The Cedar Rapids Hockey Association is operated by a Board of Directors. Board members are elected annually for two-year terms. See the Board of Directors page for more information.
The CRHA seeks to build local and regional awareness about the benefits youth hockey offers by investing in the physical and emotional development of players so they may serve as advocates and ambassadors for the sport throughout their life.
The mission of the CRHA is to provide a consistent training framework and environment designed to optimize the skill development of young athletes in a positive atmosphere of appropriately matched competition where sportsmanship and personal enjoyment are top priorities.
Formed in 2002 when two organizations combined, the CRHA is a 501(c)3 organization. The CRHA is a member of the Mid-West Amateur Hockey Association (MWAHA) comprised of associations from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The CRHA is a member of USA Hockey.
Program participation may vary each season, although in most years the CRHA offers two teams at the Pee Wee and Squirt levels. As the number of participants allow, the CRHA creates youth teams ranging from Mite (6 to 8 years), Squirt (9 to 10 years), Pee Wee (11 to 12 years), and Bantam (13 to 14 years). A high school program and all-girl U19 (Lady Rider) program also operate out of the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.
The CRHA follows the USA Hockey model of cross-ice, 3-on-3 no-goalie play for Mite teams.
Teams frequently include boys and girls through the Pee Wee level, while girls also have the option of participating in the Lady Rider program. Day-to-day coordination of the Lady Rider team is managed separately. Many of its players travel to Cedar Rapids from neighboring cities to practice and compete.
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