Athletics

Athletics

Sports and physical education play a very important role at Atlas since they help maintain good physical and mental health. Physical education is highly beneficial for young children as it helps them improve their psychomotor skills and coordination. Team sports enable children, of all age groups, to socialize, and work together as a team to reach a common goal while enhancing strengths, self-improvement skills, and willpower. Children learn to be generous and improve their self-esteem towards victory and be resilient towards defeat. The school has a 7v7 soccer field, 2 basketball courts, a fitness room, and a small gym for elementary school students.

During the school day, Preschool students have a gross motor skills class. In Lower and Middle School, students have 4 hours of Physical Education per week. In High School, sports are offered as electives.

ATLETHICS

Sports academies

Atlas-ASM offers its High School students the possibility of practicing sports in a high-performance environment while pursuing their High School Diploma. During academic year 2022-23, Atlas will offer Golf, Tennis and Paddle High Performance Academies. The goal is to improve their performance level in any of these sports in a way that is integrated into their daily class schedule. These students can later on apply for sports scholarships at universities in the United States.

The High School students in the High Performance Sports Academies, train during after school hours, Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Saturdays too, for golf players). They are granted 1 credit for this sports activity. In addition, and depending on their grade and preferences, students may have to take an online elective class.

Golf academy

  • Hours per week:
    • Golf Facilities Training: 8 hours (4 days Monday through Friday) and 4 hours on Saturday morning on the golf course.
    • Physical Training: 2 hours
    • Sports Psychology: 1 hour
  • Price: 8,000 euros per year
  • Partner: Castor Gómez Academia (teacher from the Federación Andaluza and currently in the Guadalmina Club)
  • Facilities: To be determined

Paddle academy

  • Hours per week:
    • Paddle Facilities Training: 10 hours
      (5 days Monday through Friday)
    • Sports Psychology: 1 hour
  • Price: 4,000 euros per year
  • Partner: Prodigy Academy
  • Facilities: Villa Padierna Racquet Club

Tennis academy

  • Hours per week:
    • Tennis Court Training: 15 (5 days Monday through Friday)
    • Physical Training: 4 hours
    • Sports Psychology: 1 hour
  • Price: 10,000 euros per year (for training teams of 4 players).
  • Partner: Troyanos Tennis Academy
  • Facilities: Club El Campanario

If you wish to receive more information or are interested in participating in this program, students can do a try-out prior to enrolling in the school, to verify if they have the required sports level. If interested please contact Atlas-ASM Sports Academies Coordinator, Mrs. Adriana Sánchez at adriana@atlas-asm.es