ALBUQUERQUE — Based on the recent directive from the New Mexico Public Education Department that schools will close for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year, the NMAA and its Board of Directors have canceled the 2020 State Spirit Championships, the 2020 Spring Sports Season, and all remaining activities for this academic school year.
This cancellation applies to practices and workouts in addition to contests and events.
Due to the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, the Public Education Department has closed schools and additionally addressed interscholastic athletics/activities as part of this process.
Dr. Ryan Stewart of the Public Education Department said the following during the press conference, “We’ve been in close touch with the NMAA throughout this. They’ve been a really great partner and have been very much supportive of making sure that we are keeping our student athletes and students who are participating in activities safe.”
Secretary Stewart later added, “for the rest of the year, all athletic activities and similar activities sponsored by the NMAA are canceled.”
The NMAA Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting in early May to discuss summer regulations pertaining to practices/camps/conditioning and scholastic eligibility for the 2020-2021 school year.
For more information pertaining to this announcement, contact NMAA Associate Director Dusty Young at 505.977.5385.