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NM Cougars High School Hockey

2020-2021 HS Practice Schedule


Varsity Practice-  Tuesday & Thursday  5:45pm-7:00pm

JV Practice-  Tuesday & Thursday 7:15pm- 8:15pm


Questions reguarding Cougars HS Hockey please email:  

nmaha.hs.hockey@gmail.com  or call 505-990-9563

High School Player Evaluations

Varsity Cougar tryouts will be Sunday, Sept 20th 8:30pm-9:30pm and Tuesday, Sept 22nd 6:00p-7:00p.  Players are encouraged to attend both sessions.

Note: This season all players trying out for the High School Varsity team must register at the Varsity level during registration. In the event that your player is not selected for the Varsity team or the practice team then the difference will be refunded.

USA Hockey's American Development Model

Learn To Compete

Ages 15-18 Female
Ages 16-18 Male

This is the time to prepare athletes for the competitive environment, continue to refine technical skills, ancillary skills and develop the physical attributes. The focus is on optimizing fitness preparation and to begin to specialize in ice hockey. Training should be individualized to the athlete’s particular needs in skill development, mental preparation, fitness and recovery. During this stage, training volume will increase, as does training intensity. Competitions become more important and the focus shifts to performance. Training will stress the development of position specific technical and tactical skills under competitive conditions. Mental skills that contribute to performance are also emphasized.

18 & Under (Midget) & 19 & Under (Female):

  • 200 ice sessions
  • 5-6 ice sessions per week
  • 80 minute ice sessions Combined and separate practices for team/position 10 month training calendar
  • 18 skaters and 2 goalies
  • 130-140 quality practices
  • 50-60 games
  • Appropriate off-ice training for LTAD stage