U9 Development League

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

U9-DL Resource Guide

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

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Benefits of Half Ice Hockey

Seasonal Structure

Upcoming Events

22 Aug

Perfect Skating Calgary - Eval Prep Clinic

5:15pm at Springbank Park for All Seasons

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27 Aug

DEADLINE: Request to host an in town Preseason tournament (Sep 23 to Oct 21) U11+ (Community)

29 Aug

Timbits Learn to Play Program

11:45am at Max Bell Arena

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12 Sep

DEADLINE: Request to host a tournament - October (Elite)

14 Sep

DEADLINE: All U13 players must be released by Elite to Community

12:00pm

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