Athletics Opportunities for NEMS Students
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:00 AM

Updated on Thursday, 11/19:

Following a new Executive Order from Governor Tim Walz, Minneapolis Public Schools will pause in-person athletics starting Saturday, 11/21. This includes volleyball and football, as well as any winter sports that have already started or that were scheduled to start in the coming weeks, including:

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Boys and Girls Basketball
  • Dance
  • Boys and Girls Hockey
  • Boys Swimming
  • Girls Gymnastics
  • Wrestling

We know how important athletics are to our students’ social, emotional and physical health, and wish the circumstances were different. We hope to resume these activities as soon as the public health situation allows us to do so safely. As always, thank you for supporting your students and for your continued support of MPS Athletics.


Northeast Middle School 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to participate in athletics at North Community High School if they live in North's attendance area.

Students will need a sports physical and to complete Minnesota State High School League paperwork. You can find that information on North's website or contact Kale Severson for a hard copy.

Boys Basketball Tryouts
Monday, 11/23 at 6:00 PM
Please enter the "Team Door #17"
Head Coach: Larry McKenzie | larry.mckenzie@mpls.k12.mn.us | 763.458.5450

Wrestling Tryouts
Monday, 11/30 at 4:30 PM
Please enter Door #2 (next to KBEM Radio station)
Head Coach: Malique Trumbo | malique.trumbo@mpls.k12.mn.us | 402.710.8599

Girls Basketball Tryouts
Monday, 12/7 at 4:00 PM
Please enter the "Team Door #17"
Head Coach: Mike Friestleben | michael.friestleben@mpls.k12.mn.us | 952.607.9214

Girls Gymnastics Tryouts
Tuesday, 12/8 at 4:00 PM
North Star School | 2410 Girard Ave N | Minneapolis, MN 55411
Please enter Door #10
Head Coach: Kristel Porter | kristel.porter@mpls.k12.mn.us | 763.645.6743