ATHLETICS

Overview

At the Middle School and High School level, THIS is currently part of the International Schools Athletic Conference (ISAC). This league gives THIS athletes the chance to play friendly competitions among international schools located in Beijing and Tianjin. Each sport season ends with a final tournament. Our primary division is also part of the Junior International Schools Athletic Conference (JISAC) league. As part of the Junior ISAC league international schools around Beijing invite other schools to participate in half-day sporting events to experience the fun and participation of sports.

The athletic program produces well-rounded athletes who demonstrate excellent sportsmanship, perseverance, and Spartan Spirit both on and off the court. For this reason, we are very proud to be called the Spartans. Our philosophy is to get everyone involved regardless of previous skill level. Our students come and join the Spartans in any of the sporting seasons.

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Primary School Sports Programs

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Middle School Athletics Teams

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High School Athletics Teams

Mission

The aim of the Tsinghua International School Athletic Program is to create sporting opportunities that turn into positive life-long memories. To use athletics as a vehicle to reach our full potential not only as athletes but as people. To promote quality sportsmanship and develop a team-first mindset all while protecting the safety of our students. We want to create leaders in our athletics program, and we understand that hard work advances self-confidence which one of the driving forces for individual growth. Finally, we enthusiastically guide our student-athletes to become the best human beings they are capable of becoming by cultivating life lessons through sport.

SPORTS AND ATHLETICS HANDBOOK

Meet Our Coaches

Dave Macfarlane

Athletics Coordinator

As a coach, I aim to produce technically proficient, autonomous players who can solve problems and display creativity. I use small-sided games to teach players the principles of football, and make sure that every player has a high amount of exposure to the ball in each session.

Jeremiah Solomon

Mr. Salomon served as Athletic Director for the last 3 years while coaching the High
School boys basketball team for the last 5 years.

Joshua Chan

Mr. Chan has experience as a middle school soccer coach and assistant coach for high school girls’ basketball in south china. He is excited to be involved in the middle school basketball program this year!

Matt Wolodzko

As a player, Mr. Wolodzko played for a famous High School program (Ponder High School) in Texas and went on to play 2 years of NJCAA division 1 ball at ranger college.
As a coach, Mr Wolodzko has been coaching in south china for 6 years. His schools participated in ACAMIS and the PRC, of which his team won the championship each year!

Nolan Dahman

Mr. Dahman minored in sports coaching at university and has over five years of experience coaching basketball and soccer.
Mr. Dahman will also coach our elementary school handball team. He grew up enjoying and playing a variety of sports and enjoys hiking and biking around china.

Erick Enriquez

Mr. Enriquez “Coach Erick” is a multi-sports educator with 11 years of experience in pe and sports management across the USA, Mexico, and China.
His most beloved hobby is horseback riding. Additionally, he is also a 5th-degree black belt tae kwon do master that represented Mexico in the national team for many years across the world.

Charles Vernon

Mr. Vernon is the head of PE department. He has been coaching various sports for the past six years in the USA, China, and Myanmar.

Charles Vernon

Mr. Vernon is the head of PE department. He has been coaching various sports for the past six years in the USA, China, and Myanmar.

Paul Moon

Mr. Moon has experience as a coach and mentor in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and ice hockey. Mr. Moon has several years’ experience playing soccer at various levels throughout his youth. He is excited to make the transition to coaching and looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities that come with it.

Maggie Cleaver

Ms. Cleaver grew up training on a US Olympic development team for skiing and playing competitive soccer in high school as a goalkeeper. She has coached skiing four seasons in the US and now enjoys coaching high school soccer, focusing on training goalkeepers.

Dave Macfarlane

Mr.Macfarlane, ‘Coach Dave’, is a Secondary School PE teacher, current Athletics Director, and UK qualified football coach.
He has five years experience coaching youth football fulltime in the UK, Singapore, and Shanghai.

Drew Dickerson

Mr. Dickerson started playing football at age 3, and never looked back. He played for multiple travel clubs and for his high school varsity team. His love for the game has never faded. Mr. Dickerson has also coached volleyball at Tsinghua, and coached basketball and football at his previous school.

Nolan Dahman

Mr. Dahman minored in sports coaching at university and has over five years of experience coaching basketball and soccer.
Mr. Dahman will also coach our elementary school handball team. He grew up enjoying and playing a variety of sports and enjoys hiking and biking around china.

Charles Vernon

Mr. Vernon is the head of PE department. He has been coaching various sports for the past six years in the USA, China, and Myanmar.

Charles Vernon

Mr. Vernon is the head of PE department. He has been coaching various sports for the past six years in the USA, China, and Myanmar.

Paul Moon

Mr. Moon has experience as a coach and mentor in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and ice hockey. Mr. Moon has several years’ experience playing soccer at various levels throughout his youth. He is excited to make the transition to coaching and looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities that come with it.

Dora Li

Ms.Li started learning martial arts at the age of eight. In 2010, she won the national martial arts championship. She is good at many kinds of fists and weapons.
She went to London, for a year of martial arts coaching. She has two years of physical education teaching experience, and has been working hard to explore.

Erick Enriquez

Mr. Enriquez “Coach Erick” is a multi-sports educator with 11 years of experience in pe and sports management across the USA, Mexico, and China.
His most beloved hobby is horseback riding. Additionally, he is also a 5th-degree black belt tae kwon do master that represented Mexico in the national team for many years across the world.

Maggie Cleaver

Ms. Cleaver grew up training on a US Olympic development team for skiing and playing competitive soccer in high school as a goalkeeper. She has coached skiing four seasons in the US and now enjoys coaching high school soccer, focusing on training goalkeepers.

Gabe Morse

Mr. Morse played baseball in both high school and college in the USA, and has given private 1 on 1 baseball lessons since then.
He has been teaching secondary PE for 3 years and coaching various sports including baseball, softball, volleyball, and tennis at the high school level for the past 5 years.

Charles Vernon

Mr. Vernon is the head of PE department. He has been coaching various sports for the past six years in the USA, China, and Myanmar.

Nate Fisher

Mr. Fisher is a middle school teacher with 5 years of experience as a track and field coach (1-year middle school, 2-year high school, and 2-year university).
He competed as a track and field athlete for the University of North Carolina, where he also achieved a coaching education minor.

Sue Liu

Shu ‘Sue’ Liu was a championship volleyball player at Fresno pacific university in the USA and has extensive coaching experience from middle school to college in both the USA and China.

Gabe Morse

Mr. Morse played baseball in both high school and college in the USA, and has given private 1 on 1 baseball lessons since then.
He has been teaching secondary PE for 3 years and coaching various sports including baseball, softball, volleyball, and tennis at the high school level for the past 5 years.

Chelsea Hill

Mrs. Chelsea Hill coached high school volleyball for four years while in south China. Her team participated in multiple PRC and ACAMIS competitions. She is looking forward to developing young players’ interests, skills, and sportsmanship in volleyball.

Middle School Teams

Football | Boys

Head Coach: Mr. Dave Macfarlane

Football | Girls

Head Coach: Mr. Nolan Dahmann

Basketball | Boys

Head Coach: Mr. Matt Wolodzko

Basketball | Girls

Head Coach: Mr. Charles Vernon

Volleyball | Boys

Head Coach: Ms. Sue Liu

Volleyball | Girls

Head Coach: Mr. Gabe Morse

High School Teams

Football | Boys

Head Coach: Mr. Dave Macfarlane

Football | Girls

Head Coach: Mr. Drew Dickerson

Basketball | Varsity Boys

Head Coach: Mr. Jeremiah Solomon

Basketball | JV Boys

Head Coach: Mr. Matt Wolodzko

Basketball | Girls

Head Coach: Mr. Charles Vernon

Volleyball | Varsity Boys

Head Coach: Ms. Benita Sumita

Volleyball | JV Boys

Head Coach: Mr. Gabe Morse

Volleyball | Varsity Girls

Head Coach: Ms. Sue Liu

Volleyball | JV Girls

Head Coach: Ms. Victoria Wong

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