Program Overview

Program Overview

The Capital City Vipers offer a variety of hockey development programs catering to a wide range of boy and girl players from 4-18 years of age and from novice to advanced skill levels. With a 2.5 to 1 player to coach ratio and a progressive curriculum developed by experts in youth athlete development, we're confident that we can quickly help your player achieve their goals. How far will your player go?


Try Hockey and Learn to Play

The Vipers partner with our home ice rink, Twin Ponds, to provide a cohesive learn to play program starting with the first time they step on the ice. Click on the player progression chart on the right to download a PDF of our progression chart outlining the path to success for those new to ice skating and ice hockey.

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Mite Hockey for Ages 8 and Under

Birth Years 2013-2016

At the 8 and Under age, a perfect balance of fun and high-repetition skill sessions is the key to developing young hockey players. While our 8U mite players are divided by skill and compete level into different groups, all of our mite players are learning the same skills and progressions. Our 8U mite recreational and limited travel levels are a great way for players to learn the game playing against local clubs while the travel level continues to hone the skills of more advanced players.

Recreational Level for Ages 8 to 14

Birth Years 2007-2012

The recreational level is designed to provide a fun and developmental environment for players that enjoy the game, and that want to stay in the Central PA area for games. The recreational program is open to boys and girls from beginners to experienced players and offers more training and skill development than any other recreational-level program in the area, including Tournament participation.


Travel Level for Ages 8 To 18

Birth Years 2003-2012

The travel level is designed for players that are looking for more advanced skills and concepts and are able to make a greater commitment. Travel players have roughly twice the practice and game sessions as the recreational level.

One unique aspect of our travel program is our 16/18U Midget Independent Travel program. This program has similar travel distance and compete level to our traditional travel program, but is designed for busy high school students that can't make the same time commitment.