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SCAHA 2020-2021 Season Update
Message from SCAHA
Published On : Nov 13 2020 01:58 AM
Most counties across the SCAHA footprint remain in a COVID tier that precludes youth sport. Consequently, neither ice hockey games nor practices are currently permitted. While some rinks are functioning under a day camp format, other facilities remain closed, meaning a number of SCAHA clubs still do not have access to ice.  At the SCAHA meeting on November 11th it was agreed, therefore, that traditional tryouts for the A/B levels of youth hockey, will not take place as previously tentatively planned nor will they take place if, at a future date, SCAHA is able to salvage a season.  SCAHA does not want to foster an environment where families feel pressured into LOIs and make financial commitments that cannot be guaranteed due to the fluid nature of the pandemic and the State's Tier system.  SCAHA acknowledges that holding tryouts without a clear path to a season simply creates unneeded frustration, confusion, and undo pressure.

In the event the situation with COVID changes and the State permits the return of youth hockey, the SCAHA Board is committed to holding a meaningful season - one where California teams can practice and play each other within the State of California.  When we see a clear path back to games, teams will be formed by clubs without the formality of try-outs (clubs will be able to build their teams as they see fit) and SCAHA will work to issue a schedule as quickly as possible.   This is for all our A/BB/B teams.  In short, our main focus is getting teams and players back on the ice as soon as allowed.  Unlike national bound teams that are governed by USA Hockey mandated timelines, we have ultimate control of how we choose to implement any season.

While SCAHA must follow State mandated guidelines, we recognize that the majority of rinks and coaches currently operate under  ?Day Camp? guidelines where COVID protocols including social distancing and cohorts are adhered to. SCAHA further recognizes that informal showcase teams represent the main vehicle for players and their families to pursue hockey via out of State play. Such arrangements fall outside the purview  of SCAHA.  

Having said that, should a season be possible, it is the intent of SCAHA to complement the existing practices and arrangements by providing additional games through a formal SCAHA scheduled season.  Flexibility will be the main focus here to get kids back on the ice, playing the sport we love.

SCAHA remains dedicated to getting players back on the ice by reestablishing competitive games and thereby bringing the fun and thrill of our sport back to our members.

The SCAHA Board will be meeting on a regular basis in order to keep the options under review. The next meeting is scheduled for December 2nd.



SCAHA Scholastic Financial Assistance Award
Congrats to the winners
Published On : Sep 05 2020 07:29 PM
SCAHA would like to congratulate the recipients of the SCAHA  Scholastic Financial Assistance Award.  
Both players have been dedicated members of our SCAHA family over many years.   We wish you well in your next ventures into higher education. 

Gabriel Aburto 
Club Affiliations: CA Wave, CA Wave, OCHC
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Attending: University of Anchorage Alaska

Luc Ghantous 
Club Affiliations: Maple Leafs, OCHC, Maple Leafs
Major: Kinesiology
Attending: Cal State Northridge

USA Hockey Virtual Coaching Clinics and Temporary
Coaches get the info now
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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2020-2021 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.  



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