21 Jan, 2014
10 : 00
Both the Boys and Girls Basketball teams at YCIS Shanghai Gubei Campus ended the winter sports season on a high note with big wins and several top-place finishes. Notably, at two of the final tournaments of the year held in Beijing and Suzhou, the D1 Boys Basketball team finished in fourth and fifth place. As for the Boy’s D2 Basketball team, the coaches were very pleased with the team’s measureable gains in skill level and teamwork as a result of their hard work throughout the season. Coaches Mr Karel DeCock and Mr John Yi Liu agreed that one of the best takeaways from the season has been, “The students combining their individual strengths to make a team. You can see that they really believe in themselves, and in each other.”
The Girls D1 and D2 Basketball teams also had top-place results at tournaments in Shanghai and around China this season, and the coaches were impressed by how the group of students bonded together. At the season-ending tournament in Beijing, the D1 Girls earned a fourth place finish and were honoured with the Sportmanship Award. Mr Warren Newbery, Head of Physical Education (PE) at Gubei Campus, summarised first semester sports at YCIS by saying, "Our teams demonstrated strong progress throughout winter sports, and we are really excited to see how they build on this momentum in the Spring."
Similarly, the Secondary sports teams at YCIS Shanghai Century Park Campus had a solid showing during fall and winter sports. Both the D1 and D2 Boys Basketball teams finished in second place, with the D2 Girls team finishing in the final eight, as well.
In addition to providing physical education and sporting opportunities for students, the sports programme at YCIS Shanghai also serves as an arena for students to demonstrate important character traits. According to Mr Josh Pike, Head of PE at Century Park Campus, "Our students demonstrate incredible athleticism and, equally important, always display good sportsmanship by showing respect for the referees, the coaches, their teammates, and their opponents, on and off the court."
YCIS Shanghai student athletes are now looking forward to the arrival of spring sports with football and volleyball try-outs coming soon, along with the start of swimming. For more information about team sports at YCIS Shanghai, please click here.