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Tier II changes for the 2017-18 Season
Apr 26, 2017  11:51 AM
Dear CAHA Associations and Members,

In a continual effort to improve our league the CAHA Board of Directors appointed a special Tier Committee to assess the Tier II (AA) division in hopes of improving competitiveness and address ongoing concerns of our membership. Based on their recent proposal, the CAHA Board of Directors voted in favor of the below changes Tier II for the 2017/2018 season.

All teams that wish to declare 12u, 14u or 16u Tier II (AA) must attend the CAHA Labor Day Jamboree in San Jose, CA September 1-4, 2017. Teams may also be required to participate in 2 weeks of local ‘pre-season’ games. Following evaluations teams will be placed accordingly as follows:
1. Placed in top flight of division
2. Placed in bottom flight of division
3. Removed from the Tier II division (dropped to "A")

All teams shall play each team within their respective flight during CAHA mandated weekends.

At the conclusion of the regular season, the 1st place team in the top flight will automatically advance to State Championships. Playdowns will include the 2nd - 8th place teams in the top flight. The top team in the bottom flight will have a chance to compete for the final playdown spot.

Additional details will be available following the June CAHA Board of Directors meeting.

All Tier II teams must meet the feeder and PDR requirements as previously set forth by the CAHA Board of Directors. These changes do not include the 18u division.

We hope this information helps prepare your organization for the upcoming tryouts and teams declarations. Please feel free to contact your local league President or myself, Laura Cahn, with questions.

2017-18 Rules Changes
Mar 3, 2017  2:21 PM
Please follow the link below to the "Guidebook" page of this website which will take you to a link of a summary of the notable rule changes as approved by the CAHA Board of Directors, and shall be in effect for the upcoming 2017/2018 season. The rules, in their entirety, will be released shortly. The summary does not reflect all the changes, only those necessary for immediate release. Questions can be sent to Youth Council Chairperson, Laura Cahn, via email at lauracahn@yahoo.com Read More >>

12U - What were Olympians doing at age 12?
Apr 27, 2017  4:16 PM
If the stereotypical image of an Olympic athlete is that of someone who has toiled for almost an entire lifetime, from a very young age, to hone his or her particular craft by training in one sport year-round, the athletes themselves would like to set the record straight. Chris Snyder of the USOC's Coaching Education Program helps shed more light on long-term development. Read More >>

8U - Developing speed at 8U and beyond
Apr 26, 2017  3:53 PM
The concept of a "window of trainability" might sound advanced, but at the end of the day, it comes down to common sense and science. Scott Paluch, an ADM regional manager since 2009, helps explain two of the most important windows of trainability: the two windows for maximizing speed training. Read More >>

Coaching News - Creating offense with zone entries and puck support
Apr 5, 2017  11:45 AM
The objective of hockey is simple: score more goals that your opponent. But how do you create more goal-scoring opportunities? Zone entries can't be overlooked. Read More >>

14U/16U - Keys to recovery and maximizing strength gains
Apr 4, 2017  9:07 AM
As head athletic trainer of USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, Jason Hodges helps some of the best young players in the world deal with the wear and tear that comes with intense training and competition. For players who are approaching that age group, it's time to begin thinking about maximizing gains during offseason workouts. Read More >>

2017 CAHA State Champions
Apr 2, 2017  3:19 PM
CONGRATULATIONS to the following 2017 CAHA State Champions:
Tier I:
Midget 18U - L.A. Jr. Kings
Midget 16U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks
Midget 15 - L.A. Jr. Kings
Bantam - S.D. Jr. Gulls
Bantam Minor - S.J. Jr. Sharks
PeeWee - Anaheim Jr. Ducks
PeeWee Minor - L.A. Jr. Kings

High School - Santa Margarita Eagles

Tier II:
Midget 18U - GSE Eagles
Midget 16U - Santa Clara Blackhawks
Bantam - Calif. Golden Bears
PeeWee - Calif. Wave(1)

Bantam A - Calif. Wave(3)
Bantam B - Lake Tahoe Grizzlies
PeeWee A - Lake Tahoe Grizzlies
PeeWee BB - S.F. Sabercats
PeeWee B - Tri-Valley Blue Devils
Squirt A - San Diego Jr. Gulls
Squirt BB - San Jose Jr. Sharks
Squirt B - L.A. Jr. Kings(2)

Elite -
Intermediate -
Novice -
Advanced Beginner -
Senior Advanced Beginner -
Over 50 -
Womens Open -
Womens Novice -
Womens Intermediate -

10U - Don’t forget the ABCs
Mar 22, 2017  2:05 PM
By the time we reach adulthood, many of us likely take for granted the basics of agility, balance and coordination. Today, they’re second nature. We forget that, when we were youngsters, those elements had to be learned over time. Bob Mancini has a message about the importance of training agility, balance and coordination in 10U hockey players. Read More >>

Adult Hockey - Skill development for the busy adult
Mar 16, 2017  1:50 PM
Between families, careers and everything else life throws our way, it can be hard enough just making the weekly commitment to play once. Who has time to think about getting better? Katie Holmgren, USA Hockey's adult hockey manager, has tips for improving your game within the constraints of a busy life. Read More >>

Playing it Safe - Player safety and the culture of playing through pain
Mar 4, 2017  4:53 PM
Staying in the game, playing through the pain. It's a trait valued in the top professional leagues, but if we're not careful as parents and coaches, it can send the wrong message to our younger players who are still learning the game. Read More >>

Message from the President regarding Tier I Selections
Jan 31, 2017  10:33 AM
Per the 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 for the 2017-18 season. Congratulations to the following:

11AAA (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

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

14U (Major) - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Los Angeles Jr. Kings, San Diego Jr. Gulls, San Jose Jr. Sharks

15AAA - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Los Angeles Jr. Kings, San Diego Jr. Gulls, San Jose Jr. Sharks

16U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Los Angeles Jr. Kings, San Diego Jr. Gulls, San Jose Jr. Sharks, Titans

18U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Los Angeles Jr. Kings, San Jose Jr. Sharks, Titans, Wildcats

Congratulations to the successful applicants!
Tom Hancock

2017 Annual America’s Showcase National Hockey Tournament
Feb 6, 2017  1:28 PM
California Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) is excited to provide the 2017 Annual America’s Showcase National Hockey Tournament. Please click the following link for more information. Read More >>

An Open Letter from the Backseat
Feb 1, 2017  7:57 AM
Dear Mom and Dad I wanted to start this letter by saying I love you, and I know you mean well. I appreciate all the time and energy you put into taking me to my games and practices, and I know you sacrifice a lot to do it. I also appreciate when you try to help me get better by pointing out the things I do wrong because I know you know a lot about soccer. But we really need to talk about the ride home after games. Read More >>

2017 CAHA Boys Select Camp
Jan 25, 2017  10:12 AM
2017 CAHA Select Camp selections and District Camp information is now posted. Click on the "Boys Camp" link for more information. Read More >>

2017 CAHA Girls Select Camp
Jan 23, 2017  2:08 PM
2017 CAHA Girls Select Camp selections are now posted. Click on the "Girls Camp" link for more information. 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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