Learn to Play Hockey

Learn to Play Hockey classes provide children the opportunity to learn the basics of skating and hockey from USA Hockey-trained instructors in a fun-to-learn, relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere. No skating or hockey experience is required.

This program is broken into eight weekly sessions that includes 60 minutes of on-ice instruction. Upon completion of the classes, players are ready to join the Valley Youth Hockey Association house league program and enjoy playing with children of similar age and ability.

Registration Opens Soon! (beginning in August)

For Ages 5 - 18!!



  • Learn the basic skills required to play ice hockey.

  • Develop an understanding of basic teamwork through participation in a variety of activities and adapted game situations.

  • To create and refine basic motor patterns required to play ice hockey.

  • To introduce the concepts of cooperation, fair play, and sportsmanship in a fun environment.


USA Hockey Membership

You must have your 2019-2012 USA Hockey Membership in order to register for the LTP Hockey program. Go to www.usahockey.com  and click on 'online registration'. Once you have completed the registration process you will be e-mailed a confirmation page with a 14 digit confirmation number. We need this number to enroll you in the Learn to Play Hockey program.

The fee is $45 for all players born 2012 and earlier, but there is no charge for those born 2013 and later. However, ALL players must register with USA Hockey, even those who do not have to pay.

This membership fee is valid through August 31, 2020.


Celly’s Pro Shop at the Lancerlot Sports

Complex offers discounted beginner’s

equipment packages for sale or rental to

VYHA Learn to Play families.


Each 8 clinic session is $150 and collected online during registration.


Because our program fills very quickly we have adopted the following priority registration policy to ensure that returning children have the opportunity to register as long as they meet the deadline.

Priority 1

Skaters enrolled in the present session. (Please Note:  For the first Tuesday and First Saturday sessions of Fall 2019 , ALL children who have skated in any Learn to Play Hockey session between September 2018 and April 2019 are priority 1 for the first session of the season.)

Priority 2

Priority 2 students must meet ONE of the following criteria.

  • They are a sibling of a child enrolled in the current Session of LTP Hockey.

  • The student or sibling is/was enrolled in one of the VYHA LTP Hockey Sessions between September 2018 and July 2019.

  • The skater, a sibling or an immediate family member is/was enrolled in at least one Lancerlot Sports Complex Learn to Skate sessions between September 2018 and the start of the start f the LTP Hockey session.

  • They are a sibling of a child who is playing in the VYHA during the current season.

Priority 3

Open registration.


Mandatory Equipment

All participants will receive a Valley Youth Hockey Learn to Play “Rail Yard Pups” hockey jersey at the start of their first session of Learn to Play.  

LTP participants are required to have the following equipment when participating in LTP activities:

  • Hockey Helmet with cage

  • Shoulder Pads

  • Elbow Pads

  • Hockey Gloves

  • Hockey Pants

  • Shin Guards

  • Hockey Stick

  • Hockey Skates

  • Athletic Protective Cup & Garter

Coaches Wanted!!

Parents, assistant coaches are needed. Do not worry about having to skate like Sidney Crosby. If you enjoy working with children, we would love to have you on the ice - its fun!!!

We supply you with the "what, when and how" to teach - you supply the enthusiasm and a lending hand. Please note all parents wishing to help out on the ice must wear a USA Hockey HECC certified hockey helmet.

Level 1 coaching seminars are available through USA Hockey. For more information on registering for these seminars please go to the USA Hockey website, usahockey.com.