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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.

USA Hockey Annual Guide

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.

Official Rules of Ice Hockey

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.

Mobile Rulebook

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

2021 CAHA Coaching Symposium Series

We are excited to announce the 2021 CAHA Coaching Symposium Series. This series of Zoom workshops is open to any coach in CAHA and is FREE to all participants. Please review the different sessions and sign up for those that you want to attend.

For all workshops presented by CAHA, you will be sent the Zoom link about 3-4 days before the session.

A sign-up link for the Zoom workshops hosted by Positive Coaching Alliance will be sent to all participants and once you register, you will be sent the Zoom link about a week before the session.

Session 1 will be rescheduled in the Fall.

Session 2 - Wednesday, June 23, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Successful Coaching Concepts for Today's Youth Player with emphasis on teaching athleticism on and off the ice and understanding unconscious bias presented by Andrey Romanov, BESO Hockey Moscow, Russia and Stephanie Jackson, USA Hockey.

Session 3 - Wednesday, August 11, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Modern Concepts in Goaltending Development presented by Rick Murray, Southeastern District Goaltending Coach-in-Chief and Brian Haaland, CAHA Goalie Development Coordinator.

Session 4 - Sunday, August 22, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Double Goal Coach: Coaching for Winning and Life Lessons hosted by the Positive Coach Alliance.

Session 5 - Wednesday, September 15, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sports Can Battle Racism hosted by the Positive Coaching Alliance.

Click here to register for the 2021 CAHA Coaching Symposium.

Vaughn 8U Beginner Goalie Gear


Vaughn is introducing a high-quality set of Quick Change Goalie gear for 6U and 8U. These are only available directly from Vaughn and are not sold through websites or stores at this time. These pads are an important part of attracting new players to the goaltending position. To encourage Associations to purchase these, CAHA is offering a $50 rebate per set to Associations who purchase these by August 15, 2021. The maximum rebate is $300 per Association.

For full information and to access the order and rebate forms, please visit the CAHA Goalie Development webpage.

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