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September 29-30 – NMAA/NMADA Fall Conference
September 30 – NMAA Annual AD’s Mandatory Meeting
September 30 – NMAA Student Leadership Advisory Council Meeting
September 30 – NMAA Hall of Fame Selection Committee Meeting
October 1 – Baseball & Softball Officials’ Registration Due
October 8 – Hardship Petition Review
October 11 – NMAA Office Closed
IN THE NEWS:
HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES MONTH
October is National High School Activities Month. It is a time to celebrate the contributions and benefits young people experience by participation in sports and activities. NMAA member high schools are encouraged to promote the values inherent in interscholastic athletics and activities.
Each week during October will have a different focus. October 1-5 is National Sportsmanship, Fan Appreciation, and Public-Address Announcers Week. It is a time to recognize all of the adults who work tirelessly on behalf of the students who participate in interscholastic programs.
Athletic Directors – There have been a lot of questions on how to use the Arbiter. If you, an assistant or an administrative assistant need help with the arbiter please email Nate at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505)923-3286.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SWIM/DIVE QUALIFYING MEETS
Applications for State Qualifying Meets are due Thursday, October 24, 2019 by 3:00 pm (no exceptions). Please remember, as per NMAA bylaws, ALL qualifying meets MUST include all swimming and diving events. The application form is available here:
CURRENT NMAA REFERENDA
The NMAA Board of Directors is asking member schools to vote on several referendum items approved at the September 18th Board meeting. The referenda items are available at the link below. Please take the time to carefully review these items and to complete, sign, and return the referenda by 4:00 pm, Thursday, October 3, 2019.
MAXPREPS VIDEO TOOLS
The NMAA, along with MaxPreps has created a series of three videos to help Athletic Directors and Coaches set up accounts, give access to schools or teams and enter rosters and schedules. These videos are listed under the ADMIN HUB, For Athletic Directors on the NMAA website. For further assistance contact Tyler Dunkel at email@example.com.
- HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A MAXPREPS ACCOUNT (VIDEO)
- HOW TO ENTER A ROSTER ON MAXPREPS (VIDEO)
- HOW TO ENTER A SCHEDULE ON MAXPREPS (VIDEO)
COMPETE WITH CLASS SCHOLARSHIP
The New Mexico Activities Association, in conjunction with the NMAA Foundation, will be awarding a maximum of eight (8) $1,000 Compete with Class scholarships during the 2019-2020 school year. Awards will be given to students that best exemplify the three pillars of the Compete with Class sportsmanship initiative – Respect, Integrity, and Responsibility. Recipients will be selected by the NMAA Foundation Board of Directors based on recommendations from the NMAA and its member schools.