COVID 19 Sports Updates
First and foremost, we hope that you and your family are staying healthy during these challenging times that we are facing with COVID-19. We are not only saddened by the suspension of in-person learning for the remainder of the school year, but now also saddened with the cancellation of the IHSA Spring Sports State Series.
Yesterday, the IHSA decided to cancel all IHSA spring state tournaments. The IHSA's statement reads, "The decision to cancel the spring state tournaments comes in conjunction with Friday's (April 17) announcement by Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Board of Education that all Illinois high schools will complete the 2019 - 20 school term from home via e-learning."
In addition to the cancellation of spring sports, D219 is suspending all athletic practices, contests, tryouts, summer camps, etc., until further notice. When we receive word that it is safe to resume these things, we will adjust accordingly. Maintaining the health and safety of our students and coaches is our primary concern.
We are tremendously saddened that we will not be able to see our teams practice or compete, especially our seniors. The amount of leadership shown by our student-athletes during these trying times has been extraordinary.
We ask that you continue to connect with your teammates and coaches. Now more than ever, lean on each other for support and guidance. Your coaches will be in contact with you over the next month regarding uniform and equipment collection. Do not hesitate to reach out to the Athletic Directors as well.
7/10/2020 11:01 PM
2020 ATHLETIC SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION
REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR 2020 ATHLETIC CAMPS CAN BE FOUND HERE. CONTACT ASSISTANT AD DANAE RUSSELL WITH ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS - DANRUSS@D219.ORG
8/1/2020 7:00 PM
NILES NORTH PHILOSOPHY OF ATHLETICS
Participation in interscholastic athletics provides students with opportunities to acquire important, lifelong skills for future success in life. In addition, the athletic program is designed to positively contribute to the Niles Township community. Through intentional teaching and positive reinforcement, we strive to teach our students the power of success through humility, and perseverance through challenges, obstacles, and defeat.
The primary objective of the athletic programs in the Niles Township High School District is to provide wholesome opportunities for students to compete and learn important life lessons, values, and favorable habits and attitudes in social settings. To realize this goal, District 219 athletic programs recognize the value of participation and commitment to developing a competitive interscholastic athletic program, and emphasize the importance of balancing victory with defeat in order to develop and improve positive character traits among all participants.
Every effort is made to support District 219 athletic programs with the best facilities, equipment, and most qualified staff available. Coaches, directors, and sponsors must be positive role models with knowledge of their activity, ethical behavior, strong leadership, and interest in the holistic development of all student athletes.
All student athletes are held to high expectations of academic achievement and success in the classroom. Coaches and teachers work as partners to provide opportunities for the success of every student. District 219 athletic programs seek to provide a positive image of athletics at Niles North and Niles West High Schools, strive for excellence that will produce winning teams within the bounds of good sportsmanship, and ensure growth and development that will increase the number of individual participants in interscholastic athletics.