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MPS Athletics

The student-athletes in MPS are building friendships, learning new skills, and creating lifelong memories.  Follow their stories on InstagramYouTubeFacebook, and Twitter.  Then, 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!

Click here for the 2019-20 Athletics brochure, which includes start dates for sports, eligibility information, athletic director contact information, and more!

Cross CountryFall Sports

See below for the first practice date for your sport and contact your school's athletic director with any questions. Click here for all MPS schedules.

  • Football: Aug. 6
  • Cheer: Aug. 6
  • Girls Golf: Aug. 12
  • Girls Tennis: Aug. 13
  • Girls Swim: Aug. 13
  • Boys and Girls Cross Country: Aug. 19
  • Girls Volleyball: Aug. 19
  • Boys Soccer: Aug. 19

For extracurricular activities such as chess, debate, and forensics, contact your school's athletic director for school-specific start dates.

Philosophy of MPS Athletics

The MPS Athletic Department 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

How do I join a sport?

To sign up for high school sports, head to your school's main office to find out about the preseason meeting. You can also speak to your Athletic Director or coach for more information.

Player Registration

All athletes must return the following items to the high school Athletic Director before practicing. Forms can be downloaded by following the links below:

Schedules & Resources


Bobbie Kelsey
Commissioner of Athletics

Phone:  414-475-8219
Fax: 414-475-8403


View our #whyiplay videos here to see why our MPS student-athletes get involved in extracurricular activities!

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