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January 8 – Activities Council Meeting
January 9 – Hardship Petition Review
January 11-12 – NMOA State Clinic Baseball & Softball
January 22 – Track & Field Qualifying Meet Submission Deadline
January 26 – Scholastic Publications
January 28-Feb. 1 – Winter Sports Officials Appreciation Week
IN THE NEWS:
2019 STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT COMPLIMENTARY PASS LIST
The 2019 State Basketball Championships Complimentary Pass Lists have been sent out to all Athletic Directors this year. Please complete the online form and submit to the NMAA by January 11, 2019. We will not be using the scanned form. The form is now online. Please keep in mind those school districts that have more than one school, the lists were sent to the District AD. Only those on this list will receive complimentary entrance to the state basketball tournament. Basketball Coaches will not receive additional passes upon qualifying for the state tournament. They will need these passes in order to get into the tournament unless they are entering with the team prior to a game and are within the 20 allotted members. Coaches who do not have a pass and wish to enter when their team is not playing will not be granted complimentary entrance.
Help with filling out the online form:
NMAA FOUNDATION 11th ANNUAL BOWL-A-THON
The NMAA Foundation will be holding its 11th Annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser on Sunday, January 27th at 1pm at Ten Pins & More in Rio Rancho, NM. The cost for a team of four (4) bowlers is $250. All proceeds from the event will again be used towards future scholarships for students and/or school grants/support.
The registration form and informational flyer can be accessed from the following link:
Teams can also sign up using our online platform at:
NMAA STUDENT LEADERSHIP ADVISORY COUNCIL NOMINATIONS
The NMAA is looking for students to serve on our Student-Leadership Advisory Council for the following areas in the NMAA’s governance structure:
Area A-Small: One representative
Area B-Small: One representative
Area C-Small: Two representatives
Area D-Small: One representative
Area A-Large: One representative
Area B-Large: Two representatives
Area D-Large: One representative
Nominations/applications are due no later than Friday, March 1, 2019. Please click HERE for the nomination form. If you are not sure of which area your school is in, please follow this link to the NMAA’s governance structure: https://www.nmact.org/file/Section_3.pdf. If you have any questions, please contact Dana Pappas at email@example.com.
NMAA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
NMAA Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students from NMAA member schools who, through the application/nomination process, demonstrate excellence in athletics, activities, academics, and character. Sixteen scholarships are available within six different categories. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, February 1, 2019. For more information, please contact Dusty Young at 505-923-3268. Click here for information regarding NMAA Foundation Scholarships.
COMPETE WITH CLASS NOMINATIONS
In an effort to establish and sustain the Compete with Class initiative, the NMAA will be highlighting acts of sportsmanship through various awards and recognition programs during the 2018-2019 school year. In order to do this, our office NEEDS YOUR HELP! Acts of sportsmanship by individuals, coaches, officials, administrators, spectators, or teams as a whole should be reported to the NMAA office as they occur. Photos of these acts would also be appreciated. Send your nominations to J.P. Murrieta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TWITTER ACCOUNTS & FEATURE ARTICLES
Coaches and athletic directors, we are encouraging all of you to help us spread the positive news about high school athletics. If you have a Twitter account, please email us with your Twitter handle so we can follow you. If your school or athletic program doesn’t have a twitter account, I highly recommend signing up for one. It’s free and real easy to use and it’s become a simple way for keeping in touch with others involved in your program and getting your message out. You can let us know your social media information by sending us an email to email@example.com.