After School Excellence Program
The After School Excellence Program is open to students ages 5-18, regardless of skill and/or hockey experience. Practices are typically 45-60 minutes long and are held in the evenings between the hours of 3:30pm – 8:00pm. Sessions are split into the following programs based on experience and skill level:
SPARKS - The Snider Hockey SPARKS Program is an innovative curriculum designed to introduce our beginner students to ice hockey while also instilling valuable life lessons. Our coaching philosophy is centered around “lighting the fuse” and hopefully sparking a passion for hockey! Click here to learn more about SPARKS.
LEARN TO PLAY (LTP) - Learn to Play is designed to build upon our SPARKS curriculum by continuing with on-ice skill progression while providing students with structured academic support and life skills activities to further their overall development. Click here to learn more about LTP.
SNIDER HOCKEY LEAGUE (SHL) - After completing our SPARKS and Learn to Play Programs, students will progress to the SHL where they’ll continue to further develop their on-ice skills while participating in competitive games for the first time. Click here to learn more about the SHL.
School Day Program
Snider Hockey has partnered with a number of Philadelphia-area schools to offer its School Day Program to students as part of their physical education curricula. Snider Hockey will either have students learn floor hockey or have students come to the rink to receive instruction. At the conclusion of the school day program, students are offered the opportunity to continue playing hockey by joining Snider Hockey’s After School Excellence Programs at their local rink.
In addition to the co-ed Delaware Valley Hockey League, Snider Hockey has girls-only travel teams. Girls’ Teams include 10U, 12U, 14U, 19U, and an Independent Girls’ Team. Each team plays about 15 games per season and participates in one tournament. Girls who play on Snider Hockey Girls’ Travel Teams have developed their skills in Snider Hockey’s After School Excellence Program.
All Snider Hockey League teams are composed of boys and girls, but each rink holds girls-only practices weekly. These practices give girls the opportunity to develop their skills with other girls in a comfortable and encouraging environment.
Delaware Valley Hockey League (DVHL) Travel Teams
Snider Hockey fields multiple travel hockey teams that compete in the DVHL each season from September to March. Age groups include: Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget U-16, and Midget U-18. Each team travels locally and participates in approximately 20 games per season, in addition to various tournaments. DVHL teams are comprised of players that have developed their skills in the After School Excellence Program.
Snider Hockey holds multiple summer camps each year. These camps are intended to be a reward for regular participation in the year-round After School Excellence Program. Camps are typically one week long, and operate from 9 AM – 4:30 PM. In addition to playing ice hockey, campers participate in dryland training exercises, academic activities, outdoor games, off-ice hockey drills and life skills education sessions.