Athletics & Aquatics
The American School of Dubai Athletics program has a successful legacy of excellence. ASD believes that a dynamic program of student athletics is vital to the educational development of the student as a whole, while offering opportunities to serve and strengthen the community. Interscholastic athletic programs offer students the opportunity to experience the educational benefits of athletic competition while adding to the life of the community and developing lifelong values. The Athletic program offers extracurricular activities for middle and high school students; the Physical Education (P.E.) Department leads K-12 physical education courses, in school intramural competitions and special events such as Sports Days. Sportsmanship, integrity and respect are the foundations of character for ASD student athletes.
Three Athletic Seasons
Fall: Dance, Golf, Swimming, Volleyball
Winter: Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country Running, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling
Spring: Badminton, Softball, Baseball, Track and Field
THE MESAC CONFERENCE
ASD is a member of the Middle East South Asia Conference (MESAC). Junior Varsity and Varsity boy and girl teams travel the region to compete against other MESAC member schools based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE; Doha, Qatar; Muscat, Oman; and New Delhi, India. Participation in MESAC presents student athletes the opportunity to compete across the Middle East and around the world.
The ASD Field House is a state of the art facility built to accommodate multiple physical education classrooms and competition courts, a dance studio, climbing wall, indoor running track and roof-top tennis courts. The ASD campus also includes two 25m swimming pools, two regulation soccer fields, baseball field and outdoor and indoor running tracks. ASD regularly hosts regional athletic conferences and competitions. Visitors to campus appreciate the legacy of the ASD Falcons when they visit the alumni history walls and gaze upon the tournament pennants and trophies.
ASD has a well developed Aquatics program where swimmers can begin to develop their skills and compete from Grade 2. The elementary program prepares students to move to an U14 program, to one day compete at the MESAC JV and Varsity levels.
Parents are actively engaged in support of ASD student athletes. Parent volunteers organize the Booster Club and manage the Falcon’s Nest concession stand. Funds generated by the Booster Club support the Athletics department as well as a senior athletic scholarship. Parents are seen as supportive fans, as hosts to visiting athletes, as team parents and volunteers that leverage the success of the Athletics program.