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UPCOMING EVENTS:
January 8-11 – NMMEA All State Music Conference
January 8 – Hardship Review
January 10-11 – NMOA State Clinic Baseball & Softball
January 16-18 – One Act State Finals
January 20 – NMAA Office Closed
January 21 – Mandatory In-Person Regional Rules Clinics (Golf & Softball) – Onate HS – 6 p.m.
January 22 – Mandatory In-Person Regional Rules Clinics (Golf & Softball) – Goddard HS – 6 p.m.
January 25 – Scholastic Publications
January 26 – NMOA Executive Board Meeting
January 27 – Mandatory In-Person Regional Rules Clinics (Golf & Softball) – Farmington HS – 6 p.m.
January 27 – Winter Sports Officials Appreciation week
January 28 – Track & Field Qualifying Meet Submission Deadline
January 29 – Mandatory In-Person Regional Rules Clinics (Golf & Softball) – Santa Fe Area – 6 p.m.
January 30 – Mandatory In-Person Regional Rules Clinics (Golf & Softball) – Del Norte HS – 6 p.m.

IN THE NEWS:

2020 STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT COMPLIMENTARY PASS LIST
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:
http://nmact.powermediallc.org/complimentary-pass-list/

Help with filling out the online form:
https://youtu.be/5CTNb3YRSoM

Help with updating Coaches on MaxPreps click the link below:
https://youtu.be/j7Wf6x1T8W0

SPRING RULES CLINICS ONLINE STARTING FEBRUARY 1
Online spring rules clinics will be available February 1-15, 2020 on each sport landing page at www.nmact.org. Rules clinic attendance is mandatory for all head coaches during their sport season. This year, ALL Golf and Softball Rules Clinics will be In-Person. A list of dates, locations in your area and times are listed below.

Golf & Softball Mandatory In-Person Rules Clinics

  • January 21 – Onate HS – 6 p.m.
  • January 22 – Goddard HS – 6 p.m.
  • January 27 – Farmington HS – 6 p.m.
  • January 29 – Santa Fe Area – 6 p.m.
  • January 30 – Del Norte HS – 6 p.m.

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 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:  https://www.nmact.org/file/Section_3.pdf.  If you have any questions, please contact Dana Pappas at danamarie@nmact.org.

12TH ANNUAL NMAA FOUNDATION BOWL-A-THON
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:
https://www.nmact.org/file/2020_BowlaThon_Brochure.pdf

Teams can also sign up using our online platform at:
https://nmaafoundation.ticketleap.com/2020-nmaa-foundation-bowl-a-thon/

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

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.

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