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Welcome to the
Novice Adult Coed Hockey League (NACHL)

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Week of 7/8/2024

Session 10

   We start Session 10 this coming Sunday. There are still spaces availabe for players who are interested in playing. So if you are interested in playing read on.

Session 9 (S9) 

   The gamesheets for Session 9 are posted by game on the Schedule page.

HO-HO-HO-liday 3v3 Tournament 

   The HO-HO-HO-liday 3v3 Tournament will be back this Winter. Dates are being finalized. The rules and format will be largely the same.

   The tournament will be open to current NACHL players and graduates who are in good standing with the NACHL. Registration information will be sent out before the end of July.

   If you are interested in being a captain for a team, please reach out to me at TD@UnderhillHockeyGroup.com.

Looking for (more) Leagues Sponsors

   Our league sweaters are adorned wih the companies who help to make the league operate. The sponsors on the NACHL sweaters make a 3-year commitment in order to be on the sweaters. While we can always add a new sponsor to an open spot on the sweaters, we have been able to manage the increase costs associated with the league with our current sponsors. Our current sponsors have allowed league fees to remain low, and unchanged since Session 2.

   Those commitments will end in early 2025.

   I am in communications with ur current sponsors now to determine if they will be continuing as sponsors for another 3 years. If they do, this will be wonderful!! If they do not, then we will be looking for new sponsors.

   There are other ways that sponsors can help support the NACHL.

   If you represent a company that is interested in being a sponsor, please reach out to me by e-mail at Doc@UnderhillHockeyGroup.com so we can meet to discuss you joining the NACHL community. If you know of a company that may be interested in sponsoring the NACHL, please reach out to me at the e-mail above.

Thank you - Doc

   

* What is a "NACHLer"?

   * So waht is a "NACHLer", and how do you saw it? A NACHLer is someone who playes (or has played) in the NACHL. Once a NACHLer - Always a NACHLer!! I say it "NACK-ler", others say it "NATCH-ler", some say "nack-ULL-urs", and the French probably say something like "nash-el-eers . . . UHN". Bottom line - you are a hockey player, how you say it is not nearly as important as what you are doing.

   They are hockey players who value learning and being a teammate over being competitive. They care about a fallen league mate more than the puck. They are great humans and are valued for being so.

   Thank you for coming, bringing your friends, having fun and building a great community.

Where:
at Eble Park Ice Arena
19400 W. Bluemound Rd, Brookfield, WI

General NACHL Event Details

When:
Sunday afternoons - times vary slightly
- All year at 4:30-5:30 and 5:45-6:45
- Spring and Summer we add a 3:15-4:15 session
For more information, go to the
Schedule page
Who:
- Adults (over 18 years old) looking to learn to play ice hockey and have some fun.
- Teams are 14 novice skaters and one novice goalie plus one skilled player (Team Coordinator) to be an on bench resource.
What:
10 weeks of learning, playing and fun!!
- The first 3 weeks are camps
- Then a team practice
- Then 6 weeks of games
Why:
- You learn in a community of peers.
- You can play in a less competitive environment.
- Because you and your friends keep coming!!
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The Goals of the NACHL

The goals of the Novice Adult Coed Hockey League (NACHL) are to:


- provide new players the opportunity to learn and play ice hockey against players of similar abilities


- give players the opportunity to build their skills and knowledge so they can graduate and go on to play ice hockey in an adult/ “beer” league.
 

- promote the ideals of good sporting behavior while enjoying the company of other adults.

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Camps

There will be three weeks of camps to give you an opportunity to build some basics skills and learn some basic concepts.

Team practice

You will have one session to meet your teammates, and then run drills or scrimmage against another team.

Games

There will be six games between the teams. The last game will be between your first opponent, so you can how much everyone has improved.

Learn to play - Play to learn -- HAVE FUN!!

The NACHL Program

So how do you get to play?

1) Expression of Interest (EoI) (Step 1)

   If you are interested in learning how to and playing ice hockey.

   Before applying, please go to the Guidelines & Rules page and read the league rules.

   If this is the league for you, go to the Signing-up page.

2) Register as a Player with USA Hockey

   You will need to register as a Player with USA Hockey. This will provide you with an insurance policy for any incidence that occurs on the ice. To register click on this link to go to USA Hockey: https://membership.usahockey.com/register/age

   USA Hockey memberships run from April 1 until August 31 of the next year (For example, April 1, 2024 to August 31, 2025.)

3) Registration to play in the NACHL (Step 2) 

   A link to "Step 2" will be sent out to those individuals who complete the EoI and are eligible.

   Step 2 is the first registration and is a prospective players' registration to play in the NACHL and may be completed at any time, just like the EoI.

4) Registration for a session in the NACHL (Step 3)

   Step 3 is the registrationfor a specific session, for example is "Step 3 for Session 4". This link is sent out to all people who have completed Step 2 and are deemed to be at the appropriate skill level for the NACHL.

Some notes for clarification

   Steps 1, 2 and 3 are managed through Google Forms. (If anyone has a better platform, please let us know.) Once you are added to the mailing list for a step, there is no easy way for us to remove you from the list. However, there will always be an option for you to ask to:

  1. be moved to the contact list for future sessions or

  2. be removed from the list and not be contacted in the future. (If you select this option but later want to particpate in the league, just start back at the EoI.)

   If someone completes Step 2 or 3 before completing the preceding step (e.g., the Eoi/ Step 1 or Step 2, respectively), your registration will be denied. You will be informed that you need to complete the prior step(s). This happens when a current registrant or player has sent their link to a friend. Basically - no jumping the line. ;-)

   All attempts will be made so that rosters have the number of novice skaters (within 1), and will have 1 goalie and 1 team coordinator.

   Players will need to select three sweater numbers from the list of available numbers, a link to the spreadsheet will be provided in Step 3. If you do not consult the list, this will delay the ordering process and will delay new players getting their sweaters at the start of the session.

  Payment details are provided in Step 3 when you register for a session. You will receive a registration for all steps, and in your Step 3 receipt you will have the information for your payment. (I would still suggest taking a screenshot f the payment details or writing them down when you complete Step 3.)

  Aside from the first session of the year, payments are expected to bne made in a timely manner. If you need to make arrangements, please reach out to The Commish. Payments for the first session of the year, typically the once that starts in January, should be made on or after January 1 and by January 5th.

. . . the next session(s)

   The dates for the future sessions will be posted on the Schedules page once they are confirmed.
   All new/ prospective players need to complete the EoI. Once the EoI is completed, players will be sent the link to complete Step 2 which can be completed at any time.

   Messages will be posted the NACHL Facebook page to alert players when the registration will be open. 

  • In the middles of the current session, current players will be sent Step 3 for the next session.

  • About a week later, players who have patticipated in previous sessions and who are on the contact list will be sent the link to register.

  • About one week later, new players who have completed Step 2 and are elgible to play in the NACHL will be sent the link to resigter for the next session.

*******These e-mails are sent out in bulk, so they may end up in your SPAM/ Junk folders or not received due to your filter settings. Please add nachl.commish@underhillhockeygroup.com to your contacts, this should allow e-mails to be received. Also, watch the Facebook page for notifications.*******

*******If you are expecting the registration link and do not see it in your Inbox, please check the Junk/ SPAM folders. If you do not see the e-mail, then please contact The Commish via e-mail or PM on Facebook. (The Facebook page link is at the top of the page. Joining is a great way to become part of the community and get public updates.)*******

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