Whether it is basketball or wrestling, the Ida Crown Jewish Academy Aces are known locally and nationally as formidable competitors. And at national sports tournaments, parents, teachers and students travel far distances to support our men and women athletes. In 2012, two varsity athletic teams, the wrestlers and the varsity girls’ basketball team, became Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Regional Champions in the same week. This is the first time in the school’s history that any team won the regional championship game and likely the first time that any Jewish day school took that title twice in the same season. Later in that same year, the wrestlers won the YU Henry Wittenberg Wrestling Invitational for the 8th time, scoring more points than any team had ever scored in tournament history.
We currently offer many interscholastic athletic teams, including: boys’ and girls’ cross country, girls’ soccer, boys’ baseball, wrestling, girls’ and boys’ junior varsity and varsity basketball teams, boys’ fencing, boys’ softball and tennis. For more information contact Mark Wax, athletic director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (224) 436-2255.
Athletic Department Programs
|Fall Sports||Winter Sports||Spring Sports|
|Boys Cross Country||Boys Basketball||Boys Baseball|
|Girls Cross Country||Girls Basketball||Girls Soccer|
In order to participate, you will need to complete the Athletic Permit Card and the IHSA Sports Medicine Consent and Acknowledgement. Participation and Registration forms must also be completed for any sports team which you join.
Athletic Permit Card
All athletes must have an Athletic Permit Card on file in the athletic office. This Permit Card is a matter of safety and must be signed by a doctor, guardian and student. No student/athlete may participate in an open gym, tryout, or practice in any sport until the athletic office is in receipt of the completed Permit Card.
Sport Starting & Open Gym Dates Tryout Dates
Baseball February 12, 2017 Feb. 26, 27 & March 1, 2017
Boys Basketball October 16, 2016 November 6, 7 & 9, 2016
Girls Basketball October 16, 2016 October 30, Nov. 1 & 3, 2016
Cross Country August 10, 2016 August 10, 2016
Fencing October 16, 2016 October 16, 2016
Soccer February 12, 2017 Feb. 26, 27 & March 1, 2017
Wrestling October 16, 2016 November 6, 8 & 10, 2016