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Physical Impairment Adapted Athletics

Practice and Game Schedule March-May 2018

Athletic Mission and Vision

Our Mission is to provide students with physical impairments the opportunity to participate on a competitive athletic team. To provide a safe and fun experience while being coached, and learning skills. To enhance social experiences through practices, games, sportsmanship, and friendship.

Steps to Join

  1. Contact/email a coach
  2. Complete physical with clinic or at South High School Clinic
  3. Fill out and return all forms (emergency and MSHSL eligibility form)
  4. Explore website for information

Important Links


The MSHSL has two competitive interscholastic divisions: Physically Impaired (PI) and Cognitively Impaired (CI). Participation in the interscholastic program of a high school is limited to students in grades 7 through 12. Students in an ungraded setting are first eligible when their age peers are in the 7th grade. Student will be eligible for 12 consecutive semesters (6 years), beginning with their or their peers initial entrance into the 7th grade.

The MSHSL requires a sports qualifying exam every three (3) years for participants in competitive athletics. The MSHSL acknowledges that some students with disabilities, like some students without disabilities, will be unable to participate in adapted athletics due to the competitive nature of the programs and for reasons unrelated to their disability. Like other students who do not "make the team", these students should be directed to alternative programs which are less competitive and more recreational in nature.

Students may not participate in both PI and CI divisions. If a student participates in both divisions, the penalty for the use of an ineligible player will be enforced and result in an automatic forfeiture of the game.

PI Division – The MSHSL Adapted Athletics PI Division program is specifically intended for students with physical impairments who have medical clearance to compete in competitive athletics. A student is eligible to compete in the PI Division with one of the following criteria.

The student must have a diagnosed and documented impairment specified from one of the two sections below (Must be diagnosed and documented by a Physician and/or Physician’s Assistant):

  1. Neuromuscular, postural/skeletal, traumatic, growth, or neurological impairment that affects motor function, modifies gait patterns, or requires the use of a prosthesis or a mobility device including but not limited to, canes, crutches, or wheelchairs.
  2. Cardio/respiratory impairment that is deemed safe for competitive athletics but limits the intensity and duration of physical exertion such that sustained activity for over five minutes at 60% of maximum heart rate for age results in physical distress in spite of appropriate management of the health condition.

Note: A condition that can be appropriately managed with appropriate medications, which eliminate physical or health endurance limitations, will NOT be considered to be eligible for adapted athletics.

Specific exclusions to PI competition: The following health conditions without coexisting physical impairments as outlined above do not qualify the student to participate in the PI Division even though some of the conditions below may be considered Health Impairments by an individual’s physician, student’s school, or a government agency. This list is not all-inclusive and the conditions are examples of non-qualifying health conditions; other health impairments that are not listed below may also be non-qualifying for participation in the PI Division.  Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) Emotional Behavioral Disorder (EBD) Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger’s Syndrome) Tourette’s Syndrome Neurofibromatosis Asthma Reactive Airway Disease (RAD) Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD) Blindness Deafness Obesity Depression Generalized Anxiety Disorder Seizure Disorder Other Similar Disorders.

Away Site Addresses

South Suburban/Bloomington
Kennedy HS. 
9701 Nicollet Ave
Bloomington, MN 55420

Softball: Century High School 7604
2525 Viola Rd NE
Rochester, MN 5590

Soccer & Floor Hockey: Friedell Middle School
1200 S Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904

Humboldt High School
30 Baker St E
St Paul, MN 55107

Softball: Eagan High School
4185 Braddock Trail
Eagan, MN 55123

Floor Hockey: Apple Valley High School
14450 Hayes Rd
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Soccer: Eastview HS
6200 140th St W
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Softball: Lakeville Kenwood Trail Middle School
19455 Kenwood Trail
Lakeville, MN 55044

State Tournament

Softball: Coon Rapids High School
Floor Hockey: Bloomington Jefferson HS
Soccer: Stillwater HS