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Learn to Play Hockey Program

Interested in Learning to Play Hockey?

Navy Youth Hockey Association has partnered with the Washington Capitals to allow players and parents new to hockey to discover if the game is for them by helping offset some of the start-up costs by offering learn to play hockey lessons and an equipment package at a deeply discounted rate.

What's Included

Each participant will become a member of Navy Youth Hockey Association, receive eight weeks of on-ice hockey instruction, as well as receive the following new equipment:

  • Hockey helmet with a cage
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey gloves
  • Hockey pants
  • Shin guards
  • Skates
  • Jersey
  • Socks
  • Stick
  • Equipment bag

In addition to the equipment provided, we recommend that you purchase a mouth guard and athletic supporter. 


The program provides FREE head-to-toe equipment for your child to keep as they continue exploring youth hockey. However, there is a participation fee associated with the program which offsets ice and coaching expenses. 

How to Sign Up:

1) Visit the Washington Capitals site at this link to register.  Click the green "Sign Up To Play" button  & then choose "Navy Fall" or "Navy Winter" or "Navy Spring".

2) Sizing instructions are on the registration site and you will receive notice of when you can pick up your child's gear.

3) Check the schedule and we see you at the rink!

That's it, as simple as 1, 2, 3 and then your child hits the ice.


2019-2020 NYH Learn To Play Sessions For New Players

Spring Session

  • All Sessions are held on Saturdays from 8am - 9am
  • Dates are as follows - 3/7, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2

*Please note there is no LTP 3/14


Did you play LTP last year, and not ready for Mites yet?

For players who participated in the Washington Capitals Learn to Play program during the  2018-2019 OR 2019-2020 season, but aren't ready for the full Mite hockey season, NYH will offer a LTP Graduate session this fall for players and families to continue their ice hockey development to prepare for the Mite program.  If you aren't sure if this is right for you, please contact Paul Fritz to discuss.

LTP Graduate Spring Sessions

Participants birthdate must be between March 7, 2010 and March 7 2015.

  • All Sessions are held on Saturdays from 8am - 9am
  • Cost $249
  • Dates are as follows - 3/7, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2

*Please note there is no LTP  Grad on 3/14