Want to Learn to Play Hockey?

The Learn to Play Rookie League initiatives aim to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community.

Learn to Play Hockey

The Learn to Play initiative aims to be the gold standard for youth hockey programs with the goal of inspiring more families to join the hockey community. Learn to Play changes the way youth hockey is offered by providing first time participants, head-to-toe equipment, weekly sessions of age appropriate on-ice instruction and certified coaching, led by National Hockey League Alumni, in a fun and safe atmosphere.

Head-to-toe equipment is provided for registered participants. Each participant will receive the following new equipment to keep and call their own, customized by your local NHL team:

  • Ice Hockey Helmet with a cage
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey gloves
  • Hockey pants
  • Shin guards
  • Skates
  • Jersey
  • Socks
  • Stick
  • Equipment bag
  • Approximate value $450

In addition to the equipment provided, we recommend that you purchase a mouth guard and athletic supporter.
Learn To Play Starts: March 26
8 Weekly Sessions
Total Learn To Play Cost: $150 includes equipment

Welcome to the Lightning Made Rookie League!

Lightning Made Rookie League is a next steps program for young players who are preparing to participate in a local hockey league. This program is 8 weeks and is for all children ages 5-12 years old.

Lightning Made Rookie League is taught by Lightning Alumni and staff and consists of 30 minutes of practice and 30 minutes of game play each session.

All participants receive:

  • 8-weekly on ice sessions
  • Lightning Made Rookie League jersey
  • First curved hockey stick!!
  • End of season on-ice jamboree and party

The cost of this program is $165 per player.
All players must have completed the Lightning Learn to Play program or a local rinks Learn to Play program. All players must also have a USA Hockey membership.