2023 DCC 4v4 Summer Youth League

The intention of this league is to provide an opportunity for young players to develop skills in a fun and non-pressure environment. Players and parents are encouraged to focus on implementing the skills they have learned in game like situations and to freely experiment with skills that will help them become a more proficient player. 

Program Details 

  • League runs: beginning of July – Sept 1st 

  • Ages Groups: U9, U11, U13, U15, U18 (No hitting) 

  • Divisions based on level played this past winter 

  • Team and individual registrations accepted 

  • Teams limited to max of 12 skaters + goalie 

  • All games weekday and Sunday nights (No Friday or Saturday games) 

  • Focus is on fun and skill development 

  • Cost (includes team jersey): $235/individual or $2625/team 

  • 10 games played. 

League Details 

  • One referee and timekeeper provided 

  • Teams must provide at least one parent/coach on the bench 

  • Three 17 minute run time periods 

  • Schedule to be provided prior to the start of season 

  • In lieu of serving penalties in the box, penalty shots will be awarded for rule infractions 

  • Icings and off sides called; hurry up face offs implemented- line changes on the fly are encouraged to help keep the pace of the game up 


  • When registering, please indicate what level your team (or individual) has recently played at 

  • Limit of 12 skaters + 1 goalie 

  • The DCC will make every effort to place teams in the appropriate skill level. If not enough teams register to run a specific skill level, gender/age group, there will be an option to either move divisions or withdraw 

  • Teams and players may identify gender preference 

  • Friend/teammate requests are permitted, we will do our best to accommodate where possible.  

Bench Coach/Managers 

  • Each team will require at least one adult on the bench 

  • While on the bench, adults are asked to help ensure the following: 

    • Equal playing time

    • Good sportsmanship 

    • Encourage players to try different positions 

    • Fun for all. For example, if one team is running up the score, consider swapping players with the other team, moving forwards to defense, shoot for posts, number of passes before a shot can be taken, etc. 

    • Help address any behavior issues before they become a bigger problem