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Leagues

ISSTs

The ISST league (International Schools Sports Tournament) is a collection of international schools from across Europe who compete against each other in “friendlies” during the season. Varsity ISST teams end their season with a championship tournament hosted by one of the participating schools.
 

SCIS

The SCIS league (Sports Council of International Schools), is a league which ISB participates in on a trial basis. SCIS is an organisation that boasts twelve member schools from several different countries across Europe. SCIS teams end their season with a championship tournament hosted by one of the participating schools.

 

Levels of Competition

Varsity (V) - Competitive

Senior level teams - normally grades 10-12

Varsity teams represent the highest level of competition in ISB Athletics. These teams are engaged in developing the skills of players and providing a competitive environment in which players and coaches can test their abilities against schools from across Europe. While it is important that all players are valued and given the opportunity to play, there will be situations where playing time will be limited for some players.
 

Junior Varsity (JV) – Competitive/Instructional

Junior level teams - normally grades 9-10

The JV programme is focused on developing players for the Varsity programme. There will be an emphasis on allowing players to have playing time but there will also be situations where playing time will be limited according to the game and circumstances.
 

U14 ‘A’ – Instructional

Teams - normally grades 6-8

The U14 ‘A’ teams will be focused on player development. Every effort will be made to share the playing time and allow every player and opportunity to play. This, however, does not mean that every player will have an equal amount of playing time.
 

U14 ‘B’ – Instructional

Teams - normally grades 6-8

The U14 ‘B’ teams will be focused on player development. Every effort will be made to share the playing time and allow every player and opportunity to play. This means that normally players will have an equal share of the playing time.
 

U14 ‘C’ – Instructional/Intramural

Teams - normally grades 6-8

When the number of players exceeds the reasonable number for the ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams, a ‘C’ Team will be created. This team will practise on Friday mornings and focus on skill development. When there are opportunities against teams of similar levels, the ‘C’ teams will play games against local schools, but there will be no overnight trips.
 

Developmental Team Players

Grades 6-12, depending on the team and sport

When a player is part of a team, but they have little or no experience, they can be a “Developmental Player”. This means that the player participates in practice sessions in order to learn and develop their sport, but they will not take part in games or travel with the team.