The Novice Development League (NDL) encourages an environment in which children can learn the fundamentals of hockey through skill development and small area games. Coach education and development are integral components of the NDL that directly correlates to better coaching, on and off the ice.
The NDL 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. The NDL is a league in which the associations promote coach, parent, official and player education during the start of each season. The structure of the NDL allows associations to host four weeks of skill development sessions before conducting any evaluations. Each player will be evaluated fairly and placed on a team where they are best suited.
For more information on the Novice Development League, please check out the link on the Hockey Calgary website.