Sports

Fall Season (August - October)

Cross Country

Coach: Mr. Bowler and Mr. Martindale

Cross Country at the Sacred Heart is held during the fall sports season. The girls who take part are self motivated, driven, and confident athletes that enjoy running and the benefits it offers. The girls train three to four days a week running distances between 4 and 7K preparing for races that fall on Saturdays. In the past few years the Sacred Heart has had great success in both the middle and high programs, winning finals in 2013 and league champions in 2012. The sport offers a chance for all athletes to compete not only against themselves but rival schools in the Kanto plains. The top seven high school girls take part in the Asia Pacific Invitational held in Guam. This is a fantastic event that allows our girls to race against more than 20 schools from several countries around the pacific.



Tennis


Coach: Mr. Jeremic and Ms. Kumamoto

JV & Varsity tennis is an advanced program based on a modern tennis methodology allowing students to join a team representing their school and compete against other international schools in the Kanto (wider Tokyo) area. The program helps create well-rounded student athletes, develops responsibility and teaches sportsmanship. Our teams’ performances for the past few years (first time in the School history league champions for the two consecutive seasons – 2012 and 2013) have earned us place amongst the strongest teams in the area. The tennis teams train and play on the school courts. We also travel to other locales farther afield for tournaments.

Volleyball

Varsity Coach: Ms. Braun Junior Varsity Coach: Ms. Lee

High School Volleyball competes and practices in the fall season (August through November). The volleyball program at Sacred Heart focuses on learning the fundamentals of the game, game strategy, and most important: having fun. The high school teams practice four days a week and have weekly games. The JV and Varsity team work closely together to ensure a positive atmosphere for all players who choose to play. Volleyball players are expected to uphold a high academic standard, be good citizens of Sacred Heart, and work to balance their sports with their academics. The high school volleyball program is a competitive program that seeks to do well in the Kanto League as well as the Far East Tournament at the end of the season. The Sacred Heart Volleyball team won the Far East Tournament in 2015, and continues to do well in league play.

Winter Season (November - January)

Basketball

Coach: Mr. Cervantes and Ms. Lee

The basketball season for the JV and Varsity teams start around late October until the end of February.
Both teams compete against other International schools within the Kanto region as well as at a tournament which takes place towards the end of the season.

Every year, the varsity team participate in the Far East Tournament where they compete for the championships. As well as the JV team also compete in 2 different JV tournaments.

Along side learning the fundamentals and tactics of basketball, the players get to be in an environment where they can use life skills such as team work, communication and leadership skills.

Netball


Coach: Mrs. Tootell

Netball is a team game, which means there are two aspects of becoming a successful player. First you have to learn the skills of the game - how to catch and throw, to shoot for goals, and to move in attack and defence. Then comes the real challenge: to use these skills effectively with other team members to produce a winning netball team. Netball is a winter sport at Sacred Heart and is very popular. We produce teams at all grade levels from 3rd grade through high school and each section practices once a week after school. We play fast and hard and have a great deal of fun perfecting our skills.

Spring Season (February to May)

Soccer

Coach: Mr. Eyre and Mr. Knight

Varsity

Major Tournament: DoDDs Far East Tournament & Kanto Plains Tournament

The soccer season begins in mid-February and continues through early May. The soccer team train in the gym, and on the playground and field. Some practices take place on full-size astroturf fields in Tokyo. The team plays on a number of grounds throughout the Kanto area. The team competes in the Kanto League against other international schools and DoDDs schools in the Kanto (wider Tokyo) area. The season ends with the four-day Far East tournament.

Junior Varsity

Major Tournament: Junior Varsity Kanto Plains Tournament

The soccer season begins in mid-February and continues through early May. The soccer team train in the gym, and on the playground and field. Some practices take place on full-size astroturf fields in Tokyo. The team plays on a number of grounds throughout the Kanto area. The team competes in the Kanto League against other international schools and DoDDs schools in the Kanto (wider Tokyo) area.

Track and Field

Coach: Mr. Adams and Ms. Cole

Track and Field is a great opportunity to improve overall athleticism in our girls. Students participate in a wide variety of events both on the track and in the field. Track events such as the sprints, hurdles, long distance and relay are all about running whilst field events are broken into jumping events (long jump and high jump) and throwing events (shot put and discus). It is one of few sports that really incorporates individual skills and success alongside the team success and camaraderie. Meets take place on Saturdays and are a great atmosphere of competition and fun.