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The 2020 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 10, 2020. We will not be using the scanned form. The form is now online. 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.

We will be using the same procedure as last year.  If a person is listed on the complimentary pass list, and was also listed as part of the basketball program correctly on MaxPreps by December 13, 2019, they will receive a pass which grants access to the tournament and also to the Hospitality Room.  Those listed on the pass list and not reported on MaxPreps correctly will receive a pass that will only allow complimentary access to the tournament itself.  If you have any questions regarding the reporting of your coaches on MaxPreps correctly, please contact Tyler Dunkel at 505-923-3295.

The links to the online form and instructional videos about the form and how to enter coaches on MaxPreps correctly are below:

Online Form:

Help with filling out the online form:

Help with updating Coaches on MaxPreps click the link below:

The NMAA is looking for students to serve on our Student-Leadership Advisory Council for the following areas in the NMAA’s governance structure for the 2020-2021 school year:

Area A-Large:   Two representatives
Area B-Small:    One representative
Area C-Large:   Two representatives
Area C-Small:   Two representatives
Area D-Large:   Two representatives
At-Large (Large School Area A/B):  One representative

Nominations/applications are due no later than Monday, March 2, 2020. 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:  If you have any questions, please contact Dana Pappas at

The NMAA Foundation will be holding its 12th Annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraiser on Sunday February 9th, 2020, 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 to benefit the youth of New Mexico through student scholarships and athletic/activity program 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:

If you have questions about the 2020 Bowl-A-Thon or any others pertaining to the NMAA Foundation, please contact Dusty Young at

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.

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