Athletics - The Buccaneers
Inter-Island Competitive Sports Program
The Inter-Island Competitive Sports Program at LIS offers a comprehensive sports experience from Primary School through High School for both Boys and Girls teams. Our primary objective is to provide opportunities for students to participate in organized sports, fostering teamwork and a competitive spirit.
We aim to accommodate as many teams as possible, tailoring our offerings to the available number of students within a specific age group. Our program is organized to prepare our teams to compete against other local and International school teams. Due to the competitive nature of the competitions there is a selection process for the teams which also does not guarantee equal playing time. Our focus lies on competitive league play and ensuring a fair, performance-based approach. A sport for all opportunities is afforded to all students within our inter house competitions.
In addition to local competitions, we are proud to explore opportunities for our students to engage with the international schools including participation in the Lyford Cay International School (Nassau) & American International School of Kingston (Jamaica) soccer tournaments. Through this exposure we aim to foster a broader sense of sportsmanship and offer unique experiences through organized tournaments.
Over the years LIS has fielded Primary, Middle and High School teams in all five island sports, Volleyball Softball, Basketball, Track and Field and Soccer competing in the Grand Bahama Primary & Secondary Sports Association Leagues. We emphasize sportsmanship and fair play with our teams whilst still playing to the best of our ability and being competitive. We are very proud as a small school population to have had students named both MVP for a competition and some as Player of the Year in their sport. LIS has won island championships in volleyball, basketball and soccer and National Champions in Senior Girls Soccer.
Team training sessions are run based on the sports seasons with Volleyball and Softball typically taking place in the first semester and Soccer, Basketball and Track during the second semester.
House Sports Teams
For those students who do not want to play sports in a competitive environment, LIS has its own House System. Students are assigned to one of three houses (Red Snappers, Blue Marlins, Green Morays) and we have quarterly athletic competitions during the school year.
The highlight of the House System competition usually takes place in February on 'Sports Day.' This day is an LIS community event which is dedicated to field and track activities, where all students, as well as their parents and staff members participate and earn points for their respective House Teams.