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Fifth Annual Adult Tournament
Jan 17, 2014  10:29 AM
The Fifth Annual CAHA Adult State Hockey Tournament will be held April 25-27 in San Jose. Please check the "Adult Hockey" link on this web page for more information and registration instructions. Read More >>

8U - Help Your Child Become A Better Athlete This Summer
Apr 17, 2014  9:20 AM
Most hockey players consider themselves all-around athletes. That's because the majority of hockey players play multiple sports. It's a lifestyle that should begin at the youngest age levels. Playing multiple sports reduces injury risk, develops overall athleticism, and most importantly, is fun. So what are your children doing this offseason? We recommend that they do everything. Read More >>

2014 State Champions
Apr 13, 2014  3:34 PM
CONGRATULATIONS to the following 2014 State Champions:
Tier I:
Midget 18U - Los Angeles Jr. Kings
Midget 16U - Los Angeles Jr. Kings(1)
Bantam - Los Angeles Jr. Kings(1)
PeeWee - Anaheim Jr. Ducks(1)

High School - J Serra Lions

Tier II:
Midget 18U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks
Midget 16U - Channel Islands Riptide
Bantam - Los Angeles Jr. Kings(1)
PeeWee - Golden State Eagles

A/B:
Midget 18U - Capital Thunder
Midget 16U - Orange County Hockey Club
Bantam A - Tri-Valley Blue Devils
Bantam B - Santa Rosa Flyers
PeeWee A - Los Angeles Jr. Kings(3)
PeeWee B - San Francisco Sabercats
Squirt A - California Golden Bears
Squirt B - San Francisco Sabercats(1)

Adult:
Advance -
Beginner -
Elite -
Intermediate -
Novice -
Womens Novice -
Over 50 -
Women -

Parent and Coach Tips of the Week
Apr 15, 2014  9:40 AM
Parent Tip of the Week - Commit to conducting yourself by a code, which Positive Coaching Alliance calls "Honoring the Game". To remember components of this code, remind yourself and your children that Honoring the Game means respecting the sport's ROOTS, where ROOTS stands for Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates and Self.

Coach Tip of the Week - Hold a Winners' Circle after each game where teammates take turns offering each other specific, truthful praise. You speak last and make sure to recognize any players who haven't been singled out.

Tips a brought to you by Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports

10U - Should My Kid Play Spring/Summer Hockey?
Apr 3, 2014  4:20 PM
The end of the hockey season can be a sad time for the hockey community. But the changing seasons are a major opportunity for parents. Between the ages of 10 and 12, kids shouldn't identify themselves as one-sport athletes. Even if a boy or girl loves to play the game, a few months spent focusing on a different sport is incredibly beneficial. Read More >>

12U - Preparing for Body Checking
Mar 11, 2014  1:32 PM
Physical play is part of hockey, but it's not about the big hit at center ice that leaves an opponent injured or struggling to get up. For players transitioning to bantam levels, where body checking is allowed for the first time, it's important that they learn what body checking really is. How can peewees (12U) prepare for the world of body checking that awaits them at bantam? Read More >>

14U/16U - Three Key Elements of Off Season Training
Feb 25, 2014  9:49 AM
Hockey season is almost over. It can be a sad time for young hockey players. However, registering for spring hockey leagues and summer showcase events isn't the best hockey-withdrawal remedy for serious 14U/16U hockey players advancing to higher levels of competition. Here are three specific focus areas for proper offseason training that will help elevate your game in anticipation for next season. Read More >>

USA Hockey Rule 411 - Progressive Suspensions for the 2014-15 Playing Season
Feb 16, 2014  10:02 AM
USA Hockey is committed to providing a safe and fair environment for all participants. While the vast majority of players participate within the rules and respect the game and their opponents, USA Hockey recognizes the need to hold those players and coaches deemed to be repeat offenders accountable for their actions. Beginning with the 2014-15 playing season, the Progressive Suspensions rule will take affect nationally. Read More >>

CHANGES TO 2014-2015 TIER YOUTH HOCKEY RULES
Jan 31, 2014  12:36 PM
In preparation for the upcoming 2014-2015 season, Youth Council would like to inform you of recent changes to the CAHA guidelines that were voted in at the CAHA Board of Directors’ Meeting held on January 25, 2014.

Tier Youth Hockey:
Beginning in the 2014-2015 season, all clubs wishing to field a Tier I youth team must satisfy the following criteria before they will be permitted to field a Tier I youth team:
1. Clubs must have a Tier II youth feeder program in place in both the current and prior season.
2. Clubs must field a Tier II youth team at the same age division as the Tier I youth team in the current season and must have fielded a Tier II youth team at the same division in the prior season except for the Midget 18U division.
3. Only one Tier I youth team at each age division, unless the second Tier I youth team is a minor birth year team and the minor birth year Tier I youth team must participate in the CAHA Minor Division, if there is one.
4. Minor birth year Tier I youth teams must follow CAHA guidelines as set forth in the CAHA guidebook.
5. Clubs may only field two Tier II youth teams at each age division and must follow existing standards and rules regarding feeder programs for Youth Tier II teams.

Any questions, please contact a Youth Council member.

California High School Ice Hockey Team to Compete in America’s Showcase
Feb 4, 2014  8:57 AM
California Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) is excited to announce that California will again be sending a team of High School ice hockey players to participate in the 2014 Annual America’s Showcase National Hockey Tournament. The Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League (ADHSHL) and the Northern California High School Hockey League (NCHSHL) will combine efforts in putting together an elite group of high school student-athletes to compete in this prestigious national event being held at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center, April 10 – 14, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA. See the "High School" page on this website for more information Read More >>

CAHA InfoCenter iPhone App
Jan 24, 2014  1:28 PM
A new version of the CAHA InfoCenter iPhone app is now available for download on iTunes. Enjoy the new user interface and new features. Your feedback is always welcomed. Read More >>

Adult Hockey - Keeping Knuckleheads off the Ice
Jan 4, 2014  6:15 PM
Some people take adult hockey way too seriously—and spoil the game for everyone else. Most players understand that adult hockey leagues are supposed to be about a healthy mix of good-natured competition, fitness, and bonding. Most, however, does not mean all. There are a few players who treat every moment like Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, every opponent like a mortal enemy, and every official like a personal nemesis. Call it the knucklehead effect. Read More >>

SafeSport Training Update
Dec 27, 2013  12:49 PM
USA Hockey, in connection with the USOC, is pleased to announce a new permanent platform for the online training, which will be more user-friendly and will include enhancements that among other things will allow participants to view their test question answers and results. Please select the following link for more information. If you have any questions, please contact your league SafeSport Administrator with any questions: Laura Cahn for NorCal, and Jaime Campbell for SCAHA. Lance Burrow is the CAHA SafeSport Coordinator. Read More >>

2014 Level 5 Coaching Symposium
Nov 9, 2013  10:32 AM
The USA Hockey Level 5 Coaching Symposium is now scheduled for August 21-24, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. The event will take place at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa, 221 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145. USA Hockey-registered coaches who have completed their coaching certification Levels 1-4 prior to May 1, 2014 are eligible to participate. Due to the one clinic per season restriction, coaches who attend a Level 4 clinic in May, June, July or August are not eligible to attend the Level 5 clinic in 2014. Click the following link for more information. Read More >>

New USAH Rules Pertaining to Game Misconducts
Jan 4, 2014  6:18 PM
We want to bring to your attention a few new rules that were adopted by USA Hockey at the recent Annual Congress. It appears, based on recent score sheets, that some teams may be being overlooking. USA hockey has imposed stricter sanctions involving Misconduct penalties, Boarding, Charging, and Head Contact. Here are the new rules that need to be sent to ALL your associations and teams. Read More >>

SafeSport
Dec 27, 2013  12:47 PM
Attention SafeSport Coordinators: The CAHA SafeSport training presentation and incident reporting form are now available under the SafeSport tab. Please utilize these tools in training your club leadership, including coaches and managers, and refer to the presentation with any questions you receive. If you have any questions, please contact your league SafeSport Administrator with any questions: Laura Cahn for NorCal, and Jaime Campbell for SCAHA. Lance Burrow is the CAHA SafeSport Coordinator. Read More >>


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