Athletics Department

Welcome to AASD Mountain Lion and
Lady Lion Secondary Athletics
PLEASE NOTE:  Altoona's Home contests will be streamed live on the Altoona Athletic YouTube Channel


Ticket Vouchers for AAHS Home Winter Sports - 2021                         


Athletics and parental support are vital to the educational success of our students. As we begin the winter sports season, please keep in mind that AASD is doing everything possible to get as many parents and family members in as spectators.  We are limited to a capacity of 200 people inside the AAHS Field House as mandated by the Governor.  This 200 limit inside of the facility includes both teams, coaches, medical staff, officials, police and event workers.


Please be respectful of the situation mandated to us. When you come to the contest, please maintain social distance of 6 feet.  Masks must be worn AT ALL TIMES. Spectators not wearing masks will result in stoppage of play until all masks are on, followed by removal from Field House. 


Coaches (team coaches, cheer, and Lioneers) will receive a set number of vouchers per contest for parents and family.  Parents/family must bring the voucher to the contest to purchase a ticket into the game. Tickets will only be sold to those who have a voucher.   There will be no visiting fans.


Swimming - No fans, parents or family, will be allowed at swim meets due to the 10% capacity restrictions.  In order to work within the capacity limits, home meets will be split into a girls meet and a boys meet.  The girls meet will be first, followed by the boys meet.  The visiting boys’ team will wait in a holding area.  At the conclusion of the meet, the girls will shower and leave the facility and the boys meet will begin.


All AASD athletic home contests (all sports grades 7-12) will be streamed at


The AAHS basketball games will also be aired on the radio, Mix 94.7 FM.  


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.   

Go Mt. Lions!!!


Phil Riccio, M.ED, CAA

Athletic Director

Altoona Area School District

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