CAHA Associations, Coaches, Hockey Directors, Parents, and Players - here is some information that may be helpful for you as we work together to ensure the safety of all the players in CAHA. The USA Hockey Declaration of Safety, Fair Play, and Respect can be found below and we are providing some tools to help you in preparing your players, coaches, parents, etc. to better understand this emphasis on body checking. The definition of body checking from the document is:
This will be a major point of emphasis for referees, players, and coaches for the coming season in 14U and above. We have a responsibility to make sure that we are teaching our players the right way to body check - must play the puck, stick below the knees, contact below the shoulders and above the knees, contact with trunk (hips and shoulders), and hands and elbows down. Here are some materials that may help you. If you would like a representative from CAHA to attend a coach's meeting to discuss this, please let us know.
RESOURCES FOR YOUR USE
3. USA Hockey Bob Mancini presentation on Body Checking:
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