LAMS Athletics

Attention all incoming 7th and 8th grade students. If you are planning to participate in any LAMS Sports Programs, you must have a complete physical dated after April 1st of 2022 and have all Rank One requirements uploaded before you can begin. Go to the LAMS website and click the Athletics Tab for Rank One requirements.
  • Football: Non-cut sport and no experience is necessary but all participants should bring cleats, shorts, T-Shirt, and plenty of water in a labeled water bottle. Official practice begins on Monday August 8, 3:15 pm-5:00 pm  at the LAMS Football Field. Please note that summer conditioning for football has ended. Contact Coach Brousseau for questions
  • Cross Country:  Non-cut sport and no experience necessary. Boys and Girls Cross Country will begin official practices on Monday August 8th, 3:15 pm-5:00 pm at the LAMS Track. Interested athletes can contact coaches at:
  • Volleyball:  This is a cut sport and all interested 7th and 8th grade girls will have tryouts Monday, August 15th and Tuesday, August 16th at the LAHS Auxiliary Gym as follows: 7th grade, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm and 8th grade, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. You will need to have all requirements completed to try out. For details contact Joseph Palmer at
  • Cheer:  This is a cut sport and tryouts will be held Friday August 19th at LAMS, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Contact Coach Parton at for questions.
  • The Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls Golf Teams start practices for the fall season on Monday, August 8 at 3:45 pm at the Los Alamos Golf Course. Open to 8th grade. All golfers must have their paperwork inputed on RANKONE before they can attend practice. Contact Coach Susan Hammock at if you have any questions.

The Mandatory Parent Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 25th from 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm in the LAMS Brousseau Gym. This is a change from the date posted earlier.

You can find Hawk spirit wear at the LAMS Hawk Spirit Store. Go to

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 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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

Tryouts are required for cheer.  Cheer 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 :
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. 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

Contact the LAHS Athletics department at 505-663-2531 or email the Athletics & Activities department at

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:

More information to come.

LAMS Athletic Co-Coordinator – Pat Brousseau


LAMS Athletic Co-Coordinator – Susan Hammock


LAPS Athletic Director – Ann Stewart


LAPS Athletic Assistant – Doug Weiss


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.

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