The Athletic Department supports the mission of Leipzig International School by helping student-athletes to develop skills and attributes valuable in becoming global citizens. LIS believes that a dynamic and competitive athletic programme is an essential element for the cognitive, personal, and educational development of our student-athletes.

The Athletic Department is dedicated to providing the best possible learning environment in which to foster this multi-faceted development. LIS student-athletes learn a great deal from participation in competitive athletics. Teams provide experiences that help them develop both in the athletic environment and academic environment. The lessons learnt help build life-skills that benefit their development as contributing members of their community. 

The athletic curriculum provides opportunities in sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, conflict management and physical skill development. Development of the individual, commitment to the team, and respect for the mission of the school are all vital parts of this process. While LIS recognises our great pride in winning and our quest for excellence and success, it does not condone winning at all costs. We believe in fair and rewarding principles for all participants and do not support any behaviour or pressure that might undermine good sportsmanship, positive relationships, and good mental and physical health. 

We do offer a new initiative at LIS - the German Sports Badge (Deutsches Sportabzeichen). The 'Deutsches Sportabzeichen' is the top badge outside the competitive sports. It is worth training for. Four disciplines must be completed within one calendar year. Please find out all details here.

This year we have given our teams an identity in order to promote school sports: the 'LIS LIONS'. By identifying all LIS athletes as LIS Lions, we are seeking to unify our athletic programme. We hope to bring a new sporting spirit to the school, and to make sport a focal point of school life. Already this has had an effect - with LIS entering the German International School Sports Tournaments (GISST) cross country competition for the first time, as well huge numbers of students taking part in extra-curricular sport. This is just the beginning. The aim is for LIS Lions is to compete in all GISST sports. I look forward to your child's participation in our programme. Please contact us if we can help in any way. We wish our athletes and coaches success, and please join us on the side-lines as a spectator for a game.

Go Lions!

Udo Quellmalz
Athletics Director

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