Monday Morning News presented by Final Forms
January 30 – Baseball & Softball Start Date
January 31 – Track & Field Officials Registration Due
February 1 – Commission Meeting
February 1-15 – Spring Online Rules Clinics
February 1 – NMAA Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline
February 1 – A/3A & 4A State Bowling
February 3 – 5A State Bowling
February 3-4 – Girls Wrestling Regional Tournament
February 6 – Golf & Tennis Competitions Begin
February 6 – Track & Field Start Date
February 7 – Hardship Review
February 9-11 – State Chess
February 10-11 – Boys Wrestling Regional Tournament
IN THE NEWS:
NMAA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
NMAA Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students from NMAA member schools who, through the application/nomination process, demonstrate excellence in athletics, activities, academics, and character. The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, February 1, 2023. For more information, please contact Chris Kedge at 505-923-3276. Click here for information regarding NMAA Foundation Scholarships. Applications are now open.
2023 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PASSES
2023 NMAA State Basketball Tournament Passes will go on sale to the public on January 30th at 9:00 a.m. Tickets are $150 each. Tournament Passes will be sold over the phone ONLY at a first come first serve basis and no in-person sales will be taken. To purchase your 2023 NMAA State Basketball Tournament Passes on January 30th, call 505-923-3110.
STATE SPIRIT REGISTRATION
2023 State Spirit Registration is now open. Please visit the Spirit page on the NMAA website for the links to the online Cheer and Dance registration forms. Deadline to submit your form is February 13, 2023. For questions, please contact Alissa Wesbrook at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Dillon Metzgar at email@example.com or call 505-923-3277.
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 2023-2024 school year:
Area A-Small: One representative
Area B-Large: One representative
Area B-Small: One representative
Area C-Large: One representative
Area C-Small: One representative
Area D-Large: One representative
Area D-Small: Two representatives
At-Large (Large School Area C/D): One representative
Nominations/applications are due no later than Monday, March 1, 2023. 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 Tammy Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRAGONFLY & MAXPREPS SCHEDULE CHECK
Athletic Directors, please go into your DragonFly and MaxPreps accounts and make sure that your baseball, basketball, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and wrestling schedules match. It is extremely important for scheduling officials, seeding & selection and MaxPreps rankings. Also make sure those schedules match any schedule posted on your school website.
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.