Participation in sports builds self-esteem, encourages a healthy lifestyle, improves school attendance and teaches invaluable principles of teamwork. The DPS Foundation funds Prep League, the official middle school sports program for DPS, which exists thanks to private support from the community.
Prep League is a program founded in 1997 to give middle school students an avenue for
participation in organized afterschool sports. Today Prep League is comprised of
33 DPS schools and offers roughly 6,000 students the opportunity to participate in 17 sports. Learn more about the program by visiting DPS’ Prep League Middle School sports website.
Prep League gives students access to positive role models, such as coaches and older players. Middle school students tend to be sensitive to criticism, self-conscious, loyal to peers and more motivated by social factors than by academic concerns. As a result, they benefit from sports programs that foster teamwork,leadership and skill-building.
Prep League ensures that DPS students have a quality, school-based program to participate in afterschool. Prep League also encourages a strong focus on academics requiring students to maintain a minimum GPA in all of their classes in order to participate in the program and compete each week. This positive incentive encourages participants to remain focused in the classroom and on track academically, to support their athletic pursuits.
What Your Support Will Do
- Thanks to private support 6,000 DPS students compete in 17 different Prep League sports teams each year.
- Prep League is funded almost entirely through community support. The program would not be possible without sponsorships and contributions.
- Participation in sports helps adolescents develop lifelong habits of physical activity that will benefit them throughout their lives. The long-term effects of inadequate physical activity can include obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure, so it is important that middle schoolers build active habits instead of spending their free time watching television or playing video games.
- All participants must meet high standards for academic performance, attendance and behavior in order to maintain eligibility for participation.Prep League encourages students to be focused in the classroom in order to earn the right to play for the team.
- Students engaged in sports are less likely to engage in criminal activities and substance abuse.
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