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.
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The Tier II schedule is complete and posted on the tournament webpage.
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
CAHA will be hosting their annual CAHA Festival which includes Jamborees, skill development clinics, and lots of fun on the weekend of March 23 - 24, 2019 at Extreme Ice in Indian Trail, NC.
CAHA will offer the following: 8U Cross-Ice Jamboree, 8U 4v4 Puddle Hockey Jamboree, 10U Half Ice Jamboree, 10U 3v3 Puddle Hockey Jamboree, two Checking Clinics, Goaltending Clinic, Girls Skills Clinic, and Girl's Jamborees. Click on the tabs below for information on each event.
Online Registration coming soon!
Each Checking Clinic, 8U Puddle Hockey Jamboree, and 10U Puddle Hockey Jamboree requires a separate registration. If you would like to attend BOTH sessions, be sure to register for both.
All events require USA Hockey registration.
Youth Tier I Nationals – April 3-8, 2019
Youth & Girls Tier II Nationals – April 4-8, 2019
CAHA Player Development Tryout – April 12-14, 2019
SE District Girls Player Development Tryout – April 26-28,2019
SE District National Camp Tryout – May 10-12, 2019
Tryout Schedule for 2019-2020 Team Selection:
Tier I tryouts can begin the evening of April 10. No tryouts can be held the weekend of April 12-14 (CAHA PD Tryout blackout).
CAHA Bylaws, Addendum E, 13. 0 (b) Tier I tryouts may be held 48 hours following the completion of the USA Hockey National Championship Tournaments.
Youth Tier II tryouts can begin on May 17. The fifth Friday falls on May 10 (SE District National Camp Tryout blackout) which will move Youth Tier II forward 1 week.
CAHA Bylaws, Addendum E, 13.0 (c) Tier II Youth and Girls tryouts may not be held nor may positions be offered to players until the fifth Friday following the completion of the USA Hockey National Championship Tournaments. Should the fifth Friday fall on the start date of the Southeastern District National Camp Tryout, Tier II Youth tryouts may begin the Friday following the Southeastern District National Camp Tryout. Tier II associations that field Tier II and lower competitive level travel teams may hold one tryout within the Tier II schedule timeframe to select all Tier II and lower competitive level travel teams for their association. Associations that include tryouts for lower competitive level travel teams during the Tier II schedule timeframe, must at a minimum, select and register at least one Tier II team in the upcoming season.
CAHA Bylaws, Addendum E, 13.0 (g) Youth tryouts may not be held the same weekend as the CAHA Festival or the Southeastern District National Camp Tryout.
Girls Tier II tryouts may begin on May 10.
Tryouts for associations that form non-national tournament bound Travel Teams or Rec Teams only may begin on July 1.
As an additional reminder player agreements or contracts cannot be executed in advance of the appropriate tryout start date as noted above and all offers made to players following a tryout must remain open a minimum of 48 hours.
CAHA Bylaws, Addendum E. 13.0 (j) Player Agreements/Contracts: A Member Association shall not have any player or parent execute an association/team player agreement or contract for the next hockey season prior to the appropriate tryout dates listed above. Offers for a position on a team must be held open a minimum of 48 hours following the extension of the offer. Players shall not be required to execute a player agreement or contract until 48 hours have elapsed from the conclusion of the Association’s tryouts or date of the Association’s offer for a position on a team, whichever occurs later.
USA Hockey has adopted the following rule:
USA Hockey Annual Guide, Rules and Regulations, III. Team Membership and Registration,
B. Tryouts/Player Selection
Tryouts for all Tier I & II 14U-18U Youth and 14U-19U Girls Teams
Effective as of the 2017-18 season, no youth or girls Tier I or Tier II team may recruit or solicit players or offer hockey contracts to players for the following season, or hold development camps, tryouts, player selections or any activity that could be construed as a tryout/solicitation or recruitment for the following season, until 48 hours after the last game of Youth National Championships (both Tier I and Tier II Nationals must be completed). For example, if the National Tournament ends at 4 pm on Monday, tryouts can begin after 4 pm on Wednesday. Any violation of this prohibition may subject the coach, team, program and/or responsible administrators to appropriate discipline, or ineligibility of the team or coach, as determined by the Affiliate.
If you have any questions, please contact any member of the CAHA Board of Directors.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.