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October 24 – Swimming & Diving Qualifying Meet Submission Deadline
October 25-26 – 6-Man Football Quarterfinals
October 25-26 – NMOA State Wrestling Clinic
October 26 – 8-Man & 2A Football Brackets Released
October 27 – Soccer Brackets Released
IN THE NEWS:
8-MAN & 2A FOOTBALL INPUT FORMS
Seeding and selection for 8-man & 2A State Football Championships will take place Saturday, October 26. Coaches Input Forms and the District Placement Forms must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. in order to be included.
SOCCER COACH INPUT FORMS
Selection and seeding for State Soccer will take place Sunday, October 27th. Coaches Input Forms and the District Placement Forms must be submitted no later than 8:00 am in order to be included.
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 21-25 is National Community Service/Youth Awareness Appreciation 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.
POSTING ASSISTANT COACHES ON MAXPREPS
Athletic Directors and Head Coaches, the NMAA has created a video explaining the process for entering in your assistant coaches on MaxPreps. It is important that your assistant coaches are entered in this specific area on MaxPreps. The NMAA uses this information to grant assistant coaches into State events. If they are not listed in the proper place they will not be given access to the State event. For more information, please contact Tyler Dunkel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELECTIONS FOR NMAA BOARD AND COMMISSION POSITIONS
Ballots have been posted and emailed for positions on the NMAA Board of Directors and the NMAA Commission. The appropriate forms are available on the NMAA Home Page, on the Board of Directors page and on the Commission page. Please contact Dusty Young at email@example.com with any questions about the election process. Ballots are due by 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 31st.
DOUBLE CHECK ARBITER SCHEDULES
Athletic Directors – a reminder to please check and compare schedules in your arbiter account and your schedules on MaxPreps to ensure players, coaches, parents and officials all know the correct times for your events. 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.