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Parent and Coach Tips of the Week
Aug 26, 2014  8:51 AM
Parent Tip of the Week - Children who feel in control of their own development are more likely to have full Emotional Tanks. Put your children in charge of their own development as athletes. Let them know your advice is available for the asking. Then...and this is the hard part...don't offer it unless they ask.

Coach Tip of the Week - Follow the three C's: have set consequences that are applied calmly and consistently. A coach becoming negative or getting visibly angry with players should be viewed as a sign of weakness and a lack of self-discipline.

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12U - Missing the Cut
Aug 25, 2014  6:14 PM
They worked hard, got a good night's sleep and gave it their best effort – but it wasn't enough. Your child has been cut. Seeing that look of disappointment and sadness on your kid's face is no fun, but getting cut doesn't have to be a sad ending. In the long run, it can play an instrumental role in a young athlete's development. Jeff Giesen offers the following advice on how a coach and parent can help a player deal with not making the team. Read More >>

14U/16U - Why Proper Practice-to-Game Ratios Matter
Aug 26, 2014  10:39 AM
Longtime Dartmouth head coach Bob Gaudet understands that it can be frustrating for parents and youth players at the 14U and 16U levels to have far more practices than games, but he also knows that, in the end, it is beneficial to do it that way. Here are some reasons why and ways to make it possible Read More >>

Adult Hockey - 10 Reasons We Still Play the Game (and Love Every Minute)
Aug 20, 2014  9:24 AM
“Why’d you wanna play cawlidge hockey?” “Isn’t it obvious? For the girls.” Many of us have reenacted this scene from the movie “Miracle.” It never gets old, but we do. So as we embark on another fall season of adult hockey, we wanted to rephrase the question for our members. “Why do you still play adult hockey?” Why do you play? Tell us on Twitter at @USAHockey using the hashtag #IsntItObvious? Here are 10 reasons we still play the game (and love every minute of it). Read More >>

8U - 20 Things to Look for in a Youth Sports Organization
Aug 15, 2014  10:15 AM
Flashy new jerseys, high-end equipment, long-distance traveling opportunities, premier competition and "guaranteed results." Youth sports organizations make a lot of promises, no matter the age level. It's good to have options, but which are right for your family? Read More >>

The Passing of Bob Driffill
Jul 22, 2014  8:18 AM
The California hockey community lost one of its most beloved, revered, and respected family members on Monday July 14th, with the passing of Bob Driffill. The CAHA Board member, former SCAHA Commissioner and California Golden Bear club president selflessly touched many lives of youth hockey players, families, coaches, and administrators over the years with a dedication to the game we all love rivaled by no one. Read More >>

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 >>

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.

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 >>

Coaching News - Coaching Parents thru the Offseason
May 15, 2014  10:50 AM
It's an age-old question that coaches hear at the end of every season: "What should my son or daughter do this summer to be ready to play next year?" Whether it's the child's first year of mites or they are ascending the teen-aged hockey ranks, coaches should be able to steer parents in the direction that best suits their child. Read More >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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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