CAISL offers a variety of team sports for students of all ages. It is CAISL’s philosophy of Athletics that each student who wishes to join a team and commits to trying his or her best is encouraged to do so.
Our youngest students (Kindergarten through Grade 3) can learn the basic skills of soccer and basketball in a fun, non-competitive after-school program run by CAISL coaches and teachers. After this early introduction to sports, beginning in Grade 4 students have the opportunity to participate in competitive sports, playing in games and tournaments with other local international schools. CAISL offers boys’ and girls’ teams for soccer, volleyball, basketball, cross country, track and field and baseball. High School varsity teams, in addition to playing in local games and tournaments, also travel to tournaments in Europe and North Africa.
Please see the parent portal for more information, including games and practices dates and locations.
The Mission and Philosophy of Athletics at CAISL
The mission of the CAISL Athletics program is to promote student participation; develop student individual athletic abilities; foster team building, tactical understanding, fitness and sportsmanship. Participating in interschool athletics our students will further develop the necessary tools to become proactive world citizens with the skills to maintain positive lifelong habits.
CAISL believes that each student who wishes to play on a team and who carries through on his/her commitment to practices, games, and sportsmanlike behavior deserves to be on the team. No student will be cut from a team because of skill level. Coaches will attempt to give equal playing time to all players during friendly games. During competitive tournaments coaches may choose to play a smaller selection of athletes according to the needs and strategies of the team. Most tournaments only allow a limited number of players to play per game. However, unless an outside agency or host school imposes such a restriction, CAISL will not leave players off tournament teams.
- To enjoy growing as an athlete and promote friendships
- To encourage students to prepare/participate at their highest level of ability
- To respect opponents, coaches and officials
- To expose students to a healthy competitive environment
- To encourage multicultural experiences
- To ensure student safety and well-being
- To support the mission and philosophy of CAISL