The Never Ever League THE WORLD'S GREATEST LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY PROGRAM FOR ADULT'S
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.
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 at Bill Gray's Tap Room (on-site), where each participant is given their Never Ever League Certificate, and formally graduates into the world of hockey.
Learn more about the program experience from past participants
Schedule can vary, depending on how quickly the entire class is learning/developing hockey skills.
Week #1: Forward Skating, Backward Skating Week #2: Stops, Pivots, Crossovers (Skating) Week #3: Turning, Stickhandling, Puck Control Week #4: Passing, Shooting, Shootout Week #5: Passing & Shooting Drills Week #6: Passing & Shooting Drills Week #7: Role of Forward, Role of Defenseman, Basic Breakout Week #8: Basic Breakout, Basic Forecheck Week #9: Review Breakout & Forecheck, Controlled Scrimmage Week #10: Controlled Scrimmage Week #11: Never Ever Cup Game (Class Graduation)
THURSDAY CLASS: 9:00pm to 10:00pm 9/6/2018 - 11/15/2018
FRIDAY CLASS: 6:45pm to 7:45pm 9/7/2018 - 11/23/2018 *No class on 11/2
THURSDAY CLASS: 9:00pm to 10:00pm 11/29/2018 - 2/7/2019
FRIDAY CLASS: 6:45pm to 7:45pm 12/7/2018 - 2/22/2019 *No class on 2/1
SUNDAY CLASS: 5:30pm to 6:30pm 11/18/2018 - 2/10/2019 *No class on 12/30 and 2/3
THURSDAY CLASS: 9:00pm to 10:00pm 2/21/2019 - 5/2/2019
FRIDAY CLASS: 6:45pm to 7:45pm 3/1/2019 - 5/10/2019
SUNDAY CLASS: 5:30pm to 6:30pm 2/24/2019 - 5/12/2019 *No class on 4/21
Classes will be offered on two separate nights of the week. Full class information will be posted in Mid-December. Check back for updated information, or click HERE to email the Program Director if you have any questions.
PROGRAM REGISTRATION FEE
EQUIPMENT RENTAL KIT
Each kit includes hockey skates, helmet and cage, pants, shin guards, elbow pads, shoulder pads, gloves, stick and a bag. At the conclusion of the Never Ever League, any participants who rented an equipment kit may elect to purchase it at a discounted rate.