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About VMSS Athletics

The Valley Middle athletic program provides a positive, structured, child-centered environment where students can learn, explore, experience and enjoy the benefits of participating in sports.

Students in grades 7 and 8 are invited to participate in any of the our athletic programs.

Students in grade 6 are invited to participate in cross-country, tennis, wrestling and swimming.

At Valley Middle, athletes are students first. To support our student-athletes to reach their full potential, we hold students participating in co-curricular activities to the same standard of respect and responsibility that is expected in the classroom. Playing privileges may be affected if student athletes choose not to take responsibility regarding their academics and behavior during the school day. This is at the discretion of the coach, athletic director, administration and their teachers.

Practices are immediately after school and run until 4:45pm. Game days may run longer depending. Sports schedules will be put on the website calendar and distributed to athletes when they are finalized after the season begins and Athletic Directors have met.

Student Athletes must be picked up after practices at 5:00pm. If you are unable to make it by 5:00pm your student will have to wait in the vestibule until your arrival.

Middle School Athletics

Fall Sports                             9/7 - 10/25

Boys/Girls Soccer (Grades 7,8)
Girls Tennis (Grades 6,7,8)
Boys/Girls Cross Country (Grades 6,7,8)
Girls Volleyball (Grades 7,8)

WINTER I Sports                  10/30 - 12/20

Girls Basketball (Grades 7,8)
Wrestling (Grades 6,7,8)

winter II Sports                      1/4 - 2/23

Boys Basketball (Grades 7)

winter III Sports                   2/26 - 4/16

Boys Basketball (Grades 8)

Boys/Girls Swimming (Grades 6,7,8)

spring Sports                         4/17 - 5/31

Boys Tennis (Grades 6,7,8)
Boys/Girls Track & Field (Grades 7,8)

For questions on middle school sports contact our main office at: 952-431-8300

Participating in High School Athletics

Students in grades 7 and 8 are also eligible to participate in the following high school programs: 

  • Girls' Gymnastics (Winter)
  • Boys' and Girls' Downhill Skiing (Winter)
  • Boys' and Girls' Nordic Skiing (Winter)
  • Girls' Hockey (Winter)
  • Girls' Fastpitch Softball (Spring)

If you are interested in participating in the above high school sports and have questions please contact:

The Valley Athletic Association (VAA) also offers in-house and traveling athletic opportunities in sports, such as football, volleyball, baseball and lacrosse, which are not offered through the District 196 middle schools.

Go Eagles!

Want to be ready to participate in Fall sports by September 7th?


All families must complete an Educational Benefits Application annually. Participants may be eligible for reduced-price athletic fees that are lower, helping to reduce barriers to participation in athletics programs.


Have an updated physical on file in the VMSS Office. 

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The date of your sports physical can be found in MyPaymentsPlus under MYACCOUNT/MANAGE STUDENT. 

New or updated physical forms can be emailed to, faxed to 952-431-8313 or brought into the VMSS Main Office.
All current physicals must be dated within the past three years and not expire during the current sport season.


Register prior to your sport start date. Your coach will receive an automatic electronic communication that you are registered after successful completion of the MyPaymentsPlus process.

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If you do not have an account yet please visit the parents page for sign up information.

Sports pictures will be added once seasons are under way and team photos are gathered.