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Learn to Play (On Ice)

Summer 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.

Dates: Monday Evenings June 6th, June 13th, June 20th, June 27th, July 11th, July 18th, July 25, August 1st

8 Weeks (NO Monday 4th of July)

Cost: $180

Learn to Play I: Creve Coeur Ice Rink 5:55pm-6:55pm  

Learn to Play II:  Creve Coeur Ice Rink 7:10pm-8:10pm 

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*

Four LTP sessions will be offered during 2021-2022:

  • Spring 
  • Summer 
  • Fall 
  • Winter 

What age children will participate?
The program is designed for children of all ages, but most of the participants will be under age 10. Children will be grouped on the ice by age and ability. 
 
Who is eligible to participate?
Preference is given to children living in Rockets zip codes and who intend to continue hockey with the Rockets. In the event a session is oversubscribed, it may not be possible to accommodate participants that don’t live in a Rockets zip code. Please click here to see Missouri Hockey zip code assignments.
 
Does my child need skating experience?
We strongly recommend that new players (particularly those 6 and under) have some skating experience on hockey skates. Learn to skate programs are available at most rinks. Depending on the child, a few public sessions might be just fine.
 
What gear do I need?
Players need a full set of hockey gear, a list of which can be found on the Rockets website - click here
 

  • Roll call and verification of registration
  • A demonstration of how to get dressed in hockey gear
  • Q&A

 
What happens at the first on ice session?
Skaters will have a brief orientation, equipment check and some limited instruction. After the skaters have completed this process, they can participate in a stick-and-puck for the remainder of this first session.
 
What happens at subsequent sessions?
The instructional program officially begins the second session. At or prior to the third session a jersey will be issued to each skater. Skaters are grouped by jersey color and will be expected to wear that jersey to subsequent sessions. The jersey will be his/hers to keep.
 
Where do I sign up?
Click here to register
 
What happens after LTP?
LTP is designed and intended for children with no hockey experience. It is not “extra ice” or instruction for children in other programs and is not meant to be done more than twice. Children that participate in LTP multiple times distract both the instructors and the children who are truly new to the game.
The following programs are available for “graduates” of LTP. Rest assured that one session of LTP is plenty of preparation for subsequent programs.

  • Following Winter LTP, Spring League and Development programs (March-June)
  • Following Spring LTP, Summer Development program, summer camps, etc. (June-August)
  • Following Summer LTP, Regular season hockey (September-February)
  • Following Fall LTP, Advance to LTP II

Who should I contact with questions?
If you have any questions, please contact Jamie Cacciabando  (stlrocketsadm@gmail.com).