Athletics

Competitive team sports after school, primarily for Grades 6 to 12. 

The Athletics programme focuses on the School’s competitive teams that play against local clubs and other international schools. ‘Athletics’ includes football (soccer), volleyball, basketball, tennis, track and field, rugby, softball, swimming, cross-country, golf and skiing. Team sports are offered in three, ten-week sessions (Fall, Winter and Spring), with new schedules and information published on the MIS website prior to each session. Being fully integrated into the regional Bavarian sports system allows MIS to frequently compete on a local level against Bavarian teams. As a member of the SCIS and ISST sports organisations, the MIS athletic teams regularly attend and host high-level international school competitions in Europe throughout the year.

The role of athletics in a school setting goes far beyond the playing of games. The challenges of athletic competition complement the rigors of academics and encourage athletes to grow intellectually, socially, and physically. The MIS Athletics Department strives to provide a variety of opportunities to a large number of students, developing skills and sportsmanship while striving for excellence and fostering friendships.

Several sports fields, tennis courts, a fitness room and a well-equipped triple gymnasium on campus are available for trainings and competition. The teams travel to other international schools within Europe for weekend exchanges as well as for large championships like ISST (International Schools Sports Tournament) and SCIS (Sports Council of International Schools). Certain teams participate weekly in local league games under the auspices of a school-sponsored sports club (Sportverein).

The Athletic Department is one of three distinct sports bodies within MIS.

The Athletic Department is responsible for competitive interscholastic and local league teams at MIS. Our office is located on the ground floor of the gym building.

The Sportverein is the entity that supports the Athletic Department through fundraising and organizing volunteer help as a type of Booster Club. The Sportverein also organizes recreational activities for adults like Badminton or Soccer.

The Physical Education Department is a separate department responsible for teaching PE classes, a required school course. The PE department also organizes special events like the Sports Days, which are not related to the Athletic Department. 

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