The N.E.C.I.S. Sports Council exists in order to provide opportunities for international schools located in North Western Europe to meet in specified tournament activities on a competitive basis. Each school should work toward a common aim to achieve an efficient and well-balanced program that promotes healthy competition, sportsmanship, and full participation.
1. a. Under 14, Under 12 and Under 10 levels
To organize competitive tournaments in various team and individual sports (as stipulated in the By-Laws) in which participation by all members of the team is important within the limitations imposed by the various sports’ governing bodies. Every student MUST play for at least a quarter/set, from beginning to end, of the game in total during EVERY game at a tournament.
NOTE: There are specific rules regarding the minimum amount of participation time at the Under 14 and 12 levels in Soccer, Volleyball, Mini-Volleyball, Basketball and Mini-Basketball. See Appendix D in the By-Laws (Guidelines for Soccer, Volleyball, Mini-Volleyball, Basketball, and Mini-Basketball) for these rules THAT MUST BE STRICTLY ADHERED TO.
1. b. Varsity and Junior Varsity levels.
To organize competitive tournaments in various team and individual sports (as stipulated in the By-Laws); while believing that participation by all members of the team is desirable, we recognize that this is not always possible in every game. However, every student MUST be allowed to play during the tournament and preferably all members of the team should be allowed to play in every game.
2. To promote sportsmanship among fellow team members, members of the opposing team,
officials, coaches and spectators. (See NECIS Statement of sportmanship.
In order to achieve these objectives, the N.E.C.I.S. Sports Council requires that, for team sports, every Tournament Director:
For tournaments involving individual sports, each Tournament Director is required to adequately prepare the officials.