The annual NMAA/NMADA Fall Conference is being held October 12-14, 2014 at the Albuquerque Marriot Pyramid Hotel.  The deadline to register is Friday, September 26th.  Click here for further information.  Please be sure to register even if you are only planning to attend one day.

Please also note that the Marriott Pyramid will again be offering a special rate of $90 for conference attendees in need of hotel accommodations.  Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-622-3056 or at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/2014nmadafallconf by Wednesday, September 24th.

Student-Athlete Spotlight

The old saying “Nice Guys Finish Last” isn’t the case for Logan High School senior Wyatt Strand.  Strand walks the halls of LHS high-fiving anyone and everyone he can.  He smiles at fellow students and teachers with an uplifting attitude that one teacher says is, “just magnetic.”  Read more...

Be sure to read about all of our featured students on the Student Spotlight page.

MaxPreps Support

For all questions related to posting rosters, schedules, results, and team photos on your MaxPreps pages, contact Gerry Valerio (gerry.valerio@cbsinteractive.com) or MaxPreps support at 1-800-329-7324, ext. 1 (or via email at coachsupport@maxpreps.com).

Life of an Athlete

Now in its 5th year, the Life of an Athlete program was implemented by the NMAA to combat underage drinking by New Mexico students.  In the fall of 2013 the NMAA, with the support of the New Mexico Department of Transportation, launched the second version of Life of an Athlete.  The new version is more encompassing of all drug use and includes a look at some New Mexico athletes and how alcohol and drug abuse negatively affected their lives and athletic careers.  The renovation also includes a middle school program aimed at earlier prevention and geared toward our younger athletes.

Regional AD's Meetings

NMAA Executive Director Sally Marquez will attend eight Cooperative Educational Services Regional Meetings this fall.  The NMAA encourages all Athletic Directors to attend a session in their area.  This will be an opportunity for Athletic Directors to have an open forum type session with the NMAA Executive Director on issues and topics of interest to them.

Remaining meetings are as follows:
- September 25 - Aztec
- October 2 - Alamogordo
- October 7 - Gadsden
- October 16 - Lovington



Sep 24
  Board of Directors Meeting
Sep 27
  Spirit Officials/Judges Training
Oct 1
  Hall of Fame Nominations Due
Oct 12-Oct 14
  NMAA / NMADA Fall Conference