Sep 30, 2014

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Parent and Coach Tips of the Week
Sep 30, 2014  9:05 AM
Parent Tip of the Week - Divided loyalties hinder people. Sharing your disapproval of a coach with your children puts them in a bind. Conversely, when parents support a coach, it is easier for children to put forth maximum effort. If you think your child's coach is mishandling a situation, do not tell your child. Ask for a meeting with the coach.

Coach Tip of the Week - Practice your self-control routine. Next time you're driving and someone cuts you off, remind yourself to take at least three deep breaths. You can also try it when you're watching your favorite sports team on TV. Once you've practiced your self-control routine, it should come naturally when you need it on the bench.

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14U/16U - When Development Becomes Players' Responsibility
Sep 20, 2014  10:11 AM
There comes a time when player development becomes the player's responsibility. But when? Are they willing to make the extra effort? Read More >>

8U - Docs Orders for a Safe Season
Sep 18, 2014  4:49 PM
Dr. Michael Stuart, chief medical officer of USA Hockey, offers the following on- and off-ice safety guidance for the upcoming 8U season. Read More >>

Sled Hockey Update
Sep 17, 2014  10:57 AM
Check out our video from San Diego Ducks Sled Hockey’s practice yesterday, September 14! Thanks to our volunteers and sponsors for helping our program grow so quickly! The youth team’s skating is improving fast and our adult team is acquiring new players each week. Congratulations to everyone and see you all next Sunday at 4:30am at UTC Ice! Read More >>

Adult Hockey - Getting in Game Shape
Sep 15, 2014  2:54 PM
When it comes to our general health and well-being, most of us know what we should be doing. Let's make sure we're prepared when the season starts, so we're not going from zero to 60 to injured on opening night Read More >>

12U - Perfections Curse
Sep 17, 2014  9:07 AM
What can be done about youth players who are consumed by perfection at a young age? When Bob Deraney heard the question, the longtime Providence College women's hockey head coach was taken aback. "Can you believe what you just said?" Deraney asked. "That 12-year-olds are worried about being perfect?" Read More >>

The Passing of Bob Driffill
Jul 22, 2014  8:18 AM
The California hockey community lost one of its most beloved, revered, and respected family members on Monday July 14th, with the passing of Bob Driffill. The CAHA Board member, former SCAHA Commissioner and California Golden Bear club president selflessly touched many lives of youth hockey players, families, coaches, and administrators over the years with a dedication to the game we all love rivaled by no one. Read More >>

2014-15 CAHA Rules Update
May 10, 2014  12:18 PM
On May 3, 2014, the CAHA Board of Directors approved certain updated rules for the 2014-15 season. The updates can be found on the following link. Read More >>

CHANGES TO 2014-2015 TIER YOUTH HOCKEY RULES
Jan 31, 2014  12:36 PM
In preparation for the upcoming 2014-2015 season, Youth Council would like to inform you of recent changes to the CAHA guidelines that were voted in at the CAHA Board of Directors’ Meeting held on January 25, 2014.

Tier Youth Hockey:
Beginning in the 2014-2015 season, all clubs wishing to field a Tier I youth team must satisfy the following criteria before they will be permitted to field a Tier I youth team:
1. Clubs must have a Tier II youth feeder program in place in both the current and prior season.
2. Clubs must field a Tier II youth team at the same age division as the Tier I youth team in the current season and must have fielded a Tier II youth team at the same division in the prior season except for the Midget 18U division.
3. Only one Tier I youth team at each age division, unless the second Tier I youth team is a minor birth year team and the minor birth year Tier I youth team must participate in the CAHA Minor Division, if there is one.
4. Minor birth year Tier I youth teams must follow CAHA guidelines as set forth in the CAHA guidebook.
5. Clubs may only field two Tier II youth teams at each age division and must follow existing standards and rules regarding feeder programs for Youth Tier II teams.

Any questions, please contact a Youth Council member.

USA Hockey Rule 411 - Progressive Suspensions for the 2014-15 Playing Season
Feb 16, 2014  10:02 AM
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 >>

Coaching News - Coaching Parents thru the Offseason
May 15, 2014  10:50 AM
It's an age-old question that coaches hear at the end of every season: "What should my son or daughter do this summer to be ready to play next year?" Whether it's the child's first year of mites or they are ascending the teen-aged hockey ranks, coaches should be able to steer parents in the direction that best suits their child. Read More >>

10U - Should My Kid Play Spring/Summer Hockey?
Apr 3, 2014  4:20 PM
The end of the hockey season can be a sad time for the hockey community. But the changing seasons are a major opportunity for parents. Between the ages of 10 and 12, kids shouldn't identify themselves as one-sport athletes. Even if a boy or girl loves to play the game, a few months spent focusing on a different sport is incredibly beneficial. Read More >>

CAHA InfoCenter iPhone App
Jan 24, 2014  1:28 PM
A new version of the CAHA InfoCenter iPhone app is now available for download on iTunes. Enjoy the new user interface and new features. Your feedback is always welcomed. Read More >>

SafeSport Training Update
Dec 27, 2013  12:49 PM
USA Hockey, in connection with the USOC, is pleased to announce a new permanent platform for the online training, which will be more user-friendly and will include enhancements that among other things will allow participants to view their test question answers and results. Please select the following link for more information. If you have any questions, please contact your league SafeSport Administrator with any questions: Laura Cahn for NorCal, and Jaime Campbell for SCAHA. Lance Burrow is the CAHA SafeSport Coordinator. Read More >>

New USAH Rules Pertaining to Game Misconducts
Jan 4, 2014  6:18 PM
We want to bring to your attention a few new rules that were adopted by USA Hockey at the recent Annual Congress. It appears, based on recent score sheets, that some teams may be being overlooking. USA hockey has imposed stricter sanctions involving Misconduct penalties, Boarding, Charging, and Head Contact. Here are the new rules that need to be sent to ALL your associations and teams. Read More >>

SafeSport
Dec 27, 2013  12:47 PM
Attention SafeSport Coordinators: The CAHA SafeSport training presentation and incident reporting form are now available under the SafeSport tab. Please utilize these tools in training your club leadership, including coaches and managers, and refer to the presentation with any questions you receive. If you have any questions, please contact your league SafeSport Administrator with any questions: Laura Cahn for NorCal, and Jaime Campbell for SCAHA. Lance Burrow is the CAHA SafeSport Coordinator. Read More >>


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