Robbinsdale Area Schools
High School

Athletics

Welcome to the Home of the Hawks!

Cooper High School athletic programs are set up to provide an opportunity for students to develop and use their athletic skills in a structured environment which provides meaningful competition, enhances physical and mental well-being and teaches positive values. The value of an athletic program in the school is significant and cannot be overlooked. It has a profound impact on individuals, the school, and the local community.

Athletics will bring people with relatively nothing in common together as a cohesive team. This team will train together, play games together, and will undoubtedly share unbelievable, life-altering opportunities throughout their sports season.

The Cooper activities department fosters an inclusive and sustainable community that provides participation opportunities for all students, regardless of race, gender or economic status. 

We strive to be part of the change while maintaining an environment in which all individuals receive the respect, acceptance, and positivity they deserve.

The Cooper Hawks compete in the Metro West Conference. Conference members include Benilde St. Margaret's, Bloomington Jefferson, Bloomington Kennedy, Chanhassen, Chaska, Cooper and St. Louis Park. The athletic teams, debate, speech, one-act play, visual arts and music are registered with the Minnesota State High School League

LET'S GO HAWKS!

cooper high school hawks orange and navy logo

Contact

John Oelfke
Activities Director
763-504-8533
John_Oelfke@rdale.org

Sara Thurston
Assistant
763-504-8533
Sara_Thurston@rdale.org

Letter to the Cooper Community

October 6, 2020

Dear Robbinsdale Area Schools Students and Activities/Athletic Community,

As recommendations for fall sports and activities continue to change, we are now able offer a full menu of fall sports for our students, including football and volleyball. As such, we would like to address attendance at fall events. 

Due to safety guidelines provided by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the MSHSL: Spectators are not allowed at indoor sporting events and attendance is limited for varsity football games. Additionally, NO tailgating or viewing parties are allowed on school grounds.

Given the current health pandemic, we want to ensure a safe experience for our student-athletes and community. For football games, we are limited to 125 tickets per game; these 125 tickets will be sold to parents/guardians of participants. No tickets will be sold at the football games and no passes will be honored this year. 

Below are guidelines of attendance and sport access across fall sports:

  • Cross Country parent/guardian and student spectators are limited to two in attendance, after an initial no attendance policy from the MSHSL. 
  • Girls Swimming and Diving has no fans/parents attending meets. Meets are live streamed on the team Facebook page.
  • Girls Tennis adjusted their spectator experience to outside the facility and 12 feet from the fence.
  • Volleyball is not permitted to have any students or parents/guardians in attendance. We are going to offer live streaming, with information to be released soon.
  • Varsity Soccer game attendance is also limited to 250 total spectators. 
  • Varsity Football is limited to 250 total spectators. We will share links to any broadcast or live stream of games on our school website and our social media pages.
  • Fine Arts will be preparing to live stream their events, as no spectators are permitted inside our building.

We understand and sympathize with disappointment in not having students or the community attend our football and volleyball games this fall, home or away. As disappointing as this may be, we are excited our student-athletes have a chance to play the fall sports they love and have trained hard for this past summer. And we are asking for your help. 

First, with patience and understanding -- please realize we are complying with state mandates. Second, please help us get our fall sports teams to the end of their seasons without disruption. You can help by wearing your face covering, practicing social distancing and cheering on our teams from home.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Activities Department directly at 763-504-8533 or cooperactivities@rdale.org. You can also email questions and feedback through our Let’s Talk platform by clicking here.

 

Sincerely

 

John Oelfke

Cooper Activities Director

 

2020 Winter Season Sports Updates

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has released the 2020-2021 Projected calendar of dates and sports. Winter sports will be starting soon with sports specific protocols and guidelines in place. The MSHSL Covid-19 Notice is distributed to all athletes and their parents or guardians. 

The following sports will be competing in the Winter 2020-2021 season: 

  • Dance Team - November 9
  • Boys Hockey - November 23
  • Boys Basketball - November 23
  • Boys Swimming & Diving - November 30
  • Nordic & Alpine Skiing - November 30
  • Wrestling - November 30
  • CI and PI Adapted Floor Hockey - November 30
  • Girls Hockey - November 30
  • Girls Basketball - December 7

 If you have any questions please contact cooperactivities@rdale.org or call the athletic office. 

Completed registration forms can be emailed to cooperactivities@rdale.org.
 

Cooper Facilities and Grounds

If you have a question or comment about the facilities or grounds at Cooper High School, please call 763-504-8533, Monday-Friday; email us at CHS_Grounds@rdale.org or submit a question in Let’s Talk.

If you have a question or concern during a rental event, please call 763-321-8859. Please NOTE: This number is only in use by the site supervisor during a rental event. 

Robbinsdale area schools authorization and eligibility guidelines for athletics 

Minnesota state high school league (MSHSL) Official handbook / bylaws

District Eligibility policy

Robbindsale Cooper high school activities/athletics policies