Week 37 May 21-25, 2018

As our school athletic year winds to a close it has been another successful one for ISM teams at the local level of competition and the most successful ever for our IASAS HS teams finishing a clear 2nd to Singapore American School but tying them with total number of team medals (15) for the 3 seasons of sports in 17-18. Congratulations to all our hard working coaches and athletes for a great year.
Next year ISM will host the following exchanges, volleyball in September, Rugby in November and Softball in March. We will also host the IASAS Swimming Championships at the end of January 2019. An exciting year ahead for all our Bearcats!
International School transitions are a fact of life and we will say goodbye this week to our graduating seniors and some ISM coaches who have made a great contribution to our program during their time here. On behalf of the Athletics office and school administration I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the following coaches and wish them well as they depart for new adventures….
Jenna Child- Girls Volleyball, Sam Cook- Cross Country/Track, MJ Durkin- Soccer/Touch/Softball, Alex Manning- MS Girls Soccer, Chrisanne Roseleip- T&F, Romeo Fotue Fossouo- Basketball and Wayne Hamaguchi- Girls Tennis/Golf.
Please note this Saturday May 26 will be the final day for ISM community tennis. Saturday community tennis will resume in September 2018. Fliers will be posted on school notice boards and on the ATAC blog with dates for the 2018-19 community tennis program.
Please note *All ATAC after school training sessions will conclude for on Friday June 1st. There will not be any after school training sessions or ES/MS Activities  in the very last week of the school year June 4 to 7!
If you are interested in the ATAC summer sports camps please register ASAP. Places are filling up fast. See camp details at the register link above to sign up. Deadline to sign up is June 1st.
Practice schedules are posted on ATAC blog schedules page and on divisional notice boards at school for S4 sports. S4 sports are developmental/skill based to help prepare especially S1 teams for the start of the new school sports year.

S4 sports for MS- (April 16 to end of May) Baseball Mon/Wed and Softball Tues/Thurs at the HS field.

For our year round teams… practice schedules are posted on notice boards around the school and on the schedules page of the ATAC (Athletics) blog and provided in the ink below. Year round sports programs will also conclude on June 1st.

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

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.

Upcoming Events:*matches at ISM unless specified as *away venue. Check ATAC game schedule at the parent portal for all the midweek and weekend matches upcoming. Please check on a regular basis as venues and time do change at short notice. Players will always be informed by their coaches if times/venues change.

May 31 Bearcats for Soccer Charity fundraiser

June 1st Last day for ATAC sports seasonal and year round programs.

Aug 6-8 HS S1 Tryouts (Soccer/Volleyball/XCountry)

Aug 8-9 MS S1 Tryouts(Soccer/Volleyball/XCountry) and ES Rifa soccer tryouts Grade 1-4 boys and Grade 3&4 girls.

*Note any Grade 8 MS girl or boy born 2004 is too old to play in the MS Rifa soccer teams.  Grade 8’s born 04 must tryout for HS boys Aspirants and JV Girls Soccer teams in August 2018!

Information on our ES/MS Activities program is 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 or accessible via the ISM website.

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

For gymnastics team information please check Gymnastics blog  Look for Coach Jas or Coach Ramon at the MS gym when attending training sessions.

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.