Durango High School Athletics

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College-bound student-athletes website resources. 

NCAA -  National Collegiate Athletic Association 

NAIA -  National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

NJCAA National Junior College Athletic Association,

NCSA - Next College Student Athlete is a for-profit organization that connects middle and high school student-athletes with college coaches. NCSA teaches middle and high school student-athletes about the college recruiting process. The NCSA Athletic Recruiting team consists of coaches, scouts and former college athletes

2023 NCAA/NAIA Playing at the next level Presentation Slides - CLICK THE LINK

Durango High School National Letter of Intent (NLI) Signing

Durango will host two formal NLI ceremonies. The first will take place during the first week of February in alignment with the official National Letter of Intent Signing day. The second will take place in April prior to graduation. We will also set up a photo opportunity in November for students participating in the early signing day (there is no ceremony on this date) and will include that student in the February ceremony.

If you are a student who would like to take part in our NLI signing ceremony please review the following criteria: 

  • Must be a current Durango High School Athlete in the program of your sport 

  • Must have a coach speak on your behalf.

  • Your intended college destination must confirm your intention to attend and allotted spot on the athletic team

  • The athlete is responsible for communicating with the DHS coach AND athletic department at least 7 days prior to the NLI signing day

  • Please contact our Athletic Assistant, Tana Creek ( with any questions

2023-24 School Year Dates

Fall: November 8, 2023 - Photo Opportunity

Winter: February 7, 2024

Spring: April 17, 2024