Marymount's Physical Education courses aim to foster wellness, knowledge, social skills, fair play and fun. The activity-based, sequential program introduces students to team sports, health-related fitness components (focusing on aerobic activity, muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility), healthy choices, and lifetime activities. Through these units, students learn and develop the fundamental skills of different sports, as well as essential principles to live a healthy, active lifestyle. Students will work to master these skills individually and in groups, where sportsmanship and cooperative play are stressed.
Students in the Early Childhood Center and the Elementary School enjoy several Physical Education classes a week, providing them with opportunities to explore and experience various exercises and coordination activities whilst guiding them towards a well-balanced lifestyle of These are taught and developed throughout the grades in a spiralled curriculum providing students the opportunity to build on prior knowledge while learning new skills.
Marymount's sports programs for students in the Secondary School emphasize sportsmanship, commitment, and personal growth.
The After School Sports program for Middle School students (Grades 6-8) provides a variety of opportunities throughout the year for them to develop and enjoy their favorite sports.
The Varsity program for Secondary School (Grades 9-12) students includes several teams that are champions in both Italy and Europe. Marymount is a member of the DoDDS Mediterranean League, and the varsity teams travel throughout Italy to compete with other American and international schools in basketball, volleyball, cross country, soccer, track and field, and tennis.
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The After School sports program for Middle School students follows a similar model to the Varsity Sports. Clubs meet two afternoons each week and run for each of three annual seasons. Teams are open to all Middle School students (Grades 6-8).
The main goals for all the teams are to:
- develop the skills particular to the sport.
- develop a tactical awareness of the sport.
- develop a sense of perseverance in attempting to improve.
- develop a sense of commitment to a team.
All student athletes and their parents are required to read the Marymount International School Student Handbook concerning appropriate conduct and behavior. Middle School students participating in sports must have a medical certificate, signed by a practicing physician, stating that they are fit to participate in physical activities. Medical certificates are valid for 1 year from the date signed. The school nurse keeps all medical records on file and forwards any pertinent information to the coaches.
Middle School Soccer Team Students learn to develop their individual skills, tactics, and strategies for soccer. All practices take place on the school’s new soccer field. Games and tournaments take place against other international schools in Rome.
Middle School Basketball Team Students develop individual ball handling skills such as dribbling, shooting, and passing. They learn new and exciting strategies for offense and defense in games and work on improving their overall fitness. Games and tournaments take place against other international schools in Rome.
Middle School Volleyball Team Students develop individual skills such as setting, bumping, and spiking. They learn new and exciting strategies for offense and defense in games and improve their overall fitness. All practices take place on the outdoor courts. Games and tournaments take place against other international schools in Rome.
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