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14U/16U - Gaining Exposure or Being Exposed?
Apr 22, 2014  6:30 PM
The dream of playing college and professional hockey grows in most players' hearts with each passing season. Those aspirations sometimes make it difficult for developing players to hang up their skates in the offseason. But while it might be hard for them to take a break from hockey, that's precisely what they should do, despite plenty of persuasive attempts to convince kids, parents and coaches otherwise. Read More >>

Fifth Annual Adult Tournament
Jan 17, 2014  10:29 AM
The Fifth Annual CAHA Adult State Hockey Tournament will be held April 25-27 in San Jose. Please check the "Adult Hockey" link on this web page for more information and registration instructions. Read More >>

12U - It's Not All Hockey
Apr 20, 2014  10:56 AM
Ben Lovejoy expected to become the same type of player in the NHL that he was in college. He quickly learned his role would be a bit different than he thought – and his skills acquired through other sports were put to good use. Young players should take note and strive to become well-rounded athletes, not just hockey players Read More >>

Parent and Coach Tips of the Week
Apr 22, 2014  6:28 PM
Parent Tip of the Week - Help your young athlete to understand the value of a good opponent. Good opponents bring out the best in us. Model this attitude by talking about opponents respectfully. Never demonize the opponent as "the enemy".

Coach Tip of the Week - Implement "Positive Charting" recording positive efforts and plays made during practices or games. List all your players with space to note two or three of their specific positive acts.

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8U - Help Your Child Become A Better Athlete This Summer
Apr 17, 2014  9:20 AM
Most hockey players consider themselves all-around athletes. That's because the majority of hockey players play multiple sports. It's a lifestyle that should begin at the youngest age levels. Playing multiple sports reduces injury risk, develops overall athleticism, and most importantly, is fun. So what are your children doing this offseason? We recommend that they do everything. Read More >>

2014 State Champions
Apr 13, 2014  3:34 PM
CONGRATULATIONS to the following 2014 State Champions:
Tier I:
Midget 18U - Los Angeles Jr. Kings
Midget 16U - Los Angeles Jr. Kings(1)
Bantam - Los Angeles Jr. Kings(1)
PeeWee - Anaheim Jr. Ducks(1)

High School - J Serra Lions

Tier II:
Midget 18U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks
Midget 16U - Channel Islands Riptide
Bantam - Los Angeles Jr. Kings(1)
PeeWee - Golden State Eagles

Midget 18U - Capital Thunder
Midget 16U - Orange County Hockey Club
Bantam A - Tri-Valley Blue Devils
Bantam B - Santa Rosa Flyers
PeeWee A - Los Angeles Jr. Kings(3)
PeeWee B - San Francisco Sabercats
Squirt A - California Golden Bears
Squirt B - San Francisco Sabercats(1)

Advance -
Beginner -
Elite -
Intermediate -
Novice -
Womens Novice -
Over 50 -
Women -

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 >>

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 >>

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.

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 >>

Adult Hockey - Keeping Knuckleheads off the Ice
Jan 4, 2014  6:15 PM
Some people take adult hockey way too seriously—and spoil the game for everyone else. Most players understand that adult hockey leagues are supposed to be about a healthy mix of good-natured competition, fitness, and bonding. Most, however, does not mean all. There are a few players who treat every moment like Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, every opponent like a mortal enemy, and every official like a personal nemesis. Call it the knucklehead effect. 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 >>

2014 Level 5 Coaching Symposium
Nov 9, 2013  10:32 AM
The USA Hockey Level 5 Coaching Symposium is now scheduled for August 21-24, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. The event will take place at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa, 221 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145. USA Hockey-registered coaches who have completed their coaching certification Levels 1-4 prior to May 1, 2014 are eligible to participate. Due to the one clinic per season restriction, coaches who attend a Level 4 clinic in May, June, July or August are not eligible to attend the Level 5 clinic in 2014. Click the following link for more information. 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 >>

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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