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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

Concordia Aquatics
Turner Neal

Learn more about Concordia's Aquatics program!

The Concordia Aquatics program got off to a great start this week as the competitive teams were back in the water at the Ambassy Club. The Learn To Swim program will kick-off their season on Monday, August 26.

For more information about the program or to learn how to register, please go to the Aquatics Program website.

Volleyball Jamboree - Saturday, August 24
Turner Neal

Concordia will host the annual volleyball jamboree on Saturday, August 24 with games at 9:00am and 1:00pm.

Concordia will host SASPX and SASPD on Saturday, August 24 for the annual Volleyball Jamboree. The jamboree consists of a friendly round-robin between our three schools prior to the start of the competitive season. Concordia's boys' and girls' teams will play simultaneously at 9:00am against SASPD and then at 1:00pm against SASPX. Come cheer on your Phoenix!

First Phoenix Friday
Turner Neal

Check out the schedule for the first Phoenix Friday of the year, which will take place on Friday, August 30.

Concordia will celebrate our first Phoenix Friday of the year on Friday, August 30th as the Junior Varsity and Varsity volleyball teams will take on Shanghai American School - Pudong Campus. This will be a part of the Shanghai Cup, which includes SASPD, SASPX, and SMIC. 

The Varsity volleyball teams will then travel to SASPX, and JV volleyball teams will travel to SASPD on Saturday, August 31. We will distribute those schedules when they are made available.

Friday, August 30
4:30PM in HS Gym - JV Boys Volleyball
4:30PM in PC Gym - JV Girls Volleyball
5:30PM in PC Gym - V Girls Volleyball
7:00PM in PC Gym - V Boys Volleyball


Strength and Conditioning Program
Turner Neal

NEW Strength and Conditioning program coming to Concordia this year!

One of the big changes in the Athletic Department this year will be the addition of a Strength and Conditioning program for our students. Starting in Season 1, the Fitness Center will be open every day from 3:30-5:00 for students to work out. The Fitness Center will be monitored by staff who help students work the Volt Program in a safe and consistent way. Our hope is that by utilizing this program, our students will have the opportunity to be bigger, faster, stronger, and healthier. More information to come!

Welcome Back!
Turner Neal

Welcome Back to Concordia! Take a look at information regarding our upcoming Season 1 sports!

Dear Concordia families,

We are so excited to be welcoming you back to another year at Concordia! Hopefully you have already received a message from the Athletic Department regarding Season 1 registrations and tryouts. All sports registrations will be administered via SchoolsBuddy, a new online application that has already been used by the lower divisions at Concordia. It is important to register via SchoolsBuddy so that families fully understand the expectations and commitments of participating in High School sports.

Tryouts will start for all teams on Wednesday, August 14th at 3:30pm. Information about where those practices will take place, and the head coach of each program are below. If you have questions about registrations or any other facets of our program, please reach out to the Athletic Director Turner Neal.


Head Coach

Tryout Location

Girls Volleyball

Mrs. Marissa Hauser

HS Gym

Boys Volleyball

Mrs. Kathy Gordon

PC Gym


Mr. Sean Dwyer

Soccer Field


Mr. Gabriel Olmeda

Tennis Courts

Cross Country

Dr. Chris Mizel

Meet @ Track. Will run offsite.


Ms. Charell Milton

Tryouts in September


Go Phoenix!

Turner Neal
Director of Athletics

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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.