Feb 01, 2015

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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Coaching News - 5 Keys to Scoring More Goals
Jan 31, 2015  10:08 AM
At the end of the day, what do coaches and players really want? More goals. We all want to score more goals. When it comes to finding ways to score more, there are five main things to consider. Read More >>

Parent and Coach Tips of the Week
Jan 27, 2015  7:30 AM
Parent Tip of the Week - Recognize how committed your children's coaches are. They spend many, many hours preparing beyond the hours spent at practices and games. Remember that they're not doing it for the pay.

Coach Tip of the Week - During fun-activity time in practice, let players compete against you with the loser doing push-ups. You will never see your players try harder than when they have the chance to make their coach do push-ups! And smart coaches know that losing these competitions can fill players' Emotional Tanks to the brim.

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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 >>

8U - Docs Orders for a Safe Season
Sep 18, 2014  4:49 PM
Dr. Michael Stuart, chief medical officer of USA Hockey, offers the following on- and off-ice safety guidance for the upcoming 8U season. 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
www.adaptivesportsandrec.org/sledhockey
(443) 994-0407 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 >>

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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