Lincoln Public Schools is the second largest school district in Nebraska. There are six high schools which offer 19 NSAA sanctioned sports with athletic facilities, plus Beechner Athletic Complex, Robert Den Hartog Athletic Fields, Seacrest Field, and the Ed and Mary Copple Student Athlete Development Center.
2020 Summer Athletics Clinics
The 2020 Summer Athletic Clinic registration is currently closed and will resume when LPS reconvenes regular school days.
Information for 2021–2022
COVID-19 Attendance Protocols
Attendance safety protocols for families, ticket gate procedures and information about double-headers, passes and college coaches.
Information for Media
Safety protocols for media, credentials and admission, broadcasting and interviews.
New Requirement for NSAA May 1 Transfer List
Any student who is transferring to a new High School after initial enrollment as a 9th grade student must complete the “NSAA May 1 Transfer List Consent Form.” This must be completed in order for the student to be eligible to participate in NSAA sanctioned Athletics and Activities during the following school year. Once a student’s transfer has been approved through the Lincoln Public Schools Student Services Office, the consent form must be signed and submitted to the Athletic Office of the school the student will now be attending no later than April 30 to ensure their name is on the school’s May 1 Transfer List that is submitted to the NSAA. Any student without the signed consent form cannot be listed on the May 1 list and would be ineligible for 90 school days per NSAA by-laws.
Job Opportunities in LPS Athletics
LPS is continually seeking coaches and event staff for both Middle School and High School Athletics. Current High School coaching openings can be found here.
If interested in becoming a Volunteer coach or working as part of the Event Staff (ticketing, scoreboard, etc) please contact the school you are most interested in directly or email Adam Bonesteel at email@example.com.
Lincoln Public Schools Athletic Schedules
Contact and Information
For more information about LPS Athletics, please contact the Athletic Office at 436-1610. The office is located in the Lincoln Public Schools District Office – 5905 “O” Street.
NCAA College Bound Student-Athlete Meeting
Presentation from University of Nebraska Assistant Director of Compliance Kalyn Doyle for prospective College Student-Athletes and their parents. Presentations will focus on NCAA Initial Eligibility and the Recruiting Process. Athletes from any High School in grades 9-12 are welcome to attend. More information can be found here: NCAA College Bound Athlete.
NCAA Eligibility Presentation
Director of Athletics
Kathi Wieskamp coordinates high school athletics directly with high school athletic directors. She also schedules shared athletic field space.
Assistant Director of Athletics
Adam Bonesteel oversees middle school athletic programs and intramurals, as well as assisting with high school athletics. He works directly with activity directors at the middle school level.