Sports represent an integral part of the ISF experience. From afterschool sports run by the Sportverein ISF Sindlingen e.V. (the ISF Sports Club), to events that include your whole family, or international competitions and summer camps, ISF offers something for athletes at all skill levels.
Our Sports Facilities
ISF boasts truly outstanding sports facilities that are used for P.E. classes as well as for numerous organized sports activities during the week and on weekends throughout the year.
Our sports facilities include a semi-Olympic-sized swimming pool where our students learn to swim and refine their swimming techniques during P.E. lessons and where the school's various swim teams practice regularly. Adjacent to the swimming pool are two outdoor tennis courts, which are used during P.E. lessons and after school for tennis lessons and team practice. The ISF sports facilities also include a newly-renovated shower and changing area.
The school has a very large and well-equipped sports hall which can be sub-divided for various class activities. We have a full-sized, indoor basketball court with electronic score board for official matches. Our sports hall is also equipped for badminton, gymnastics, indoor hockey, football, and volleyball.
Our modern, outdoor sports facilities are truly splendid. We have state-of the-art, all-weather sports fields, running track, and track and field areas. Floodlights allow our students to enjoy these facilities even during the darker winter months.
Member of the German Club System
After-school sports and summer sports camps are run by the Sportverein ISF Sindlingen e.V. (the ISF Sports Club). The Sportverein helps ISF students learn the fundamentals of a variety of sports from an early age including Preschool. It also enables ISF students to learn about sportsmanship, trust, respect, fair play, leadership, and team spirit while having great fun.
Being part of the German club system enables athletes to compete in local league games as well as competitions at a local and national level. In addition, Sportverein members have access to some world-class sporting facilities in the area.
Sports for the Whole Family
Activities for the whole family include the special Sunday swim sessions, when family members take part of swimming lessons, swimming practice, and aqua jogging at the ISF pool. During the winter break in February, the Sportverein organizes a family ski trip to Austria. A family golf tournament also takes place in May each year with ISF family members teaming up to compete against other families.
Identifying and Developing Athletic Talent
For athletically talented and ambitious students, the ISF Sportverein has proven to be an excellent springboard for future development. In the past, ISF athletes have transferred to prestigious local clubs like Eintracht Frankfurt. In popular team sports such as swimming and athletics, ISF students train at least three times a week and have been selected for participation on the Hessen State team.
In 2002, ISF became a member of the German International Schools Sports Tournament (GISST) league, which is comprised of 11 international schools in Germany. The ISF Sportverein coordinates the school's participation in the 36 GISST tournaments throughout Germany during the school year.
In GISST, ISF students have been very successful. ISF won the overall GISST trophy in 2006-7, 2012-13 and 2013-14. During these tournaments the visiting athletes from the other German schools are housed overnight throughout the ISF school community.
In addition to competing actively in Germany and Europe, ISF athletes also have the opportunity to compete internationally. Every two years a selection of ISF Sportverein athletes travels to the SABIS® Regional Tournament to compete against other SABIS® schools in the network. The event welcomes over 1,000 SABIS® students and is held in different locations around the world.
Each summer, ISF offers a number of sports camps during the month of July. The sports camps include all sports, including basketball, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, and many more.