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2020 USA Hockey Coaching Clinics
Attend on line sessions to gain coaching credentials
Published On : Jun 05 2020 03:10 PM

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Pacific District Coaches,

USAH and Pacific District to offer Online Options for Coaching Education


Register now for Pilot Online Coaches Clinic


As hockey begins its return to facilities throughout our District, USA Hockey and the District has been evaluating options for Coaching Education. While evaluating the issues surrounding CEP Certification in current COVID environment, the following was considered:

  1. The safety of our Instructors and our Coaches
  2. The various stages of opening and social distancing requirements of localities
  3. The current and anticipated availability of facilities (rinks and classrooms)
  4. The demand by Coaches and Associations for immediate term coaching education opportunities
  5. Continuing the tradition of providing World Class Coaching Education

In response to such considerations, the Coaching Education Program will be offering Online options for the traditional in-person class requirements (Level 1, 2, 3, and 4). The age specific module(s) requirement will remain in place and unchanged.

All of these classes will be conducted with Zoom and will take place in three, two and a one-half hour sessions, for a total of about six hours of classroom time (consistent with in-person class standards). Note, there is a one day break between each of the class sessions. Coaches will be able to register for these classes using the current Coaches? Course system that they have always used to register for CEP classes.

  • The Level 2 will take place between June 7-11.
  • The Level 3 will take place between June 8-12.

Registration for these classes is open now. Each of these classes will be limited to 50 coaches. Register at https://www.usahockey.com/coachingclinics

The overall plan for the COVID response will be multi-pronged in order to support the approximately 1,700 coaches in our District and include:

  1. Expansion of Online Classes to support the immediate term so coaches can take classes during Phase 0, Phase 1, and Phase 2 openings as defined in their locality. These classes will be available immediately (with pilot programs) and will expand accordingly with the goal of having capacity to train all 1,700 coaches in the District.
  2. Availability of In-Person Clinics subject to State and Local Regulations consistent with best social distancing practices as established by the CDC and USAH. At earliest, if possible at all, these in-person clinics won?t be offered until October 1, of 2020.
  3. Expansion of the Temporary Card Program to accommodate those with concerns and/or specials needs as a result of COVID-19.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at flint@usahockey.org.




Flint Doungchak | Pacific District Coach in Chief

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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


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.

Thomas Hancock

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.  



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.


The Entire SCAHA Board 

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