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 29 sports programs, and 80 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 45 IHSA State Championships.


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

How to Register for Sports at OPRF

Step 1:                   Complete the ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FORM for 2015-2016.  A new form must be completed each sport season.  Signatures are required for both the athlete and the parent/guardian.

Step 2:                  Get your ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAM.  The best date for a physical exam is after May 1st so it will not expire during the school year (the physical exam is current for 395 days).  All Returning Athletes will need to submit the IHSA Physical Exam 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, 2015.

Step 3:                  HAND DELIVER the PARTICIPATION FORM and the ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAM to the Athletic Office during the appropriate Registration Dates for your sport (see below). 

2015 – 2016 Seasonal Sports Registration Dates


FALL SPORTS:  Registration begins Monday, July 6 for the following sports:

First Day of Tryouts:

August 10             Football

August 12             Cheerleading, Drill, Field Hockey, Boys & Girls Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis,                                                         Girls Volleyball

August 13             Boys Cross Country

August 17             Girls Cross Country, Girls Swimming/Diving

WINTER SPORTS:       Registration begins Monday, October 5 for the following sports:

First Day of Tryouts:

November 2       Girls Basketball

November 9       Boys Basketball, Girls Gymnastics, Wrestling

November 23     Boys Swimming/Diving

January 18          Boys & Girls Track – NOTE: Registration for Track begins on December 7

SPRING SPORTS:    Registration begins Monday, February 1 for the following sports:

First Day of Tryouts:
February 29        Badminton, Baseball, Boys & Girls Lacrosse, Girls Soccer, Softball, Boys Tennis, Boys & Girls                               Water Polo

March 7                Boys Volleyball

Athletic Department
Fax: (708) 434-3913


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