ISB’s campus will be closed for the remainder of this academic school year and Distance Learning will continue. Visit the Distance Learning Information Hub for updates and resources!

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ISB’s campus will be closed for the remainder of this academic school year and Distance Learning will continue. Visit the Distance Learning Information Hub for updates and resources!

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Middle School Athletics

International School of Brooklyn offers three athletic seasons for Middle School students, including two team sports and one individual sport. This year, ISB is offering soccer (fall), basketball (winter), and track club (spring). The Athletics department aims to develop athletes who demonstrate good sportsmanship by showing respect to teammates, officials, and opponents. The ISB Dragons are part of a middle school athletic league called the MSAL. ISB organizes soccer and basketball games with a large community of independent schools, including schools from both Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Soccer
September-November

ISB Dragons soccer meets for three practices per week. During these sessions, students practice various techniques that improve their ability to play soccer. Students work on footwork, dribbling, passing, strategy, and teamwork during this fall season. Team members scrimmage each practice, and games are scheduled with other schools for interscholastic competition.

 

Basketball
November-March

ISB Dragons basketball meets for three practices a week. Student athletes run drills and activities that progressively teach the fundamentals of basketball. Skills that are focused on include agility, hand-eye coordination, ball handling, passing, catching, flexibility, conditioning and teamwork. Basketball can help develop cardiovascular endurance and develop both upper and lower body strength. Students have fun, socialize, and build teamwork. Strong relationships translate into good health. Exercising in a group also tends to lead to better continued participation. Played alone or in groups, basketball is a great sport to learn.

Vinny Abbate, Athletics Director

"We pride our Dragons Athletic program on bringing students of various skill levels together to promote sportsmanship, cooperation, effort, and integrity through competition. "

Track Club
April-June

ISB Dragons track club consists of one each week. Student athletes have the opportunity to learn about the importance of cardiovascular endurance. Athletes learn about their heart rate, capacity, and how to maintain good pace when jogging. Different obstacles are  introduced to motivate students and improve their abilities.

Dragons Training Camp
April-June
Dragons Training Camp is open to students in 5th-7th Grade in the spring. We offer a one day per week class for soccer and one for basketball. The aim of the training camp is to provide an opportunity for 5th Graders to meet and collaborate with their future teammates while learning fundamentals of the game in preparation for entering Middle School.