We consider sport to be highly important, benefitting students’ physical health and teaching important life skills such as teamwork, leadership and respect. Whilst we are always pleased when our teams bring back trophies, our focus is on teaching young people to enjoy participating in sport, and we also believe that learning to deal with the challenge and disappointment of not winning is highly beneficial.
Our professional coaches are educators who actively contribute to the educational goals of our Foundation. They are always attentive that each participant:
- Takes pleasure in a sporting activity
- Makes new friends and develops social skills
- Improves their levels of fitness
- Understands the principles from training sessions and is able to apply them to competitions (e.g. attendance, punctuality, concentration, listening, respect towards team-mates, staff and opponents)
Proposed competitive sports
Most of our teams train once or twice a week with qualified and experienced coaches who are specialized in their sport. The trainings are organised by age group and teams compete regularly throughout the year in tournaments or championships.
Ecolint belongs to several school sports leagues in the Lake Geneva area and beyond:
- The Ligue du Lac includes six schools located near Lake Geneva
- The ADISR includes all private schools in the French speaking part of Switzerland
- SGIS represents all international schools in Switzerland.
We have also established partnerships with a number of European and international schools and each year we play international tournaments abroad in most sports. Finally, our three campuses also organise inter-campus sporting events to complete the offer.
Everyone is welcome in every sport and can participate in our competition programme. If we have many students in a category, we create several teams with several coaches. The best team will play in the more advanced competitions; other teams participate in local tournaments or inter-campus events.
To go further
We have also developed relationships with local sports associations. The high level young athletes who want to progress even further will be directed to the best clubs in Geneva.