Dear ACS Student-Athletes and Parents, welcome (or welcome back) to the ACS Athletic Department.
ACS has a long and outstanding history of athletics, participating for many years in EMAC (Eastern Mediterranean Activities Conference) and ADSAC (Abu Dhabi Schools Athletics Conference), and now as founding members of EAC (Emirates Athletic Conference) and MESAC (Middle East South Asia Conference). We are well respected for our excellence in our quality of student-athletes, both on the playing field and off. We pride ourselves on our reputation for not only challenging our student-athletes to be the best, but by developing their social responsibilities and nurturing true ambassadors of sportsmanship. These are key elements of our program.
As we prepare for a new school year and another exciting year of athletic competition it is vital that parents and students are fully aware of the participation requirements. The ACS Parent Handbook which can be found in the download section is designed to provide all the information needed to guide you through the sporting year. It includes general rules and guidelines for sports activities. More specific details may also be sent home at the beginning of the individual seasons. Though not all information will be relevant to all participants (for example, your child may not be hosting/traveling this year but hosting information is included in this booklet) please read through the booklet and keep it somewhere handy for future reference. Your understanding and cooperation/commitment to the program will help ensure the athletic program runs smoothly.
I look forward to working with you and to sustaining and improving upon the outstanding results from last year. A strong partnership between parents, coaches and the athletic department is crucial and together we can ensure that the Sand Viper teams will continue to be competitive and consolidate their position as a leading member of MESAC and EAC.
Kenneth A. Macaulay