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Athletics Schedule

Check the APS website for the Middle School Athletic Schedules on Volleyball, Basketball, and Track & Field.

Hoover Hawks Basketball and Volleyball teams are part of APS Group 3 which includes:

  • Cleveland
  • Eisenhower
  • Harrison
  • Jefferson
  • John Adams
  • Madison


HMS Basketball

The Hoover Basketball team has both a Fall and Winter session. 


October 15th-18th from 3:15 - 5pm. 

*Students must have their physical and cannot tryout if they have earned an 'F' in any class for Quarter 1.  

Hawk Athletics

Photo of Hoover Hawks logo on gymnasium floor


Volleyball is a 6 week program that runs during September and October.

Hoovers' 1st Flag Football Team!



Tennis is a 6 week program that is held from September to October. For practice students will walk from Hoover Middle School the to tennis courts a Eldorado High School.

Tennis will be held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 - 5:00 PM. Matches will be held on Thursdays.

Check the Athletics Calendar for more information.

*if students have other sports or need to leave at 4:30 from practice please let the coaches know, we are flexible.


Golf if a 6 week program that is held in the Fall starting September 18 through October. Practice is held at Los Altos Golf Course. Transportation to and from Los Altos Golf Course is required by parents.

Cost is $5 for each tee time which includes green fees and a bucket of range balls. If you do not have a set of golf clubs, HMS will provide them!

Practice times are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 - 5:45 PM. Check the Athletics Calendar for more information.

Please see Mr. Lytle in rm#E-21 or Mr. Schlee in rm#E34 for questions.

Cross Country

Hoover is going to have a Cross Country team this year!

Meets start Sept. 12th and are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 3:15-4:30pm in W-2.

Contact Mr. Burrows ( or Mr. Lytle ( ) for more information.

Track & Field

Practice begins in February with no try-outs required. Meets are held during March and April.

Check with the coach for events available for participation. Coaches are allowed to put in 3 students in each event per grade level per gender.

For the district meet (only 7th and 8th graders) at the end of the season coaches are only allowed 2 students in each event per gender and grade level. The practice week before the district meet will include time trials, throwing competitions, and jumping competitions for final placement of students in their events.

Track Events


  • 100 m
  • 200 m
  • 400 m

Middle Distance:

  • 800 m
  • 1,600 m


  • 4 x 100 m 
  • 4 x 200 m


  • Long Jump
  • High Jump

Field Events


  • Shot-put
  • Discus


Soccer is a 6 week program held during March and April. 

Games and practice days are TBD. Check the Athletics Calendar for more information.

See Mr. Lytle if interested.

Athletics Contact
Contact Levon Lytle  Levon Lytle (505) 298-6896 ex: 35546 8th Science
Tennis Coach
Contact Kessick Blech  Kessick Blech (505) 298-6896 ex: 35550 Video Production, Business Tech, Yearbook

School Athletics

Student Athletes wanting to participate in any APS/Hoover sport are required to have a physical. Physical forms can be obtained on line from the APS Athletics web site ,or in the Hoover Middle School Office. Athletes must have a physical completed by a doctor to try out. All physicals must be on an APS Physical Form. 

Athletics Academic Eligibility

Athletes eligibility will be determined based on the student's previous Semester grades. (2.0 GPA or higher and NO F's).  This means that athletes that compete in Fall sports next year (Volleyball and Boys Basketball) will need to be academically eligible THIS Semester! This a big change in the APS policy. 

Code of Conduct

The essential elements of character-building and ethics in sports are embodied in the concept of sportsmanship as referenced in "Pursuing Victory With Honor" and in the six core principles of character education: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. The highest potential of sports is achieved when competition reflects these principles.

Please be advised the Albuquerque Public Schools has a code of expectations for all spectators participating in the athletic experience. Your cooperation in adhering to the following obligations as a spectator at athletic events is appreciated and necessary to provide the most quality experience for every person participating and to ensure the best possible environment for all student-athletes, coaches, officials and other spectators.

APS Code of Expectations for Athletes, parents and spectators.