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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.

The Rockets' next session of Learn to Play will begin Tuesday, June 23rd at Brentwood Ice Rink.  The session will run nine consecutive Tuesdays through August 18th, 2020.

5:30pm-6:30pm Learn to Play I 

Cost: $180

Max Participants: 30 

Click here to register

Learn to Play is for beginner players. Those who have completed Learn to Play and interested in Learn to Play II should enroll in Skills (On Ice) Summer Programming. There will not be a Learn to Play II Summer Session. 

Four LTP sessions will be offered during 2020:

  • 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 (helmet sticker)
  • An introduction to youth hockey and the St. Louis Rockets
  • An introduction to the Rockets’ Director of Hockey, Tom Craig and our LTP instructor, Scott Brandes
  • 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).