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The student-athletes in MPS are building friendships, learning new skills, and creating lifelong memories.  Sign up for a sport and join them!  See your school’s athletic director or call 414-475-8219 to get involved and make high school count!

Dear MPS Families,

We are in the last push to start spring sports off right. As a reminder, registration through the rSchool online eligibility system is required to participate. And although the April 12 deadline has passed to guarantee district sponsored transportation (yellow bus or county transit pass), student-athletes still have time to participate. This will be the FINAL opportunity to register for spring sports.

All student-athletes wishing to participate in spring sports must register by Wednesday, April 28. No registrations will be allowed after this date therefore please sign up today.

Click the following link to register for high school sports: https://mpsathletics-ar.rschooltoday.com. In order to complete the registration process, you will need the following information: MPS student ID number, personal information (e.g., home address, athlete’s date of birth, primary/secondary emergency contact, parent/guardian valid email address, current physical examination form, and proof of health insurance).

If you need help registering, you can view the step-by-step guidelines, reach out to your athletic director, or contact the Interscholastic Athletics office at 414-475-8219. Please remember the FINAL deadline to register is Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

2021 Spring Sports Resources

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  MPS Return-to-Play Game Plan

Please review the MPS Return-to-Play Game Plan to find detailed information regarding spring 2021 sports.

  Sign up with MPS Athletics’ new online registration system

MPS Athletics is excited to introduce a new online registration system for our athletic families! This new paperless system will ease the burden on parents, guardians, students, schools, and staff during the registration period for high school sports.

Visit the new MPS Student-Athlete Eligibility Registration system here!

Read our Registration Guide here.

We encourage families to register via the new online registration system as soon as possible. By doing so, MPS student-athletes will be ready to hit the ground running for the first day of practice. This new MPS Student-Athlete Eligibility Registration system is also a long-term solution that will allow parents and guardians to create one account per family that will carry over from season to season.

The MPS Student-Athlete Eligibility Registration system primarily serves the need for a paperless eligibility process to aid each athletic program in making sure all athletes are cleared for athletic participation before the first official day of sport practice. This system eliminates the need to keep track of required paper forms and waivers ensuring that athlete eligibility is valid and makes way for the student to join the team.

By creating a personal, password-protected account, students and parents/guardians will be able to complete and sign consent waivers, submit current physical form, concussion agreement, code of conduct, WIAA Rules form, school specific student handbook, transportation permissions, activity fee payment, and all other forms that will allow for athletic participation in MPS City Conference sports.

Once an account has been created, families will still be able to make changes in this electronic format. All activity packets, policies, and documents will be available for future reference.

Do not wait - sign up today!

Please contact your school’s athletic director with any questions.

  Start Dates for Each Spring Sport

Baseball: Practice begins the week of April 19, competition begins the week of April 26, tournament begins the week of June 28

Softball: Practice begins the week of April 19, competition begins the week of May 3, tournament begins the week of June 28

Boys Golf: No practice week, competition begins the week of April 19, tournament begins the week of June 14

Boys Tennis: No practice week, competition begins the week of May 3, tournament begins the week of June 21

Boys & Girls Track & Field: Practice begins the week of April 19, competition begins the week of April 26, tournament begins the week of June 28

Girls Soccer: Practice begins the week of April 26, competition begins the week of May 3, tournament begins the week of June 28

  Resources & Game Schedules

Visit these links for additional resources:

  Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which sports have been approved this spring for interscholastic athletics?

A: MPS Interscholastic Athletics will host Baseball, Softball, Track and Field, Boys Golf, Boys Tennis, and Girls Soccer.


Q: Will there be an Alternate Fall season?

A: No, however MPS Interscholastic Athletics will possibly offer virtual sports opportunities for student-athletes and coaches.


Q: Will spectators be allowed to attend events at sporting events?

A: Yes, at MPS stadium facilities; only two spectators per student-athlete will be allowed admission. Spectators will be required to wear masks and follow MPS COVID-19 safety protocols.


Q: Will events be streamed live?

A: No.


Q: Is COVID-19 testing required to participate in spring sports?

A: No, under the current health department mandate it is not required. Please read the MPS Interscholastic Athletics Return-To-Play Game Plan for details on all safety protocols and procedures.


Q: Will staff and student-athletes be subject to health screening?

A: Yes, student-athletes and staff will be required to screen regularly through our online health app prior to attending practices and games. Temperature checks will be mandatory upon arrival.


Q: If a student elects to continue virtual learning and not return to in-person learning, can they still participate in sports?

A: Yes, provided the student is academically eligible to participate.


Q: Will MPS provide transportation for student-athletes?

A: Yes, all academically eligible student-athletes will have the opportunity to opt in or out of district transportation. If opting out, a waiver must be signed by parent or legal guardian.


Q: Will MPS play non-conference games?

A: No, all regular season games will be played against MPS City Conference opponents only.


Q: Will MPS City Conference student-athletes be allowed to compete in WIAA postseason competition?

A: Yes.


Q: Will WIAA and MPS City Conference eligibility rules be enforced?

A: Yes. student-athletes must be academically eligible to participate in athletics.


Q: How can I register for sports?

A: MPS Interscholastic Athletics has a new online registration system. Please visit mpsathletics-ar.rschooltoday.com to register.


Q: Where can I find the most up-to-date game schedules?

A: All MPS City Conference schedules can be found by visiting MPSCityConference.org. Please check regularly for updates to dates, locations, start times, and/or cancellations.

 

MPS AthleticsPhilosophy of MPS Athletics

MPS Athletics promotes the philosophy that an athlete’s core responsibilities involve the pursuit of personal growth through academic work and team experiences.  We recognize that athletic programming is an extension of academic and practical instruction. Therefore, our primary commitment is educating our student-athletes.

Student-athletes learn a great deal from participating in interscholastic athletics. Lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, and how to win and lose gracefully are all integral parts of team goals. Athletic competition adds to school spirit and helps students, participants and community members take pride in their school.

Athletic Department Goals:

  • Promote academic excellence in classroom
  • Ensure safe and secure environment for practice and competitions
  • Provide opportunities for student-athletes to develop confidence, self-image, and leadership skills
  • Encourage coaches to be leaders, role models and persons of character
  • Promote value and importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship and fair play
  • Ensure all participants adhere to MPS and Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association rules and policies

Social Media

Facebook: @MilwaukeeCityConference
Instagram: @MilwaukeeCityConference

Contact

Bobbie N. Kelsey

Commissioner of Athletics & Academics
414-475-8219

Matt Goodwin

MPS Athletics Manager
414-475-8194

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