FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME STAND UP AND DEMAND BETTER
Earlier this month, our youth sports family witnessed an utter tragedy. Ricardo Portillo, a 46-year-old father and volunteer soccer referee, was working a game in Taylorsville, Utah when he issued a yellow card against one of the players. In response, the player allegedly punched Mr. Portillo in the face. After being transported to the hospital with what were first believed to be minor injuries, Mr. Portillo slipped into a coma and passed away. As of the writing of this article, the player will be charged with homicide by assault.
We, like you, were stunned. How could this happen? We're dedicating this month's issue of Fundamentals to Mr. Portillo and the other referees and umpires out there and, together with our partners at Positive Coaching Alliance, we ask: how can Responsible Sports Fans stand up for what's right and Honor The Game and Honor The Officials?
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USA Hockey Level 4 Coach Clinic in August 2013
May 2, 2013 9:58 AM
Level 4 Coaching Clinic, August 16-18, 2013
Embassy Suites Convention Center Hotel, 3600 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Reserve rooms ($91) by calling (702)947-7166 or (888)243-9146 and use Reservation code: USA Hockey Pacific Dist Lev IV meeting group. Rooms must be booked by Aug 1, to receive the $91 rate, which includes breakfast, shuttle service and free parking.
Friday, 8/16/13, check-in begins at 4 pm, class is from 5pm-9pm, with reception following
Sat, 8/17/13, breakfast is 8am-9am, class 9am-6pm
Sun, 8/18/13, breakfast is 7:30am-8:30am, class 8am-noon.
You must attend the entire class to receive your Level 4 certification.
Questions? Contact Nancy Hodge, CEP Admin at DUX8FAN@aol.com, (909)702-8481 or Larry Bruyere, Pacific District Coach-in-Chief at Bruyere444@aol.com
Please go to USAHockey.com to register as soon as you can. Cost: $325
Fourth Annual Adult Tournament
May 6, 2013 9:13 AM
The Fourth Annual CAHA Adult State Hockey Tournament completed and several division winners were decided. Please check the "Adult Hockey" link on this web page for results.
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Parent and Coach Tips of the Week
Apr 30, 2013 8:57 AM
Parent Tip of the Week - Encourage your children to occasionally take risks on the athletic field. Without this, they might always be afraid to make mistakes and won't maximize their athletic ability.
Coach Tip of the Week - Help your players establish and strive for stretch goals. Stretch goals are just beyond a player's reach but can be achieved with effort over time. The best stretch goals are set by the players themselves.
2013 State Championship Tournaments
May 13, 2013 12:30 PM
CONGRATULATIONS to the following 2013 State Champions:
Tier I: Midget 18U - LA Jr. Kings Midget 16U - LA Jr. Kings(1) Bantam - Anaheim Jr. Ducks PeeWee - LA Jr. Kings(1)
High School - Santa Margarita Eagles
Tier II: Midget 18U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks Midget 16U - Orange County Hockey Club(1) Bantam - Golden State Eagles PeeWee - Santa Clara Blackhawks
A/B: Midget 18U - Capital Thunder Midget 16U - Orange County Hockey Club Bantam A - Santa Clara Blackhawks Bantam B - Lake Tahoe Grizzlies PeeWee A - Tri-Valley Blue Devils PeeWee B - San Jose Jr. Sharks Squirt A - LA Jr. Kings(1) Squirt B - LA Jr. Kings(1)
Adult: Advance - Wild Ice Beginner - Cytomax Elite - Americans Intermediate - Shamrocks Novice - 10 Minute Window Womens Novice - Ninjas Over 50 - The RED GREEN Show Women - The Lady Sharks
CAHA USA High School National Champions!
Mar 26, 2013 9:57 AM
CONGRATULATIONS! to the 2013 USA High School National Champions Santa Margarita Catholic High School Eagles with a thrilling 4-3 OT victory over the top ranked Regis Jesuit of Colorado in Corral Springs Florida.
Jan 10, 2013 8:44 PM
The safety of our youth participants is of paramount importance to CAHA. This includes not only on-ice safety, but also off-ice safety in any part of USA Hockey’s programs. CAHA, along with USA Hockey has long had safety systems in place to protect its participants from physical abuse, sexual abuse and other types of abuse and misconduct that can be harmful to youth hockey players. These include without limitation, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Screening, Locker Room Supervision and Hazing Policies, in addition to Codes of Conduct applicable to Administrators, Coaches, Officials, Parents, Players and Spectators. USA Hockey has created a SafeSport Program Handbook that collects USA Hockey’s various policies to protect its youth participants from all types of misconduct and abuse.
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