Athletics

New this year:
7th and 8th grade students will play at the high school level

This year, the MPS District Athletics department has made some changes to the middle school athletics program. This change will allow 7th & 8th grade students the opportunity to play all high school sports offered at their home school under the guidance of each High School Athletic Department. As a collaboration of the middle school sports program with our High School athletics, all 7th & 8th grade students will play under the Minnesota State High School League rules.  

Football

Students wanting to play tackle football have two options:

1.  7th and 8th grade students may play for their high school team. 

2.  All ages may play tackle football (beginning with 10u) at the Minneapolis Parks

Students may also choose to play on the Minneapolis Parks flag football teams.  See the link on the right for more information about park football.

Click here to see they types of football being offered at Minneapolis Parks.

 

Volleyball

Students wanting to play volleyball have several options:

1.  7th and 8th grade students may play for their high school team. 

2.  Students may choose to play on the Minneapolis Parks volleyball teams.  See the link on the right for more information about park volleyball.  Click here to see what is offered at the parks.

Physicals

Physicals may be completed for no cost at any Target Health Clinic.  Families can also visit the South High School Health Clinic for a free physical.  Call South at 612-668-4300.  You also call any of the clinics at any Minneapolis Public Schools high school.  The Indian Health Board will also provide physicals.  Contact the Indian Health Board for an appointment: 612-721-9800.  Or you may contact the Native American Community Clinic 1213 E. Franklin Avenue  (612) 872-8086.

Mission Statement
The Athletics Department creates opportunities for students:

  • To participate in sports
  • To have contact with supportive adults
  • To learn soft skills necessary for success in college/career
  • To enhance their educational experience

Vision Statement
Scholars/Athletes receive a quality athletic experience through competitive and equitable programs.