SNAP Sports Roster

SNAP Sports is proud to offer a variety of sports which are created in repsonse to our athletes with special needs asking "Why can't we play _____?" That what SNAP is all about, providing an opportunity when one doesn't currently exist. If no one else to the special needs community is offering it, well then it just might be right for SNAP Sports! Here's a current roster of sports and activities...

SNAP Flyers Ice Hockey Club

Our flagship activity provides teens and adults with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a competitive, amateur-level ice hockey club. The program welcomes all athletes with disabilities, who wish to expand their knowledge and skills of this team sport through the support of experienced coaches and skilled peers. Trained coaches provide instruction on technique, positioning, fitness, rules and strategy. Activity is held October through May, weekly on Saturdays at the Ice Station Valencia, Valencia, CA This activity provides a weekly opportunity for participants to get regular, strenuous exercise, improving their overall health and well being. Participants have shown marked improvements in confidence and poise by mastering a sport most would have previously found out of their reach. Newly mined teamwork skills have shown marked improvements in discipline, communication and cooperation skills. There is no cost to join the program. Protective equipment is provided.

SNAP Cougars Flag Football Club

The first SNAP sport, Flag Football was created to fill a void in Special Olympics programming. Athletes who were performing at a high level among their peers, were inspired to a new sport, and a new challenge. Play is designed to have a single peer athlete compete alongside a team made up of special needs athletes. By providing on-field instruction during play, athletes can more readily grasp a complex game. The activity utilizes experienced volunteers to develop, coach, mentor and supervise ALL players in the program. Coaches provide instruction on football fundamentals and rules. Activity is held July through September, weekly on Sundays at the College of the Canyons, Upper Field, Valencia, CA. Two tournaments are held annually. This activity provides a weekly opportunity for participants to regular exercise, improving overall health and well being. Participants have shown marked improvements in confidence and poise by mastering a difficult sport. Flags, footballs and instruction are provided.

SNAP Developmental Ice Skating Program

Created and designed as an introduction to ice related activities. Newcomers have the opportunity to try skating in a safe, friendly environment with trained coaches and mentors. Each participant must navigate basic foot skills off the ice before they work with coaches, on the ice. Once a comfort level is reached, beginners are provided one-on-one training until such a time that they can safely skate alone. Skates and safety equipment are provided. The activity utilizes experienced volunteers to develop, coach, mentor and supervise ALL skaters in the program. Volunteers provide on and off ice instruction. Activity is held year-round, weekly on Wednesdays at the Ice Station Valencia, Valencia, CA. This activity provides a weekly opportunity for participants to regular exercise, improving their overall health and well being. Participants have shown improvements in confidence and poise by mastering a difficult skill. Skaters developing new relationships during the activity, have seen improvement in socialization and other common behavioral challenges. Skates and safety equipment are provided.

SNAP Cheer

Developed as a support program for athletes who wish to expand their cheer skills. Participants perfect a variety of cheers, coached by experienced formeer cheerleaders. SNAP Cheerleaders practice weekly from October to December and perform at SNAP Sports Tournaments and functions.

SNAP Roadrunners

The newest addition to the SNAP Sports line-up. Runners will train for a variety of public distance runs. An exciting program that integrates athletes with special needs into neuro-typical sporting activities. Experienced marathon runners will train athletes all year long for competitions.