“Success is never final; failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”
– Coach John Wooden, UCLA
Welcome to TISA’s Athletics programme—home of the TISA Titans. The Athletics and Activities programme at TISA is an integral part of the total education and growth experience of its students. At TISA, emphasis is placed not on winning and losing, but on meeting the challenges of competition to the best of our abilities.
Our goal is to encourage athletes of all ages to fully realize their potential by offering a programme designed to stimulate and develop the interests of every participant. We believe that our solid after-school Athletics programme helps prepare students for success in life. We stress dedication, leadership, camaraderie, sportsmanship and fair play, while fostering a desire to learn about sports through sports.
International tournaments provide students with the opportunity to compete against peers in other international schools, but more importantly to travel and create life-long friendships and unforgettable memories. As a founding member of the Silk Road Athletics Association (SRAA) and member of the Central Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA), TISA offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports events against other schools within the Caucasus region and in Eastern Europe. TISA teams also compete locally against other international schools in Baku and Azerbaijani schools and club teams.
Whether participating in Physical and Health Education (PHE) classes or in clubs and teams after school, the ultimate goal is the same: to maintain and stimulate an interest in sports and other forms of physical activity that will continue beyond a student's school career.
TISA’s competitive Athletics programme offers these sports in the CEESA & SRAA Seasons:
- Season 1 (August - November):
- CEESA Football / Soccer (Boys & Girls, Middle & High School)
- SRAA Volleyball (Boys & Girls, Middle & High School)
- Season 2 (November - March):
- CEESA Basketball (Boys & Girls, Middle & High School)
- CEESA Swimming (Boys & Girls, Middle & High School)
- Season 3 (March - May):
- CEESA Volleyball (Boys & Girls, Middle & High School)
- SRAA Track & Field (Boys & Girls, Middle & High School)
Please see the documents below to learn more about our TISA Athletics programme, as well as the student and parent expectations for TISA Athletes: