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Message from Athletic Director

Home of the Phoenix

Welcome to Concordia International School Shanghai! The Athletic Department seeks to provide a wholistic approach to athletics by focusing on the lifelong lessons that are grounded in Christian values. We believe athletics can be a vehicle to teach courage, self-confidence, commitment, sportsmanship, a growth mindset, teamwork, and leadership. Our athletic programs give our community a focal point for school spirit and pride. Competition brings together students, faculty, staff and families to form the community that is Concordia’s culture. Furthermore, athletic events against association schools allow us to connect with other communities beyond our community.

The school’s commitment to athletics is reflected in our numerous, diverse offerings: 66 teams, across 30 sports, are fielded each year. We are a member school of four activities conferences: Asia Pacific Activities Conference (APAC), Shanghai International School Activities Conference (SISAC), Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS), and China International Schools Sports Association (CISSA). Each of these conferences provide our students different experiences. Some offer opportunity for travel countries outside of China, some within China, and other within Shanghai.

All of our students have access to top-notch facilities on campus including four gyms, a FIFA Two-Star soccer pitch, an outdoor track, and tennis courts. Additionally, Concordia has a sports medicine office staffed by a full-time athletic trainer and an impressive weight room for strength and conditioning training. We have also partnered with other local facilities that provide our students access to two fantastic swimming pools, a baseball diamond, and a softball diamond. I hope many families take advantage of Concordia’s vibrant athletics program this year.

Go Phoenix!


Turner Neal

Athletic News

Summer Training Plans
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Get your summer training plan today!

Coaches are providing a variety of summer training plans for our student-athletes. If you plan to play a Season 1 sport, it is extremely important that you properly train your body this summer so that you can avoid injuries and compete in August! If you are interested in playing a Season 1 sport and have not yet received a training plan, please contact Mr. Neal to get connected with your prospective coach.


Athletic Registrations 2019-20
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2019-20 Athletic Registrations coming soon!

Registrations for 2019-20 athletic teams are open on SchoolsBuddy! Look out for an email from the school on how to set up your account for next year! We encourage families to register for teams over the summer holiday so that we can organize the best possible program for you!

Registrations should be completed by a parent or guardian. There are important agreements and information regarding APAC/JPAC homestays, team travel information, and a copy of our new Athletics Handbook. 

We will open this registration to students who will be in G8-G12 for 2019-20. Students in High School will have the first opportunity to fill roster spots; however, we will welcome G8 students if open spots remain. As a reminder, APAC does not allow 8th graders to participate. JPAC does allow G8 students to participate. 

Uniform Returns
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Reminder to turn in athletic uniforms.

Final reminder to return all sports uniforms to the Athletics Office. Athletics Assistant, Mr. Dazhu Yang, has been emailing families who still have outstanding uniforms. If uniforms are not returned by the end of the school year, students will be charged the cost of the uniform so that it can be replaced over the summer. Failure to pay this fee will result in the student being ineligible to compete.

CISSA Softball
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CISSA Softball will take place on Saturday, May 25 at SAS PX. 

The final CISSA event for the year is softball. The Cross River Event will take place on Saturday, May 25 at SAS PX. The tournament will be from 8:00-2:00. A team schedule is pasted below. Go Phoenix!

vs SAS PX at 8:30 on Field 4
vs WISS at 9:20 on Field 4
vs YCIS GB #1 at 10:05 on Field 4
vs NIS #2 at 10:50 on Field 4
vs YCIS GB #2 at 12:20 on Field 4
vs NIS #2 at 1:15 on Field 3

Athletic Forms for 2019-20
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An introduction to new athletic forms for the 2019-20 school year.

The Athletic Department will be introducing several new forms in 2019-20. These forms will be more efficient for both families and Concordia. These forms must be on file with the school in order for a student to participate. These forms will be finalized and emailed before summer vacation.

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Concordia by the Numbers

Concordia athletics had 412 participants during the 2015-16 school year across the fall, winter and spring seasons.

Across the three seasons, 30 teams represent Concordia in 11 sports.

As Concordia's sports programs progress more student athletes have the opportunity to pursue their athletic passions at the collegiate level.

Since joining the APAC conference in 2008 Concordia has won 10 APAC championships.

Concordia athletes have won 55 SISAC titles since the beginning of the athletic program in 2002.

All varsity teams compete in the APAC conference, which embodies 12 international schools from five different countries.