GISST and Inter-School Program

The FIS Sports Vision

The FIS Sports Program strives to offer students the chance to develop through sports. Through a wide variety of sporting opportunities, students will have the ability to grow physically, mentally, and socially. Teamwork, dedication, goal setting, and a sense of community are the main components of the FIS Sports Program. Coaches and staff members all teach the same sports’ philosophy focused on fair play, individual and team growth, and having fun.

An Overview

The GISST Program offers opportunities for both international and local competitions for students from Grades 5 to 12. The FIS has been a member of the GISST (German International School Sports Tournament) since 2011, and competes with ten other international schools located within Germany. Football, Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball, Swimming, Cross Country and Track and Field are offered during the school year. Practices are held twice a week after school or once a week for the pre-season. Students from ages 10 to 13 play in the U14 League, while students between 14 and 18 years old play at the Varsity level. Games and tournaments mostly take place on Saturdays and occasionally on weekdays.

Additionally, we offer Cross Country and Swimming training and a possibility to compete for students from Grades 2 to 5. Other non-competitive sporting activities are offered to our students as a part of the After School Activity Program.


Online registration for the upcoming GISST Fall Season will open on Friday, August 27 2021 at 17:00 and close on Friday, September 3 at 9:00. To register your child to participate in the FIS Sports Program (GISST), please go to the FIS Parent Portal and click on the “Booking Activities” icon.

We run a parallel U14 and Varsity Badminton program. The training sessions are twice a week during the competitive Fall season, and once a week for the prep season. GISST Badminton teams of eight selected players, 4 boys and 4 girls represent the FIS at the final tournament to culminate the season. As of this school year, we also offer training possibilities for students in Grades 3 and 4 as a part of our After School Activity Program.

13 indoor courts

U14 mixed
Varsity mixed

Coaching Team:
Ramona Stenzel
Daniel Paulini (U14)
Elias Ruf (Varsity)

Prep Season:
January 13 – June 30, 2021

Pre-Season Training:
Wednesday, 16:00 – 17:30

GISST Season:
September 14 – December 2, 2020

GISST Training:
Monday, 16:00 – 17:30
Wednesday, 16:00 – 17:30

Friendly Schedule:
October 17 @FIS
November 14 @BIS

GISST Tournaments:
U14 Badminton December 10 – 12 @ISHR (canceled)
Varsity Badminton December 10 – 12 @DIS (canceled)

Best result:
U14 Girls 1st Place 2016/2017
U14 Girls Sportsmanship Award 2016/2017, 2018/2019
U14 Boys 3rd place 2018/2019
U14 Boys Sportsmanship Award 2015/2016, 2019/2020
Varsity Girls 2nd Place 2017/2018, 2019/2020
Varsity Boys Sportsmanship Award 2017/2018

List of International Schools in the GISST

  • Bavarian International School
  • Berlin Brandenburg International School
  • Berlin British School
  • Berlin International School
  • Dresden International School
  • Franconian International School
  • International School of Frankfurt Rhein-Main
  • International School of Hannover Region
  • St Georges’ School, Duisburg-Dusseldorf
  • International School of Stuttgart
  • Leipzig International School