WFLF DEVELOPMENTAL HOCKEY LEAGUE


Interested in learning the game?  This is for you!

The WFLF 'D-League' is a year-round program aimed at introducing hockey to active duty and retired military members, and the greater Hampton Roads community at large, who possess limited or no ice hockey experience. The program focuses learning the game of hockey while playing the games.

Teams are chosen prior to each game by coaches based on experience level and capability. Each game is facilitated by an on-ice coach. Prior to the game, coaches facilitate a ‘warm-up’ drill. During the games, coaches may stop play to point out situations or opportunities. All instruction is provided by the WFLF coaching team.

Each 'season' is 10 weeks long consisting of 3 full-hour practices and 7 facilitated games. Players may register for the entire season or join us at any time. In each practice and game the coaches will focus on game-play situations, including:

  • Team-focused play
  • Offensive and defensive strategies
  • Power play and penalty kills situations
  • Position responsibilities in defensive, neutral and offensive zones
  • Shooting, passing, stick-handling and puck possession skill

To sign up for the WFLF D-League, visit the customer service desk at Iceland Family Skating Center


All players who sign up must register as a USA Hockey Player. Click the button below to sign up. Use the 'Ice Player and Coaches' link.

USA Hockey

What equipment do I need?

Full equipement is required to play in the league. If you are a active duty or retired member of the NSW community, please contact one of our coaches directly for information about available hockey equipment by clicking the 'Questions' button below.

If you dont have any hockey gear or need to upgrade your current gear, there are several local and on-line retailers that carry everything you need. Here is your basic checklist:

  • Skates
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Pants
  • Shin pads
  • Hockey Socks
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Elbow Pads
  • Stick
  • Jersey


Contact one of our coaches if you have questions or would like some advice about gear.

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