ISP operates a competitive sports program and an after school activity (ASA) program. We encourage and want all students to embrace and be part of as many different experiences as possible throughout their time here at ISP. We are fortunate enough to be able to provide a wide range of opportunities to accomplish this.
We strongly believe that athletics is not separate from the educational process, but rather an integral part of it. We provide athletes with the opportunity to learn from victory and defeat through our competitive sport programs.
ISP offers the following individual and team sports within our competitive sports program:
- Swimming Club
- Track and Field/Cross Country
- Girls flag football
During the school year, we receive invitations to participate in a number of leagues. The Athletics Department will review the requirements of each league and determine if participation in them is in line with ISP’s philosophy and seasons.
The Association of American Schools of Central America (AASCA) is a group of 26 international schools spanning six countries (Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, and Panama) which organizes several tournaments in athletics, the arts, and in academics. For sporting competitions, ISP is now a member of the large schools conference, and we aim to compete in all AASCA sporting competitions each year. Additionally, ISP participates in AASCA competitions in the areas of academics, STEM, drama, and music.
These sports are in season for the first (fall) semester of the 2018-2019 school year:
- Basketball - sub 10, boys and girls
- Basketball - sub 14, boys and girls
- Basketball - sub 18, boys and girls
- Volleyball - MS, co-ed
- Flag Football - sub 15 - girls
- Soccer, sub 12, boys and girls
- Soccer, sub 15, boys
- Soccer - sub 18 , boys and girls
- Swimming - Cadet, ES, boys and girls
- Swimming - Juniors, MS, boys and girls
- Swimming - Sr. Juniors, HS, boys and girls
Philosophy, ISP, believes that diversification and involvement in a variety of Sports Activities is a good and wholesome thing. We believe that the student-athletes should not be channeled into one activity buy should be encouraged to participate in a variety of activities during the school year.
Designating sports season's length is an attempt to provide balance to the athletic calendar and to afford students an opportunity to compete in a variety of sports throughout the school year.
The ISP sports season for a school team is defines as that period begging with the opening date and extending through the school team's last game of the season to include playoff games and championship, if applicable, in a particular sport. Some varsity teams may have a slightly altered season length due to AASCA travel dates.
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