CAHA is excited to offer pre-post teams for the upcoming 2021-2022 hockey season.
Pre-post teams are formed for players who will be skating for their schools and are looking for a travel hockey option prior to and after the high school hockey season. The high school hockey season typically runs from November through February/March (depending on how far the team goes in the playoffs), so pre-post offers these skaters a chance to skate before and after this season (August – October, then again in March).
Pre-post teams are a great way for those entering their first high school hockey season to get introduced to high school hockey, and a great way for players who do not play a fall sport to get ready for the high school hockey season. They provide an opportunity to get to know players that you will play with and against during the high school season.
CAHA's Policy regarding non OHSAA High School participation
All players trying out for any of CAHA's pre-post teams must be planning to play/tryout for a high school that will play under the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the upcoming season. OHSAA season runs November-February/March. Players who will be playing for high school club teams or travel teams under USA Hockey will have a conflicting season during the months of competition (August, September & October) and are NOT eligible to play for CAHA pre-post teams.
General Pre-Post Information:
- Level of play is Tier 2 – AA
- Approximately 20-25 games from mid-August through end of October
- 1-4 tournaments depending on the team
- Expected cost: $900
- Teams may re-form in March for post-season play
- Teams are limited for up to a maximum of 5 players per same high school
- Approximately 15 practices, generally twice/week in August, once/week in September, and once every other week in October
CAHA expects to field the following teams:
- U18 pre-post team – Coach Keith Ebare
- U16 pre-post team – Coach Keith Ebare
- possible second U16 pre-post or a U15 pre-post team (depends on coaching and number of players trying out)
REGISTRATION OPENS: Wednesday, April 28
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 14
The tryout fee is $50
U16 (2005/06/07 BIRTH YEARS)
Thursday May 20th 8:10pm – North 2
Friday May 21 6:50 pm – North 2
U18 (2003/04 BIRTH YEARS)
Friday May 21 8:00 pm – North 2
Sat May 22 4:40pm – North 1
PRE-TRYOUT SKATE SESSION:
CAHA will be offering a pre-tryout skate session prior to tryouts for each birth year. To participate for the pre-tryout skate, your player must be registered for tryouts. The session is free to all who registered.
2005/06/07s – Friday, May 14 6:50 pm on North 1
2003/04s – Friday, May 14 8:00 pm on North 1
Each player is required to have a current USA HOCKEY number valid for the 2020-21 season prior to CAHA tryouts. Numbers for the 2021-2022 season will be available from USA Hockey on April 1. https://www.usahockey.com/membership
Your account must have a zero balance before you will be permitted to register.
CAHA strongly encourages all parents who have kids trying out for travel hockey to visit the CAHA website – www.cahahockey.com and review the information under “Travel Hockey.”
While each team is slightly different, there are some basic expectations that are laid out here so parents understand the commitment level prior to accepting a spot on a team.
Keith Ebare is a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, where he grew up playing hockey at every level from house to AAA. After midgets, he skated for the Cambridge Winter Hawks Junior B for 2 seasons before committing to play for the Division 1 Bowling Green State University Falcons.
Keith has been part of the CAHA organization for the past 12 years, coaching from Mini-Mite through Midget level. In addition to his coaching experience, he also served as the Mite and Mini-Mite coordinator for 2 seasons as CAHA was shifting into the American Development Model (ADM). Keith also served as assistant coach for Olentangy Berlin’s High School Varsity hockey team this past year.
Holding a Level 4 USA Hockey coaching certification, Keith has learned the importance of being a teacher, a mentor and a positive example for young athletes. He expects players to work hard, have focus, ask questions, be engaged and be committed to improving as both a player and a person. In many ways, the life lessons learned from playing a team sport like hockey have as much to offer a player as the fitness and fun that comes from the game itself.