Designated USA Hockey Affiliate Association
for North and South Carolina
“Ensuring every day will be a great day for hockey!”
Carolina Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) is the USA Hockey governing body for ice hockey in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. Formed in 2000, CAHA's mission is to encourage, foster and promote the development and growth of the sport of amateur hockey in North Carolina and South Carolina.
Play Up Policy
Play Up Policy Rule, Request Form and Information
Tampering, Tryout, and Release Matrix
Guide to common scenarios faced by players, parents and coaches
We need you! A brand new sled hockey team is set to hit the ice in Winston-Salem next month!
We are looking for a head coach and volunteers to help start our inaugural season off right! We will have ice time on Sunday and Tuesday evenings beginning in the last week in October. The Winston Salem Sled Team is a program of Winston Salem Youth Hockey Alliance. We have sleds, equipment and passion for this game! Come be part of the excitement! Check out www.wsyha.org for our home page and more about the team or contact Marianne Livengood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you on the ice!
4 Myths of Cross Ice Hockey at 8U
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10U Sound Bite
"To not segregate kids or label kids as strongest or weakest is fantastic, especially at that 10U age classification. Keeping them all together, with all the best coaches and development opportunities, does the greatest good for everyone." - Roger Grillo, ADM Regional Manager
ABC's of ADM 12U
E > Equal Playing Time
At 12U, the focus should still be on long-term player development and building confidence. Shortening the bench does not accomplish either goal, so providing equal playing time should be paramount. Players at this age aren't pro athletes. These are kids (families) who are paying to play. How do kids improve if they are not playing? Click here to read the full story.
14U/16U Q-and-A: College Aspirations and Winning Teams
By Kenny Rausch, USA Hockey Youth Hockey Director
Q: My child dreams of playing college hockey. Does it matter if he/she isn’t on a winning team now?
A: This is one of the more common development questions that we encounter. Many coaches, parents and players believe in the need to play on the best team in order to advance to the “next level.” This belief, however, simply isn’t based on factual evidence. Click here to read the full story.
CAHA is please to announce the 2 and 2 Challenge Results for the 2017-2018 season.
Associations that commit to the 2 and 2 Challenge follow a systematic year-long plan of utilizing grassroots marketing tools and national events in an effort to add two additional new players and retain two more players than their previous season's 8 and Under player totals.
Congratulations to the CAHA associations that completed the 2017-18 season’s 2 and 2 Challenge!
CHARLOTTE METRO HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - GOLD
CAPE FEAR YOUTH HOCKEY - SILVER
TRIANGLE YOUTH HOCKEY OF NORTH CAROLINA - GOLD
GREENSBORO YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - GOLD
CAROLINA ICE ZONE YOUTH AND ADULT HOCKEY - SILVER
CHARLESTON YOUTH HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - GOLD
GREATER GREENVILLE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - GOLD
Each year, USA Hockey publishes its Annual Guide, which details the organization's administrative structure, programs and philosophy, bylaws, rules and regulations and much more.
The Official Playing Rules provides consistency for all participants, to ensure a safe and positive playing environment while continuing to focus on skill development and enjoyment of the sport.
The USA Hockey Mobile Rulebook is the digital version of the current USA Hockey Rulebook. Use the search bar or click on 'Sections' to navigate the vast hockey resources including rules, descriptions, casebook examples and videos. All content can be shared on Facebook and Twitter.
Click here to access the Mobile Rulebook
Club Excellence is a new online portal system designed to give USA Hockey associations a unique home to drive organizational success. The portal walks youth hockey leadership through the day-to-day needs of running a successful youth hockey association.
To access, the local association President or Vice President would need to submit through the link below. Once confirmed, they can invite the rest of the board to join them in the portal. Each leader has a job description, monthly tasks and a resource center with quick reference templates / best practice guides that relates to their association role.
If you have any questions about Club Excellence, please contact Brittany Bobak at (719) 538-1102 or email@example.com.