Sports Tryout Dates

Prior to participating in tryouts students must turn in the following forms at least one week prior to tryouts:

-Physical (within 12 months)

-Signed concussion form (one per school year)

-Proof of insurance form


Forms may be dropped off at Shepherd Middle School. 


 2020-2021 School Year Tryout Dates



Tentative Tryout Dates

*Final tryout dates will be posted at least two weeks in advance. Please check back for any changes.


Wednesday, July 29 & Thursday, July 30

Times - 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. (Everyone)

Shepherd Softball Fields

**Pitchers/Catchers stay until 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 8/29 & Thursday 8/30

        Mandatory Parent Meeting- TBA


  • Monday, August 3, 2020 - 5:00-7:00
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 5:00-6:30
  • Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 5:00-6:30 

All three days of tryouts are mandatory 

Mandatory Parent Meeting- TBA 


Thursday, August 6 & Friday, August 7 from 4:00-5:30

Mandatory parent meeting on August 13 at 5:00


Wednesday, July 22 - practice
Thursday, July 23 - practice
Friday, July 24 - tryouts 


-Girls & Boys basketball

  • Informational meeting - Tuesday, August 18 @ 5:30 PM in cafeteria
  • Tryout Clinic - August 19 and 20 from 3:30-4:30
  • Tryouts - August 21 at 3:30
  • Cheerleader/Parent meeting - Monday, August 24 at 5:30 PM 

Girls Basketball

-7th Grade:

-8th Grade:

Mandatory Parent Meeting- TBA 

Boys Basketball

Monday, October 19

-7th Grade-4:00-5:30 pm

-8th Grade-5:30-7:00 pm


Tuesday, October 20

-7th Grade 4:30-6:00 pm 

-8th Grade 6:00-7:30 pm

Mandatory Parent Meeting: TBA 



Mandatory Parent Meeting: TBA



Mandatory Parent Meeting: TBA 

Scholastic Bowl


Mandatory Parent Meeting-: TBA 



Mandatory Parent Meeting- TBA 

Mandatory Sports Forms

Forms Needed at First Practice

*These forms are only required for any students who make the team.  Please submit the following forms to your child's coach at the first practice of the season. 

2020-2021 Sports Schedules

Directions to Shepherd and Central Games

Shepherd Middle School (7th-8th Grades)
701 E. McKinley Rd- Ottawa, IL
All 7th-8th grade home games will be played at Shepherd Middle School. Shepherd Middle School shares a campus with Central Intermediate School. Shepherd School is a one story building located closest to McKinley Road.
Soccer- All home soccer games are played at Shepherd School. The field is located Southwest of the building near Central Intermediate School. 
Baseball/Softball- All home baseball and softball games are played in the fields Southwest of Central Intermediate School (711 E. McKinley Rd).   
Wrestling- All home meets (5th-8th Grade) will be played at Central Intermediate School (711 E. McKinley Rd)
Central Intermediate School (5th-6th Grades)
711 E. McKinley Rd- Ottawa, IL
All 5th-6th grade home games are played at Central Intermediate School. Central School shares a campus with Shepherd Middle School. Central is a two story building located behind Shepherd Middle School. 

Admission Prices

Shepherd Middle School charges admission to all home sporting events. Admission prices are listed below. Prices are subject to change based upon the type of event (ie. tournaments). 
Adults- $3.00
Senior Citizens - $2.00
Students (K-8) - $1.00 
Sports passes are available for purchase at a discounted rate. Please talk to your child's coach for more information.