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.
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