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.  

Information for 2022–2023

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.

Complete Safe Return to School Protocols

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. 

This form can be downloaded here.

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 abonest@lps.org.

Lincoln Public Schools Athletic Schedules

Schedules for LHS, East, LNE, LNS, LSE & LSW can be found at www.heartlandathleticconference.org

Schedules for LNW can be found at www.easternmidconference.org

Schedules for Middle Schools can be found HERE.

Contact and Information

For more information about LPS Athletics, please contact the Athletic Office at 436-1610.  The office is located in the Steve Joel District Leadership Center at 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

J.J. Toczek

Director of Athletics and Activities

J.J. Toczek coordinates high school athletics directly with high school athletic directors.

Adam Bonesteel

Assistant Director of Athletics and Activities

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.

Julie Dansky

Athletic and Activities Administrative Assistant

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Cancellations, announcements and more can be found on our Twitter feed at @lpsathletics

Athletics Resources

College Bound Athletes