CHSAA High School

The Castle View Sabercat Hockey Program fields two teams for the Winter CHSAA season; a Varsity and a Junior Varsity team.

The Varsity team competes for the Colorado State High School Hockey Championship that takes place in early March.

The Junior Varsity team competes for the High School Colorado Cup Championship that takes place in March.

Teams are chosen in Mid-November through a tryout process for eligible players.

Ages

What aged players are appropriate for this program?

Eligible Players: Male and Female players that are enrolled in grades 9 thru 12 and attend Castle View, Douglas County or Rock Canyon High Schools or that will attend online school or home school and live in the DC, CV or Rock Canyon districts

When

What time of the year does this program run?

The season begins with tryouts in mid-November and runs until playoffs in March.

Where

Where are practices and games typically held?

Practices and home games are held at the Family Sports Center or the South Suburban Sports Center. Games may be played across the metro region.

Practices

When are practices and how often are they?

Teams practice 3 times per week on the ice and have 2 professionally lead off-ice gym workouts at The Drill House. Goalies also receive 2 extra training sessions per month with Mountain High Hockey Goalie Club.

Games

How many games will they play? What days of the week?

The Varsity Team will play in 1 local pre-season tournament. The regular season games usually fall on Fridays and Saturdays. Varsity will have 19 regular season games.

The Junior Varsity Team will play in 15 regular season games which are mostly Fridays and Saturdays but can occur on any day except Sundays.

Jerseys

Are jerseys provided or are they purchased separately?

Team uniforms consisting of home and away jerseys, pant shells and socks are provided and included in the team fees. Custom team gloves, player's bag and helmet stickers are also provided and included in the team fees. 

Players are required to provide their own black helmet with cage, all required protective gear, skates and stick at their own cost.

Additional Training Offered

What training is offered beyond normal ice practices?

Drill House Off-Ice Training: Twice weekly, professionally lead off-ice strength and conditioning sessions tailored to the needs of hockey players to develop and maximize strength and conditioning to be at optimal performance throughout the season.

Goalie Training: Twice Monthly training sessions in addition to normal team ice practices provided by Mountain High Hockey Goalie Club.

Mental Toughness Training:Professionally guided sessions and integrated training using psychological principals of human performance to help our players consistently perform in the upper range of their capabilities and more thoroughly enjoy the performance process.

Nutrition Education and Consulting: Professional guided sessions to teach our players the impact and importance of proper nutrition to maximize performance professionally lead by Altitude Sports and Performance Nutrition. 1on1 nutrition consulting is also offered on an ad-hoc basis.

EXTRA COSTS

What costs beyond registration fees should be expected?

The players may be required to purchase a set of team workout gear that is usually less than $200.00

Costs related to local travel are not included in team fees and are the responsibility of the player.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a player dual roster with the Sabercats and another club team?

In addition to work ethic and attitude, commitment is one of the most important factors that determines not only the success of each individual player in our hockey program, but also the success of our hockey program as a whole. 

Castle View High School Hockey values the commitment that each of our players and their families make to our program when they choose to play for Castle View. Therefore, if a player cannot fully commit to Castle View Hockey due to the commitment that they have already made to their club team, we will not offer a Castle View High School Hockey roster spot to that player. 

By “fully commit to Castle View Hockey,” we mean that our players are expected to be at all team events. These team events will include film sessions, off-ice workouts, practices, games and any other team event scheduled by the coaching staff. This full commitment to CV Hockey needs to submitted in writing to the Board of Directors and signed by the player, a parent/guardian and the Head Coach of the player's club team.

Our schedule of off-ice workouts, practices and games is currently published on our website: www.sabercathockey.com. This schedule is subject to change and our players are expected to be flexible and attend as required. 

In summary, if a player cannot commit to being at all Castle View Hockey team events due to conflicting events scheduled by their club team, Castle View Hockey will not offer that player a roster spot.

2023-2024

CHSAA Varsity and Junior Varsity Registration


PROGRAM FEES:

A $200 REFUNDABLE TRYOUT FEE IS DUE UPON REGISTRATION

Team Fee: $2,250 for rostered players

Can be paid in full or paid in three installments of $750 each due by:

Friday December 1st, 2023

Friday January 5th, 2024

Friday February 2nd, 2024

Payments are made thru MySchoolBucks, not Sabercathockey.com

Team Fee: $900 for practice squad players

Must be paid in full by Friday December 1st, 2023

Payments are made thru MySchoolBucks, not Sabercathockey.com


IMPORTANT DATES:

Tryouts

Monday November 13th, 2023

8:40pm - 9:40pm

Family Sports Center

Wednesday November 15th, 2023

4:20pm - 5:20pm

South Suburban Sports Complex

Please note the location change between days

Season starts November 16th 2023

Playoffs take place in March


PRE-TRYOUT REQUIREMENTS:

Every student athlete must complete the following steps before being allowed to try out for Castle View High School Hockey:

Complete the online registration

Upload an up-to-date physical signed and dated by a doctor to your online registration. Paper copies are not acceptable.

Payment of the $200 DCSD Athletics Registration Fee via MySchoolBucks


PROGRAM QUESTIONS:

MICHAEL DUBUS - PROGRAM DIRECTOR & VARSITY HEAD COACH

EMAIL: MTDUBUS@GMAIL.COM

BRYAN HEFT - ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR & JUNIOR VARSITY HEAD COACH

EMAIL: COACHHEFT@MAC.COM

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