Adult Development League (ADL)

The Adult Development League is an opportunity for adult recreational players to maximize their fun quotient in the sport of ice hockey by learning to play the team game.

Registration for the Fall Session is Open.

Am I ready for the ADL?

This Adult Development League was created to bridge the gap from taking players who are learning individual skills like skating, passing, shooting, and puck control and adapting those skills with other players in a game time environment. 

An Adult’s Hockey Path Could Look Like this:

Who’s ADL for?

The Adult Development League is designed for those players that are:

All adults must be 18+

Must have full hockey gear

12-week Sessions on Thursday evenings 

Each team will have a dedicated coach

Coaches draft their teams after registration

One-on-one, individualized coaching

What NAHA’s ADL Has to Offer


You will have an experienced and knowledgeable coach teaching you the game. Each coach wants to develop each of his players to their full potential!


As you develop as a team, you will experience a great sense of camaraderie with your teammates which is what makes team sports so great.


Play on the same night every week with the same group of players of a similar skill level who are all there for the same reason…to learn and have fun! 


The coach and our NAHA staff will take care of everything for you. You just need to show up and learn!


Once you start experiencing the fun of the Adult Development League, you will wonder how you ever lived without it.

Gear Up!

Equipment is not provided. Contact the Hockey Office at if you would like to rent equipment or contact the pro shop at 256-880-7860 if you would like to purchase equipment.

You will need:

Are you in?

The ADL will run for 12 weeks and each team will have a dedicated coach for the entire session. Each session will include a warm up, a short practice and instruction, and then it is game time! You will play a game every week, and the ADL will run continuously every 12 weeks while there is interest. View the current schedule.

Must be registered with USA Hockey for the current season! Register online at

Mike Kiene, ADL Coach

Mike Kiene (pronounced Key-Nee) is originally from Hartford Connecticut and has lived in several states lastly from The Tampa Bay area. He moved to Madison in 2009. He, his wife, and daughter really enjoy the Huntsville area and what it has to offer. Mike comes from a hockey family where at the age of five he started playing youth hockey. Mike played all throughout High School and in collegiate levels. He has been involved in playing or coaching roles ever since. Here in Huntsville, he has been coaching the Adult Development Program (ADP) Learn to Skate program for the last 2 years as well as playing in the Senior Open League (SOL) league.

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