There isn’t a definitive prep sports activities calendar for this semester. Not but, anyway.
The board of administrators of the New Mexico Actions Affiliation on Wednesday morning voted to desk a vote on the calendar till not less than Monday, when the board will reconvene as soon as extra.
“Now we have to reply lots of questions (for them),” NMAA government director Sally Marquez mentioned.
Among the many matters that require readability, Marquez mentioned, is defining the parameters of the hybrid studying mannequin. On Tuesday, the Public Training Division mentioned excessive colleges might begin NMAA-sanctioned competitions beginning Feb. 22, however provided that they’re in a hybrid mannequin.
One other query, she added, was calculating the eligibility of a student-athlete who stays in distant studying. Would she or he have the ability to take part in a sport?
Wednesday’s assembly had loads of dialogue, however not a lot else.
Three of the 5 motion (re: voting) objects on Wednesday’s board agenda have been tabled, and a fourth failed after an especially uncommon 6-6 tie vote.
The calendar, together with a vote on contest limitations for the autumn and winter sports activities, that are all going through extra reductions, have been the 2 essential parts to this emergency assembly.
The calendar featured a number of the following parts:
- A five-game soccer season, together with common season and postseason;
- A ten-game soccer common season;
- A 12-game basketball and volleyball common season;
Within the case of soccer, the variety of video games, together with playoffs, had been at seven earlier than having two extra video games chopped.
How soccer will likely be structured with solely 5 whole video games is a thriller. The NMAA is assembly with the state’s coaches Friday, at which level the NMAA ought to have some course to take to the board Monday.
As for the 5 common spring sports activities — baseball, softball, tennis, golf and monitor and area — they probably will proceed to have seasons shut in measurement and scope to what they loved pre-pandemic.
Faculties/districts are probably going to have till Feb. 15 to alert the NMAA if selecting to decide out of fall sports activities.
- The third motion merchandise tabled Wednesday concerned the eligibility of athletes who graduated from highschool final month — and who might already be taking school courses, and whether or not they can concurrently participate of their senior season sport(s) in highschool.
- The one motion merchandise that did go Wednesday addressed the standing of athletes who’ve frolicked in one other state this faculty 12 months to play a sport.
These athletes can return to New Mexico to take part in a sport within the 2021-22 faculty 12 months with out going through switch penalties, however provided that they return to the varsity they have been attending right here.
If a student-athlete returns throughout this faculty 12 months, she or he can not compete in the identical sport twice. For instance, an athlete who left for Texas to play soccer can come again and play basketball or baseball in New Mexico — however not soccer — this semester.
TESTING: Marquez, requested about whether or not athletes must be examined for COVID-19 to be able to compete, mentioned faculty re-entry and COVID testing should not tied collectively. “It isn’t on the desk,” she mentioned.
NOTE: The College of New Mexico has prolonged to the NMAA a proposal to assist conduct state championship occasions in most each sport. The NMAA, Marquez mentioned, has not requested for assist in swimming, golf or tennis; the group already has websites or venues that fulfill their wants in these three sports activities.
UNM already contributes its amenities for NMAA playoff occasions in baseball, softball, basketball, monitor and area and spirit.
“It’s been a beautiful partnership,” Marquez mentioned.
The NMAA has not but finalized playoff codecs/schedules in any of its sports activities.