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New athletic regulations require that all players complete a course on concussions in order to participate in school sports. This course can be completed online at no cost. The course is located on the following website.



KMS will have computers available for all athletes during Monday and Wednesday tuturing to use in order to complete their concussion course.  Athletes must turn in a printed copy of the certificate they earn upon completing the course.


There will also be an updated NMAA Concussion Fact sheet for both athletes and their parents to sign. These will be sent home with the students after they complete the concussion course.


Thank you for supporting our sports programs.


Parents: You may have your Athletes take the course at home but there are two cautions:


1. You will have to register at the site using the student's school issued gmail account (the account needs to be in the student's name otherwise the student's name does not appear on the certificate).  Please remember the password you use for your registration so we can have the students print them at school.  If your athlete needs their gmail account, have them ask their English teachers or Ms. Cory Zuniga.


2. Once you have registered, make sure you order the Concussion-for-students course (there are other concussion courses so please make sure you select the correct one). It is free but it will ask you to "purchase" the course. They then give you a zero cost invoice for the course.  Then go to the dashboard and click on my courses.  You will see the course there to start the course. 



Taking your student home from an event?

*If you plan to take your student home with you following an event, you must to go to the coach and sign your athlete out

  • Only those listed on emergency Contact forms will be allowed to sign out an athlete unless you have made prior arrangements with the coach and have approval at least 24 hours in advance from the AD. 

Eligibility Requirements

At Koogler Middle School, we believe that the Interscholastic Athletics and Activities Programs contribute significantly to preparing our students for becoming productive, contributing citizens of our community and society. A comprehensive and competitive program of Athletics and Activities expresses our commitment to ensure the development of leadership skills, sportsmanship, physical fitness, personal health, performance skills, and the achievement of excellence in the student’s journey in striving for victory with honor in their sport or activity. In addition, our aim is to develop a student with an improved self-image, the ability to learn new skills, and an intrinsic motivation for growth and development in athletics and activities. We want to see a student who will demonstrate a willingness to accept responsibility for their actions, measures them self against standards of quality, expresses ideas and solutions to problems, and values fair play, honesty, and cooperation.   

Koogler Middle School believes that participation in athletics and activities, both as a player or performer, is an integral part of the student’s educational experiences. Such experiences contribute to the knowledge, skill, and emotional patterns that one possesses, thereby making the individual a better person and citizen. Participation in athletics and activities on our campus is a privilege that carries responsibilities to the school, the team, the student body, the community, to your family, and to you. You represent all these groups through your conduct and your performance. The athlete or performer can, by breaching training rules, school rules, district rules, New Mexico Athletic Associations rules, or state and federal laws, suffer the loss of the privilege of participation in athletics and activities. Note: After School Detention, ISS or Out of School Suspensions will result in the loss of student privilege to participate in competition or activities sponsored by KMS or AHS.    
Koogler Middle School’s interscholastic athletic and activities competition will demonstrate high standards of ethics and sportsmanship. Participants in our interscholastic athletics and activities will demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and achievement while pursuing victory with honor according to these core principles and training rules: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and good citizenship.   Athletics includes participation in all sports and cheerleading.  Activities include all clubs and organizations, including Student Council, Band and Choir. All of these groups have eligibility criteria, most under the sanction of New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) in addition to any criteria that the Aztec Municipal Schools puts in place.   
Eligibility for Interscholastic Athletic and Activity  Programs
1) Following New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) scholarship requirements, a student must have passed a minimum of four (4) classes, must not have failed more than one (1) class, and must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better for the most immediateprevious grading period to be eligible to compete in interscholastic extracurricular activities.  A. Koogler Middle School will hold students to the standard of maintaining a 2.0 GPA to be eligible to participating/perform in a  scheduled competition or activity other than practice.  Practices and meetings may be attended but participation will not be allowed until the 2.0 GPA is met. 
B. In order to provide assistance for students to maintain this expectation, students will be expected to attend after school tutoring provided by the school on early release Mondays and Tutoring Wednesdays.
C A student must have been in attendance at school for at least four (4) class periods on any day when school is in session to be eligible to participate in any extracurricular activity that day. 
D. Any student/athlete who is scheduled for an early dismissal to attend an event but has a conflict with serving a detention or In School Suspension must stay at Koogler Middle School to serve that detention. 
C. Any student who is scheduled for early dismissal due to athletics/activities MUST request work assignments from those classes that will be missed prior to leaving for the event.  This work MUST be ready for submission to the teacher at the assigned time. 
2) Students must provide evidence of insurance and evidence of having passed a physical examination.  The student must hand in the completed Participation requirements forms prior to practicing for or competing within an athletic contest.  3) All participants must meet NMAA regulations regarding age requirements.  4) Meet criteria as put forth by coach, including grade checks which may exceed requirements for NMAA eligibility.  
Participation in School Sponsored Activities Before students may participate in off-campus activities (other than athletics) a field trip permission form must be signed and turned in to the sponsor at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the activity.     Additional Athletic Criteria: 1. Sixth graders will not be permitted to participate within sanctioned interscholastic athletics to any degree.  Participation is interpreted to include practice sessions as well as competition. 2. Seventh graders will be allowed to participate within interscholastic athletics at the middle school level in the select sport programs (football, cheerleading, volleyball, basketball, cross country, wrestling, and track) at the discretion of the coach.  The New Mexico Activities Association prohibits the participation of seventh grade athletes at the high school level.  Participation is interpreted to include practice sessions as well as competitions. 3. Eighth Graders: will have sanctioned interscholastic athletics provided, and eighth grade athletes may be permitted to participate at the high school level in accordance with Board of Education Policy and Administrative Guidelines specific to requests of this nature. Starting in the school year 2014 August middle school students must finish the middle school season before being moved to the High School Program unless the sport is not offered at KMS. When these students are moved up to the High School, they have declared their open enrollment choice and begin their High School Eligibility. This must be done by applicant and parents meeting with the High School AD and completing the online application. (Note: that means that they do not get to participate in HS athletics if grade requirements are not met during the previous semester before participation).
Koogler Middle School will follow the established San Juan Basin Athletic League Constitution and By-Laws, in addition to NMAA policy and Aztec District policy, with the more restrictive standard used in all cases. The NMAA criteria are posted in the school office and are available at their web site, www.nmact.org. Students must finish the middle school season before being moved to the High School Program unless the sport is not offered at KMS. 

An important message the Athletic Director-Compete With Class


The New Mexico Activities Association’s sportsmanship mission is: “To develop champions for the future by utilizing athletics and activities to learn and practice the character traits necessary to live a positive, productive and caring lifestyle.”




The role of the fan during interscholastic competition has evolved over time into something that more closely resembles a collegiate or professional sporting event with fans feeling entitled to “boo” and ridicule opposing players, heckle opposing coaches and harass game officials.  The prevalence of this behavior at the collegiate and professional levels, where winning takes precedence, has spilled over into the interscholastic arena where education and the student participant is priority number one.  Spectators need to understand that this type of behavior is extremely hurtful and should not be displayed in education-based athletics or activities.  

 High school athletics and activities were not developed to provide fans with a sounding board to vent frustrations and harass opposing players, coaches, fans or officials.  Admission to an interscholastic contest offers spectators only the opportunity to view and root on the best high school competitors New Mexico has to offer.  It takes an incredible amount of courage for each student-participant to suit up and put their best on the line with the realization that they will make mistakes that will be seen by an entire stadium or gymnasium.  To compound that mistake with jeering does nothing to add to the educational experience that high school athletics and activities are supposed to offer. 

To ensure that interscholastic competition continues to be a valuable and enjoyable learning experience for student-participants, fans need to realize the necessity for good sporting behavior in addition to the need to think before acting and the need to control their emotions.  Fans need to remember the purpose of interscholastic competition and to help perpetuate a positive environment conducive to good sportsmanship.  Here are some tips to protect participants and better enable fans to enjoy the contest under “Compete with Class:”

 Acknowledge good play regardless of team.

  • Refrain from “booing” or heckling players, coaches, fans, or officials.
  • Avoid criticism of coaches, officials and players.  Focus on supporting your team’s coaches and players.
  • Know the rules of the game so that you better understand why certain situations take place.
  • Respect and obey facility supervisors who are responsible for maintaining order.
  • Respect the integrity and judgment of game officials.
  • Treat individuals the way you would like to be treated.Remember to put yourself in the other person’s shoes before acting.
  • Take part in cheers with the cheerleaders and applaud good performance.
  • Avoid sideline coaching which may sidetrack participants from their performance.
  • Refrain from foul language or obscene gestures.
  • Stay off the playing area at all times.
  • Show respect for public property.


We have a Facebook page we will keep updated as well.







Admission to KMS athletic events costs $4 for an adult, $2 for a student, and $2 for a senior citizen (60 and above).  These prices are subject to change.

All NMAA referenda items have passed.


8th graders are allowed to partake in out of season coaching (8-12) within the 7.5 hour rule.