Sports Update

Dear District 54 and Morris Families, 

Due to the current situation with COVID 19, the IESA is currently in a holding pattern with Fall Athletics.  They will be releasing information regarding Athletics this Friday July 24th.  Hopefully at that time we will have the protocols and processes needed to commence our fall athletics as safely as possible.   Until that time we will proceed with our athletic sign ups as usual on our athletic website (   Just click on "Registration" on the grey bar and follow the prompts.

A few reminders…

Remember that all athletes must be registered on our athletic website
( with all forms read and verified and have an up-to-date
physical on file with our nurses at District 54, PRIOR to participation in either practices or

In order to ensure everyone’s safety at this time I will be hosting a parent meeting online via "Google Meets" on Monday, July 27th, from 6-7pm.   If you have a google account use the following code: qdk-eadw-uhs.   If you do not have a google account, enter the following weblink to enter the meeting:   I highly encourage all of our families with athletes to join in this meeting, especially those with incoming 6th graders, as we will be going over the Return to Play guidelines, registration processes, verification forms as well as other important information.

As for now, some important upcoming dates...

Softball Tryouts will be Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28-29, 9-10:30 am at West Side Park across the street from Morris Grade School. 

Baseball tryouts will be held on Monday-Tuesday August 3-4, 9-10:30am at Roth Field. 

The first Cross Country practice will be held on Monday August 10th, 9-10:30am. 

A starting date for soccer has not been settled on at this point, however I will post that information when it becomes available.

Given that this is an unprecedented time that we are living through, especially in regards to
athletics, there may be some modifications to the game play, schedule, seating, season etc...
But know that we at District 54 believe in the importance of our interscholastic athletic
programs, and that we are working diligently in order to create a safe environment for our
athletes to compete.

Stay Safe and I will keep you posted with any new information.
Thank you and Go Braves!

Keith Anderson
Morris Grade School
Athletic Director/Dean
Office: 815-942-0056 ext. 6865