LAMS Athletics

LAMS 2021 SPRING ATHLETIC PROGRAM

LAMS will provide fall, winter and spring sports seasons as practice only.  No interscholastic competitions will take place. Skills, drills and intrasquad competitions will be the focus of the practice plans. Student-athletes must complete the participation requirements listed in order to participate:

  1. Athletic Registration
  2. Medical Examination
  3. Consent to Treat Form
  4. NFHS Concussion for Students online course

*More information and detailed explanation of each requirement is listed at the bottom of this document.

 LAMS will offer four, three-week seasons:

  • Fall season will consist of volleyball and football.  Football and volleyball seasons will run from March 8 – March 26. Helmets and shoulder pads will not be worn during football practice.
    • 7th and 8th grade volleyball players will be contacted by the coaches, as the tryout happened in the fall.
    • 7th and 8th grade students who wish to play football, please complete the following form: click here LAMS Spring 2021 Football Sign Up Form
  • Two winter seasons will consist of girls and boys basketball.  Girls basketball will be April 5 – April 23, Boys basketball will be April 26 – May 14. A sign up form for basketball will be sent at a later date.
  • Spring Season will consist of girls and boys track and field from May 3 – May 21. A sign up form for track and field will be sent at a later date.

Spring 2021 LAMS Athletics Details

  • Students in the Monday/Tuesday cohort will only participate on Monday/Tuesday.  Students in the Thursday/Friday cohort will only participate on Thursday/Friday. 
  • We will not intermix students from one cohort to the other.  For all sports, both 7th and 8th grade students could be participating together. 
  • Students who choose not to participate in Remote+ In-Person Learning are still eligible to participate in athletics. Those students will be assigned to an athletic cohort.
  • 100% mask wearing is required at all times.  Students must follow the guidelines of social distancing as explained by their coaches. Temperature checks will take place prior to each student entering practice.  
  • Students must bring their own water bottle with their name on it to practices – NO sharing of water bottles!
  • Locker rooms will not be accessible.  Students must come to school dressed for their sport. Sweatpants and a hoodie or long sleeve shirt are appropriate to wear over your practice t-shirt and shorts. Shoes or cleats, knee pads, headbands, etc. can be brought to school/practice in your backpack.

*Note – 8th graders may have an opportunity to move up to the HS level in all sports except football (which is not allowed by NMAA).

Athletic Participation Requirements

As in year’s past, in order to participate in any sport at Los Alamos Public Schools, all athletes must complete the following items prior to participation in practices and competitions. This year, however, we have one significant change: ALL paperwork will be submitted electronically via RankOne Sport (more information below).

  1. Athletics Registration (this is separate from SchoolMint registration)
  • Click on red “Parents Click Here” button at top of the page
  • Click on “Online Forms” (top left box)
  • Click on “New Mexico”
  • Click on “Los Alamos Public Schools”
  • Review instructions and then click on the “Proceed to Online Forms” button
  • Click on the “New to RankOne? Create New Account” button and follow the prompts*
  • Once you have created your account, you will need your athlete’s last name and LAPS Student ID# to complete the Registration process. (A tutorial has been attached to this email with further instructions).
  • The Athletics office will be able to see when your athlete’s registration has been submitted. Nothing needs to be printed or sent in by you when you complete this step/process.
  1. Medical Examination (completed on or after April 1st, 2020); Forms are available on RankOne Sport:
  • Pages 1-3 are completed by parent/guardian & athlete
  • Page 4 is completed by health care professional
  • Once completed, upload to the athlete’s RankOne Sport profile.
  1. Consent to Treat Form; Form is completed electronically via RankOne Sport
  2. NFHS Concussion for Students online course
  • Must be completed once every school year
  • https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61059/concussion-for-students
  • Upload completion certificate to the athlete’s RankOne Sport profile
  1. Registration complete – Once you have completed all required items, you will be able to see that your athlete is in “Compliance” in RankOne Sport. 

 Questions?

Contact the LAMS Athletic Director, Daren Jones, at daren.jones@laschools.net. You can also contact LAHS Athletics & Activities Director: Ann Stewart; a.stewart@laschools.net or

LAHS & LAMS Athletics & Activities Assistant: Stephanie Fabry; s.fabry@laschools.net

*You can choose to not set-up an account with RankOne Sport. However, it is recommended to do so.

FOOTBALL
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
Cross Country is a non-cut sport, but students are ranked by their times in the 1.5 and 2 mile run. The team may have an opportunity to allow 8th graders to move up to the high school level for competitions when the mid school season ends.

VOLLEYBALL
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
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
Girls basketball is a cut sport for both 7th and 8th grade. 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
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
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
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, but students do participate interscholastically. If numbers allow, track may have a Varsity team and a JV team.

CHEER
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)

Requirements for participation:

Athletic Participation
As in year’s past, in order to participate in any sport at Los Alamos Public Schools, all athletes must complete the following items prior to participation in practices and competitions. This year, however, we have one significant change: ALL paperwork will be submitted electronically via RankOne Sport (more information below).

1. Athletics Registration (this is separate from SchoolMint registration)

1. Go to : https://www.rankonesport.com/content/
1. Click on red “Parents Click Here” button at top of the page
2. Click on “Online Forms” (top left box)
3. Click on “New Mexico”
4. Click on “Los Alamos Public Schools”
5. Review instructions and then click on the “Proceed to Online Forms” button
6. Click on the “New to RankOne? Create New Account” button and follow the prompts*
7. Once you have created your account, you will need your athlete’s last name and LAPS Student ID# to complete the Registration process. (A tutorial has been attached to this email with further instructions)

2. Athletics office will be able to see when your athlete’s registration has been submitted. Nothing needs to be printed or sent in by you when you complete this step/process.

2. Medical Examination (completed on or after April 1st, 2020); Forms are attached to this email as well as available on RankOne Sport

1. Pages 1-3 are completed by parent/guardian & athlete
2. Page 4 is completed by health care professional
3. Once completed, upload to the athlete’s RankOne Sport profile.

3. Consent to Treat Form; Form is completed electronically via RankOne Sport

4. NFHS Concussion for Students online course

1. Must be completed once every school year
2. https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61059/concussion-for- students
3. Upload certificate to the athlete’s RankOne Sport profile

5. Registration complete – Once you have completed all required items, you will be able to see that your athlete is in “Compliance” in RankOne Sport

Questions?
Contact the LAHS Athletics department at 505-663-2531 or email the Athletics & Activities department at lahs.athletics@laschools.net.

Physicals:
NMAA guidelines have stated that last year’s physicals can be used for this school year. To clarify, this is meant for those areas that have issues with getting scheduled into the doctor. That is not the case here in Los Alamos. Our local guidance from the Children’s Clinic and safe start committee is for all athletes at all grade levels to complete a physical exam for this school year, 20-21. Due to some of the health issues that the doctors are seeing (depression, anemia, scoliosis, various psychological and sleep issues) they are strongly recommending our student athletes get their physicals as usual. Based on local guidance, we recommend that all athletes complete the physical exam. Any student athlete who didn’t participate last year and all incoming 7th grader’s MUST complete a physical. Others are highly recommended.

Sports Schedules:

The NMAA has established guidelines for each sports season in regards to schedules, game limits, etc. That information is provided in the following two links.

1. Modified Master Schedule of Events
https://www.nmact.org/file/MODIFIED_MASTER_LIST_OF_EVENTS_072420.pdf

2. 2020-2021 Sports Calendar
https://www.nmact.org/file/2020-2021_Sports_Calendar_072420.pdf

Please note that at this time, only volleyball and cross country at Los Alamos Middle School are slated to begin October 5th. And this date is subject to change. All other LAMS sports will take place after the winter holiday break.

LAMS Athletic Coordinator – Daren Jones

         505-663-2435                  daren.jones@laschools.net

LAPS Athletic Director – Ann Stewart

         505-663-2532                  a.stewart@laschools.net

LAPS Athletic Assistant – Stephanie Fabry

         505-663-2531                  s.fabry@laschools.net

LAPS Athletic Trainer – Mick Matuszak

         505-663-2622                  m.matuszak@laschools.net

LAMS Principal – Suzanne Lynne

         505-663-2375                  s.lynne@laschools.net

LAMS Asst. Principal – Andy Ainsworth

         505-663-2375                  a.ainsworth@laschools.net

The LAMS Parent and Student Athletic handbook defines the rules, policies and procedures for students participating in Hawks Athletics.

LAMS Parent and Student Athletic Handbook 2020-2021

In order to be eligible to participate in LAMS Athletics, students and a parent must sign the LAMS Student-Athlete Contract.

LAMS Student-Athlete Contract