Our athletics programme is a key component of the ISB student experience.
The Athletics Department provides a range of competitive sports training sessions, friendly games and official tournaments to our Middle and Senior School students. Junior School students have the opportunity to participate in recreational sports and be involved in friendly games and tournaments. For information regarding recreational sports for students of any age, please see Activities & Clubs.
The Athletics Programme aims to develop athletes who demonstrate good sportsmanship by showing respect to opponents, officials, and spectators, and by maintaining self-control.
Try-outs take place at the beginning of every season. The School has 2nd teams for most team sports, so students who do not make it into the 1st team still get the chance to practice and socialize with their peers. The 2nd teams also play in competitive games and tournaments. The first team travels in Switzerland and Europe for weekend tournaments.
The majority of the coaches are teachers, but the School also hires specialized coaches from the community.
IS Basel is a member of the following school organisations:
This organisation is made up 12 International Schools in 6 different European countries. Sports tournaments are organised in a wide range of sports and for 3 levels of competition based on Skill level/year level groupings.
|AUSTRIA||AIS - The American International School of Vienna, Vienna|
|VIS - Vienna International School, Vienna|
|GERMANY||FIS - Frankfurt International School, Frankfurt|
|MIS - Munich International School, Starnberg|
|GREECE||ATH - The American Community School of Athens, Athens|
|HUNGARY||BUD - The American International School of Budapest, Budapest|
|POLAND||ASW - The American International School of Warsaw, Warsaw|
|SWITZERLAND||ISB - International School of Basel, Basel|
|ICS - The Inter Community School of Zurich, Zumikon|
|ZIS - Zurich International School, Zurich|
|ISZ - The International School of Zug and Luzern, Zug|
|LCG - International School of Geneva, La Chataigneraie Campus|
This organisation is made up of 6 international schools from 4 European Countries. Currently, the league hosts events for Varsity Soccer and Basketball teams only.
|FRANCE||ISN - The International School of Nice|
|SWEDEN||ISSR - The International School of the Stockholm Region|
|SWITZERLAND||ISB - International School of Basel|
|CDL - College Du Leman|
|ISG - International School of Geneva, Nations Campus|
|THE NETHERLANDS||ISE - International School of Eindhoven|
There are different age/year groupings for SGIS, SCIS and ESSL. The school teams are selected along the following lines:
|MIDDLE SCHOOL (MS)|
Grades 6 - 8
|JUNIOR VARSITY (JV)|
Grades 9 - 11
Grades 9 -12
|SEASON 3||Track & field|
|Track & field|
|Track & field|