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This 10 member committee, made up of 2 representatives from each of 5 regions of the state, meets to consider the total programs at the Junior High/Mid School level and to give input to the NMAA Commission on those programs.
There are 8 different areas covered in Section IX of the NMAA Handbook, all related to Junior High/Middle School. Items such as eligibility and sports regulations are among the topics covered.
The NMAA Life of an Athlete education program includes a middle school-specific program. This program is highly recommended for all middle school athletes and teaches about the risks of alcohol and other drug use and how that use can negatively affect athletic performance and aspirations. This program is geared toward 6th-8th graders but also provides valuable resources for parents and coaches to prevent underage alcohol and drug use. Log into www.lifeofanathlete.com for more information.
Pursuant to New Mexico Statute 22-13-31, all coaches in grades 7-12, players, and parents must sign off on the NM concussion law. Coaches must complete the free online concussion class and print their certificate of completion every school year (30 minutes).
Eighth-grade participation at the high school level is permitted with the approval of the local school board. As per NMAA bylaw 6.4.1 A2, the “8th-grade participation form” must be submitted to the NMAA prior to participation. Once the election is made to participate on a high school team, that is the Student’s open enrollment choice. A change of school attendance after this open enrollment choice will be governed by the transfer rules outlined in Section VI.