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Play Up Policy

The CAHA Play Up Policy regulates requests for players to move up into the next age classification. Players may only play up under specific criteria as defined in CAHA Bylaws, Addendum E, 19.0 Play Up Policy.

Players who played in an older age classification in a previous season are not grandfathered in. Each player must meet the criteria each season of play up eligibility.

The CAHA Board of Directors supports USA Hockey's long term athlete development principles and position of a player being developed and playing within their appropriate age classification. CAHA also recognizes the fact that allowing a player to participate as a play up may be detrimental to the player's development.

Specific questions on the play up policy should be directed to:

Ed Morris, CAHA Play Up Committee Chair,


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