"A Tradition of Academic and Athletic Excellence"

Athletic Participation Packet NEW PACKET

The new Athletic Participation Packet has been released. All student-athletes MUST use this packet. Please do not try and submit and old packet as we will not be able to accept it. 

Should you have questions, please email the Director of Athletics at

Remember, physical examinations must be dated AFTER July 1, 2015 and a new physical must be completed every year.

New Clearance Requirements

In addition to the complete Athletic Participation Packet, student-athletes must submit the following:

  1. Bullet Copy of birth certificate (all first time participants)

  2. Bullet Copy of US Passport or Permanent Resident card (if you were not born in the United States)

  3. Bullet Consent for Disclosure (form here)

  4. Bullet NFHS Sportsmanship Certificate (instructions here)

  5. Bullet NFHS Concussion in Sports Certificate

Please reference this document for additional information about the clearance process and the purchase of the mandatory insurance.

Purchasing Insurance

The first opportunity to turn in your paperwork and purchase insurance will be July 28 through July 31st from 9:00am - 11:00am in the CSI room (across from the cafeteria). You must bring all the required paperwork and have an eligible GPA to be cleared.

The following week, we will clear from again 9:00am -11:00am on August 3rd - August 7th.

More dates and times will be posted soon. Payment is cash only and no bills larger than $20.00. Exact change is always appreciated.

Fall Sports Tryouts/Start Dates

We will update and post information as coaches make it available to us. ALL students MUST have their receipt to show coaches before tryouts. Feel free to email with any questions.

Bowling - tryouts will take place August 27-28th at AMF Pines, starting at 3:30pm.

Cheerleading - TBA

Cross Country - Workouts begin Monday, August 3rd at 7:30am. Meet on the track at Krop. Sessions will last approximately one hour. Be sure to bring a bottle of water with you.

OPTIONAL sessions include Monday evenings at 6:45pm on Krop’s track and Thursday evenings at 6:45pm at Runner’s Depot in Aventura. These sessions are also open to community/family members and are free of charge. (Contact Coach Latessa for more details.)

Football - TBA

Golf - August 3rd-7th from 9:00am - 11:00am at Hillcrest.

Swimming - TBA

Girls Volleyball - Round one of tryouts will take place August 3rd-4th from 6:00-8:00pm in the Thunderdome. If you miss these dates, there will be an opportunity to tryout during the second week of school. That date is TBA at this time.

Coach Kypriss Named National Coach of the Year for Tennis

The National High School Athletic Coaches Association announced Michael Kypriss as the NHSACA National Coach of the Year in the sport of tennis.

Coach Kypriss was honored during The National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s national convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 20, 2015. The highlight of the banquet was the naming of the NHSACA national coaches of the year in nineteen recognized sports categories.

Coach Kypriss was selected for this national honor by the state’s high school coaches’ association. His selection was based on longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, championship years, and winning parentage. The National High School Athletic Coaches Association is the oldest coaches association in the nation and has been recognizing national coaches of the year since 1978.

This marks the third time Coach Kypriss has been honored as a national coach of the year. In 2006 he was the National High School Federation coach of the year and in 2009 he was the USPTR USA National Coach of the Year.

FHSAA Academic Team Champions

The following fall athletic teams are eligible to be recognized by the FHSAA on their list of Academic Team Champions. To qualify, the team GPA must be a 3.0 or higher. These teams will be submitted and ranked against the rest of the state.


·         Boys Tennis - 3.255

·         Girls Tennis - 3.247

·         Girls Water Polo - 3.327

·         Softball - 3.450

·         Girls Soccer - 3.280

·         Boys Cross Country – 3.119

·         Girls Golf – 3.909**

·         Boys Golf – 3.669

·         Girls Swimming – 3.500

·         Boys Swimming – 3.182


Congratulations to the student-athletes and coaches!

**Girls Golf topped all Class 3A programs


Athletics is also selling dress code approved crew neck sweatshirts. The sweat shirts come in four different  colors - purple, grey, white and black. The sweatshirts are only $15.00! They can be purchased and pre-ordered with Mrs. Torano in the CSI room.

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Get Involved!

If you are interested in being involved with any of our booster clubs for our sports, or our general athletic booster club, you can contact the coach for that particular sport or speak to the Athletic Director about how to get involved. 

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If you don’t have a business to advertise for, you can still make donations to the athletic program. Contact the Athletic Director for more information!


Athletic Honors and Recognition

Dr. Michael M. Krop Athletics Department is very pleased to announce the following honors and awards for the 2014-2015 school year.

  1. Dade County North vs South All-Star Football game - Ryan Jackson, Robert Henderson, Nick Khouri

  2. Miami Dolphins Dade vs Broward All-Star Football game - Ryan Jackson

  3. NISCA All-American - Mohamad Alsabbaghe (Water Polo)

  4. Miami Herald First Team All-Dade - Che Davis (Swimming), Naiya Oden (Tennis) , Arman McLean (Tennis), Ariel Hollender (Tennis), Mohamad Alsabbaghe (Water Polo)

  5. Miami Herald Coach of the Year - Boys Tennis, Michael Kypriss

  6. Miami Herald All-Dade - Thalita Azevedo (Soccer, 2nd team), Karl Jeanty (Basketball, 3rd),

  7. South Florida High School Sports Scholar Athlete - Sydne Vigille (November)

  8. South Florida High School Sports “Comeback Kid” - Johnathan Moreland

  9. GMAC Championship - Boys Tennis, Boys Water Polo

  10. District Championship - Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Boys Tennis, Boys Water Polo, Girls Water Polo, Boys Track & Field

  11. Junior Orange Bowl Scholarship - Joseph Levy



  1. BulletLightning All-Star Basketball Camp

  2. BulletFall schedules added (as available)


  1. BulletWinter Sports Preview, 2014

  2. BulletFall Sports Recap, 2014


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Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School
1410 County Line Road,
Miami, Florida 33179
Phone: 305-652-6808
Fax: 305-651-8043

Established 1998

The Lightning Athletic Program is a member of the Florida High School Athletic Association and the Greater Miami Athletic Conference. Lightning Athletics offers students the opportunity to compete in 15 different sports with a total of 30 teams competing at the Varsity and Junior Varsity level. We currently field 14 girls teams and 16 boys teams, servicing approximately 400 student-athletes per year.

Lightning Athletics has established a history of success, winning 9 State Championships and a multitude of district and GMAC Championships. Additionally, individual student-athletes have collected accolades such as Miami-Dade Athlete of the Year, Player of the Year in their respective sport, and All-American honors. Most recently we were honored with NHSACA National Coach of the Year in the sport of Tennis (2015), the Miami-Dade Coach of the Year (Boys Tennis, 2015) and two Co-Player of the Year awards in our tennis program (2013). Alex Knight collected All-American honors as well as being crowned as the overall State Champion in 2013, while Mohamad Alsabbaghe received NISCA All-American honors for Water Polo in 2015. In 2014-2015, 19 of our teams qualified for and competed in the district tournament with 6 of those teams winning the tournament and advancing to regional competition.