Minnetonka High School Head Coach Dave Nelson has been named the recipient of the 2019 AFCA®/AFCF® Power of Influence Award.
Important Message Regarding Fall Activities for the 2020-21 School Year
Posted August 5, 2020
The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has announced the following offerings for high school fall sports: Girls Tennis (9-12th), Girls Swimming and Diving (9-12th), Boys and Girls Cross Country (7-12th), and Boys and Girls Soccer (9-12th). Registration will begin immediately for those sports as well as Marching Band and Cheer.
View more information from the MSHSL Board of Directors meeting regarding Fall Return to Participation.
MSHSL fall sports Football and Volleyball, along with MHS Performance Dance, will not have a fall competition season as they have been moved to a modified Spring Season. We will get more information on what that looks like at a later date. Additionally a fall waiver was passed so these sports will have access to coaches similar to what has occurred over the summer months. A decision about middle school athletics will be forthcoming in the coming weeks.
Girls Tennis (9-12th), Girls Swimming and Diving (9-12th), Boys and Girls Cross Country (7-12th), and Boys and Girls Soccer (9-12th) were approved for play with reductions to the total number of games and the length of the fall season. (30% reduction in the total number of events and a 20% reduction in the number of weeks to the regular & postseason). Games & travel will be limited to “Conference/District” schedules only. Participation in tournaments and invitationals is prohibited. Sports will be allowed 1-2 games/competition events per week. No limitations on practice at time. More information on what postseason will look like for each fall sport will be shared at a later date, but at this time it appears that state and section play will be different than in the past.
This fall will represent many changes. During the registration process a new step has been added for parents/guardians to sign a 'COVID Waiver, Release, and Agreement for Participation’ and a ‘Extracurricular Activity Transportation Waiver and Release.” Please read these waivers very carefully as you prepare for the season.
Registration for Girls Tennis (9-12th), Girls Swimming and Diving (9-12th), Boys and Girls Cross Country (7-12th), Boys and Girls Soccer (9-12th), Marching Band and Cheerleading will open immediately. To register, please click on the following link: https://www.minnetonkaschools.org/activities, choose High School, click on Registration under either Athletics or Activities. Then follow the instructions on the registration homepage.
Please note that the District will continue the safety protocols that have been in place during the summer waiver period, including a COVID preparedness plan that has guided 8 weeks of successful contact as an activities department. As information changes the District will continue to provide updates.
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Skippers teams have won 67 state championships since 1953
80% of MHS students participate in co-curricular activities
30 Minnetonka student athletes signed National Letters of Intent in 2017-18
Six Minnetonka alumni are currently playing professionally in the NHL, AHL and NFL.
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