U9 Development League

U9 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE

U9 Half Ice Video (Benefits and Guidelines)!!!

The U9 Development League (U9-DL) is a partnership between Hockey Calgary and its community member associations in which they operate the Novice age category as a skills based age category.  The U9-DL focuses on skill development and the fundamentals of hockey for kids aged 7 and 8.  The purpose of this league is to address the need for more skill development in the novice age category.  Our goal is to provide a positive environment for learning the fundamentals of hockey and to stimulate interest and desire to continue playing the game of hockey.

The U9-DL is a league in which the associations promote coach, parent, official and player education during the season.  Each player will be evaluated fairly within each association and placed on a team where they are best suited.  Teams are limited to when and how many games they can play.  As a result, players will practice more and play fewer games to increase their skills before playing full ice games compared to that of other age categories

U9-DL Resource Guide (PDF)

U9-DL Goaltender Rotation Form (PDF)

Benefits of Half-Ice Hockey for Novice Players

Video Guidelines for Novice Half-Ice Games

Childs View, Parents find Full Ice Hockey NO FUN - Video

Small - Sided Games in other Sports

 

Upcoming Events

3 Dec

Coach Night Series Featuring Chris Bruce

6:30pm at Virtual (Zoom)

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28 Dec

Calgary Elite Hockey Camp - Christmas Hockey Camp

9:00am at Flames Community Arenas

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