Department Overview

  • Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) is proud of the organized program of athletics offered for boys and girls in middle and high schools. Our goal is to develop young men and women to be successful citizens in our highly competitive world. Opportunities endorsed by the Virginia High School League (VHSL) in 32 athletic competitions plus debate, forensics, theater festival, school publication and academic competition enhance student participation.

    The Middle School Athletic League has voted to adopt the following plan for sports and activities upon an in-person return to school:

    January 4, 2021 – February 17, 2021:

    Volleyball
    Scholastic Bowl
    Wrestling

    February 18, 2021 – April 1, 2021:
    Girls Soccer
    Basketball
    Track
    Forensics
    Boys Soccer
    Softball

    April 12, 2021 – June 4, 2021:
    Baseball
    Field Hockey

    April 12, 2021 – June 12, 2021:
    Football
    Cheerleading

    May 3, 2021 – June 11, 2021:
    Co-ed Tennis

    This plan models what Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) is currently doing on the High School level. NPS will offer the five seasons already established, with a condensed playoff format.

    In addition to the season, NPS middle school principals will grant athletic/activity eligibility to NPS students enrolled in Virtual Scholars Program for the 2020-2021 school year. The students will have to participate with the NPS school they are enrolled through.

    NPS Middle School Athletic Directors will spend the next few weeks developing schedules to be posted on each school’s websites.

    If you have questions or concerns, please contact your student athlete’s athletic director.

Contact Information

  • Mr. Stephen Suttmiller
    Senior Coordinator

    800 East City Hall Avenue
    Room 1000
    Norfolk, VA 23510

    Phone: (757) 628-3477
    Fax: (757) 628-3454

    ssuttmil@nps.k12.va.us

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    7:30 am - 4:00 pm