Athletic Information


Welcome to Belvidere Buc Athletics! Athletics is an integral part of education and we encourage all of you to participate! This website provides important information regarding our interscholastic sports programs. If you plan to become involved in sports during the 2020-2021 school year, please review all information carefully so that you can plan ahead as some meetings are mandatory in order to participate.

Belvidere is a member of the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC-10).

Other NIC-10 members include: Rockford Auburn, Belvidere, Belvidere North, Rockford Boylan, Rockford East, Freeport, Rockford Guilford, Machesney Park Harlem, Rockton Hononegah and Rockford Jefferson.

Sports Offered at Belvidere High School


Fall (August 10 to October 24 ):
Boys - Cross Country, Golf
Girls - Cross Country, Golf,, Swimming, Tennis

Winter (November 16 to February 13 ):
Boys - Basketball, Bowling, Swimming & Wrestling
Girls - Basketball, Bowling & Dance
Coed - Competitive Cheerleading

Spring (February 15 to May 1 ):
Boys - Football,, Soccer
Girls - Volleyball
Coed - Bass Fishing

Summer (May 3 to June 26 ):
Boys - Baseball, Volleyball, Tennis & Track
Girls - Soccer, Softball & Track

Athlete Registration

Students who choose to try out for and compete on an interscholastic team at Belvidere High School must register and be cleared to participate PRIOR TO TRYOUTS OR SEASON PRACTICES. This clearance allows a student to participate for the remainder of the sports season or until his/her physical date expires, whichever comes first.

Athletic Requirements for Sports Participation:

Each student athlete must have the following COMPLETED BEFORE an athlete will be allowed to participate in any Belvidere School District athletics:

*On-Line Athlete Registration

On Line Registration Instructions

Each student athlete must complete the athletic registration process on-line at Through this process both parent and student athlete will acknowledge reading and accept the implications in the Code of Conduct, IHSA Eligibility Rules, IHSA Sports Medicine Consent and Aknowledgement, District100 Drug Testing Policy and Procedure, Parent/Guardian & Athlete Release.

*Current Physical Examination

Each student athlete must have a current physical exam form or statement from his/her doctor indicating that he/she is physically fit to participate in sports.

This means no student will be allowed to try out or participate in any sport unless a physical exam is completed and turned into the Athletic Director’s office at the high school. This sports physical can reveal medical problems such as heart murmurs, high blood pressure, or other serious conditions that need to be treated before a student participates in a sport. Sports physicals are good for 13 months from the date the physical is completed.

**9th grade physical may be used as a sports physical. However, a sports physical may not be used as a 9th grade physical!

Pre-Participation Examination Form

*Impact Concussion Testing

All student/athletes will be required to complete the impact concussion test prior to athletic participation. The test is a computerized test that sets a baseline. Should an athlete receive a concussion, the athlete will need to exceed this baseline in order to be cleared to play.

Please note that ONLY incoming freshman, new students and students that have not already been tested need to attend a testing session.

Test sessions are available prior to the start of each sports season in conjunction with the parent/athlete meeting.

Athletic Fee

An athletic fee will be assessed per sport and will be collected after a student makes a team. All payments will be collected using PushCoin fee payment program.

Fees: 1st Sport - $75.00, 2nd Sport - $75.00 & 3rd Sport - Free

Once ALL the registration processes have been completed, the athletic office will verify academic eligibility, clearance from prior sports/seasons, Impact test completion and that the physical is on file. Athletic participation clearance will be given to the coach prior to the first practice/tryouts.

Parent/Athlete Meeting

All athletes and his/her parents/guardian must attend the PRE-SEASON MEETING before the beginning of the fall, winter, or spring sports seasons. This meeting is a rules meeting presenting the District 100 Code of Conduct and athletic policies. The pre-season sport specific portion of the meeting is designed for the parent/guardian to meet with the coach before the start of the season. If you are unable to attend the meeting, the student athlete and parent/guardian should contact the Athletic Office for information missed at the meeting regarding the Code of Conduct. Sport specific information distributed at the meeting must be obtained from the coach.

ADDITIONAL INFO…..(Updated 1/15/2021)

Academic Eligibility (Semester) During COVID '20-'21 – In order to participate in a sport, a student must maintain and earn academic eligibility by passing three (3) block courses during the first semester. A student must have passed three (3) block courses during the first semester and be passing three (3) block courses in the Spring to participate in a sport. All Fall 2020 athletes will be eligible to participate as required by the State of Illinois. See Code of Conduct for a more detailed explanation of requirements.

Random Drug Testing

As a condition of participation in school interscholastic competition, an athlete will be liable for the drug testing program outlined below.

IHSA State Finals

Baseball - 1955, 1993

Basketball - 1917

Boys Bowling - 2005, 2019

Boys Cross Country - 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Football - 1988, 1993, 1994

Competitive Cheerleading - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009

Girls Basketball - 1988, 1992

Girls Bowling - 2001, 2002

Girls Cross Country - 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007

Girls Volleyball - 1981

Quick Links

BHS Athletic Message Video

Code of Conduct 2020-2021

Sports Medicine Consent and Acknowledgement

IHSA Eligiblity Rules 2020-2021

Sports Offered at BHS (Starting-Dates) 2020-2021

10 Most frequently asked questions

Random Drug Testing

On Line Registration Instructions

BUC Athletic Calendar

Contact Information

Josh Sternquist

​BHS Athletic Director

Samantha Vanco

​BHS Athletic Assistant
(815) 547-7552
Fax:(815) 547-3482

ATC Marshall Basler

​BHS Athletic Trainer
(815) 547-7727