Learn to Play

Learn to Play is a program that provides a unique opportunity for families to join the hockey community and for participants to develop fundamental skills to help them succeed both on and off the ice. Learn to Play’s goal is to inspire youth and welcome more families into the hockey community. 

The value of learning to play hockey goes beyond skating and puck-handling skills. Its’ greatest value is the role it plays in the development of character and life skills such as RESPONSIBILITY, RESPECT, INTEGRITY, PERSEVERANCE and TEAMWORK.

Learn to Play is the start of a new experience, extending further than the ice. It’s about falling down and getting up, making new friends from teammates and most of all creating fun memories that’ll last a lifetime.

Learn to Play provides families an exciting experience as they take their first step in their hockey journey. 


Designed for first-time players between the ages of 4-9 years old.

Participants are strongly encouraged to complete a “Learn to Skate” program before signing up for the Learn to Play program. 

Baseline skating skills necessary 


Learn to Play at Danvers Youth Hockey typically runs from September through March.


DYH Learn to Play program is with the Valley Hockey League. Cross Ice games and skills sessions are scheduled by Valley Hockey League, typically at Endicott College in Beverly.


DYH LTP typically has one weekday practice as part of the Danvers Youth Hockey practice schedule.


LTP is scheduled by the Valley Hockey League. Typically Skills are run every Saturday morning and cross ice games are held every Sunday morning.


Joining LTP each player will receive a jersey with a Falcon logo on the front and a number on the back!


Learn to Play Hockey is for those who have skating ability and are ready to work with their sticks. This program is the next step after LTS and the first step in USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM). This consists of being on the ice 3 times per week.  A weekday practice will be with just the DYH team. The weekends consist of skill sessions on Saturdays and cross-ice games on Sundays. Learn to Play is for kids 8 & under (with some exceptions).

If you have any questions about registration please don't hesitate to ask.

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