The Susquehanna Selects is a Spring/Summer Youth Hockey organization focused on having the best youth hockey players in the area practice and play in AAA tournaments that are within a reasonable drive of Eastern Pennsylvania. The “Selects” are organized by parents but are Coached by Coaches that have played at the highest levels yet still understand how to convey age appropriate concepts in terms players 9-13 years of age can easily understand. This year we have picked tournaments that provide excellent competition in family friendly destinations. Marlboro, Massachusetts (near Boston), Niagara Falls, Ontario (90 minutes from the Hockey Hall of Fame), and Bedford, Massachusetts. (also near Boston)
For 2016 we will expand our program fielding 5 teams. One Team from each birth year of 2002 – 2006 . We will play in 3 AAA Tournaments. Each tournament will be preceded by a weekend “mini-camp” where players will spend time in the classroom learning concepts prior to hitting the ice to put those concepts into practice. Players will not only work on skill development but more importantly work on team concepts which will lead to success at the upcoming tournament. These “mini-camps” will be held the Saturday before each tournament and will not begin before 8 and should be completed within 6 hours of the scheduled start time.
Why Susquehanna Selects? We are different from other summer programs on several fronts. First, we are not-for-profit. Every dollar we receive goes into the program. Next, as mentioned earlier is the coaching. Our coaches have learned from some of the best coaches in the game and just as important, they deliver their message in an uplifting, positive manner. Also, our Spring Program allows your player to compete against some of the best players in Northeast United States and Canada. In 2015 our 4 teams had players from 22 different organizations throughout PA, DE, and NJ. We’ve found that when playing against better competition, your player will raise their game to new heights. Finally our focus is getting the best players together, improving skills, introducing new concepts, making new friends and winning hockey games.
Interested in having your Son or Daughter participate? Click on the “Register Your Player” tab and fill out your player’s information. You will be notified several weeks prior to evaluations. Visit our FAQ page for more details.