Strength and Conditioning is a cornerstone of being a successful athlete. The ISB Fitness Center is a state of the art facility used by PE classes, staff members and student-athletes. The ISB Fitness Center is a flexible fitness space with a variety of cardio equipment, free weights and machines. Body weight circuits, resistance training and aerobic conditioning are just some of the types of workouts possible. The center is located in the basement of the old gym and is open for student use Monday-Thursday, 16:00-17:30, and Friday, 16:00-17:15, with staff supervision. Students are required to complete an online induction prior to beginning their first fitness session which can be found here. Following this, students are encouraged to liaise with any of the fitness center supervisors in regards to fitness goals, workout plans and/or technical advice.
Raiders Fitness Center
Jared Maisel serves as the ISB Raiders inaugural Athletic Trainer (AT) for student-athletes. Athletic training is a health profession in North America and various other countries, specializing in sport-related injury prevention, management, treatment and exercise recommendations. The AT collaborates with the ISB School Nurse and external practitioners like physiotherapists and doctors to optimize care for our student-athletes. ISB has implemented a comprehensive concussion management protocol for head injuries along with administering ImPACT neurocognitive testing. Additionally, the AT also works with the Athletics Department, ISB administration and associated athletic conferences to enhance sports safety policy and education.
Student-athletes are instructed to discuss any potential injury with their sport coach first. Then, they may be referred to the AT as indicated. The AT has new, temporary facility space in the corner of the Red Gym by the Lower Field doors. Availability is during scheduled practice/events in after school hours. Jared is also a BTEC Sport teacher in the HS.
Red Cross Belgium is present at various sports events in a support role to Jared Maisel, our Athletic Trainer. The Red Cross are often present at AFB (American Football) games as well as at major sports tournaments and community events we host – ISSTs & the International Festival being two good examples. They are a volunteer organisation and the Red Cross teams usually included experienced medical staff and volunteers at various levels of training.
ImPact Concussion Testing
The ImPact test looks at different areas of brain functioning including reaction time and memory recall. These baseline results are then compared to a retest score if the student athlete suffers a concussion. This allows us to get an idea of how the brain is functioning regardless of whether or not they are symptomatic and helps us guide their recovery.
It is mandatory for all JV and Varsity student-athletes to have the tests completed at the start of the season. We will hold open impact tests at the beginning of each season for one week. An email will be sent to all student-athletes so they can sign up for testing.
The test takes approximately thirty minutes and students need to bring their own laptop/tablet with their computer charger.