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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 (one per school year)

-COVID 19 Release form (one per school year)

Forms may be dropped off at Shepherd Middle School. 


 2022-2023 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.

CheerleadingTry Out Clinic: 
August 18 from 5:00-6:30 Shepherd Gymnasium

Try Out Date:
August 19 from 5:00-6:30 Shepherd Gymnasium

Facts about Shepherd Cheerleading you should know before tryouts: 

  1. You will need an up-to-date sports physical from within the last year, a permission form, an insurance form, concussion form and Covid form (all found on Shepherd website). If you are unsure if you have an up to date physical you may contact the school office to check.

  2. We know students are busy with extracurriculars that may have kept them from trying out the first time. Our hope is to get as many students involved in our program as possible by being flexible and doing our best to work with your schedules. 

  3. You don’t need to know how to cheer-yet! We will make sure you’re prepared before our season begins with plenty of practice! 

  4. Our squad will help prepare you for high school extracurriculars!

If you think your student would be interested in being a part of our squad and have any questions please contact us at:  [email protected] 

Girls' Basketball

Both 7th and 8th grade 

Monday,  August  29 from  7:00 - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, August  30th from 7:00 - 8:30 pm



Parent meeting - TBD                 

Boys' Basketball

Wednesday October 19 


Thursday, October 20 


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

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


Parent meeting - TBD


After November 28, 2022


After November, 28, 2022

Scholastic Bowl




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

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.