League is open to players of all abilities.  Teams will consist of 15 player rosters at the 14U, 12U and 10U levels.  At the 8U/6U level teams will consist of 11-12 players per team. Teams will be broken into an "Advanced" division and a "Novice" division.


  1. Goalie Clinic:  Goalie Clinic will be offered  for 8 weeks.  The Bruce Racine Goalie Academy will provide goalie specific instruction by Bruce Racine, one of the premier goalie instructors in the Midwest!


  1. Power Skating:  This program will consist of 5 on ice sessions that will focus on the foundational elements of effective and powerful skating.  Skaters will focus on edgework, explosiveness, balance, agility and power.  Sessions will be skating intensive with very little, if any, stickhandling and shooting.  Because effective skating is essential for players to advance to higher levels, the Rockets highly recommended this program!


  1. Transition To Full Ice:  Transition to Full Ice is designed for players transitioning from the 8U level to the 10U level.  Skaters will participate in two, one hour sessions and will focus on off sides, icings, face offs and penalties.


  1. Checking Clinic:  Our checking clinic is designed for players who are moving up to the  Bantam levels and will include two sessions of on ice instruction.  Participants will work on edge and body control to learn the basics of giving and receiving body contact.  Skaters will also learn the proper method of angling opposing players into areas where body contact is prevalent.


  1. Off Ice Skills Clinic:  This program is designed for our 6U and 8U players to work on the proper mechanics of stick handling, shooting and passing.  Participants in this program will work solely at our Off Ice Facility.


  1. Learn To Play:  A fantastic opportunity for children new to hockey to experience the game and receive great programming.  Participants will focus on the basic elements of hockey including skating, shooting, passing, stickhandling and edgework!


  1. Off Ice Strength & Conditioning:   New This Year!  For those looking to take their game to the next level, the Rockets and RIPT Hockey are continuing their partnership to offer an off ice strength and conditioning programming for Bantam and Midget aged players.


  1. Advanced Strength & Conditioning:  New This Year!  The Rockets are excited to announce that, through our partnership with RIPT Hockey,  an advanced strength and conditioning program will be offered to players 12U and above who have aspirations of playing at the Central States or AAA level.  This program will be offered in the mornings, before the school day begins, to accommodate players who are involved in activities after school.

  2. 16U Skills: Coach Sean Rhode will be running a high tempo practice. Coach Sean will also focus on the little details of your game. 


We expect these offerings to fill up quickly so be sure to register now!!!

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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. 
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