Prep League/Middle School Athletics

In cooperation with Kroenke Sports Charities, Prep League Sports has partnered to create programs in DPS that encourage academic success and school pride. Prep League consists of over 30 schools and 6,000 students having the opportunity to play against other schools in their division in organized after-school educationally based athletics.

What you need to participate:

  1. Must be a 6th, 7th, or 8th-grade student.
  2. You must be academically eligible. Eligibility All athletes are expected to comply with weekly eligibility rules. A weekly eligibility report will be collected. Athletes must complete 100% of all work/homework assigned with no incompletes, demonstrate qualities of SUCCESS, be on track, not have more than one tardy per class, and have no behavior referrals.
  3. You must pay a $25.00 participation fee when your student makes a team.

    Go to My School Bucks to pay, and use the student email as a login.

  4. Physical Exam and Medical Clearance to Participate
    • A completed Physical Examination and Parental Consent Form must be current and on file with the Director of Athletics for your student’s school.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) highly recommends the form above.
    • Denver Health’s School-based Health Centers (SBHC) form a large network of 19 health centers located inside Denver Public School (DPS) campuses that provide medical, mental health, dental, and behavioral health care to any DPS student and sibling(s), including children enrolled in DPS-affiliated Early Childhood Education programs at no charge to families. We also offer health education, family planning, insurance enrollment, and advising services.
  5. Completed Registration Form, filled out by a parent or guardian (see link to form below).

Reach out to your Middle School Athletic Director for more information!

Current programming includes:

Early Fall Season (Boys Soccer, Cross Country, Softball)

Late Fall Season (Girls Volleyball, Flag Football)

Winter Season (Boys & Girls Basketball, Floor Hockey)

Early Spring (Boys Volleyball, Girls Flag Football)

Spring Season (Girls Soccer, Baseball)

Late Spring Season (Futures Football & Volleyball, RBI Baseball & Softball)


Denver Public Schools Shared Core Values:

Students FirstIntegrityEquityCollaborationAccountabilityFun

It is expected that participants in the Nuggets/Avalanche Prep League will enjoy positive learning experiences emphasizing providing the knowledge and skills necessary to develop into successful student-athletes.

Team Goals
Improve the ability of each athlete on the team. Heighten the integrity of the team concerning developing skills and sportsmanship. Have Fun!

Athletic Director: Shana Wilhelm – 720.424.0750,