Athletics & Activities

The IHSA governs the equitable participation in interscholastic athletics and activities that enrich the educational experience.

Fall Sports & Activities

Winter Sports & Activities

Spring Sports & Activities



Athletic Department

Through providing opportunities for healthy competition, Charleston High School interscholastic athletics strives to foster leadership, self-discipline, academic improvement, and positive self-concept within each student-athlete.

CHS Athletic Director
Brian Deadmond
(217) 639-5046

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  • Charleston Trojans

  • Effingham Flaming Hearts

  • Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs

  • Mattoon Green Wave

  • Mt. Zion High School Braves

  • Taylorville Tornadoes

Activity passes for admittance to CUSD #1 activities are available for purchase after August 1st each year at Central Office. For more information on the passes, please call (217) 639-1000. The Trojan Booster Club also offers membership levels that include activity passes.

When seasonal sports photos are taken by Gaines Photography, they can be purchased through the Gaines Photo website. Contact Gaines with any questions at (217) 234-7555.


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Charleston athletics are incredibly appreciative of the Trojan Booster Club for their continuous support! Visit their page to learn more about the Booster Club and become a member. You can also follow them on Facebook!

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Thank you to the local media
for covering our CHS athletics!

Required Athletic Paperwork

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CHS utilizes Final Forms for all athletic paperwork. This requires a parent to first create an account, enter contact information, and sign athletic forms electronically. Then Final Forms will request a unique, personal email address for each student-athlete so that the athlete can log in and sign each form. It is recommended that students use a PERSONAL email address instead of their school email address as these passwords are reset every summer. A parent can easily log back into Final Forms and change the student's email address if needed.

If you have trouble with Final Forms, help is available on their website. You can also contact the Athletic Director at 639-5026 or the e-learning help desk at (217) 639-1035.

Each athlete must have a current physical on file. Please submit your physical to the Athletic Department in the CHS office so that they can update your record in Final Forms.


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We need volunteers!

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer coach, you will need to submit the following:

Please visit our Employment page for more information or contact the Athletic Director at (217) 639-5048.

According to IHSA Board Policy, every person working with IHSA Student Athletes must be certified. This includes non-paid volunteers, part-time, etc. If you do not hold a valid license from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), then you will need to pass an IHSA Coaches Certification course. Teacher’s aides and ancillary staff must complete and pass an approved Coaches Certification course.

For descriptions of all official CHS activities and clubs, click here.