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 50 IHSA State Championships.
How to Register for Sports at OPRF
Complete the ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FORM for 2018-2019. A new form must be completed each sport season. Signatures are required for both the athlete and the parent/guardian.
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, 2018.
Students or parents must always HAND DELIVER the PARTICIPATION FORM and ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAM to the Athletic Office during the appropriate Registration Dates (see below). Do not mail forms in, or leave at the Welcome Center.