Due to the COVID-19 pandemic some leagues may be starting play in 2021 or cancel the season altogether page names are using the dual year format for naming consistency and will be changed as warranted.
This is the 2020-21 National Collegiate Development Conference season. This is the league's fourth season.
- On November 14, 2019 the league announced that the Philadelphia Hockey Club had purchased the NCDC franchise rights for the Boston Bandits and wold be added to the league for the 2020-21 season.
- On June 3, 2020 the USPHL announced the addition of the Boston Advantage to the NCDC along with Premier Division, 18U, 16U, and 15U teams. The organization had previously only had youth level teams and would be based out of the Pilgrim Skating Arena in Hingham, Massachusetts.
- The Rochester Monarchs were notified sometime in January or February of 2020 they were to be removed from the NCDC after the 2019-20 season due to on ice performance. The organization would also later withdraw from the USPHL's Premier Division in order to focus on youth hockey.
To be added upon completion of the season.
The top eight teams qualify for the playoffs. All rounds are best-of-three.