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TECS Athletics


Athletic Department Mission Statement


All students interested in sports are encouraged to participate in athletics.  We believe that athletics teaches student-athletes responsibility, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Our goal is to help young athletes learn how to develop these characteristics through sports. We want to mold them into individuals that will be successful on and off the court or playing field. Through the dedication and determination of our coaching staff, we are confident that our student-athletes will also be prepared for future endeavors beyond high school. We have the expectation that our young men and women will be productive and respectful citizens when they graduate Tierra Encantada Charter School.


Prerequisites to participate in Athletics at TECS

  1. Sports physical is required. It must be completed after April 1, 2022

  2. Students must follow NMAA Eligibility Requirements
  3. Athletes must have medical insurance, a requirement that can be satisfied in any of the following ways:


  4. Concussion Awareness Training + Certificate 
  5. Payment of Athletics Fee $50   

All of the above-mentioned forms must be submitted to the Athletic Coordinator or Head Coach prior to any practice or competition by the student.




TECS offers:


Fall: Co-ed Varsity Soccer , Varsity Ladies Volleyball


Winter: Co-ed Varsity Cheer , Varsity women / men Basketball, Varsity woman / man Wrestling , Middle School women / men Basketball


Spring: Varsity Track and Field



Marcus Alarid - Athletics Coordinator / Soccer Coach / Track & Field


Mike Velarde - Volleyball Coach

TBA - Cheer Coach

Louis Thornton - Wrestling Coach

Ida Contreras - Assistant Wrestling Coach

Mike Velarde - Girls Basketball Coach

TBA - Middle School Girls Basketball

James Edwards - Boys Basketball Coach

TBA - Middle School Boys Basketball Coach