The Homer Schools have the distinction of offering a wide variety of clinics and interscholastic athletic programs. In all of these programs, sound basic skills are stressed with healthy competition introduced to best prepare our student/athletes for high school competition. With the exception of boys’ volleyball, all of our Junior High teams belong to the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA). The combination of school district policy and IESA rules and regulations help form the high standards and expectations that we set forth for our students/athletes. IESA rules state that when every student/athlete tries out for one of our teams, they must have an updated (within one year) physical examination on file with our Athletic Director.
**VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Student/athletes who wish to try out for Homer Junior High (District 33C) athletic teams MUST pick up an ATHLETIC HANDBOOK for that sport. Parents MUST read this School Board approved Athletic Handbook and acknowledge that all rules and policies are understood by signing the packet’s final page. This page will also serve as the student-athlete’s permission slip to try out for that sport. The page must be presented to the coach before the athlete is allowed to try out. Parents should contact the coach with any pre- try out questions that the Athletic Handbook does not answer.