MPS Athletics is engaging student-athletes through online avenues, including educational/athletic/training webinars, grade-specific informational sessions, mental health resources, character development, and physical fitness strategies.
“The goal of these sessions, trainings, and webinars is to help student-athletes manage their frustration, fear, and anxiety during these uncertain times,” MPS Interscholastic Athletics & Academics Commissioner Bobbie Kelsey said. “We hope that by providing these resources to our student-athletes we can help lift their spirits and keep them involved, so when it does come time for sports to restart, they feel confident and ready to go.”
Each day on MPS Athletics' Facebook and Instagram pages, student-athletes can view photos, messages, and videos that address a variety topics. Additionally, each day of the week will have a theme: Motivational Mondays, Teaching Tuesdays, Wellness Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays, and Fitness Fridays.
Positive and encouraging videos will be posted on the page throughout the week, allowing student-athletes to hear from community leaders and celebrities alike, including NFL tight end and Rufus King graduate Lance Kendricks, Golden State Warriors guard and Rufus King star Jordan Poole, and Mayor Tom Barrett, among others.
By offering this online content, the MPS Athletics team hopes to keep student-athletes excited and prepared for sports, even from home. For more information on this program, visit mpsmke.com/athletics or follow the various social media channels above.
Student-athletes are also invited to submit their own videos - let us know how you are planning to #StayReadyMPS this fall. Submit your videos here: mkerec.net/StayReadyMPS. Everyone who submits a Fitness Friday video will also be entered into a raffle to include the same prizes as above. The top videos will also be posted to our social media channels.
The MPS Athletics team will be coordinating and leading live Google Meet sessions for student-athletes in every high school grade level. Each session will cover a variety of topics, including recruiting, scholarship opportunities, eligibility, health, wellness, and more!
Click here to see the schedule for each grade level and register for FREE for the proper Google Meet session. An email will be sent out ahead of each session with the appropriate Google Meet link.
MPS Virtual Basketball Officials Clinic
Midwest Minority Officials Association (MMOA) will provide a three-day FREE basketball clinic for officials via Zoom. Registration will close Friday, Jan. 15.
- Monday, Jan. 18: 6-8 p.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 20: 6-8 p.m.
- Saturday, Jan. 23: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The clinic will cover the following topics:
- WIAA Registration
- Becoming MPS Official
- MMOA Membership
- NFHS Official Basketball Signals
- Referee/Umpire Responsibilities
- Areas of Coverage
- COVID-19 Guidelines
Participants are invited to attend all three clinic dates for the full discussion on each topic. Each session will also include a LIVE raffle!
Sign up for the FREE clinic here!