2017-18 Program Info

MPS Athletics for 2017-18

MPS Athletics for 2017-18


There will be some changes to MPS athletics a list of athletic opportunities is provided at the bottom of this page.
Coed soccer and boys and girls basketball will be returning to middle schools for 2017-18. With this expanded offering the District Athletic Office will fund a contract provided stipend for K-8/Middle School Athletic Coordinators and game transportation for K-8/Middle School teams in soccer and basketball. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board also provides opportunities for youth athletic programming; contact your local park for schedules and registration.
Some of the changes are designed to adapt to budget reductions while minimizing impact on students. The responsibility for uniform replacement and athletic supplies will be shifted to high school athletic departments and District funded high school lower level programs have been eliminated.
These changes have been communicated to Principals and high school athletic directors in meetings throughout the spring. If you have any questions about the changes, please contact the District Athletic Office at 612.668.0600.
In addition, we encourage families to get no cost athletic physicals through School Based Clinics this summer. Appointments can be scheduled directly with your school's clinic.


High school athletic programs are open to middle school students to provide them with more athletic program options; see more details on these partnership opportunities.

Students at FAIR, Heritage Academy and Wellstone International will have access to the entire array of high school programming through the expanded use of Cooperative Sponsorships (Edison/Heritage, Patrick Henry/FAIR, Roosevelt/Wellstone). And students in grades 7 and 8 may participate in high school programs per Minnesota State High School League rules. NOTE: Transportation to practices is not provided by the district.
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.