Oak Park and River Forest High School is a member of the Illinois High School Association (I.H.S.A.). The school colors are Navy Blue and Burnt Orange, and the school mascot is The Huskie. The Athletic Department sponsors 30 sports programs, and 90 different team levels. The mission of OPRFHS Athletics is to enhance the total student experience by promoting the image of sportsmanship and the benefits of inter-scholastic athletics, developing and providing leadership opportunities for student-athletes and fostering activities that support school spirit. Oak Park and River Forest High School has a rich tradition in inter-scholastic athletics, and currently ranks third among all Illinois high schools with 49 IHSA State Championships.

Top 10 Things OPRF Student-Athletes (and Parents) MUST KNOW

How to Register for Sports at OPRF

  1. Complete the Athletic Participation Form for 2016-2017.  A new form must be completed each sport season.  Signatures are required for both the athlete and the parent/guardian.

  2. Get your annual physical exam. The best date for a physical exam is after May 1 so it will not expire during the next school year (the physical exam is current for 395 days).  All returning athletes will need to submit the IHSA Pre-Participation Examination form or have a physical on file that covers them through the entire season of competition.  All freshman athletes can use their school entry physical to serve as the athletic physical if it is dated after May 1, 2016.

  3. Hand deliver the Athletic Participation Form and  IHSA Pre-Participation Examination form to the Athletic Office during the appropriate Registration Dates for your sport (see below). 

2016 – 2017 Seasonal Sports Registration Dates

First Day of Tryouts

  • August 8: Football
  • August 10: Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Boys & Girls Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Boys Cross Country, Drill
  • August 15: Girls Cross Country and Girls Swimming/Diving

First Day of Tryouts?

  • October 31: Girls Basketball

  • November 7: Boys Basketball, Girls Gymnastics, Wrestling

  • November 21: Boys Swimming/Diving

  • January 16: Boys & Girls Track – NOTE: Registration for Track begins on December 5

spring SPORTS:  REGISTRATION BEGINS mon., feb 6, 2017
First Day of Tryouts

  • February 27: Badminton, Baseball, Boys & Girls Lacrosse, Girls Soccer, Softball, Boys Tennis, Boys & Girls Water Polo

  • March 6: Boys Volleyball

Related Links

Athletic Department
Fax: (708) 434-3913

John Stelzer
Athletic Director
Tel: (708) 434-3000