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CAHA 2020-2021 Season COVID Updates (Tryouts / Tier 1 Team Rostering / Tier 2 Season Format)
Jul 19, 2020  6:33 PM
This letter shall serve to provide all members an update regarding changes impacting the upcoming 2020-2021 season that were enacted by the CAHA Board during the July 18 Special Meeting;

2020-2021 Tryout Dates

As a result of recent updates with respect to governmental restrictions on youth sports activities, CAHA is pushing the CAHA permitted tryout calendar for on-ice tryouts as follows;
- Tier 1 not earlier than 10/1
- Tier 2 not earlier than 10/5
- A / BB / B / HS not earlier than 10/8

2020-2021 Tier 1 Team Formation / Rostering

For Tier 1 only (due to the fact that Tier 1 teams play a majority of the season’s games outside of CAHA League play), starting Friday, July 24, 2020, CAHA approved Tier 1 teams may roster players without a physical on-ice tryout subject to the following stipulations;
- Player/Coach rostering is subject to ALL normal USA Hockey rules/requirements/restrictions.
- Clubs/Teams may NOT issue player contracts or otherwise bind player financially to a rostering team until after such time that physical on-ice tryouts are permitted to be held.
- Clubs/Teams may not CUT a player once rostered.
- Players may choose to DROP for any reason without penalty up until actual on-ice tryouts are permitted to be held, at which time any rostered Tier 1 player must choose to enter into their Club/Team’s player contract or elect to drop.
- Players may NOT participate with any other Club/Team once they have been rostered, however should they wish to DROP from one Tier 1 team to join a different Tier 1 team they may do so up until such time that actual on-ice tryouts and player contracts can be issued, by simply providing notice to their team manager of their request to DROP.

2020-2021 Tier 2 Season Format

Due to the number of Tier 2 teams and the continued postponement by the State with respect to youth sports competition, coupled with the already noticed Tier 2 tryout dates, CAHA will not be scheduling the usual CAHA Tier 2 Weekends, but rather Tier 2 games this season will be scheduled by their respective Leagues (NORCAL/SCAHA) at such time the State permits youth sports competition. CAHA Tier 2 State Championships will differ this year only, from the normal (4) team/division format, to a six (6) team/division format (2-NORCAL/4-SCAHA) with the teams selected by their respective League to advance.


Thomas Hancock
CAHA President

USA Hockey Pacific District Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award
Jun 23, 2020  8:04 AM
CONGRATULATIONS to CAHA 1st Vice President Rosemary Voulelikas who was presented on June 20 with the USA Hockey Pacific District "Andy Anderson Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award." Well deserved and all of us at CAHA congratulate Rose!!!

Coaching SafeSport Code Changes
Jun 13, 2020  12:18 PM
Please see the following link and see reference to a memo from the USA Hockey National Office Coaching Section regarding the 2020-2021 season regarding SafeSport Code changes. Read More >>

From "Offsides"
Jun 13, 2020  12:17 PM
Kid gets cut from team - blame coach
Kid gets fired from job - blame boss
Kid does bad in school - blame teacher
Kid gets cheated out of win - blame ref

Misguided blame creates an environment of entitlement not appropriately aligned with the true spirit of winning in life.

Changes in Screening Process - April, 2020
Apr 18, 2020  7:01 PM
NOTICE: The CAHA screening process is being updated. Please see the Screening Page link on this website. For any questions please email Jaime Campbell, Screening Administrator, at: Read More >>

Notification Regarding Pro-Masque Goalkeeper Masks
Mar 3, 2020  4:55 PM
Please clink the following link and read about the non-certified Pro Masque goalie face-Masks that may be in use. If any player has one of these, they can not use it in any USAH sanctioned activity and must cease immediate use of it. Read More >>

Tier I Team Selections for 2020-21 Season
Jan 30, 2020  4:42 PM
On January 25 the CAHA Board of Directors approved the applications for the following Tier I Divisions/teams for the 2020-2021 Playing Season:

11U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, LA Jr. Kings, San Jose Jr. Sharks
12U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, LA Jr. Kings, San Jose Jr. Sharks
13O - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, LA Jr. Kings, San Jose Jr. Sharks
14U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Anaheim Jr. Ice Dogs, LA Jr. Kings, San Diego Jr. Gulls, San Jose Jr. Sharks
15O - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, LA Jr. Kings, San Diego Saints, San Jose Jr. Sharks
16U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, LA Jr. Kings, Jr. Reign Hockey Club, San Jose Jr. Sharks
18U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, LA Jr. Kings, Jr. Reign Hockey Club, San Jose Jr. Sharks

12U - Anaheim Lady Ducks, San Jose Jr. Sharks Girls
14U - Anaheim Lady Ducks, San Jose Jr. Sharks Girls
16U - Anaheim Lady Ducks, San Jose Jr. Sharks Girls
19U - Anaheim Lady Ducks, San Jose Jr. Sharks Girls* (Sharks subject to approval by USA Hockey)

Congratulations to the accepted applicants!

Sep 29, 2019  1:39 PM
Misuse of electronic communication (including social media) is one of the primary offenses in society today, especially among youth. Today’s youth have grown up with technology as one of their primary means of communication; while it is instant and effective, it also desensitizes them to responsible and appropriate communication. Electronic communication empowers and emboldens people to say things they would never say directly to someone, often resulting in language that is insensitive, hurtful, discriminatory and disrespectful. Over time this pattern can escalate into language that is harassing, bullying, threatening or abusive in nature.

CAHA has zero tolerance for violations of the USA Hockey SafeSport policy on Electronic Communications (See "USA Hockey SafeSport Program Handbook" on CAHA Policies Page). Any known or proven violations of this policy could result in disciplinary action, including suspension or termination of the privilege to play hockey within the California affiliate of USA Hockey.

For questions or more information regarding SafeSport refer to the CAHA SafeSport Webpage (CAHA Safesport). Read More >>

Changing the Culture of Body Checking - Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play & Respect
Sep 13, 2019  10:07 AM
Please see the following video regarding USA Hockey's "Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play & Respect" Read More >>

An Open Letter to the Out of Control Sports Parent Sitting Next to Me in the Stands
Aug 11, 2019  10:40 AM
Dear Out of Control Sports Parent, You. Yeah, you. The one shouting “Get the rebound!!!” to your kid. The one with the heart palpitating so loudly that you cannot contain yourself. The one yelling and complaining about the coach. The one hollering at the 13-year-old referee. The one angry at my kid for making a mistake. The one hollering at the kids who made a mistake running the scoreboard in a recreational tournament in a meaningless pool play game. Read More >>

Changes to Concussion Legislation in California
Jun 21, 2017  11:06 AM
CAHA is proud to have been a leader within USA Hockey by establishing statewide concussion protocol five years ago. Since that time, the Pacific District has adopted concussion protocol in all its affiliates, and USA Hockey recently added a concussion acknowledgement requirement to its online registration process for all members.

The State of California has also implemented concussion protocol that now expands from the original high school sports legislation to recreational youth sports organizations under Health and Safety Code 124235 (chapter 516). All CAHA member associations – and all CAHA members – need to be aware of these requirements for the upcoming season. Read More >>

For All the Parents
Oct 1, 2017  1:07 PM
Your child's success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are. But, having an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and tries their best IS a direct reflection of your parenting.

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