Athletics Department

Welcome to AASD Mountain Lion and
Lady Lion Secondary Athletics

September 28, 2020


Thank you ALTOONA!!!  Awesome game and attendance at Friday night’s game.


As we continue to navigate through this season, we are unsure of what it holds.  Games may be canceled due to COVID outbreaks or there may be new playoff structures.  There are no guarantees canceled games will be rescheduled.


Because of these variables, we will continue to sell tickets on a weekly basis and all tickets will be General Admission tickets.  We will not be offering reserved or season tickets this year; however, if you are a season ticket holder, you will be guaranteed your seats for next season. We will continue to presale all tickets during the week. 


Tickets for this week’s game against Hollidaysburg will be sold at Mansion Park Stadium as follows:

  •  Wednesday, September 30, 3:00 – 5:30 PM – Altoona parents of football team, band, cheerleaders and Lioneers with a Parent Voucher.
  • Thursday, October 1, 3:00 – 5:30 PM – General Public/Altoona fans only. Hollidaysburg pre-sales will be offered at Hollidaysburg Area High School.


Parking is available for $3/car at Columbia Park.  This benefits AAHS student-athletes.  Concessions will be open for bottled water, soda, and prewrapped food and snacks. 


Business Sponsors who have season tickets through program ad sponsorship may pick up tickets on either day at Mansion Park between 3:00 – 5:30 PM.   


Thank you and Go Mt Lions!!!!!


Phil Riccio, M. Ed., CAA

AASD Athletic Director

Mission Statement

The Altoona School District's Department of Athletics (Grades 7-12), strives to provide an environment that will compliment and enrich the overall quality of all students educational experiences. The emphasis of the program is to provide opportunities that encourage the pursuit of lifetime activities, a sense of commitment and teamwork, and the development of personal character while maintaining an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity among its student athletes and athletic department staff.

The Athletics' program purpose is to provide competitive experiences that are consistent with the mission of the Altoona School District and which contribute to the growth and development of student athletes, as well as, integrate members of the Altoona Athletic Family (students, faculty, staff, administration) through participation in a broad based program that includes PIAA Interscholastic sports, intramurals, club sports and recreational activities. The athletic program has a firm belief that all participants are students first and athletes second as is reflected by the District's athletic eligibility policy. As a member, in good standing, of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, we are committed to the values inherent in PIAA high school athletics philosophy and place preserving the integrity of the programs as the highest priority.


The Athletic Department strives to achieve the same standards of excellence in its athletic program as exist within the District's academic programs. The Athletic Department recognizes a multiple commitment to serve the District, student athletes, alumni and friends. Further, it embraces the concept that the student athlete is first and foremost a student possessing individual rights, academic abilities, personal interests and ambitions comparable to those of other members of the student body.
Altoona Area School District
Athletic Office
Office Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm
Summer Hours: 7:30am-3:30pm

1415 Sixth Avenue    
Altoona, PA    16602
Phone (814) 946-8289    
Fax (814) 946-8578
Phil Riccio
Athletic Director
Nanette Cummings
Athletic Office
Tammy Smith
AAJHS Athletic Office