• Signing Dates and Procedures for Prospective Student Athletes at Richwoods High School 2016-17

    Student athletes who are afforded the honor of signing national letters of intent for scholarship to play sports at the collegiate level can use the following schedule to sign those letters here at the high school. 

    Procedure should you wish to sign your letter of intent here at school, which the school highly recommends and supports, would be to contact the Director of Athletics 3-5 business days prior to your intended date to sign at 309-693-4400 to schedule your signing.  All signings when possible will be done in the school’s library.   For all Official signings the school will contact the local media and invite them to participate,  provide the room, the tables and chairs and balloons.  It is suggested that the parents/guardians and friends and or family of the signee provide anything else that they feel is appropriate for the occasion.  Typically, refreshments have been served for the participants and guests of the signee. These refreshments have been, as an example, items such as cookies, or cupcakes, or a cake, and punch, or soft drinks, etc…including paper plates and napkins.

    When possible the school would like to work with students and families and group signings together with multiple athletes if possible. For example, if more than one football player would be signing, we would encourage all members of the football team who are eligible to sign, to sign together on one signing day.

    Schedule of Signing Periods and School Availability:

    Sport (s) Initial Signing Date Final Signing Date
    Basketball (Early Period) November 8, 2017 November 15, 2017
    Basketball (Regular Period) April 11, 2018 Division I: May 16, 2018
    Division II: August 1, 2018
    Football (Early Period for Division I) December 20, 2017 December 22, 2017
    Football (Midyear JC Transfer) December 20, 2017 January 15, 2018
    Football (Regular Period) February 7, 2018 April 1, 2018
    Soccer and Men's Water Polo February 7, 2018 August 1, 2018
    All Other Sports (Early Period) November 8, 2017 November 15, 2017
    All Other Sports (Regular Period) April 11, 2018 August 1, 2018