May 22, 2015

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Welcome to the CAHA website

Bobby Freeland Growth & Development Grant Program
May 16, 2015  9:29 AM
Robert Freeland, better known as Coach Bobby to all who knew him, left a profound positive image in everything that he touched. He was the ultimate player, coach, friend, father and husband. He passed away peacefully in June 2006. This program, The Robert Freeland Growth & Development Grant, epitomizes what Bobby stood for. He was always looking for ways to “grow the game” in any way he could. This program will keep that spirit alive. Use this grant wisely and his legacy will be carried on forever. Read More >>

Parent and Coach Tips of the Week
May 12, 2015  9:02 AM
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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Play Positive Fundamentals - Six Steps To Keeping Your Cool
May 21, 2015  5:01 PM
Maintaining self-control in the face of challenges, adversity and disappointment is one of the great life lessons that sports can uniquely teach our kids. And while we'd all like to hope that our kids just 'know what to do' when the moment presents itself, a little coaching and some clever tips can go a long way toward giving your kids the tools they need to keep their cool in sports and in life. Read More >>

2015 CAHA State Champions
May 3, 2015  9:44 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 - Anaheim Jr. Ducks
Midget 16U - OC Hockey(1)
Bantam - OC Hockey(1)
PeeWee - San Diego Jr. Gulls

Midget 18U - Tri-Valley Blue Devils
Midget 16U - California Wave
Bantam A - Fresno Monsters
Bantam B - Tri-Valley Blue Devils
PeeWee A - Vacaville Jets
PeeWee B - San Diego Saints
Squirt A - Tri-Valley Blue Devils
Squirt B - San Diego Oilers

Elite - GYDS
Advance - Wild Ice
Intermediate - Integral Hockey Leafs
Novice - Homers
Beginner - GreenKeys
Over 50 Novice - Belmont Old Timers
Over 50 Open - The RedGreen Show
Womens Open - San Jose Lady Sharks
Womens Novice - Ninjas

USA Hockey Level 4 Coach Clinic in August 2015
May 4, 2015  1:30 PM
Level 4 Coaching Clinic, August 21-23, 2015, San Jose
Cost is $350
Rooms at the Holiday Inn Express SJ Airport are $109/night, book by Aug 1

Questions? Contact Nancy Hodge, CEP Admin at, (909)702-8481 or Larry Bruyere, Pacific District Coach-in-Chief at

12U - 5 Ways to Prepare for Body Contact and Checking
Apr 30, 2015  9:16 AM
With legal body-checking approaching at 14U (for boys) and increasingly physical play beginning for girls, here are five ways 12U players should prepare. Read More >>

New Screening Instructions
Apr 6, 2015  10:22 AM
Effective immediately, CAHA has updated the official screening policy, as well as implemented new instructions for completing the online screening process. Please see the "Screening Program" link to this website for more information and the link to complete the screening process. Read More >>

14U/16U - Navigating Nutrition
Mar 24, 2015  7:39 AM
Dave Ellis, a longtime sports dietician who helped USA Hockey develop nutrition guidelines for youth players, parents and coaches, says there are preventative measures that can help growing 14U/16U players thrive during what can be a difficult time of the season. Read More >>

8U - Stuff Thats NOT Hockey
Mar 13, 2015  11:04 AM
Here are some fun on-ice games as an alternative to traditional hockey drills. It's a way to not only keep 8U players engaged, but also help them develop motor skills, coordination and athleticism. Read More >>

Coaching News - Winning Battles Essential to Winning Games
Mar 29, 2015  12:41 PM
Every goal scored in a hockey game, no matter the level, stems from the two or three plays that came just before it. Frequently, these plays come in the form of puck battles along the wall or in the corners or other 1-on-1 situations that determine outcomes. But how do coaches inspire their players to give 100 percent in 1-on-1 battles? How do they convey the importance of 1-on-1s to kids? Read More >>

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 >>

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 >>

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