"I'm constantly looking for new things to do. I've done BMX racing, rock climbing, American Ninja Warrior training, and most recently the Never Ever League. I had so much fun and met so many cool people! If you're considering it, go for it!! I'm two years post ACL surgery, and a 40 year old female. I've never played ice hockey or skated much before. The Never Ever League prepared me well for the I-League, which I'm now in. I enjoyed that there was a really wide range of ages out there, from 19 to mid-sixties. Everyone was sup[er supportive of everyone else, and there was no shame or embarrassment no matter how terrible you were."
"I've always wanted to learn how to play hockey. I didn't know how to stop or skate backwards, but the phenominal instructors led the way, and made learning to play fun and easy!"
"I have taken the Never Ever League twice now, after never even been ice skating before. The program has now given me the basic skills and confidence to learning/playing hockey."
"I had never once played hockey in my life before this program, but now I can't see myself stopping."
"Never Ever League has been one of the best experience's of my life and would highly recommend it to anyone even remotely interested in hockey."
"I had a blast on the Never Ever League! I was not a confident skater when starting, by the end I was hopping over the boards and am now excited to move up to the next league . I would highly recommend trying it, if your thinking about it, just do it. A great ratio of guys and girls and age group range."
"Great program! Loads of fun in a judgement free atmosphere that allowed everyone to learn at their pace but still have success and tons of fun doing it."
"I was skeptical about the results touted online. It was not until about week 7 or 8 I started noticing continuous improvement as the different pieces came together. I know I have a lot more to learn, but I feel like I made good progress in the short time. I liked the flexibility the coaches showed on missed lessons and making them up, and how all the coaches showed the enthusiasm in teaching adults how to skate and play the game. The friendships made through this was a nice added bonus."
"I was really impressed with the coaches' attitudes during these sessions. I'm a 50-something-year-old woman who had never ice-skated and they were so patient, and it truly is a judgment-free zone. Tyler is incredibly organized and is a great instructor. Coach Joe and Coach John are very sweet as well. Thank you for offering these opportunities. We did the Never Ever class twice, and are now attending the I-League. We are having an equally excellent experience in the I-League. Thank you for supporting adults who want to try new things."
"My friends and I had a great time with Never Ever League! We came in with a wide range of athletic abilities, and none of us had really ever ice skated before. So it was amazing that by the end of 11 weeks, we were able to play a full game - and we actually won! We had so much fun that we’ve signed up for other programs and look forward to working our way up to rec leagues in the future. I definitely recommend this for anyone who likes watching hockey or has family/friends that play - it will help you understand and appreciate the sport on such a different level."
"If you had told me I would learn to play hockey and compete in a hockey game I wouldn’t have believed you. As a non-athlete, non-ice skater I thought I was crazy signing up for a hockey league with my friends. Now, after completing the Never Ever League, I can’t imagine NOT spending time on the ice. Going through the Never Ever League has truly unlocked a love of hockey for us and it’s now one of our favorite topics to discuss, watch, and practice. If you are nervous about trying something new, I encourage you to be brave and join in! The Never Ever League is a very friendly, non-threatening environment to learn a new hobby. See you on the ice!"
"Always wanted to play hockey and coach Tyler and the other coaches made that possible. I cant thank them enough for such a wonderful experience!"
"Great coaches and staff. Program is top notch and will help if you put the time in you get what you payed for."
"Tyler and the coaching staff provide an excellent trove of hockey knowledge, and have built a great judgement free environment where everyone is invested in helping their teammates improve."
"This was a great experience from start to finish. Having never skated before, the coaches did an excellent job of coaching to all skill levels and building upon your skills before you even touch a puck. If you have always wanted to and have just been too scared or cautious to get started, I highly recommend you give it a chance. I found it to be a safe and controlled environment that was always fun, a great workout, and was filled with great people!"
"Awesome, judgement free sessions of multiple skill levels. Perfect setting to learn to play hockey. Highly recommend Coach Tyler and the rest of the staff. You’ll be sad when it’s over."
"Never grew up playing sports, always loved hockey. Finally at the age of 36 decided to give it a go. From start to finish the staff and instruction was beyond my expectations. Such a well thought out program that was inclusive to people of all skill levels."
"The Never Ever League makes the dream of playing hockey a reality. A friend of mine told me about the Never Ever League and it just sounded too good to be true. Well, I can honestly say this program is 100% legit and you will get out whatever you put in. What I thought was impossible, turned out to be one of the best experiences I’ve had in my life... priceless."
"I had been wanting to join the Never Ever League for a couple of years now. I finally stopped making excuses for myself and took the leap of faith. I fell in love with the game and met tons of new friends. To this day I still look forward to going to the rink to play. Best decision I've made and It's always worth it taking that leap of faith"
"The Never Ever League was one of the best experiences I have ever had. From day one the coaches were helpful and welcoming. Seeing all the growth within the program was awesome. We became a tight group and were cheering everyone on. This was the boost of confidence I needed before getting into more competitive hockey."
"I’ve been going to hockey games ever since I was little and I’ve always wanted to play, but my mom was a single mother and couldn’t afford it. So when I found out about this league I was super excited because now I had the chance to play. Finally! The coaches are awesome and very encouraging. It was a lot of fun, but I wish it lasted longer!"
"I heard about Never Ever Lease through union workers in the city and continued to hear good things about the program over a few months so I decided to try it out. I found the program to far exceed any expectations or predictions I had in quality and caliber. This is an electric program with a phenomenal coaching staff that is experienced, enthusiastic, and driven to teach the game of hockey. I could not suggest this program anymore. You will meet friends, develop a new skill, get active, and learn how to play and enjoy one of Rochester’s greatest pastime, Hockey!"
"Having taken both of my kids to countless hockey practices and games over the years, I was familiar with the game of hockey and wanted to play myself but was afraid to try, since I am not a strong skater. Although I probably won't advance much beyond the novice of play- I am almost 60 years old- the Never Ever League introduced me to a team sport that I believe I can safely play for many years. Would I recommend the program to the novice/inexperienced skater that has an interest in learning how to play
the game? You bet!"
"I never thought I’d be able to skate well enough to play. But the coaches help you every step of the way and build not only skill but confidence. Can’t say enough good things about the program!"
"Tyler and his staff create a very positive and welcoming environment, and there truly is no judgment. I would recommend the NEL to anybody who has ever wanted to play hockey, even if you've never ice skated in your life."