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 categories based on age and experience/skill:
- Learn to Play Classes – Designed for younger/beginner students with little or no hockey or skating experience.
- Junior, Senior, High School Classes – Sessions geared towards our older/experienced students with emphasis on skill development and small games. Students in these groups will play games versus students from other Snider Hockey rinks from January to April.
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.
Snider Hockey, in partnership with the Women's Sports Foundation, offers girls-only practices and teams. This program provides an opportunity for girls to develop ice hockey skills while utilizing the GoGirlGo! curriculum to learn and discuss important life skills with their teammates and coaches. The GoGirlGo! curriculum combines physical activity with an educational intervention that focuses on reducing and preventing health-risk behaviors. All female students are welcome to skate with the Snider Hockey Girls Program regardless of their age, experience, or skill level.
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.