Dec 11, 2016

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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 Read More >>

10U - Small games, big gains at 10U
Dec 1, 2016  9:10 AM
Go small or go home. When it comes to making young players better, small–area games are the best way to deliver more engagement, more puck touches and more opportunities to sharpen all of their hockey skills. Studies have shown that one properly run practice provides the equivalent of 11 games worth of skill repetitions for players. Read More >>

8U - The missing link at 8U
Nov 30, 2016  9:02 AM
Roger Grillo has traveled to international hockey hotbeds to explore what works at the youth level in other countries. His journeys to two countries in particular – Sweden and Finland – helped convince him that, while the United States is doing many things right on the ice, it is trailing its competitors in a key area. Read More >>

12U - Teaching effective communication at 12U
Nov 26, 2016  9:21 AM
As youth players get older and enter their teenage years, the action gets quicker, the play more physical and its players more imposing. While skill development must continue to be paramount for every player, there’s one overlooked tool that should be emphasized more and more for 10- to 12-year-olds and beyond: Communication. Read More >>

14U/16U - Building character, commitment and camaraderie
Nov 23, 2016  8:57 AM
At 14U/16U and beyond, players must decide how committed they want to be to hockey. And while it adds a new air of excitement to the sport, it also carries challenges both inside and outside of the rink, which require more introspection than most players have yet to experience. Read More >>

Coaching News - How to cultivate an attacking team culture
Nov 22, 2016  8:50 AM
Augsburg College head coach Chris Brown decided to shake things up last year by instilling a more aggressive culture. The result? More goals, more fun, more success. Read More >>

2017 CAHA Girls Select Camp
Oct 19, 2016  8:16 PM
2017 CAHA Girls Select Camp information is 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 >>

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

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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