PROGRAM AGES: 18 and older PROGRAM FREQUENCY: Each session meets once per week for 11 weeks total. Four sessions offered in total, running all year long.
The Never Ever League is for the adult who has never ever played hockey before. It combines off ice instruction with on ice skill sessions (80%), and instructional game time (20%). The program is co-ed, non-checking, for people over 18 years of age and is set in an insanely positive, judgment free atmosphere. No ice skating or hockey experience is required in order to participate. It is truly one of a kind, as adults are often overlooked, with learn to play programs being designed only for children. It's unique design and execution are why over 3,000 adults have learned to play hockey through the Never Ever League since it's inception in 2012.
Over the course of the 11 week program, participants will learn the fundamental skills of ice hockey, make new friends and learn the greatest game on Earth. During the first few classes, instruction is focused on developing ice skating skills of all participants. In the following weeks, instruction shifts to teaching participants individual playing skills (stick handling, shooting, passing), before shifting into team skills and game play (offense, defense, power play, penalty kill).
On the final week, participants graduate by playing in their first organized hockey game - the Never Ever Cup. Friends and family are encouraged to attend as the new hockey players graduate into the world of hockey. The participants from the program are divided into two teams who will compete against each other in this friendly game. The teams are coached by the Never Ever coaching staff, and the game is treated like a professional hockey game, with referees, the national anthem and music. The evening concludes with a party (on-site), where each participant is given their Never Ever League Certificate, and formally graduates into the world of hockey.