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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 $175.00 participation fee associated with the program which offsets ice and coaching expenses. 

How to Sign Up:

1) Visit the Washington Capitals site and register by clicking on the "Navy Fall" or "Navy Winter" links.

2) Come back to the Navy site and register for LTP in our system so we have your contact information. Be sure to register with the Learn To Play ONLY registration. 

3) Shortly after you have registered you will be contacted so arrangements can be made for equipment sizing.

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

LTP Equipment Fitting Dates

LTP equipment fitting dates all done at Medstar Capitals Iceplex on the following dates:

Fitting Dates

  • Saturday, November 3 – 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sunday, December 2 – 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Saturday, January 5 – 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sunday, January 27 – 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Saturday, March 2 – 9:00am-3:00pm


2018-2019 NYH Learn To Play Sessions For New Players

Fall Session

November 18, 2018 (3:30-4:30 pm)
November 25, 2018  
December 2, 2018 (12:40-1:30 pm)
December 8, 2018 (12:30-1:50 pm)
December 9, 2018  (7:30-8:45 am at Quiet Waters
December 16, 2018 (3:30-4:30 pm) 
December 23, 2018  (3:30-4:30 pm)
December 30, 2018 (7:30-8:45 am at Quiet Waters
January 6, 2019  (3:30-4:30 pm)

Winter Session

Jan 13th 3:40-4:30PM @ McMullen Arena

Jan 20th 3:40-4:30PM @ McMullen Arena

Jan 27th 12:40-1:30PM @ McMullen Arena

Feb 2nd 7:00-8:20AM @ McMullen Arena

Feb 3rd 3:40-4:30PM @ McMullen Arena

Feb 10th 3:40-4:30PM @ McMullen Arena

Feb 17th 3:40-4:30PM @ McMullen Arena

Feb 24th 3:40-4:30PM @ McMullen Arena

Mar 2nd 12:40-1:30PM @ McMullen Arena

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 2017-2018 season, but aren't ready for the full Mite hockey season, NYH will offer a LTP Lite 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 Joe Vonakis to discuss.


LTP Lite Sessions 2018-2019

Oct 7, 3:40-4:30

Oct 14, 12:40-1;30

Oct 21, 3:40-4:30

Oct 28 , 3:40-4:30

Nov 4, 3:40-4:30

Nov 11, 3:40-4:30

Cost: $135


Register for LTP Lite here.