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Future Caps Learn to Play


Future Caps is a Learn to Play initiative developed in collaboration with the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Player's Association (NHLPA). The NHL and NHLPA have identified the need for a unified growth strategy as a priority for the sport of hockey. The Future Caps Learn to Play program 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 free head-to-toe equipment, eight (8) classes of age appropriate on-ice instruction, and certified coaching in a fun and safe atmosphere. We look forward to seeing you on the ice!

The Future Caps Learn to Play program presented by World Wide Technology is offered to new, first-time participants (boys and girls), between the ages of five (5) to nine (9). Participants must not have been previously registered with USA Hockey or a sanctioned minor hockey program (house/rec league). It is strongly encouraged the participants complete a Learn to Skate class through their local rink prior to enrolling in Future Caps, but all players must have strong skating skills.

* If the Washington Capitals become aware that a registered child has previous hockey league/program experience, the child will be removed from the Future Caps program and the guardians will be charged the full retail price for the equipment.

caps kids club

Every 2023-24 Future Caps Learn to Play participant will receive a FREE Caps Kids Club membership and kit!


Your set of FREE ice hockey equipment includes:

  • Skates
  • Shoulder pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Hockey gloves
  • Hockey pants
  • Shin guards
  • Jersey
  • Socks
  • Stick
  • Helmet
  • Equipment bag

Future Caps players and families may decide if they want to attend an in-person equipment fitting OR order equipment online. 

All equipment will be shipped directly to the player from Pure Hockey!

meet your future caps ltp ambassadors!

Paul Mulvey - Washington Capitals Alumn 1978-81

Hayley Scamurra - Team USA Olympian

Craig Laughlin - Washington Capitals Alum 1982-88

Alan May - Washington Capitals Alum 1989-94

Kendall Miller - NCAA Player & All Caps All Her Ambassador

Karl Alzner - Washington Capitals Alum 2008-19


what to expect from the Future Caps program!

future caps player, berk, mic'd up!



The 2022-23 Future Caps Learn to Play program is brought to you by World Wide Technology!

“WWT is once again proud to support the Future Caps Learn to Play program, an essential initiative providing children in the Washington, DC metropolitan area an opportunity to learn and appreciate the great game of hockey in a fun, safe and inclusive environment,” said Bryan Thomas, Executive Vice President of Public Sector for WWT.

"Empowering children of all backgrounds to enjoy hockey without the cost burden opens up the sport to so many more, ideally increasing participation across the area. WWT is focused on giving back to the communities in which we live and work, and the Future Caps Learn to Play program will do just that - offering hockey training while also driving social and leadership skills to its young participants."

About World Wide Technology

World Wide Technology (WWT), a global technology solutions provider with $14.5 billion in annual revenue, combines the power of strategy, execution and partnership to accelerate transformational outcomes for large public and private organizations around the world. Through its Advanced Technology Center, a collaborative ecosystem of the world’s most advanced hardware and software solutions, WWT helps customers and partners conceptualize, test and validate innovative technology solutions for the best business outcomes and then deploys them at scale through its 4 million square feet of global warehousing, distribution and integration space. With over 8,000 employees and more than 55 locations around the world, WWT’s culture, built on a set of core values and established leadership philosophies, has been recognized 11 years in a row by Fortune and Great Place to Work® for its unique blend of determination, innovation and leadership for diversity and inclusion. With this culture at its foundation, WWT bridges the gap between business and technology to make a new world happen for its customers, partners and communities.

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