Monday Morning News presented by Final Forms
April 25-30– Tennis District Tournaments
April 29-30 – Track & Field District Meets – A-3A
May 1 – Baseball (2A-5A) & Softball (4A-5A) Seeding
May 1 – A-3A Track & Field Entries Deadline
May 4 – State Golf Entries Due
May 4 – 1st Round 2A Baseball
May 4-7 – State Tennis Championships
May 6-7 – 1st Round State Baseball (3A-5A)
May 6-7 – 1st Round State Softball (4A-5A)
May 6-7 – A-3A State Track & Field Championships
May 6-7 – 4A & 5A Track & Field District Meets
May 8 – Baseball (A-2A) & Softball (A/2A-3A) Seeding
May 8 – 4A-5A Track & Field Entries Due
May 9-10 – State Golf Championships
May 11-14 – State Softball Championships
May 12-14 – State Baseball Championships
May 13-14 – 4A & 5A State Track & Field Championships
IN THE NEWS:
CONCERT BAND & ESPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to the newly crowned State Champions in Concert Band and Esports from this past weekend. Final results for each event can be found on each activities land page on the NMAA website. Both events were a fantastic success!
BASEBALL / SOFTBALL SEEDING AND SELECTION COACHES INPUT FORMS
Athletic Directors: Please remind your head baseball and softball coaches to complete and submit the 2022 baseball or softball Coaches Input Forms. These forms play a vital role in the seeding and selection process. Class 2A-5A baseball & 4A-5A Softball are due Sunday, May 1st by 8 a.m., and Class A baseball and A/2A & 3A softball are due Sunday, May 8th by 8 a.m. District Chairs must also submit the District Placement forms for baseball and softball at this time. These forms are due prior to 8:00 AM on the day of seeding. For questions regarding baseball, contact Dusty Young at 505-923-3268 and for softball, contact Tammy Richards at 505-923-3278.
Baseball Coaches Input Form
Softball Coaches Input Form
District Placement Form
A-3A STATE TRACK/FIELD ENTRY DEADLINE
A-3A Track and Field coaches are personally responsible for entering all athletes that have qualified for the state track and field championships into the MileSplit website no later than Sunday, May 1st at 11:59 p.m. Failure to do so will jeopardize your athlete’s entrance into the State Championships and late entries will result in a $500 fine to the school.
2021-2022 NMAA MEMBER SCHOOL PARTICIPATION SURVEY
Attention Athletic Directors – Click here for the 2021-2022 NMAA Member School Participation Survey. This survey will be used to collect student participation numbers in both athletics and activities for member high schools across New Mexico and will be used to account for participation in activities for the Director’s Cup. The New Mexico Activities Association is again working with the National Federation of State High School Associations to collect this data and your assistance is greatly appreciated. The deadline to submit your school’s participation survey is Wednesday, May 18, 2021. Although you may only be able to directly provide student participation numbers for athletics, please work with your colleagues to provide as much data as possible for activities as well. If you have any questions regarding this year’s participation survey, please do not hesitate to call Jackie Martinez at (505) 923-3281 or by email at email@example.com.
TENNIS UTR ACCOUNTS
Per NMAA bylaws, all schools are required to create UTR team and player accounts and all players need to be added to the team account: https://www.nmact.org/file/UTR_Instructions.pdf. Fines will be assessed for schools failing to meet this requirement. For questions please contact Scott Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BASEBALL PITCH COUNT REPORTING
Pitch counts MUST be entered in to MaxPreps within 24 hours after the completion of each contest. Failure to do so will result in a warning for the 1st offense, and then suspensions for any subsequent offenses. Several warnings have already been issued to start this season, so please be sure to get this taken care of for all remaining contests.
BECOME AN OFFICIALS
The New Mexico Officials Association is looking for enthusiastic people that want to make an impact on the high school and middle school youth in our State by becoming a sports official. If you are interested in becoming an official, please contact Zac Stevenson at email@example.com or Dillon Metzgar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-923-3277.
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, please make sure that your MaxPreps schedules are updated with scores. 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.
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 2021-2022 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.