Fall sports at Los Alamos Middle School begin on August 12th for Football, Volleyball and Cross Country. Tennis and Cheerleading begin on August 19th. All LAMS athletes must complete a physical for the following sport year after April 1 and before their sport season begins. Forms may be found under Requirements.
Fall Sports Registration: LAMS is hosting a fall sports registration for all students interested in participating in a fall sport — football, volleyball, cross country, cheer and tennis — on August 8th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm in the LAMS gym. This will be a time for athletes to bring in their physical form and concussion certificate. We will check that they are registered in InfoSnap, and that they have read the athletic policies and signed the mid-school athletic contract. This is also a good time for the athletes and parents to ask questions and get additional information about the fall sports seasons. Football players will also be given their helmets and issued a locker at this time.
FOOTBALL (August 12 – October 18)
Football is a non-cut sport, but it is not an intramural program, and all students do not play equal time. Coaches will determine playing time as they see each student’s performance best fitting the team.
CROSS COUNTRY (August 12 – October 25)
Cross Country is a non-cut sport, but students are ranked by their times in the 1.5 and 2 mile run. Some athletes may have an opportunity to move up to the high school level for competitions when the mid school season ends.
VOLLEYBALL (August 12 – October 12)
Volleyball is a cut sport for both the 7th and 8th grade girls. Coaches will select between 12 and 15 girls for each grade level. Making the team will be based on volleyball skills, attitude, cooperation and teamwork.
TENNIS (August 19 – October 25)
The Hawks tennis team practices at Mesa Courts and Urban Park. The teams play tournaments in Albuquerque and are usually able to host one match during the fall season. Tennis is not a cut-sport, but students must understand that coaches will place students into matches based on skills and how they see each student helping the team.
GIRLS BASKETBALL (October 14 – December 14)
Girls basketball will start right after the volleyball season ends near the end of October. Only 12-15 girls will be selected for each grade level. At the end of the season, 8th graders may have an opportunity to try out for the HS C-Team.
WRESTLING (October 14 – December 14)
Wrestling is open to both girls and boys. Wrestling is a non-cut sport, and there is only one team for both the 7th and 8th grade levels. At the end of the season, 8th graders may have the opportunity to continue to work out with the HS team.
BOYS BASKETBALL (November 18 – February 28)
Boys basketball begins in November with tryouts spread out over a couple of weeks. Teams will begin practice in December, with games in January and February. Only 12-15 students will be selected to each grade level team.
TRACK AND FIELD (February 3 – May 8)
The track and field season will begin at the end of February. Due to the weather, sometimes practices are limited for the first few weeks into March. Track is a non-cut sport. If numbers allow, track may have a Varsity and JV.
CHEER (August 12 – February 28)
Cheer is non-cut and lasts through 3 sport seasons. An athlete may tryout for other sports while being a part of the cheer squad. (Exceptions apply)
**Dates are approximate.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION
- Required Concussion Course
– register in the students name
Concussion for Students Course
- “Buy Course”
- course is free
Complete the course and print out the certificate and return to Coach Jones
**Course must be completed prior to any participation
- Required InfoSnap
Click “Returning Student”
“Returning Student Registration 2019-2020”
- Required Physical Exam Form
- Athletic Contract completed, signed and returned to Athletic Office
All students who are involved in athletics at LAMS are required to attend a mandatory team meeting along with a parent. The meeting will cover all aspects of that particular sport. This will include NMAA rules and regulations to participate, team rules and expectations, the Los Alamos Public Schools Extracurricular Activities Code, and eligibility requirements. This will be the time to meet the coaches and ask your specific questions.
Football, Volleyball, XC, Tennis & Cheer– August 20th
Girls Basketball & Wrestling – October 23rd
Boys Basketball – December 18th
Track & Field – February 10th
* Dates are subject to change
LAMS Athletic Coordinator – Daren Jones
LAPS Athletic Director – Ann Stewart
LAPS Athletic Assistant – Stephanie Fabry
LAPS Athletic Trainer – Mick Matuszak
LAMS Principal – Suzanne Lynne
LAMS Asst. Principal – Andy Ainsworth
The LAMS Parent and Student Athletic handbook defines the rules, policies and procedures for students participating in Hawks Athletics.