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The Madison Metropolitan School District Athletics Program is considered an integral part of the secondary educational program. Our vision is that MMSD athletics provides equitable programming opportunities that support the District’s vision to prepare all students for college, career, and community.   

Vel Phillips Memorial Athletes Lead by Example

Athletics play an integral role in community building and identity of Madison schools and support the development of commitment, reliability, honesty, integrity, accountability, and perseverance in each of our student athletes. Through participation in co-curricular athletics programs, students strive to become better students, athletes, leaders, and citizens.

Our purpose is to provide unique educational experiences that will contribute to the development of better citizens. Emphasis is upon the teaching "through" athletics in addition to teaching the "skills of" athletics.

The Madison athletic program provides a wide range of opportunities for all students who desire to participate in Interscholastic athletics at Madison high schools.

Memorial Spartan Athletics

If your child will be participating on any of Memorial’s athletic teams, you and your son or daughter will be required to sign a form on the Athletic Permit Card indicating that he/she desires to participate in interscholastic athletics and will adhere to the policies of the Athletic Code which are in effect twelve months of the year. Memorial’s Athletic Code puts great emphasis on parental involvement. In fact, any Code violation that is self or family reported to any Memorial staff member, prior to staff awareness of the violation, may result in up to a 50% reduction of the normal suspension penalty. Because our Code places a high premium on honesty and integrity, it is very important that you take the time to read and discuss the Athletic Code section of the Student, Staff and Parent Handbook at the beginning of the sports season. It would also be beneficial to discuss within your family the section entitled “Athletics – Spectator Behavior.”

Check out our new Athletics website

Helpful Links for Athletes, Parents, Staff and Spartans Fans

What do I need in order to sign up for a sport?

  • Athletic Eligibility Forms - online forms for sport registration- one copy from parent/guardian, one copy from student-athlete- must sign in using IC and Parent Portal credentials
  • WIAA Physical Card and Alternate Year Card - download and print- exact same content as Green and Yellow cards in Athletics Office- you DO NOT need to fill out the same card if you have printed/filled out these forms!
  • Athletics Connection Survey:  Please complete this survey if interested in participating in Memorial sponsored athletic programming during the 2024-2025 school year.

Other helpful links for Spartan Athletes and Spartan Fans

  • Memorial Spirit Store – Make sure to visit the NEW ONLINE STORE for all your spirit wear! It is now active and has a variety of options for all Spartan supporters from young to old, available 24/7/365 and ships directly to your door.
  • Memorial Spartan Athletics Booster Club - The Memorial Spartan Athletics Booster Club (MSABC) is a parent-run, nonprofit organization committed to supporting the 550 student athletes across the 27 sports offered at Memorial. Our mission is to create a positive environment where our athletes can thrive and to foster a great sense of community. And with the help of fundraising efforts, MSABC strives to enhance the athletic experience and offer financial support beyond what MMSD can provide. Together, we can boost our student athletes and help them succeed both on and off the field. To learn more and find out how you can help, visit our website:

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Tim Richardson
Memorial High School Interim Athletic Director
Athletic Secretary
Office Phone: 663-6191

Memorial High School Athletics Website