All Sports Guidelines

Updated October 28, 2020
The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity published the All Sports Policy on July 29 as part of Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The All Sports policy divides sports into risk categories based on contact, group size, and ability to socially distance while playing. The comprehensive plan is available online from the State of Illinois. Updated guidelines go into effect statewide on October 28, 2020.

How does the All Sports Policy affect the programs at HEParks?

Below you will find the sports offered at HEParks with the steps the district is taking to conform to the new guidelines. If you have any questions about any guidelines reach out to Alisa Kapusinski, Director of Recreation, at akapusinski@heparks.org or 847-781-3634.

Masks must be worn during every sport and activity.

High-Risk Programs

These programs can have only non-contact practices and trainings.


  • Masks are required during basketball practice and play.
  • Youth players must have a signed parental consent form on file to be able to play.


  • Hoffman Hawks runs the football program. Please reach out to them directly for information on league play changes at HoffmanHawks.org.


  • Youth and Adult Hockey Leagues will not run in the fall.
  • Clinics and skills training programs will run in the fall. Staff is developing high-intensity training programs for players displaced from league play. 

Martial Arts

  • Will continue to run with skills and drills classes.

Medium-Risk Programs

Non-contact practices and trainings are permitted, and intra-team scrimmages are allowed with parental consent.  Competitive play is not permitted.


  •   No league games.
  • Singles play only.


  • All players must wear masks while playing.
  • All Soccer players in each age group will join a team with up to 25 players. Each 25 person team will scrimmage within their group on Sundays.
  • Current youth summer league players will receive communication regarding parental consent from the program manager. Player consent is mandatory for participation.

Low-Risk Programs

Players can participate in Intra-conference or Intra-EMS-region or intra-league play/meets only. State- or league-championship game/meet is allowed for low-risk sports only. Minors may participate in intra-team scrimmages, no-contact practices, and training with parental consent. Competitive play is not allowed.  

Baseball and Adult Softball

  • Players are required to maintain 6 feet apart in dug-outs. If unable to maintain distance, then players must spread out around the dug-out. HEParks is requiring masks to be worn within dug-outs.


  • Staff is currently evaluating if fall gymnastics will be offered.  Additional cleaning procedures are being created.

Figure Skating

  • Freestyle and private lessons will remain as scheduled.
  • Group skating lessons will be available in fall.


  • There are no changes to the program.

These additional sports programs do not fall under the new guidelines and will run as currently scheduled:

  • Pre-K Sports Enrichment/Sports Instructional Programs
  • Golf lessons
  • Tennis/Pickleball

Field and Ice Rentals

  • Available for practices only. Gameplay is not allowed.

Updated 7/30/2020 9:30a