The Washington Little Capitals was born as a Tier 1 only club in 1983. We are proud to continue that tradition and provide elite players the opportunity to practice at the ION International Training Center and play in the Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL) and Tier 1 Elite Hockey League (T1EHL).
Our professional approach is to create a well organized, energetic, fast-paced, intense, and competitive practice session each and every day. We want our players to be able to participate in challenging progressive drills that push them to move out of their comfort zone while simultaneously moving their feet and handling a puck, forcing them to also work on their vision skills. Our on-ice practices are dedicated to individual and team development. It is our belief that the better we can develop each individual player, the more success our teams will have.
WLC Youth Teams:
WLC Midget Teams:
We intend to refocus the energy that is wasted on the politics of youth hockey to on ice development of our players and teams. We see a huge potential in the volume of players that currently play youth hockey in the Washington D.C. area.
We will not promise that all of our players will play in the NHL. We will promise this:
WLC is further committed to:
-Providing an environment that promotes the development of values, goal setting and responsible decision-making
-Continuously evaluating and supporting our players
-Providing opportunities and letting our players understand the importance of being part of this program, including present players and alumni
-Implementing the latest skill training proven to enhance performance. We will combine the core values of attitude, work ethic, and discipline to pursue hockey excellence. Our players will train daily on self-discipline, mental toughness, positive attitude, team leadership and balance to achieve maximum confidence.
-Design our program to create a passion for working hard and celebrate the victory of our accomplishments.
Be part of moving youth hockey in a positive direction with the Washington Little Capitals.
To provide a competitive, innovative hockey culture which improves each player’s skills and increases performance, while developing self-confidence, respect for the game, and fostering teamwork in our players. WLC is committed to our players and teaching life-skills through individual and team concepts resulting in a life-long enjoyment of hockey.
In addition, we provide support to the growth and progression of our players by providing a quality environment for learning the game of hockey by teaching -
The value of preparation, discipline, and hard work to succeed in life's competitive endeavors.
Long-term athletic development- learning new skills step-by-step at an accelerated pace.
The high expectations of our program incorporate being the best on the ice as well as living a balanced life