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USA Hockey Virtual Coaching Clinics and Temporary
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Published On : Jun 07 2020 06:22 PM

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June 3, 2020

On behalf of USA Hockey, we hope that your family is healthy and safe! As states begin to open, we look forward to the day we are all back on the ice!

With the current situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken a hard look at how we will be delivering USA Hockey?s Coaching Education Program, realizing the possibility that in person clinics this season may be different based upon social gathering criteria set by each state.

That being said, we are excited to be moving forward with online virtual clinics starting immediately. We will begin posting these clinics this week!

You can register for a virtual clinic just like you have done in the past at: usahockey.com/coachingclinics

As stated above our goal is to have in-person clinics as soon as they are allowed and safe for all participants.

We understand that these are very different, challenging and uncertain times for everyone. So this season, we will offer a Temporary Card for all coaches that may feel this is the best option for them during this pandemic. The Temporary Card will allow each coach to have the proper level of certification for the 2020-21 season without attending a clinic. This option will be offered through June 30, 2020.

Please click here to register for the Temporary Card online or download the form that you will need to complete and submit to the USA Hockey national office. Additionally, if you do opt for the Temporary Card, you will be able to sit in on any USA Hockey coaching clinic/webinar this season if your circumstances change for no additional charge.

This is a great time to get the following accomplished before the season begins:

We appreciate all that you do for hockey and the players you coach! Stay healthy and safe. We will all get through this together.

Yours in hockey,

USA Hockey?s Coaching Education Program

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2020-21 Tryout Date Update
Message from SCAHA
Published On : May 15 2020 03:52 AM
SCAHA Families,

Last night SCAHA voted to move tryouts to mid August with the goal of giving every club and facility the chance to hold some form of tryouts to build teams. In addition, choosing vs. delaying allows our families to plan out their summer without fear of the unknown. 

Here are our target dates:

Aug 14 - AAA
Aug 21 - AA and
Aug 28 A/B & HS

**key point: provided these dates are no sooner than Caha?s tryout dates.

We did invite a few CAHA board members to our meeting last night to help ensure our decision will be officially supported by CAHA - who ultimately decides on when team formations can commence.

This weekend, CAHA will hold a special meeting to approve these dates.  We do not foresee any issues given the dates and our discussions to date.

Thanks and Stay Safe,

SCAHA Executive Committee
SCAHA Club Presidents
SCAHA Support Staff and Affiliates
LAHOA Staff and Officials

CAHA Message Regarding Tryouts
More Information to be determined later.
Published On : May 15 2020 03:50 AM
To: All CAHA Member Associations

Re: CAHA Permitted Tryout Dates Postponement

All,

This letter shall serve as notice that as a result of the ongoing State/County/City COVID-19 restrictions, the CAHA Board of Directors convened a Special Meeting to discuss a variety of options with respect to CAHA established 2020-2021 tryout dates. Said discussion not only pertained to rescheduling or postponement of tryouts, but also various possible options to allow player signing team/formation in lieu of actual tryouts, during this uncertain time. Ultimately, and in conjunction with the State?s projected ?4 Stages? of phasing lifting of shelter in place restrictions, it was the Board?s decision to postpone allowing tryouts until the conclusion of USA Hockey?s Annual Congress (June 12-14) and the anticipated issuance of instructions from USA Hockey relative to the upcoming 2020-2021 season and COVID-19.

On the Tuesday following USA Hockey?s National Congress (June 16), CAHA will again convene a Special Meeting to re-evaluate both USA Hockey?s direction, and the State?s updated projections with respect to State restrictions affecting youth sports, in order to make a more informed and realistic decision regarding establishment of possible new tryout dates, and/or player signing team/formation options.

It is the Board?s utmost desire to establish new dates to permit tryouts to be held as early as feasible, but feel it important that those dates be set realistically for a date that is reasonably expected to be permitted by State guidelines and the lifting of restrictions Statewide, accordingly an update will be issued shortly after the June 16th Special Meeting.

Sincerely,
Thomas Hancock
President

2020 SCAHA Scholastic Financial Assistance
Financial Assistance Program Details
Published On : May 06 2020 10:02 PM
The 2020SCAHA Financial Assistance form is now available. Please download (click here) and read the instructions in the document carefully, provide all of the requested information, and submit the application by the deadline.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Monica Gordon at  scahasocialmedia@gmail.com

2020-2021 SCAHA Registration is Open
Requires a 2021 USA Hockey Member Number
Published On : Apr 30 2020 07:25 PM
Dear SCAHA Membership,  

The 2020-21 Register for SCAHA option is now open.  The registration process will remain the same as before where each individual participating will have to provide a USA Hockey membership number for 2020-21 Season.  If you have any issues with the registration process please email Rob Foster at lahockeyfan2@yahoo.com and allow for 48 hours for response.

As a reminder you will need to register on SCAHA.com before you can attend tryouts.  

Sincerely,

SCAHA

2019-2020 SCAHA Semi-Finals/Finals Status
Corona virus and semi finals and finals
Published On : Mar 13 2020 04:34 AM
To all Hockey Families, 

SCAHA has, this evening, after careful consideration, unanimously decided to call a halt to the Semi Final and Championship Series play this coming weekend. We have cancelled the remaining balance of post season play for all A/BB/B levels of Youth Hockey this coming Mar 14 - Mar 15. 

After a risk assessment regarding preventative measures to manage the spread of COVID-19, we determined that there is only one guaranteed way to help stop the spread and that is to not host the remaining weekend of play. We considered the options of splitting the event across several facilities and/or relegating spectators to a mere few people however, in light of the WHO recommendation for social distancing we determined that neither of those options met the WHO recommendation.

When we look at it through this lens, our only way to guarantee not contributing to the spread is to halt play and cancel the remainder of the playoffs here in SCAHA. Nothing we do is worth the risk of perpetuating the spread of the virus. 

Canceling the remainder of post season play is, clearly, the right thing to do and in doing so we are acting as responsible civic leaders. We have no doubt that everyone in our hockey community will agree and support this decision. 

Finally, we did discuss postponing for two weeks vs. cancelling, but we, as a Board, do not want to mislead anyone with hopes that restrictions may be lifted in time to salvage remaining games. The season is complete as of April 1 which leaves a little over 2 weeks - rescheduling is clearly not feasible.  

We will be notifying the impacted facilities and organizations to make sure we wind things down correctly.

Good luck to all, stay safe, and see you all at the rink for next season.

Sincerely,

The Entire SCAHA Board 






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