Basketball at the FIS



Welcome back and Happy New Year!

This week the Varsity Basketball and U14 Pre-season Volleyball training started. We have been very lucky to have Rali, our girls´ basketball coach back this year to support the girls. I would also like to welcome Eric to our GISST coaching team, who has already helped in the past with different sports, and who will be coaching both Varsity Boys Basketball and the U14 Volleyball. Please also note that next week Monday the last U14 and Varsity Swimming practice will take place.

GISST Varsity Tennis – cancelled

Due to lack of interest, the GISST Tennis is cancelled completely for this school year. We are however already working on plans for the upcoming SY 2017 and will inform you as soon as we have new information.

Basketball Friendly Fixtures – Saturday, 28 January and Saturday, 11 February

On 28 January we will have our first basketball friendly fixtures. Our Varsity Girls and Boys teams will be going to ISF (International School Frankfurt) to compete. The same day, U14 Boys and Girls Basketball teams will be playing here at the FIS.


Whenever we host events, the Booster Club helps to provide refreshments for all the players and spectators and we ask parents to kindly donate beverages and/or offer to help on the day selling food and drinks. If your child is playing, you will still be able to watch them and your support is very much appreciated.

Here is the link to sign up for helping and/or donating food!

Thanks in advance for your support!

ES Swimming Courses

I would like to remind all parents who registered their child for the ES swimming courses 2 and 3 that these will begin soon. The Course 2 starts on Monday, 23 January and is for intermediate/advanced swimmers only (mostly in preparation to Inter-School Swim Gala end of March).

The Course 3 (a, b and c) will begin on Friday, 27 January and is designed for beginners only. If you missed out, or would like to book a place, please sign up as soon as possible via Schoolbase. There are just a few spaces available in Course 3b and 3c.

Futsal @ the FIS

As of next week the FIS will be offering Futsal (indoor football) for students in Grade 8-12 as a part of our Sports Program this winter (Jan-March). The Futsal training will be held on Monday evening from 17:30 -19:00 in the gym. Drew Tyler will be the coach. The first training session will take place on Monday, 16 January. If your child is interested in joining the Futsal team, please register him/her via Schoolbase (Parent Portal) as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Fischer.

Upcoming GISST Tournaments

20-21 January 2017 in Frankfurt
U14 and Varsity Swimming

9-11 March 2017 in Berlin
U14 Girls Basketball

9-11 March 2017 in Stuttgart
U14 Boys Basketball

23-25 March 2017 in Hannover
Varsity Girls Basketball

23-25 March 2017 in Dresden
Varsity Boys Basketball

Mila Fischer
Athletics Director

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