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With several exceptional athletic programs, Josephinum athletics never stops! Josephinum is a proud member of the Chicago Prep Conference and Illinois High School Association. We provide Junior Varsity and Varsity sports for Basketball, Soccer, Softball, and Volleyball. Our dedicated coaches and athletes train and compete on our beautiful, newly renovated athletic fields and phenomenal gym facilities.

Our mission is to develop the character of our student athletes and teach them the discipline of excellence. We encourage our student athletes to be role models within their school, and the community. Strong character, leadership skills, and work ethic are the goals for sports participation. As a member of a Josephinum team, you'll find inspiration from our dedicated coaches and build long-lasting friendships with your teammates. Plus, you’ll have the entire Jo community cheering you on from the sidelines!

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IHSA - Illinois High School Athletics website provides state-wide policies

IHSA Sports Medicine Acknowledgement & Consent Form

IHSA Pre-Participation Exam (School Physical) Form

Josephinum Athletics Student-Family Handbook

"Return to Play" Sports Update January 29, 2021


Josephinum Academy is extremely excited for our region's recent transition to Tier 1 mitigations and the resumption of various levels of athletic activity. On January 27, 2021, the IHSA announced the season calendar for all remaining sports seasons. Tryouts for all sports at Josephinum will take place on or after the practice start date indicated below. 

The IHSA Board approved the following schedule for the remainder of the school year that will directly impact Josephinum Athletics:


# Practices
Before Games


Higher ASAP 7 dates None  March 13


Moderate March 8 7 dates None April 24


Moderate April 5 7 dates TBD June 19


Lower April 5 7 dates TBD June 19


Our high risk basketball program is permitted to participate in intra-team scrimmages with a parental consent waiver under the current Tier 1 mitigations.    

The most significant update by the IDPH for athletics involves high-risk sports in regions that have improved from Tier 1 to Phase 4. Schools within a Phase 4 Region can now conduct intra-conference and intra-region contests in high-risk sports. Moderate-risk sports competing outdoors in Phase 4 also received expanded scheduling opportunities.  You can access information regarding our region’s mitigation status, corresponding levels of athletic activity, and more here. 

Please remember that adhering to COVID protocols outside the scholastic setting will be crucial regarding our ability to maintain this opportunity for athletic offerings. Josephinum athletic protocols including masking, symptom checks, attendance for contact tracing, transportation seating charts will be enforced as each sport season begins.  

Finally, we will continue to adhere to spectator limits. Host schools may choose to be more restrictive in their spectator policies. We will do our best to make livestream or recorded content available to our Cougar families and fans under these circumstances. 

JOSEPHINUM ATHLETES -  Please read this important letter from Mr. Ziolkowski for try-out dates and other important information!