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January 28-Feb. 1 – Winter Sports Officials Appreciation Week
February 1-28 – Spring Online Rules Clinics
February 1 – NMAA Foundation Scholarship Applications Due
February 1 – Track Officials Registration Due
February 4 – Baseball & Softball Start Date
February 5 – Hardship Petition Review
February 6 – NMAA Commission Meeting
IN THE NEWS:
STATE BASKETBALL PASSES
Tournament passes for the 2019 NMAA State Basketball Championships are on sale NOW! Passes may be purchased at the NMAA Office (6600 Palomas NE, Albuquerque) or over the phone at 505-923-3110. The cost per pass is $135, which includes a reserved seat at Dreamstyle Arena The Pit and a commemorative event program. Additionally, pass holders are entitled to entry into all State Basketball games at all tournament sites, including the first round of state beginning on March 8th.
SPRING RULES CLINICS ONLINE STARTING FEBRUARY 1
Online spring rules clinics will be available February 1-28, 2019 on each sport landing page at www.nmact.org. Rules clinic attendance is mandatory for all head coaches during their sport season.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.