Building Resilience, Teamwork and Integrity

Welcome to the American School of Antananarivo’s Athletics Program for 2019-2020. The Athletics Program provides opportunities for students to develop their potential in sports while participating in a competitive and fun environment.

Philosophy

The Athletics program aims to promote healthy, balanced and productive citizens, each actively capable of contributing to a global society in line with overall school mission statement. Our program is interwoven with our school mission/values. It is of great importance that our athletes/coaches and parents ALWAYS treat players, officials and spectators from other schools with respect both on and off the field of play and take pride in the demonstration of the highest qualities of ‘sportsmanship’ at all times.

The Athletics program aims to promote the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for life long learning and believes that a variety of activities, in a comprehensive interscholastic and intramural program of sports, helps promote and supplement a balanced and well‑rounded education. As such, students should be given the opportunity to improve their self‑worth, athletic potential, and personal growth through a wide variety of activities which are not limited to all four walls of a classroom. It follows that exposure to a variety of educational experiences help students to recognise, and value, physical and recreational activities as viable lifestyle choices.

Program Goals

– Provide opportunities for students to develop their intellectual, physical and sporting abilities.
– Provide a broad program of offerings that will encourage social interaction, cooperation and leadership.
– Encourage attitudes that promote the development of a sense of responsibility, self-reliance and that contribute to a positive self-image.
– Provide opportunities for students to acquire useful and practical skills, within a full spectrum of activities that range from U11 sports teams to U18 sports teams.
– Provide a comprehensive interscholastic program where competitions are held locally (AISF).
– Provide opportunities for all ASA students to join a wide range of athletic activities.
– Provide a high level of training, competition, and supervision within the context of a school-based program.
– Provide coaching staff who will uphold the school philosophy and prevailing sense of dignity and pride along with sportsmanship and high personal and team values.
– Provide a safe and healthy climate through the collaborative efforts of the Athletics Director and coaches.