Sports Tryout Dates

Sports Physicals


In order to ensure that your child is able to tryout for sports, students must turn in a current physical, insurance form, and a signed concussion form one week prior to tryouts. Forms may be dropped off at Shepherd Middle School. 


 2018-2019 School Year Tryout Dates


Softball Tryouts

  •  2019 Season TBD

Baseball Tryouts 

  •  2019 Season TBD

Soccer Tryouts (6th-8th grade) 

  •  2019 Season TBD

Poms Tryouts

  • Informational Meeting: 2019 TBD (Shepherd Cafeteria) 
  • Tryout Practices: 2019 TBD (Shepherd Cafeteria) 
  • Tryout Date: 2019 Seas

Cheerleading Tryouts (for both boys and girls basketball)

  • Informational Meeting: 2019 TBD. in the Shepherd Cafeteria. 
  • Tryout Practices: 2019 TBD
  • Tryout Date: 2019 TBD

Girls' Basketball Tryouts

  • 2019 TBD (Two day tryout for both grades)

7th Grade Tryouts

-2019 TBD

 8th Grade Tryouts

                 -2019 TBD

Boys' Basketball Tryouts

  • 2019 TBD (Two day tryout)

                                             -7th Grade Tryouts TBD

                                             -8th Grade Tryouts TBD

  • 2019 TBD 

                                             -7th Grade Tryouts TBD

                                             -8th Grade Tryouts TBD

 *A parent meeting (for students who make the team) will be held on TBD

Wrestling Tryouts- ** TBD @ Central Intermediate School

  • 5/6 Grade Tryout Times- TBD (both days)
  • 7/8 Grade Tryout Times- TBD (both days)

*This is a two day tryout. If you have a conflict with one of the dates, please let the coach know. A mandatory parent meeting will take place on TBD

Volleyball Tryouts- TBD (Two Day Tryout)

  • TBD (on both days)
  • TBD (on both days)

 Scholastic Bowl Tryouts- TBD

  • (See link below for scholastic bowl practice times) 

Track Tryouts (Tentative- based on Weather)- (3 Day Tryout)

  • Boys- March 4th, 6th, & 7th from 4-5:30pm 
  • Girls- March 11th, 12th, and 13th. March 11th & 13th from 4-5:30pm and March 12th from 4:30-6pm. 

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. 

2018-2019 Sports Schedules

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. 

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.