Welcome to Amsterdam!
It is a privilege to welcome you to the campus of the International School of Amsterdam and to the 2016 NECIS Volleyball and Football Tournament.
This year's tournament is the result of a great deal of planning by the Athletic Directors of all the NECIS schools, but especially by ISA's Athletic Director, Marianne de Haan. I know you will join me in thanking all of the Athletic Directors, school representatives, and our sponsors who have done so much to make this year's tournament possible. I must not forget to mention the dedicated team of Parent Boosters who do so much to ensure that there are plenty ofrefreshments available throughout the tournament days. No easy task, that!
At the end of the tournament only a very few teams will hold a champions' trophy for their sport and division. But winning the championship, while wonderful, is really not the primary reason we are all here this weekend. The NECIS tournaments were created many years ago to offer our students an opportunity to learn the value of working together as a team. And, because of the international nature of our participating schools, with so many student athletes from around the world, each NECIS athlete has an incredibly exciting opportunity to make new friends and to extend his or her personal horizon. Do take time to get to know the student athletes from the other schools.
We at ISA welcome all of you to this special weekend of athletic competition. We welcome student athletes and their friends and families, athletic directors, coaches, school administrators, and the students of the NECIS schools to this year's tournament. We wish all of you a fantastic tournament filled with great competition and the good sportsmanship that has long been the hallmark of the NECIS tournaments. And, of course, we wish you a memorable stay in our interesting city. Please do let us know if there is anything we can do to help make your time with us more enjoyable and comfortable.
Let the games begin!
Edward E. Greene, Ph.D.
Thursday 10 November
Friday 11 November
Saturday 12 November
1185 TB Amstelveen
Tel. +31 (0) 20-3471275
(or Main number ISA: +31 (0) 20-3471111)
Please find here a map of the venue.
On Thursday and Friday Nov 10 and 11, all busses and visitors are requested to park at Parking Oost (this is at the corner of van der Hoop laan and Sportlaan. (It is located between ISA and the JV Soccer site). It is only a few hundred meters walk. On Saturday all busses and visitors are welcome to park at the ISA parking lot.
International School of Amsterdam
Antwerp International School
Bonn International School
Copenhagen International School
International School of Dusseldorf
American School of the Hague
International School of Hamburg
International School of Luxembourg
American International School of Rotterdam
Sigtunaskolan Humanistika Läroverket
International School of Stavanger
Please see the relevant section in the by-laws.
Every player will receive a tournament patch.
Team trophies will be awarded to those schools finishing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Medals will be awarded to all players on a team finishing in 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th place.
A team trophy will be awarded to the plate winner.
All parents of athletes will be informed by their AD about accommodation.
Grand Hotel Amstelveen
1187 XC Amstelveen
*The rooms are on availability basis only. Don’t wait too long to book as it seems to be a busy weekend in Amsterdam! Please mention International School when you book.
Click on the link for a map with hotel locations close to the venue.
Packed lunches will be provided for all teams and coaches. Food and drinks will be on sale at all sites during the tournament.