Interscholastic Sports

  • District 15’s interscholastic sports program includes girls and boys soccer, girls and boys basketball, volleyball, cross-country, wrestling, and track and field. Junior high school teams compete against other District 15 junir high schools as well as other junior high schools from nearby school districts.

    In order to participate, all students on an interscholastic sports team must have a current physical examination on file in the nurse’s office. There is a non-refundable $85 participation fee per student with a maximum of $175 in total sports fees per student per year. Practices and games are scheduled after school.

    For volleyball, girls basketball, boys basketball, girls soccer, and boys soccer, players are selected based on tryouts. Cross-country, wrestling, and track and field are "no-cut" sports open to all students.

    Fall Sports

    • Cross-Country—There are four cross-country teams: 7th grade girls, 7th grade boys, 8th grade girls, and 8th grade boys. All students may participate, and there is no limit to the number of participants. The season begins in September and runs through the end of October, closing with a District meet.

    • Boys Soccer—There is one boys soccer team consisting of 18 students from a combination of 7th and 8th grades. The season begins in August and runs through October ending with a District tournament. Tryouts are held in late August.

    • Girls Basketball—The season begins in late September and runs until mid-November. There are girls basketball teams for both 7th and 8th grades. Tryouts are held in early September. Twelve to 15 girls are chosen for each team. Both teams participate in a District tournament in November.

    Winter Sports

    • Boys Basketball—There are boys basketball teams for both 7th and 8th grades. Twelve to 15 boys are chosen for each team based on tryouts. The season runs from November through January, ending with a District tournament.

    • Wrestling—There is one team for both 7th and 8th graders, and it is open to all students. Wrestling season begins in January and concludes in March with a District tournament.

    • Volleyball—There are separate teams for 7th and 8th graders. Twelve to 15 players are chosen for each team based on tryouts. Volleyball begins in mid-January and runs through the end of March. Both teams participate in an end-of-season District tournament.

    Spring Sports

    • Track and Field—There are teams for 7th grade girls, 7th grade boys, 8th grade girls, and 8th grade boys. Any student may participate. The season begins in April and runs through the end of May. A District 15 track meet is held at the end of the season.

    • Girls Soccer—There is one girls soccer team consisting of 18 students from a combination of 7th and 8th grades. The season begins in April and runs through May ending with a District tournament. Tryouts are held in early April.

Player Expectations

  • Each student athlete will:

    • Will not be failing any class or have a D in more than one class to be academically eligible for the week. At the start of the second week of ineligibility, the student may be removed from the team at the discretion of the principal and coach.
    • Display respectful and appropriate behavior at all times in line with building PBIS policies and show good sportsmanship.
    • Sign and return the D15 Code of Conduct Contract. Participation in extracurricular activities is a privilege, not a right. Therefore, compliance with the Code of Conduct is required.
    • Attend at least half the school day on the day of competition or practice. This includes absences due to a doctor’s appointment. Exceptions are made when attending a funeral.
    • Participate in P.E. in order to participate in any after-school scholastics or intramural activities.
    • Wear proper athletic shoes and socks. Wear the appropriate team uniform that is provided. Understand that, in the event the assigned uniform is damaged or lost, the parent/guardian must replace the uniform at the current replacement cost.

Parent Expectations

  • Parents/guardians of a student athlete will:

    • Have all forms and fees to coach prior to the first non-conference competition.
    • Submit the following documents prior to tryouts:
      • A current physical for your child should be on file with the school nurse. Physicals are valid for 13 months.
    • Return these documents prior to the first practice (they will be provided at tryouts):
      • Emergency Medical Authorization Card
      • Concussion Information Form
      • CCSD15 Code of Conduct Contract
    • Provide proper athletic shoes and socks.
    • Replace uniform at current replacement cost in the event the assigned uniform is damaged or lost. A team uniform will be provided to the student athlete.
    • Pick up your child promptly at the end of the event.
    • Communicate with the coach if the student athlete will be leaving an event with someone else, and who the responsible party will be.
    • Communicate any concerns directly to the coach prior to or after an event—not during an event.
    • Maintain good sportsmanship.

Sportsmanship Expectations

  • According to IESA, the Illinois Elementary School Association, and IHSA, the Illinois High School Association:

    • “Sportsmanship is playing fair, taking a loss or defeat without complaint, not gloating when winning, and generally treating opponents and officials with courtesy, generosity, and fairness.”

    Student athletes, parents, and others attending interscholastic sporting events will:

    • Applaud during the introduction of players, coaches, and officials.
    • Accept all decisions of officials.
    • Treat the competition as a game, not a war.
    • Applaud the performance of ALL participants at the end of the contest. Shake hands with the other team.
  • Contact Us

    Assistant Curriculum Coordinator
    Math, Science, Fine Arts, Interscholastic Sports & Health
    Gabrielle Devlin
    Phone: 847-963-3113
    E-mail: devling@ccsd15.net

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