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October 8 – Hardship Petition Review
October 11 – NMAA Office Closed
October 14 – Mid School/Jr. High School Basketball Season Start Date (if split season)
October 14-18 – Fall Sports Officials Appreciation Week
October 15 – Health and Safety Audit Due
October 18 – 6-Man Bracket Released
October 19 – NMASC District Fall Conference
October 19 – Mandatory Spirit Coaches Clinic (Albuquerque)
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 7-11 is National Performing Arts Activities Week. It is a time to recognize all of the adults who work tirelessly on behalf of the students who participate in interscholastic programs.
TEAM PHOTO POSTING DEADLINES
Per NMAA bylaw 3.9.3, team photos must be posted to MaxPreps team pages for Cross Country, Football, Soccer and Volleyball. These photos should be posted at least three weeks prior to the beginning of the State Championships. Failure to do so will subject the school to a $250.00 fine per program.
HEALTH AND SAFETY SELF-AUDIT
Athletic Directors, the Health and Safety Self-Audit is due October 15. In order to host state events, schools must submit this form with verification that they have emergency action plans in place for all of their athletic facilities and also have an accessible AED. The form can be found at the link below. For questions regarding the Health & Safety Self-Audit please email Scott Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOMINATIONS FOR NMAA BOARD AND COMMISSION BEING ACCEPTED
Nominations are currently being accepted for positions on the NMAA Board of Directors and the NMAA Commission. Nomination forms, along with requirements and a listing of schools in each area, are available on the Board of Directors page, on the Commission page or on the NMAA Home page at nmact.org. Please contact Dusty Young at email@example.com with any questions about the nomination process or requirements for these positions. Nominations are due by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16th.
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:
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.