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. 


 2019-2020 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 31, Thursday, August 1, & Friday August 2

Times - 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. (Everyone)

Shepherd Softball Fields

**Pitchers/Catchers stay until 6:45 p.m.

Thursday 8/1 & Friday 8/2.

Mandatory Parent Meeting- TBA


-Monday, Aug. 5th, Tuesday, Aug. 6th, & Wednesday, Aug. 7th - Times- 5-7pm

Mandatory Parent Meeting- TBA 


-Monday Aug. 12, &  Tuesday Aug. 13 - Times 4:00-6:00 p.m.


Mandatory parent meeting following first practice on Wednesday, August 14 @ 5:30pm


Informational Meeting: Monday, August 5th at 6:00 (Location Central School Library)


-Tryout Practice #1: Tuesday, August 6th from 2:00-3:30  (Location Central School)

-Tryout Practice #2: Wednesday, August 7th from 2:00-3:30  (Location Central School)

-Tryout Date: Thursday, August 8th at 2:00 (Location TBD)

Mandatory Parent/Pom Meeting for Team-Monday, August 12th @ 6pm


-Girls & Boys basketball

-Info meeting 8/20@ 6pm 

-Tryout practice- 8/21 & 8/22 3:30-4:30, Tryouts 8/23 3:30

Mandatory Parent meeting after tryouts on 8/26 @ 6pm

Girls Basketball

-7th Grade: Tuesday 9/3 6:30 am & Thursday 9/5 6:30 am

-8th Grade: Wednesday 9/4 6:30 am & Thursday 9/5 6:30 am

Mandatory Parent Meeting- TBA 

Boys Basketball

Tryouts- Tuesday, 10/22

-7th Grade-4:30-6pm

-8th Grade-6-7:30pm


Wednesday, 10/23

-7th Grade 4-5:30pm 

-8th Grade 5:30-7pm

Mandatory Parent Meeting- TBA 


December 3

7th and 8th Grade: 3:30-5:00 at Central Intermediate School

Mandatory Parent Meeting: Thursday, December 5 at 6:00 at Central Intermediate School


December  6th 


December  7th 


Mandatory Parent Meeting- TBA 

Scholastic Bowl

Begins December 2 and runs through December 20


Mandatory Parent Meeting- TBA 


Boys: March 2, 4, 5 from 4:00-5:30

Girls: March 9, 11, 12 from 4:00-5:30  

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. 

2018-2019 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.