John Stelzer

Athletic Director


Dear Huskies,

I hope that you are all doing as well as can be expected, and that you are staying healthy. At this time of year, we would normally be in the midst of our busy and exciting Spring sports season. As you well know, that is not the case this year, as we do our best to navigate these unfamiliar times.

I want all of you to know that Oak Park and River Forest High School, and the Athletic Department continue to place our students at the center of all our decision-making. We continue to work diligently towards the hope of a return to practices and competitions, however at this time I must inform you that all athletic events and activities of any kind are suspended through April 30. Please be mindful that this situation remains fluid, and we will continue to keep you informed when we have updates.

I want to encourage you to continue to adhere to appropriate social distancing guidelines, and to not gather in groups to practice informally during this time. I also want to encourage you to continue stay virtually connected to your teammates and coaches as much as possible.

Please take care and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Tryout information for all FALL 2019 SPORTS is posted under our TRYOUT Link.
For Summer camp information click here.
Our office is open Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm.

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 interscholastic athletics, and currently ranks third among all Illinois high schools with 50 IHSA State Championships.

How to Register for Sports at OPRF

  1. Complete the ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION FORM for 2019-2020. 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 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, 2019.

  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.