coaching staff

Founded in 2007, ELEV8 Lacrosse is a growing company with a best in class reputation and a profound focus in athletic and educational programming. The organization is united by a passion for excellence and to positively impact the student-athletes in all ELEV8 programs.  

ELEV8's professional, world class coaching staff work to focus, guide, and motivate student-athletes to encourage accountability, leadership, and being productive citizens in the community.  ELEV8 Coaches fall under the following experience levels: NLL, MLL, FIL, NCAA, NCAA Committed.  Coaches are some of the most decorated players in the world winning World Championships, NLL Championships, MLL Championships, NCAA Championships, and Minto Cups.  ELEV8 Lacrosse holds their coaching staff to the highest of standards as they mentor boys, girls, players, and student-athletes throughout their developing lacrosse careers.

GEOFF SNIDER

Founder and CEO

President and Founder of ELEV8 Lacrosse Inc., Geoff Snider, has played 19 Seasons of professional lacrosse. His complete dedication at all levels of the sport is both genuine and passionate. Geoff is compelled to assist ELEV8 student-athletes reach their maximum potential while creating enriched training and learning opportunities both on and off the field.

Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Geoff began his lacrosse career with the Burnaby Lakers of the BC Junior ‘A” Lacrosse League, winning three Minto Cups (1998, 2000, and 2002). Originally a 2001 first-round draft pick of the Vancouver Ravens, Geoff chose to play collegiate lacrosse with the University of Denver Pioneers and was again eligible for the NLL Draft following graduation. In 2006, Geoff was drafted into the MLL by the Denver Outlaws in the first round, seventh overall, and into the NLL by the Philadelphia Wings in the first round, fourth overall.

During his professional NLL playing career with the Calgary Roughnecks and Philadelphia Wings, Geoff was the two-time NLL All-Star MVP (2008 & 2012), the NLL’s all-time leader in regular season faceoff wins (2,468) and playoff wins (208). Geoff was named to five NLL All-Star games (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 & 2012).

In addition to his NLL playing career, Geoff was drafted by the Denver Outlaws of the MLL and played in the MLL All-star Game representing the Western conference. He participated in two MLL championships, in 2008 with the Denver Outlaws and with the 2009 champions, the Toronto Nationals.

On the international stage, Geoff has represented Canada Five times at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship, three times as a player, capturing two gold medals (2006 & 2014) and an MVP title (2006) and a silver medal in 2010, and twice as an Assistant Coach (2012, 2016) with the National Men’s Under 19 Canadian Field Lacrosse Team.

When not playing lacrosse, Geoff is focused on developing the ELEV8 Lacrosse brand; educating and developing student-athletes to take the next step in their lacrosse career and become excellent citizens in the community. Geoff looks forward to spearheading the program's influence throughout Canada in the coming years.

BOB SNIDER

VP Operations and Player Development

Born and raised in Calgary, AB, Bob began his lacrosse career with the Calgary Hornets Lacrosse Association. In 2003, he started playing for the Burnaby Lakers in the BC Junior A Lacrosse League as a defensive player and quickly climbed the ranks to be named the Defensive Player of the Year in 2006.  He also helped his team bring home 3 Minto Cup championship titles.

After his time with the Lakers, Bob was off to Louisville, KY to play for Bellarmine University Knights Lacrosse team.  While studying for his BA in Business Administration with a minor in Economics, Bob was also named Team Captain of the Bellarmine Knights two years in a row.  He also boasts bragging rights for holding the record in face-off wins and ground balls with the Knights.

In 2010, Bob was drafted 16th overall in the NLL entry draft by the Philadelphia Wings and today currently plays with the Calgary Roughnecks of the NLL.  

When he’s not honing his skills as a lacrosse player, he takes to the field as a lacrosse coach and position as the Director, Player Development with the ELEV8 Lacrosse program. His extensive lacrosse experience allows him to know what it takes to develop the skills necessary to compete and succeed in all levels of lacrosse. 

"Our passion is to grow the sport by teaching student-athletes to understand positive values as they compete as a team and mature on the lacrosse field together. Lacrosse has given us so much; an opportunity to obtain an excellent education, lifelong friends and a chance to see the world. We are incredibly privileged and proud to be able to be a resource for our student-athletes as they grow in their lacrosse careers."