Adapted Athletics

Adapted athletics in Minnetonka are offered in partnership with the Minnesota Adapted Athletics Association (MAAA). The mission of MAAA is to provide youth with disabilities the same opportunity as other students to enjoy the benefits of a quality high school sports program.

Our adapted athletic program includes:

  • Soccer (fall)
  • Floor hockey (winter)
  • Softball (spring)
  • Bowling (spring)

Participation Guidelines:

There are two divisions:

  • The CI Division is for students with a cognitive impairment (IQ 70 or below).
  • The PI Division is for students with a physical impairment.

Students who are under 22 years of age and fully enrolled in grades 7 through 12 or in an ungraded setting are first eligible when they or their peers are in the seventh grade. They are eligible for a maximum of eight semesters.

The team is cooperatively sponsored by the Minnetonka School District and the Wayzata School District and the nickname is "The Lakers". Practices are after school at a facility in the Minnetonka or Wayzata school district. Coaches work with students to compete in local games, sectional playoffs and state competition.

To register:

This is a Minnetonka High School Activity and is not connected to the Special Education Department. Registration for this activity takes place through the Minnetonka High School Activities Office (same timelines/expectations as all MHS activities).

"Students with disabilities want to play on school athletic teams, earn varsity letters, wear letter jackets and be recognized by their peers as student-athletes.”-John Bartz, Minnesota State High School League, Associate Executive Director