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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

-COVID 19 Release form
 

Forms may be dropped off at Shepherd Middle School. 

 

 2021-2022 School Year Tryout Dates

 

Sport

Tentative Tryout Dates

*Final tryout dates will be posted at least two weeks in advance. 

Please check back for any changes.

Softball


Monday, July 26 from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Tuesday, July 27 from 9:00 AM -11:00 AM

Both days of tryouts are mandatory.

Mandatory Parent Meeting - TBD

Baseball

 Monday, August 2 from 5:30-7:00 PM

Tuesday, August 3 from 5:30-7:00 PM

Wednesday, August 4 from 5:30-7:00 PM


ALL 3 DAYS OF TRYOUTS ARE MANDATORY


Mandatory Parent Meeting: TBD

5-8 Cross Country
Monday, August 2 from 8:00-9:00 AM

Wednesday, August 4 from 8:00-9:00 AM

Thursday, August 5 from 8:00-9:00 AM


ALL 3 DAYS OF TRYOUTS ARE MANDATORY


Mandatory Parent Meeting: TBA

Soccer

Thursday, August 5 from 3:30-5:00
and
Friday, August 6 from 3:30-5:00

Both days of tryouts are mandatory.
Mandatory Parent Meeting - TBD

Poms

  • Tryout Practice #1: Wednesday, August 18 4:00-6:00

  • Tryout Practice #2: Thursday, August 19 4:00-6:00

  • Tryout Date: Friday, August 20 4:00

  • Parent/Pom Meeting for Team: TBD

Cheerleading

 -Girls' & Boys' Basketball

Informational Meeting - Tuesday, August 24 at 3:30
Practices for tryouts - Wednesday and Thursday, August 25 and 26  
from 3:30-5:00
Tryouts - Friday, August 27 from 3:30-6:00
Mandatory Parent Meeting - TBD

Girls' Basketball

7th Grade: Monday, August 30th 7:00 - 8:15 am
                 Tuesday, August 31st 7:00-8:15 am

8th Grade: Monday, August 30th 7:00 - 8:15 am
                  Tuesday, August 31st 7:00 - 8:15 am

Parent meeting - TBD


Boys' Basketball

Monday, October 18

7th Grade: 4:00-5:30
8th Grade: 5:30-7:00
AND
Wednesday, October 20
7th Grade: 4:00-5:30
8th Grade: 5:30-7:00


Wrestling

Wednesday, December 1
5th and 6th Grade: 3:00-5:00
7th and 8th Grade: 3:45-5:00

Volleyball

Monday, December 6th AND Tuesday, December 7th
4:00-5:30
PLEASE ATTEND BOTH DAYS OF TRYOUTS

Scholastic Bowl

TBD

Track

TBD


Mandatory Sports Forms

The following forms must be turned in prior to tryouts. Students missing any of the following will not be able to tryout for a sport. 

Athletic Handbook

2021-2022 Sports Schedules

The following schedules are tentative for the 2021-2022 school year. Game dates listed may change. Any changes will be noted on the schedule in red. 

Directions to Away Games

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 held 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.