The North Alabama Hockey Association - Senior Open League is an adult only hockey program for players of all skill levels and abilities ranging in ages from 18+. You must be 18 years old to play in the NAHA SOL for both the Fall and Summer sessions. There are absolutely no exceptions to this policy.
All the games for the Senior Open League are played weekly every Sunday afternoon/ evening. Game times vary but usually start as early as 3:30pm and can start as late as 9:15pm.
We have two seasons. The Fall season is our most competitive season and includes roughly 14-15 regular season games, plus playoffs, and an end of season tournament. This season starts in Sep/ Oct and wraps up at the end of Feb/March. Tournament format is based on the number of teams in each division. We track stats and standings during the fall season and there is a division champion in each division!
The summer session is much more relaxed. We have 1-2 divisions based on the number of players registered and we do not track stats or standings. The summer league starts around the middle of May and will run until the beginning of August. It is much cheaper than the Fall season and does not include team standings, playoffs or a championship tournament.
If you have never played hockey before or even been on skates, we recommend you start with the ADULT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM and the ADULT DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE. This program is geared toward the beginner skater and our coaches will give you all the tools you need from how to put the gear on to skating basics, and finally how to play real hockey. You will practice with certified coaches and scrimmage players who are learning the game right along side you. The Adult Development Program runs continually throughout the year and you can join anytime! The Adult Development League also runs continually through the year and joining late is based on the size of the teams at the time.