Mar 04, 2015

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Parent and Coach Tips of the Week
Mar 3, 2015  7:34 AM
Parent Tip of the Week - Avoid having your children specialize in one sport too early. It can lead to burnout and overuse injuries, and perhaps worst of all, falling out of love with the sport.

Coach Tip of the Week - Conduct a parent meeting as soon as possible after learning which players are on your team. Use the meeting to explain your approach to coaching, learn what your athletes and parents want from their youth sports experiences and to set expectations for athlete and parent behavior in the coming season.

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Sixth Annual Adult Tournament
Jan 27, 2015  10:09 AM
The Sixth Annual CAHA Adult State Hockey Tournament will be held April 24-26 in San Jose. Please check the "Adult Hockey" link on this web page for more information and registration instructions. Registration deadline is March 26. Read More >>

2015 Playoffs
Feb 9, 2015  11:06 AM
Information for 2015 CAHA Playoffs is being posted as the information becomes available. Please check the applicable "State Playoff" link on this website for the most current information.

Coaching News - Improving the Most Important Skill
Feb 27, 2015  11:58 AM
As the game gets faster, coaches need to develop skaters who can match the pace. Building speed involves two components: straight-line, down-the-ice speed and explosiveness in small spaces. The first step is emphasizing proper form. Read More >>

8U - The Need for Speed
Feb 17, 2015  9:07 AM
At 8U, each step becomes more stable, each stride a bit stronger. They're ready to skate faster. Here are five ways to ensure your 8U player is benefiting from this window and getting the most out of their development. Read More >>

California High School Teams to Compete in America’s Showcase
Jan 31, 2015  11:38 AM
California Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) and the 2015 Team California coaching staff are excited to announce the high school rosters that will compete in the 2015 America’s Showcase. With the growth of high school hockey in the state of California, the tournament organizing committee has permitted CAHA to participate with 2 teams in this year’s event. The Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League (ADHSHL) and the Northern California High School Hockey League (NCHSHL) have combined efforts in putting together an elite group of high school student-athletes to compete in this prestigious national event being held at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center, April 9 – 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA. Read More >>

2015 CAHA State Champions
Feb 22, 2015  11:47 AM
CONGRATULATIONS to the following 2015 CAHA State Champions:
Tier I:
Midget 18U - Ontario Avalanche
Midget 16U - Anaheim Jr. Ducks
Midget 16U Minor - L.A. Jr. Kings
Bantam - Anaheim Jr. Ducks
Bantam Minor - L.A. Jr. Kings
PeeWee - Anaheim Jr. Ducks

High School - Orange Lutheran Lancers

Tier II:
Midget 18U -
Midget 16U -
Bantam -
PeeWee -

Midget 18U -
Midget 16U -
Bantam A -
Bantam B -
PeeWee A -
PeeWee B -
Squirt A -
Squirt B -

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

NHL Analytics of Tracking 8U Hockey Players
Jan 31, 2015  11:39 AM
Watch the following clip to see real statistics prepared by the NHL on the 8U Model from the ADM. Read More >>

2015 CAHA Boys Select Camp
Jan 30, 2015  2:42 PM
Nominations to the District Camp from the past weekends Select Camp are now available on the following link. Read More >>

2015 CAHA Girls Select Camp
Jan 30, 2015  2:42 PM
Nominations to the District Camp from the past weekends Select Camp are now available on the following link. Read More >>

Adult Hockey - How to Handle the Goons
Nov 17, 2014  1:43 PM
The question was posed innocently enough to a longtime adult league director: "Are there goons in your league?" The good news is that the vast majority of leagues feel they have the problem of goonish players under control, and many league directors agree things have improved with increased discipline both at individual league and USA Hockey-wide levels. Here are some ways to monitor behavior and keep your league fun, safe and goon-free. Read More >>

14U/16U - Traits College Coaches Want to See
Oct 22, 2014  10:38 AM
Michael Cavanaugh, the University of Connecticut men's hockey head coach and one of the game's top recruiters, believes that all college hockey coaches initially look for the same things in a recruit. He offers the following advice for 14U/16U players aspiring to play at the college level. 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 >>

Sled Hockey Update
Oct 1, 2014  9:06 AM
The San Diego Ducks had an incredible sled hockey practice this past Sunday with two more new players and a handful of new volunteers. Some of the volunteers got in sleds for the first time and tried to keep up with our team players who are improving every week. We focused on skating and small space drills and ended with a 5 on 6 scrimmage where we learned we need to work on spreading out, creating space, and passing. Check the "More" link for video.

In other great news, we were approved for the USA Hockey Sled Grant for 5 sleds, we submitted our application for the USA Hockey Pacific District Growth and Development (Robert Freeland) Grant, and we are sending our new goalie to the Sled Hockey Goalie Camp in Fort Wayne, IN on October 10-12. We already have two new players signed up to try sled hockey at our next practice, and if we have enough players and fundraising we may attend the NHL Sled Hockey Classic representing the Anaheim Ducks this November. However, our main focus is to register as many attendees for our Sled Hockey Clinic as possible and to prepare for the Disabled Hockey Festival in April 2015 with a few scrimmages or games before then.

For more information on the program and upcoming events, please contact:

Sarah Bettencourt
Director, San Diego Ducks Sled Hockey
Adaptive Sports and Recreation Association
(443) 994-0407

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 >>

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 >>

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