Highlights from last week, and more tournaments as we spring into the break.
Welcome to the YIS athletic program—home of the Dragons. Our goal is to encourage athletes of all ages to fully realize their potential by offering a varied program designed to stimulate and develop the interests of every participant. We believe that a first-class after-school athletic program helps prepare students for success in life, and we stress hard work, leadership, camaraderie, sportsmanship and fair play, while fostering a desire to learn about, and learn from, sports.
Our elementary school students have many exciting sports-related activities at school, complemented by additional opportunities for competition in invitational tournaments within the greater Tokyo metropolitan area. Our primary focuses are fun and inclusion, while at the same time introducing students to the basics of sportsmanship, skill development and teamwork.
In middle school and high school we participate in several associations, two domestic and one international. Middle school and high school teams both take part in most events within the greater Tokyo area as part of the KPASSP league. Our high school athletes also compete in the Kansai region as members of the WJAA league, as well as in AISA league events with schools in Japan and Korea.
The athletic program in middle and high school is an important part of a carefully crafted, balanced approach that aims to contribute to students' physical, social and emotional well-being, and move them one step closer to being able to take their place in the world as responsible global citizens. MS/HS after-school sports are offered by season:
HS Boys Volleyball
HS Girls Volleyball
HS Boys/Girls X-Country
HS Boys/Girls Tennis
MS Boys Soccer
MS Girls Volleyball
MS Boys/Girls X-Country
HS Boys Basketball
HS Girls Basketball
HS Girls Field Hockey
MS Boys Basketball
MS Girls Soccer
HS Boys Soccer
HS Girls Soccer
MS Boys Baseball
MS Girls Basketball
MS/HS Track and Field
The practice schedule for high school is Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 16:00-18:00 (occasionally up to 7:00 pm), and for middle school Tuesday/Thursday from 16:00-18:00.
YIS campus athletic facilities include a recently remodeled gymnasium, futsal field, and dance studio. In addition, we utilize the professional size all-weather surface pitch at Yokohama Country & Athletic Club as our home ground.
If you have questions about our athletic program, please contact Brinya Tananone, our activities and community programs director.
Our girls were definitely nervous at first, going up against a team littered with potential future professionals!
I still find it hard to believe that we have somehow already reached the 3rd and final season of the school year.