Pursuant to prior advisement, CAHA during its Annual Board Meeting held on 6/20/20, reviewed the COVID-19 landscape and its continued impact upon youth sports and voted to keep the CAHA tryout calendar as previously posted. The Board also voted to NOT allow team rostering/formation at any level until after tryouts. CAHA will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and not later than two weeks prior to tryouts, the CAHA Board will convene a Special Meeting to assess if tryouts remain a viable option at that time.
USA Hockey Pacific District Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award
Jun 23, 2020 8:04 AM
CONGRATULATIONS to CAHA 1st Vice President Rosemary Voulelikas who was presented on June 20 with the USA Hockey Pacific District "Andy Anderson Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award." Well deserved and all of us at CAHA congratulate Rose!!!
CAHA Permitted Tryout Dates Notice
May 30, 2020 8:38 AM
May 16, 2020
To: All CAHA Member Associations
Re: CAHA Permitted Tryout Dates Update
This letter shall serve as notice that pursuant to the CAHA Board of Directors Special Meeting held on May 16, 2020, the Directors voted in the following 2020-2021 CAHA tryout calendar updates;
Provided that Shelter in Place restrictions applicable to ice rinks/youth hockey are lifted statewide, Tier 1 Tryouts shall be permitted Not Earlier Than 8/14/20.
Provided that Shelter in Place restrictions applicable to ice rinks/youth hockey are lifted statewide, Tier 2 Tryouts shall be permitted Not Earlier Than 8/21/20.
Provided that Shelter in Place restrictions applicable to ice rinks/youth hockey are lifted statewide, A/BB/B/HS Tryouts shall be permitted Not Earlier Than 8/28/20.
*On June 20th after USA Hockey’s National Congress CAHA will make a decision to permit team formation of Tier 1 National Bound teams prior to a physical tryout, and such decision will be issued immediately.
CAHA would like to remind all players/parents that USA Hockey insurance coverages do not extend to injuries/claims arising from participation in non-USA Hockey sanctioned events (private lessons, clinics, etc).
Coaching SafeSport Code Changes
Jun 13, 2020 12:18 PM
Please see the following link and see reference to a memo from the USA Hockey National Office Coaching Section regarding the 2020-2021 season regarding SafeSport Code changes.
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Jun 13, 2020 12:17 PM
Kid gets cut from team - blame coach
Kid gets fired from job - blame boss
Kid does bad in school - blame teacher
Kid gets cheated out of win - blame ref
Misguided blame creates an environment of entitlement not appropriately aligned with the true spirit of winning in life.
Changes in Screening Process - April, 2020
Apr 18, 2020 7:01 PM
NOTICE: The CAHA screening process is being updated. Please see the Screening Page link on this website. For any questions please email Jaime Campbell, Screening Administrator, at: email@example.com
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Please clink the following link and read about the non-certified Pro Masque goalie face-Masks that may be in use. If any player has one of these, they can not use it in any USAH sanctioned activity and must cease immediate use of it.
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Tier I Team Selections for 2020-21 Season
Jan 30, 2020 4:42 PM
On January 25 the CAHA Board of Directors approved the applications for the following Tier I Divisions/teams for the 2020-2021 Playing Season:
11U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, LA Jr. Kings, San Jose Jr. Sharks
12U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, LA Jr. Kings, San Jose Jr. Sharks
13O - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, LA Jr. Kings, San Jose Jr. Sharks
14U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Anaheim Jr. Ice Dogs, LA Jr. Kings, San Diego Jr. Gulls, San Jose Jr. Sharks
15O - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, LA Jr. Kings, San Diego Saints, San Jose Jr. Sharks
16U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, LA Jr. Kings, Jr. Reign Hockey Club, San Jose Jr. Sharks
18U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks, LA Jr. Kings, Jr. Reign Hockey Club, San Jose Jr. Sharks
12U - Anaheim Lady Ducks, San Jose Jr. Sharks Girls
14U - Anaheim Lady Ducks, San Jose Jr. Sharks Girls
16U - Anaheim Lady Ducks, San Jose Jr. Sharks Girls
19U - Anaheim Lady Ducks, San Jose Jr. Sharks Girls* (Sharks subject to approval by USA Hockey)
Congratulations to the accepted applicants!
CAHA STATEMENT ON ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS
Sep 29, 2019 1:39 PM
Misuse of electronic communication (including social media) is one of the primary offenses in society today, especially among youth. Today’s youth have grown up with technology as one of their primary means of communication; while it is instant and effective, it also desensitizes them to responsible and appropriate communication. Electronic communication empowers and emboldens people to say things they would never say directly to someone, often resulting in language that is insensitive, hurtful, discriminatory and disrespectful. Over time this pattern can escalate into language that is harassing, bullying, threatening or abusive in nature.
CAHA has zero tolerance for violations of the USA Hockey SafeSport policy on Electronic Communications (See "USA Hockey SafeSport Program Handbook" on CAHA Policies Page). Any known or proven violations of this policy could result in disciplinary action, including suspension or termination of the privilege to play hockey within the California affiliate of USA Hockey.
For questions or more information regarding SafeSport refer to the CAHA SafeSport Webpage (CAHA Safesport).
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Changing the Culture of Body Checking - Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play & Respect
Sep 13, 2019 10:07 AM
Please see the following video regarding USA Hockey's "Declaration of Player Safety, Fair Play & Respect"
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An Open Letter to the Out of Control Sports Parent Sitting Next to Me in the Stands
Aug 11, 2019 10:40 AM
Dear Out of Control Sports Parent,
The one shouting “Get the rebound!!!” to your kid. The one with the heart palpitating so loudly that you cannot contain yourself. The one yelling and complaining about the coach. The one hollering at the 13-year-old referee. The one angry at my kid for making a mistake. The one hollering at the kids who made a mistake running the scoreboard in a recreational tournament in a meaningless pool play game.
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Changes to Concussion Legislation in California
Jun 21, 2017 11:06 AM
CAHA is proud to have been a leader within USA Hockey by establishing statewide concussion protocol five years ago. Since that time, the Pacific District has adopted concussion protocol in all its affiliates, and USA Hockey recently added a concussion acknowledgement requirement to its online registration process for all members.
The State of California has also implemented concussion protocol that now expands from the original high school sports legislation to recreational youth sports organizations under Health and Safety Code 124235 (chapter 516). All CAHA member associations – and all CAHA members – need to be aware of these requirements for the upcoming season.
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For All the Parents
Oct 1, 2017 1:07 PM
Your child's success or lack of success in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are. But, having an athlete that is coachable, respectful, a great teammate, mentally tough, resilient and tries their best IS a direct reflection of your parenting.
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