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Valley Youth Hockey Association
P.O. Box 20362
Roanoke, VA 24018

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Learn to Play

Learn to Play Session 3 Registration Update

Due to the high volume of interest in Valley Youth Hockey Association's Learn To Play (LTP) program and restrictions on the number of players we can safely have on the ice at one time, we will not be conducting open registration for Learn to Play for the rest of the 2017-2018 season.

If you have already asked to be placed on our waiting list or expressed interest during prior registration periods, we will be in touch shortly regarding Learn to Play Session #3. Please email Neal Devlin at nydevlin@hotmail.com if you have any questions about the waiting list or LTP Session #3. Thank you for your interest, we are looking forward to next season and offering many new players the change to get on the ice!

Team Play Clinics

The Team Play Clinics of the Learn to Play program is tentatively scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. We anticipate having the registration site for the Learn to Play Team Play Clinics available and posted on line by Monday, January 8, 2018.

Valley Youth Hockey Association appreciates your interest in our Learn to Play program. It's great to see the game of hockey continue to grow in Virginia's Blue Ridge!

Learn to Play

Learn To Play Flier
View the 2017 Learn to Play Flier for additional information.

View the tentative Learn to Play schedule for the 2017-2018 season.

Learn the basic principles of ice hockey, "the coolest sport on earth":
Safety, rules, positions, skating, stick-handling, shooting, game play, and development of essential skating skills. Some previous skating experience is a plus, but is not required to participate in this program. Children receive basic skating instruction, but will learn primarily through drills and small area games.

Help us spread the word!

Word of mouth is Valley Youth Hockey's number one source for new players joining the program. We're proud that our players and their parents enjoy the experience enough to invite their friends, neighbors and colleagues to try this thrilling sport. Here are a few other quotes.


Age Groups
Future Stars

The Future Stars clinic is all about FUN! It's a beginner class for boys and girls ages 5-8. Our Future Stars will love playing structured games designed to teach basic skating/hockey skills.


The Rookies clinic is for boys and girls ages 9 and above. Competitive drills and small area games will be used to develop proper skating, stick-handling, passing and shooting skills. Successful completion of the Rookies clinics will prepare your skater for House League or Travel hockey player registration.


You can pay fees for the Learn to Play sessions on our Registration page or in person at one of the registration sessions.

Learn to Play Price
Program Only $100
Program + Protective Equipment       $175

Equipment packages are available and can be purchased for players. Equipment will be issued after player registration. All participants will receive a Valley Youth Hockey Learn to Play hockey jersey and hockey socks. Equipment available for purchase includes:

Equipment that will not be provided and must be provided by the player includes:

You can use our contact form to send a message to VYHA requesting further information about Learn To Play.

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