Jan 17, 2017

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2017 CAHA Boys Select Camp
Jan 2, 2017  9:58 AM
2017 CAHA Select Camp schedule is now posted. Click on the "Boys Camp" link for more information. Read More >>

2017 CAHA Girls Select Camp
Dec 31, 2016  8:24 AM
2017 CAHA Girls Select Camp selections and schedule information is now posted. Click on the "Girls Camp" link for more information. Read More >>

14U/16U - Exercising the mental muscle with Bob Motzko
Dec 29, 2016  11:06 PM
Players can spend hours on the ice working on skating, stickhandling in the garage and strength training in the weight room. But what about the mental side of the game? How should players at 14U/16U be exercising that aspect of development? And how important is mental strength and preparation? Read More >>

12U - Building up to body-checking
Dec 28, 2016  6:26 PM
With USA Hockey's American Development Model, players are introduced to body contact at 8U and gradually familiarized with progressive amounts of it as they progress through each level of play. At 14U, full body-checking becomes legal. But what about the 12U level? Where should a 12U player be in terms of comfort and skill with body contact? Read More >>

10U - 10 things to learn at 10U
Dec 21, 2016  2:02 PM
At 10U, it's still a time when players are learning the core tenets of hockey. An informed, educated base of understanding is essential to taking the next steps as a hockey player, and also for keeping the game safe and fun. With the help of USA Hockey’s Bob Mancini, here are 10 critical focus areas for 10U players. Read More >>

Applications for Boys/Girls Tier I Hockey for 2017-18
Nov 23, 2016  2:15 PM
Application materials for Tier I inclusion for the 2017-18 season are now available. The materials include the application instructions as well as referenced spreadsheets for Clubs to apply and indicate their prior Tier team performance. Club application submissions are due to Laura Cahn via email by January 15, 2017. Laura's email address is lauracahn@yahoo.com. Read More >>

Coaching News - Every coach can – and should – coach their goalies
Dec 15, 2016  4:39 PM
There is a crisis in American youth hockey, says Phil Osaer. "Coaches view themselves as coaches. But they say they don't coach goalies." Osaer and USA Hockey are trying to change that. Read More >>

8U - The vitamin in the mashed potatoes
Dec 23, 2016  10:06 AM
Young baseball players don't play on a Major League-sized diamond. Youth soccer players don't use a full-sized field. The reason? Their still-growing bodies aren't suited for playing surfaces designed for adults. It seems obvious, but while those sports (and others) figured it out long ago, some in youth hockey left the answer to better player development hidden in plain sight. Read More >>

CAHA Info Center iPhone App
Oct 21, 2016  6:30 AM
CAHA is pleased to announce the new release of the CAHA Info Center app for the 2016-17 season. Download it now to get the latest news, schedule, scores, standings, stats, and a lot more. Read More >>

Adult Hockey - Ringers, Benders and the Right Level of Play
Sep 27, 2016  8:27 PM
Playing at the right adult hockey skill level sounds relatively easy, but it can be difficult for a variety of reasons. Some of them are self-induced, some of them are league-inflicted and some of them are just human nature. Read More >>

Playing it Safe - Prioritizing safety and protecting players
Sep 18, 2016  11:50 AM
Dr. Michael J. Stuart is a professor of orthopedic surgery and chairperson of the Division of Sports Medicine at Mayo Clinic. He's also a hockey dad and USA Hockey's chief medical and safety officer. He recently shared his thoughts on safety in youth hockey and what USA Hockey is doing to protect its players. Read More >>

Team Up - Speak Up to Fight Concussions
Sep 10, 2016  9:31 AM
CAHA is pleased to announce we have joined the TEAM UP SPEAK UP movement to fight concussions as a state affiliate! Click the following link for more information. Read More >>

USA Hockey Volunteer of the Month - Nancy Hodge
Sep 6, 2016  4:58 PM
CONGRATULATIONS to CAHA's own Nancy Hodge, recognized as USA Hockey and Liberty National Insurance "Volunteer of the Month!" See the article in the September issue of USA Hockey magazine, page 13 (the following link will take you to the issue). Read More >>

The Passing of Eddie Samuels
Aug 25, 2016  9:04 AM
CAHA is sad to announce the passing former SoCal hockey player Eddie Samuels. Eddie was 30. He played for many teams in California and Nevada and junior hockey. He also was a roller hockey player. Here is his obituary: Read More >>

CAHA Member Registration and Renewal
Aug 18, 2016  8:33 PM
CAHA Member Registration and Renewal for all new and returning organizations is now active. Please complete your membership immediately to avoid potential issues with eligibility. The instructions and application are now available on the "Member Services" tab.

Message Regarding Tier II CAHA Weekends
Jun 14, 2016  4:28 PM
CAHA Tier II weekends will consist of north vs south games only. A north team can expect to attend 4-5 weekends, a south team can expect to attend 1-2. For further clarification feel free to contact Laura Cahn at lauracahn@yahoo.com.

New Tier I and Tier II Requirements for 2016/17
Apr 4, 2016  4:52 PM
On January 23, 2016, the CAHA Board of Directors approved changes for participation in Tier 1 commencing with the next season, 2016/17, as well as a change to the minimum PDR requirement for Tier 2. Details of the changes can be found on the "Policies" link to this website under the sub-link titled "Application for Tier I Inclusion." Please note the requirements and deadlines which are to be adhered to, and that application for Tier 1 for next season must be submitted to Youth Council by the specified deadline of February 15, 2016. In addition, the Board also added a provision that there will be up to a maximum of five (5) teams per age division.

With regard to the new Tier I and Tier II PDR (Player Development Requirement) for the upcoming 2016-17 Season, please note the following:

1. For the 2016-17 season only, a player's PDR will count at either their 2014-15 club or their 2015-16 club.

2. The 25% PDR requirement for Tier I is new to Tier I and applies to the 2016-17 Season, then increases to 50% in the 2017-18 season forward.

3. The PDR for Tier II is now increased starting the upcoming 2016-17 Season to 50% and going forward.

New Screening Instructions
Apr 6, 2015  1:22 PM
Effective immediately, CAHA has updated the official screening policy, as well as implemented new instructions for completing the online screening process. Please see the "Screening Program" link to this website for more information and the link to complete the screening process. Read More >>

USA Hockey Rule 411 - Progressive Suspensions for the 2014-15 Playing Season
Mar 24, 2016  6:52 PM
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 >>

Message from the President regarding Tier I Selections
Sep 9, 2016  11:06 PM
Per our new Tier 1 Policy set forth by the CAHA Board of Directors on January 23, 2016, I would like to report the following Associations will be recognized as Tier 1 Programs through our affiliate, and USA Hockey. Congratulations to the following:

11U (Minor) Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Los Angeles Jr. Kings, San Jose Jr. Sharks

12U (Major) Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Los Angeles Jr. Kings, San Diego Jr. Gulls, San Jose Jr. Sharks

13U (Minor) Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Los Angeles Jr. Kings, San Diego Jr. Gulls, San Jose Jr. Sharks

14U (Major) Anaheim Jr. Ducks, California Wave, Los Angeles Jr. Kings, San Diego Jr. Gulls, San Jose Jr. Sharks (Note - on May 31 the Wave opted to NOT field a team in this division, and on June 12 the Jr. Sharks did same)

15U (Minor) Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Golden State Eagles, Los Angeles Jr. Kings, San Diego Jr. Gulls, San Jose Jr. Sharks (Note - on June 12 the Jr. Sharks opted to NOT field a team in this division)

16U (Major) Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Los Angeles Jr. Kings, San Jose Jr. Sharks, Titans, Wildcats Hockey

18U Anaheim Jr. Ducks, California Wave, Los Angeles Jr. Kings, San Jose Jr. Sharks, Titans

Congratulations to the successful applicants! I appreciate the time and effort members put into this process as we reviewed 34 different applications varying at every age level. This is a positive direction for California Hockey and we look forward to a successful season in 2016-2017.
Steve Laing

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