In 1992, the Minnesota State High School League accepted a proposal from the Minnesota Association for Adapted Athletics (MAAA) to become the first high school activity association in the nation to sponsor adapted athletic programs.
The adapted athletic programs sanctioned by the League includes soccer, floor hockey, and softball.
There are two divisions:
- The CI Division is for students with a cognitive impairment
- The PI Division is for students with a physical impairment
The MAAA has eligibility guidelines for participation. Students who are under 22 years of age and fully enrolled in grades 7 through 12 in an ungraded setting are first eligible when they or their peers are in the seventh grade. They are eligible for a maximum of 8 semesters.
The South Suburban Adapted Athletic Teams are the Bloomington Jefferson Jets (CI Division) and the Bloomington Kennedy Flyers (PI Division) providing the follow athletic opportunities:
- Soccer (fall)
- Floor hockey (winter)
- Softball (spring)