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 2017-2018.  A new form must be completed each sport season.  Signatures are required for both the athlete and the parent/guardian.

  2. Get your IHSA 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, 2017.

  3. 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.

2017 – 2018 Seasonal Sports Registration Dates

FALL SPORTS:  Registration begins Wednesday, July 5 for the following sports:
First Day of Tryouts

  • August 7: Football, Boys & Girls Golf
  • August 9: Cheerleading, Boys Cross Country, Field Hockey, Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball
  • August 14: Girls Cross Country, Girls Swimming/Diving, Drill

WINTER SPORTS:  Registration begins Monday, October 2 for the following sports:
First Day of Tryouts

  • October 30: Girls Basketball

  • November 6: Boys Basketball, Girls Gymnastics, Wrestling

  • November 20: Boys Swimming/Diving

  • January 15: Boys & Girls Track – NOTE: Registration for Track begins on December 4

SPRING SPORTS:  Registration begins Monday, February 5 for the following sports
First Day of Tryouts

  • February 26: Badminton, Baseball, Boys & Girls Lacrosse, Girls Soccer, Softball, Boys Tennis, Boys & Girls Water Polo

  • March 5: Boys Volleyball

Related Links

Athletic Department
Fax: (708) 434-3913

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