Co-Curricular Participation Information/Handbook

Oak Park and River Forest High School has approximately 3200 students. Typically over 1700 students take part in sports activities. We have 28 sports programs, around 80 teams, and approximately 110 coaches. OPRFHS is a member of the Illinois High School Association and the West Suburban Conference (Silver Division).

Students involved in athletic programs are visible representatives of Oak Park and River Forest High.  It is crucial that a strong link between good citizenship and opportunities for participation be maintained.

Prospective athletic participants should refer to the Athletic Handbook to become familiar with the terms and conditions that are applicable throughout the school year whether or not the student is in season.

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