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

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Learn to Play


Registration for each session of VYHA's Learn to Play program is capped at approximately 50 participants and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the VYHA Homepage to be directed to the Learn to Play registration link on the dates listed below.

Session #1 of Valley Youth Hockey Association's Learn to Play program is scheduled to begin on October 14,2017. Registration for Session #1 will open on August 15, 2017.

Learn to Play Session 1 Registration Closed -- Please email LTP Director Neal Devlin at nydevlin@hotmail.com to be placed on the waiting list.

Session #2 of Learn to Play is tentatively scheduled to begin on Saturday, November 18, 2017. We anticipate having the registration site for Learn to Play Session #2 available and posted on line by Thursday, November 2, 2017.

Session #3 of Learn to Play is tentatively scheduled to begin on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. We anticipate having the registration site for Learn to Play Session #3 available and posted on line by Monday, December 4, 2017.

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.

  • Thanks again for a wonderful experience. Our child had a great time and is already looking forward to next year.
  • You guys went out of your way to work with our family. Thank you!
  • I have an 18-year-old who has played recreational league sports since she was 5. The LTP program is the best run program I've dealt with.
  • The coaches are wonderful, and there always seems to be enough of them so the kids are getting the attention they need. It's all very well organized and communication with parents is a high priority. It was a great experience.
  • 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.

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:

  •   - Hockey Helmet with cage
  •   - Shoulder Pads
  •   - Elbow Pads
  •   - Hockey Gloves
  •   - Hockey Pants
  •   - Shin Guards
  •   - Hockey Stick (add $15)
  •   - Hockey Skates (add $25)

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

  •   - Athletic Protective Cup & Garter
  •   - Mouth Guard

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

Learn to Play