High Altitude Athletics (HAA) is a 501C3 nonprofit organization founded in September 2011. HAA offers gymnastics classes for boys and girls from 18 months to 18 years. HAA has a competitive girls gymnastics team. HAA is also the home of the Xtreme Cheer Team’s and the Mystic Dance Teams. Since its beginning, HAA has had numerous state champions, hosted Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin, hosted 2 successful Spring Performances and is heading into our second year offering a full-service summer camp. We are doing our best to serve the youth of Taos and surrounding communities.

Each year HAA and Taos Sports Alliance join forces to offer a youth sports-focused essay writing scholarship program. The contest inspires both the youth writers and the community at large to experience through the eyes of local youth the valuable life experiences gained through participating in both team and individual sport endeavors. We love showcasing the work of these exceptional students to our community, and our winners are directly rewarded with a cash scholarship. Just a little something to encourage these students to emphasize sharing their stories with their community and promoting a mastery of written communication. We will post student work here when the contest winners have been announced.