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Fundamentals - Encourage Leadership from Everyone
Nov 18, 2015  8:22 AM
You don't need to be a Captain to be a Leader

Leadership. When we think about the life lessons that our kids can learn from youth sports, we oftentimes cite "leadership." Many kids - and adults- think that being a leader means being captain. But in fact some of the best leaders in sports have not worn the C on their uniform instead leading in the locker room, at practice, and in critical game moments. Rather than one star player leading the MLS New York City Red Bulls this season, a "leadership council" exists with captain Dax McCarty, goalkeeper Luis Robles and midfielder Lloyd Sam joined by six other veterans to take on leadership roles. "All of us see ourselves on the same level in terms of our leadership and our abilities and our roles," said McCarty. So far, the leadership council has taken the Red Bulls to the top of the Eastern Conference standings. Read More >>

Parent and Coach Tips of the Week
Nov 24, 2015  8:03 AM
Parent Tip of the Week - If you miss a child's game, ask "What was the most fun today?", "What worked well?","What didn't work so well?". Because you didn't see the game, the spotlight is on the child telling the story.

Coach Tip of the Week - Give your athletes a chance to officiate at practice to learn how hard the job of the official can be. Once they've experienced officiating, your athletes are more likely to respect officials in game situations who might miss a call.

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2016 CAHA Girls Select Camp
Oct 20, 2015  9:53 AM
2016 CAHA Girls Select Camp registration is now open. Click on the "Girls Camp" link for more information. Read More >>

Inaugural Recipients of CAHA Director Emeritus
Sep 12, 2015  5:06 PM
All of us at CAHA would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Ed Tar and Charles Fuertsch for their 15+ years of service and dedication to the California hockey community!! The ongoing support and multitude of hours of volunteer work each has provided demonstrates their significant commitment to the game of hockey, and to all the members and players in the State, and beyond to all of USA Hockey.

CAHA is pleased to select Ed and Charles as the inaugural recipients of the Director Emeritus of CAHA! We are honored to have them in our fold, and look forward to many more continued years of support and input from each of them. CONGRATULATIONS Ed and Charles!

Coaching News - Using Video as a Coaching Tool
Jun 24, 2015  11:06 AM
Video has its time, place and appropriate application for hockey coaches. Learn how U.S. NTDP head coach Don Granato and Olympian turned coach Natalie Darwitz use video to capitalize on teachable moments with young players without overdoing it. Read More >>

Play Positive Fundamentals - Respecting Officials
Jun 18, 2015  9:59 AM
As Draymond Green of the NBA's Golden State Warriors yelled "And One!" and his layup scored, his teammate, Shaun Livingston, patted his head, mimicking the foul he felt was committed against Green. Livingston was immediately assessed a technical foul: arguing calls. MLB Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price approached the umpire to present the lineup card for the night and found himself ejected before the first pitch had even been called: Price was arguing balls and strikes from the game the night before. Whether it's players or coaches, professional leagues have instituted rules to set boundaries around behavior directed at umpires, officials and referees. Read More >>

New Screening Instructions
Apr 6, 2015  10:22 AM
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 >>

Play Positive Fundamentals - Six Steps To Keeping Your Cool
Jul 15, 2015  8:28 AM
Maintaining self-control in the face of challenges, adversity and disappointment is one of the great life lessons that sports can uniquely teach our kids. And while we'd all like to hope that our kids just 'know what to do' when the moment presents itself, a little coaching and some clever tips can go a long way toward giving your kids the tools they need to keep their cool in sports and in life. Read More >>

USA Hockey Rule 411 - Progressive Suspensions for the 2014-15 Playing Season
Aug 12, 2015  5:37 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 >>

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