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August 1-15 – Fall Rules Clinics Online
August 15 – First Week of Football Games
August 17 – Rookie AD’s Meeting #2 (NMAA Office)
August 23 – Hardship Review
August 24 – Commission Meeting (NMAA Office)
August 29 – Fall Golf Begins
IN THE NEWS:
FALL RULES CLINICS ONLINE
Fall rules clinics are to be attended by head coaches of all fall sports by August 15th. This is mandatory for all head coaches during their sports season. Please note, if your head coach attended a rules clinic at the NMHSCA Coaches Clinic they do not need to take the online version. Online versions are available on each sports landing page
NMAA/NMADA ROOKIE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR WORKSHOP
The NMAA/NMADA will host a “Rookie” Athletic Director workshop on Wednesday, August 17th. This meeting will be held at the NMAA Offices from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm with lunch provided. Come and learn more about the NMAA Handbook, Eligibility and Petitions, the Max Preps data system, DragonFly and much more. New Athletics Directors are encouraged to attend one of the meetings. For more information about this event, please contact Tammy Richards at 505.923.3278.
ATHLETIC TRAINER ALL ACCESS PASS
All athletic trainers need an NMAA All Access pass to gain complimentary entrance into NMAA sanctioned events, including state championships. Please have your athletic trainer fill out the online application and submit it to the NMAA by August 26, 2022 in order to receive a pass for the year. The application form is available here.
2022 NMAA/NMADA FALL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION
The 2022 NMAA & NMADA Fall Leadership Conference will take place September 25-26 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Albuquerque. The conference will feature several NIAAA Leadership Training Courses on Sunday the 25th along with a general session for mid school athletic directors and additional networking opportunities during the NMADA Social. Monday the 26th will then feature numerous professional development opportunities along with the NMAA’s Annual Report & Meeting of Schools – these sessions are mandatory as each school must be represented by their athletic director or designee. Full Conference information along with the registration form can be accessed beginning August 22nd from the main page of the NMAA website. If you have questions pertaining to the 2022 Fall Conference, please contact NMAA Assistant Director Tammy Richards at (505) 923-3278 or email@example.com.
MEMBER SCHOOL’S “OFFICIAL VOTER” DESIGNATION
NMAA Bylaw 3.12.1 states “The administrative head of each member school, with local Board of Education approval, appoints the “Official Voter” for the school. The “Official Voter” is the school’s voting representative for all matters pertaining to the business of the NMAA when the referendum is required.” NMAA Bylaw 3.9.2 requires that the “Official Voter”, and other staff information, is posted on MaxPreps on or before September 16. If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Director, Tyler Dunkel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEMBERSHIP DUES, FEES AND CONTRACTS
Membership dues/fees and contracts have been mailed to all schools. Please be sure to submit these to the NMAA by September 15, 2022. If you have not received either of these, or have any questions regarding membership contracts, please contact Alissa Wesbrook at 505-923-3266 or email@example.com. For questions regarding membership dues and fees please contact Shari Kessler-Schwaner at 505-923-3279 or firstname.lastname@example.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 2022-2023 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.