Week 1 Aug 7-11, 2017

RIFA League ES soccer team lists for E1, E2 and C3 teams are now posted. Check Rifa ES Festival team rosters 2017

RIFA League ES soccer team lists for G1 and G2 teams will be posted by Tuesday evening 8pm due to the lightning delay last Friday we will have an additional tryout on Tues Aug 15. Check Rifa ES Festival team rosters 2017

Rifa League MS Festival C 1 and 2 teams will be posted by Monday 3pm . Check MS Boys Festival teams rosters 2017

Rifa League MS Festival Girls teams will be posted by Tuesday 3pm . Check MS Girls Festival teams rosters 2017

Rifa League MS 11 a side A1/A2 team rosters will be posted by Monday 3pm. Check MS Rifa 11 a side A1/A2 team rosters

A BIG welcome back to all returning families and a special welcome to all our new ISM families and faculty. The ATAC (Athletics&Activities) Department hopes you will all have a successful start to the school year.

ISM is hosting IASAS Tennis in January and IASAS Golf and Track & Field in 3rd season mid April.  All of these IASAS events will be fantastic to host and we look forward to our community support to cheer on our Bearcats teams and to host  our visiting IASAS athletes.

This week we are excited to have the halls buzzing with children and our have our athletics program starting strong for another school year with tryouts for our all year round teams and season 1 sports teams. Schedules are posted on notice boards around the school and on the schedules page of this blog and in links listed in this post below.

Please take the time to navigate the ATAC blog as it is our one stop shop for all information related to the competitive ISM sports program.

Tryouts for S1 MS/HS sports: (Soccer/Volleyball/Cross Country)

1st season tryouts for HS- Aug 7​, 8, ​9, 10. MS Aug 9, 10, ​11. Please check schedules carefully for times and venues. Links to schedules are posted below and flyers are on the divisional notice boards around school. Students will be advised at start of year assemblies information about tryouts for season 1 sports and for our all year round sports teams.

1st season 17-18-S1 T-OUTS sched

1st season 17-18-Practice sched

All season sports Try outs

All season sports sched 17-18.xls – 17-18

Please note*-Grade 8 girls and boys interested in trying out for soccer and who are born 2003 must tryout for the HS Girls JV or HS Boys Aspirants teams. Gr 8’s born 2003 are too old to play in the Rifa league MS girls festival teams or the MS boys A1/A2 soccer teams.  Any soccer players born ’03 in grade 8 need to attend the HS soccer tryouts starting Mon Aug 7th at the MS field for girls or the HS field for boys. 

August 9 10, 11- ES Rifa Soccer registration/tryouts. RIFA soccer is a competitive soccer program for season 1 open to Grade 1-4 students. PLEASE REGISTER HERE  for tryouts starting on Wed Aug 9, Aug 10 and Aug 11. See schedule for venues on the sign up document and more detailed information on the Rifa festival soccer program can be found at ES Rifa Festival information

For ES and MS soccer players who are scheduled to use the roof top tennis courts for tryout sessions please make sure you bring PE shoes, shinguards and your soccer cleats to each session. It is best to have both types of shoes in case there is a venue change due to inclement weather.  Soccer cleats cannot be worn on the tennis court surface.

Information on our ES/MS Activities program is also available on the ES and MS Activities blogs. Links to these blogs are on the helpful shortcuts menu on the home page of the ATAC blog.

For our Sailfish swim team program please check information about tryouts at Sailfish blog

For gymnastics team information please check Gymnastics blog for returning and new gymnasts tryout information.  Look for Coach Jas or Coach Ramon at the MS gym.

Please note the practice times for ATAC programs for SY 17-18 are as follows:
  • All year round team team training sessions are – 3:15-4:30. See schedule for our All year round teams program here
  • See Sailfish blog for swim squad start and finish times after the tryouts period has concluded and squads have been finalised.
  • Gymnastics team training is  3:10-4:50pm every M,W,F
All HS seasonal teams practice from 3:05- 4:50pm.
MS seasonal teams practice 3:15-4:40pm.
In order to clear the campus prior to 5pm all after school programs will conclude by 4:50pm or earlier. The last bus is 4:55pm  this is due to the ever increasing traffic concerns in our area.

Parents and students please take some time to peruse the ATAC blog it has a wide variety of information and links to our sports and activities program. If you have any questions regarding the competitive program of sports at ISM after reading the information on the blog please send an email to pekinm@ismanila.org and I will assist you as best I can.

Bearcat Den- drop by our fantastic spirit store. There is a  a range of new products and items to purchase including items from our service partners.

Bearcat Den hours of operation- 7am-4pm Mon-Fri.

GO BEARCATS…in 2017-18!