Adapted Athletics provides a wonderful opportunity for students with disabilities to learn and play team sports and compete against other teams from around the state. In addition, the social opportunities of being on a team are tremendous, and students really succeed in this program. This program also allows students to earn a Varsity Letter from their High School for competing in all three sports in one year.
Hopkins students with disabilities participate in an Adapted Athletics program called the Robins, which includes students from Robbinsdale, Hopkins, and Mound Westonka Public Schools. The program originated in 1984 in the Robbinsdale School District, and the team name, “Robins,” comes from the old Robbinsdale Senior High School. In recent years the program has partnered with nearby school districts to allow more students the opportunity to play adapted sports and generate the interest to possibly generate new teams.
The Robins are a co-ed high school varsity sports team. Each year the team plays Adapted Soccer (Fall), Adapted Floor Hockey (Winter) and Adapted Softball (Spring). All of the games are held indoors in a gymnasium against 10 to 13 teams (depending on the sport) from all over the Twin Cities and State of Minnesota.
Adapted Athletics is an official varsity sports program and a member of the (MSHSL). The Adapted Athletics program provides opportunities in both a Physically Impaired and Cognitively Impaired Division.
If you have additional questions or concerns, or want more information regarding the opportunities available through Adapted Athletics, please call the Hopkins High School Athletic Office at 952.988.4691. Additional information, including schedules, rosters, results, etc. can be found on the Robins Adapted Athletics website in resources.
Check out the Robins Website for all information on physically impaired athletics!