Learn to Play


We are now recruiting for the Sting's successful Learn To Play Ice Hockey Programme which will start again on Monday 14th September 2015. The 6 week programme runs from 6:15pm on Mnday nights at the Lammas rink and is open to players who have completed Level 6 of the Learn to Skate programme. Bookings are now being taken for the limited number of places that are available.

The Sting LTP programme started in April 2009 and quickly became another of the Club's major success stories. Initially more than 75 kids were enrolled on to the programme and 80% of that first group graduated from the programme with more than 20 going on to join the Sting teams. Most of those players are still playing ice hockey with one of Sutton Sting's 9 teams in the English Ice Hockey league system.

You can download our new Learn to Play Ice Hockey with Sutton Sting introductory parents guide book from the Documents page (look for Document 25).

To accompany the LTP programme we have produced a "Passport" which details all of the skills and techniques taught by our Coaches during the programme. The idea of the "passport" is that players can complete the levels at their own pace and the progress of achievement is recorded in a simple format which is all designed to make the learning process that much easier to follow. The programme is delivered in 3 stages; Fundamentals, Intermediate and Advanced. Everyone starts with the Fundamentals stage which is delivered in 6 levels. There are certificates and badges for each level which is made up of 5 core skills for each level. There is no set time limit to complete any of the levels and the player can learn to master the core skills at his/her own pace. Once the Fundamental stage has been completed then the real fun starts as players will be actively involved in learning to play ice hockey. In the second and third stages Full Protective Kit MUST BE WORN.

You can download the new 2015 edition of our Players Passport from the Documents page.

The cost of the Sting LTP programme is supported by the Club and after the 6 week block you will have the opportunity to apply for membership of the Club and at that time you may be invited to take part in team training with one of the teams. The cost of the 6 week course is £35 which is payable at the first session. Enrollment for the next course takes place on Monday 14th September 2015 at 6:15pm at Lammas and players will need to pass the skating proficiency test in order to secure their place on the programme. Anyone wishing to take part in the LTP programme will need to have items of "basic equipment" as detailed in the passport. The Club has a stock of kit and will loan kit to new players taking advantage of the Free Trial session. Places are very limited and booking is essential so to reserve your place please call us on 07852 570 517

Check out our LTP video on YouTube