Q - I want to get my child involved in hockey, but I do not know where to start. What should I do next?
A - One of the first steps you can take is determining where your child will play. Most development programs are divided by zip code. Check online. Try searching your city's name followed by "youth hockey", or visit USA Hockey
for more information.
Q -What is Learn To Play? And where can I sign up?
A - Your child needs to learn the fundamentals first and foremost. This is accomplished through Learn To Play, Learn To Skate or similar youth development programs. Once you determine what rink you belong to, you’ll need to sign your child up for the
Q - Is hockey equipment expensive? My child is growing so fast, I don’t want to be buying equipment every LTP session.
A - Many times LTP equipment can be rented from your local organization. Other time the rinks themselves supply the gear. Remember too that early on, players do not need the most expensive gear; it’s more important the equipment fit properly.
Q - How do I sign up my child for a team?
A - Youth hockey is divided parochially, usually by zip code. Go online and do a little research. If you know the name of the rink closest to you check their website for more information.
is also a great resource for new player
Q - What other resources do you recommend?
A - One of our best tips is that you talk to other parents of players. “Veteran” parents are a great resource of knowledge and are usually more than happy to give advice - just be sure not to approach them when they’re hungry. You can always drop us a
line for some extra help too, at 866.787.3462.