Monday Morning News – October 11, 2021
October 11-15 – Fall Sports Officials Appreciation Week
October 11 – Mid School/Jr. High Basketball Start Date (if Split Season)
October 12 – Hardship Review
October 16 – 6-Man Football Brackets Released
October 16 – Mandatory Spirit Rules Clinic
October 21 – Swimming & Diving Qualifying Meet Submission Deadline
October 22-23 – 6-Man Football Quarterfinals
October 22-23 – NMOA State Wrestling Clinic
October 23 – 8-Man Football Brackets Released
October 24 – Soccer Brackets Released
IN THE NEWS:
MANDATORY SPIRIT COACHES CLINIC
Saturday, October 16th is the Mandatory Spirit Rules Clinic at La Cueva High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All Spirit coaches must attend. For more information please contact NMAA executive Director Sally Marquez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6-MAN FOOTBALL INPUT FORMS
Seeding and selection for 6-Man Football State Championships will take place Saturday, October 16. Coaches Input Forms and the District Placement Forms must be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. in order to be included. WATCH the Selection Show at NMACT.org at approximately 7 p.m. on the home page.
REMINDER TO CHECK THE ARBITER
Athletic Directors please make sure you double, and triple check the Arbiter and make sure that all your games are in there correctly. That includes the game times. We owe it to the kids to make sure we have done the administrative side correctly, so that when they put on their uniform officials are there so teams can play.
Athletic Directors, as we get closer to the State Playoffs start in about a month, please make sure that your MaxPreps schedules are updated with scores or remove any games that were not played. Having an accurate schedule on MaxPreps is vital to the seeding and selection process. For help with MaxPreps, please contact Tyler Dunkel at email@example.com.
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.
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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SWIM/DIVE QUALIFYING MEETS
Applications for State Qualifying Meets are due Tuesday, October 21, 2021 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:
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 2021-2021 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.