Our athletic program focuses on providing extracurricular activities to our students that are designed to develop and enhance life skills.  Teamwork and competition are used to promote the physical, social, and spiritual growth of students.


Immanuel Lutheran School is a member of the Rock Valley Lutheran Athletic Conference.   The school’s Athletic Director is Shawn Boldt; he can be reached via email at ad@ourgodwithus.com.



An individual’s worth and self-esteem should not rise or fall on whether God has given them great athletic abilities.  Parents and coaches alike must understand that each player on a team is a unique creation of God.  Each person must understand their individual contributions to the team will vary in a number of areas: practice, encouragement, positive attitude, playing time, and team management, to name a few.  Their worth rests not in game time and statistics, but in efforts to make the team stronger and better.  Parents and athletes who understand and support this position will be proud of the team’s accomplishments—not the individual’s.  Coaches, parents and fans must help everyone to understand and to feel good about that role. 

The overall competitive objective of athletics is to develop individuals and teams to the best competitive level possible while training young people to reflect Christ-like attitudes, responses, and discipline.  It is an honor for any individual to be a member of a team, whether playing time is heavy or extremely limited.  Individuals who participate in our athletic program must understand that the true value for the students will not be measured in “playing time” or “points”, but rather in the grooming of Christ-like disciplines and peer-group-unity.


The Rock Valley Lutheran Athletic Conference exists… 

  1. to foster athletic competition between Lutheran schools of the area.
  2. to help develop those athletic skills in which children may excel.
  3. to give children of each school opportunity to make acquaintances with children of other schools.
  4. to teach children good sportsmanship, Christian character, and Christian conduct on and off the field of competition.
  5. to teach our children to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.
  6. to teach our children that Christian ideals and principles are the highest goals to obtain.
  7. to teach our children that whatever is done is to be done to the glory of God and the edification (intellectual, moral, and spiritual improvement) of man.

Program Requirements 

ISHA Sports Physicals are required of all students participating in sports.  Illinois Sports and Camp physicals are conducted at the school in early June by local doctors for a fee of $15. 

Athletic Fee:  A $35 fee per sport is due prior to the distribution of uniforms and should be paid in the school office.  This fee is designated for administrative costs in running the programs. 

Academic Performance:  Must maintain a “C” average and may not be failing any subject. 

Transportation:  Students are responsible for transportation to practices and games. 

Parental Support:  Concessions & admission fees are the revenue that make the programs possible.  A Concessions and Admissions Service Schedule is published at the beginning of each season.  Parents are responsible for arranging a substitute if necessary.  

Financial Assistance:  

Sporting equipment, travel to away games, and tournaments that may involve overnight stays involve cost.  If there are financial circumstances that would prevent a student from participating in a given sport or event, you may consult the Principal or Athletic Director for assistance.

ILS Sports

CHEERLEADING - November through March 

Co-Ed JV 4th, 5th & 6th Grade
Co-Ed Varsity 7th & 8th Grade

Practice 2 times per week 

Attend approximately 25 Girl’s and Boy’s home games during the basketball season
In addition, the JV Squad cheers at the Girl’s Rockford St. Paul Sweetheart Basketball Tournament  

The Varsity Squad cheers at the following events:

 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Basketball Tournament
St. Rita’s Basketball Tournament
Tri-State Basketball Tournament
State Basketball Games

Cheerleading State Tournaments are conducted in Arlington Heights, IL

Cross Country - Late August to early October 

Co-Ed JV 4th, 5th & 6th Grade
Co-Ed Varsity 7th & 8th Grade

Rock Valley Lutheran Athletic Conference 

VOLLEYBALL - Late July to early November 

Girls Jr. Varsity 4th, 5th & 6th Grade
Girls Varsity 7th & 8th Grade 

Rock Valley Lutheran Athletic Conference 

Average 16 matches per season, plus compete in the
St. Paul Tournament and the Belvidere Tournament 

Participants may quality for the Lutheran State Tournament in Springfield.

BASKETBALL - Mid-November to mid-March 

Rock Valley Lutheran Athletic Conference 

JV plays 25 games max per season
Varsity plays 30 games max per season

JV teams participate in 2 tournaments ( Lancer Invitational 12/5/14 - 12/6/14 )

Varsity teams participate in 4 tournaments ( Tri-State 2/27/15 - 3/1/15 )

TRACK - Late March to May 

Co-Ed JV 5th & 6th Grade
Co-Ed Varsity 7th & 8th Grade 

Rock Valley Lutheran Athletic Conference 

Practice Monday - Friday after school 

Compete in an average of five meets per season, plus Immanuel Lutheran hosts the Immanuel Invitational Track Meet held at the Freeport High School track in April 

Varsity may quality for the Lutheran State Tournament in River Forest, Illinois.