Athletics Department

Welcome to the Athletics Department!

Welcome to the Athletics Department!

MPS Athletics for 2017-18

There will be some changes to MPS athletics and clarifications on middle-high school partnerships. Learn more about athletics programs for the 2017-18 school year.

Let's Talk Sports!

The Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Athletics Department offers 35 programs for students in grades 7-12.  In addition, K-8/middle schools will offer coed soccer (fall) and boys and girls basketball (winter) for students in grades 6-8.  To register for sports; all students must have a current athletic physical on file with their school.  Parent permission forms are also required for all sports.  Please contact your highschool AD or middle school contact for more information.

Transportation Policy

For the 2017-18 school year, transportation is not provided to practices for any student in any grade, but is provided to games with pickup and drop off at the partner or community high school. The same transportation policy applies to middle school students participating in sports still available at middle schools for grades 6-8. Transportation to and from middle school games is provided from the student’s school to competitions, but not practices.

Winning in the 9th

"Winning in the 9th" was developed in partnership with the Minnesota Twins and outlines the importance of 9th grade students starting their high school experience with positive academic success!

Are you interested in playing college athletics?

Download the NCAA's Guide for the College Bound Student Athlete Booklet for more information.

MPS partners with Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board 

In order to better serve the needs of students, Minneapolis Public Schools have partnered with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to provide K-8 and Middle School students with more athletic opportunities. To learn more, click here.