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Athletics Director's Monthly Message - June 4, 2021

Hello EAB Athletics Community,

The 2020-2021 school year for Athletics will go down in history books at EAB! As it might not be what we would have liked or expected, we still experienced a very dynamic program! An offering like we conducted was not common in many international schools, even in our fellow like-minded schools in Brazil. Our Athletics community was able to come together and understand that the student-athlete's personal wellness was at the forefront. This was a clear result from the Personal Wellness Survey sent out to the involved student-athletes.

To recap our year a little more, we began with Distance Learning Athletics, and then transitioned to Blended Learning Athletics with on-campus practices. And we did this safely! As the school year and competitions weren’t exactly how we envisioned it, we were still able to compete. I reference the Battle of Brazil 2020 Virtual Challenge that the Bulls took 3rd place overall back in November 2020! Another competition we had was the Virtual Cross Country Challenge hosted by Graded from April to May 2021. We competed in other sports through zoom competitions, pending how the coach wanted to create a competitive environment as well!

When we transitioned back to school in February of this year, we also competed against our teammates, but this time it was in person! A big thank you goes to the student-athletes and coaches that committed to our programs knowing there wasn’t a competition scheduled in the future. At the end of May, we were able to compete internally against our teammates in a one-off game, race, or demonstration. I would also like to thank the EAB faculty members that stepped up along with Alumni to make these games possible! The Bulls Athletics' community is strong in support!!

After these competitions occurred, it was important to recognize the student achievements and we distributed our Team Awards. The awards and winners were decided by the coaching staff with my support!! All student-athletes received a red Bulls t-shirt as well so no one went home empty handed! Congratulations to all of our Team Award winners from our Blended Learning Athletics season! 
 
Please click here to see our document with all of our Team Award winners for this season along with the video recording of the competition in your sport! Included in this document is our winner of the Vision Award for the High School in Athletics (click here)!
 
Seniors - Class of 2021! You may already be on your way to the next stage in life! Thank you, one final time, for your dedication to our program over your EAB careers! It has been a wild ride, but YOU did it!  All the best in your future endeavours!
 
I would also like to thank the families and student-athletes that are departing from EAB to a different country that have not graduated. Thank you for your participation and I hope you can find a love and connection through Athletics in your next school! 
 
Lastly, I cannot complete this monthly message without thanking the Coaching Staff from EAB! This collection of coaches have made our program excel over this past year! Thank you for your dedication to each and every student-athlete that was involved in your team! YOU make the program magical for EAB!
 
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For the Bulls that are returning to EAB for the 2021-22 school year, we are excited to begin on-campus with similar offerings to past years! Through the feedback from our students and parents in the May 2021 survey, we have a good idea of what will be offered and what season it will take place in! However, we are not quite at the publication stage for the program because there are factors that are still pending like the decline of COVID cases (obviously), other AASB schools involvement for competitions and group decisions on offerings, and the availability of spaces at EAB for sports. 
 
For exact information on the program, I ask that you check our website in July before returning to school for the final offering for Athletics. In the meantime, stay safe, stay active, stay positive, and enjoy the vacation! 
 
Go Bulls!
 

Athletics Director's Monthly Message - May 14, 2021

Hello Bulls Community,

As we are nearing the end of the year, the moment has come to say farewell to our teams, coaches, and Seniors for the school year! This was a year in Athletics that we will all look back on and think, "I did my best when I had the chance! We did our best when we had the chance!" We were able to have something many schools in the world did not - practices on campus. Take a minute and understand we did our best in this situation!

For all student-athletes, the coaching staff along with myself, are really proud of you! It was great to see all of you that stuck with our program without a competition scheduled! This completely shows your dedication to the EAB Athletics program, improving your physical fitness, and overall well being! (Our Personal Wellness results will be shared in the June Monthly Message.) Click here for an excellent article titled "Community and Passion Persevere" written by one of the Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) members that depicts what the Athletics program has done for students this year!

Starting next week, we have a variety of internal competitions that will occur within our normal practice times (4:15-6:00 p.m.)! Since access to campus is still limited, we are going to video record (not live) this competition and the Team Awards presentation for all student-athletes, parents, and anyone else that wants to see the progress we have made at a later date! See our list of games/events below!

  • MS Girls Volleyball on Tue-18-May
  • MS Boys & Girls Soccer on Tue-18-May
  • MS Boys Basketball on Wed-19-May
  • MS & HS Cross Country on Thu-20-May
  • MS & HS Jiu-Jitsu on Thu-20-May
  • MS & HS Softball on Mon-24-May
  • MS & HS Basketball Girls on Mon-24-May
  • HS Girls & Boys Volleyball on Tue-25-May
  • HS Soccer Boys on Tue-25-May
  • HS Soccer Girls on Wed-26-May
  • HS Wrestling on Wed-26-May
  • HS Basketball Boys on Wed-26-May
  • MS & HS Cheer Mon-24 & Wed-26

 

Go Bulls!

Athletics Director's Monthly Message - April 9, 2021

Hello Bulls Community,

We have moved into Phase 2 of Blended Learning Athletics! This is great news and allows our coaching staff to continue to focus on physical development, but permits more competitive drills during practice -all the while continuing to build relationships! This is a big step in our Athletics program for the student-athletes that have been working hard over the last 2 months! But instead of listing the specifics in each sport, I encourage you to review the Athletics Handbook for BLA starting on page 14, click here. With this movement forward our coaching staff understands that the need to sanitize and clean the equipment needs to maintain a high level. And, mask wearing is still a must by all! The student-athletes have worked so hard over the last 2 months and I know have been waiting patiently to advance to Phase 2! Keep up the dedication by all!!

Moving on for this monthly message - Inclusion is our Learner & Character Trait for the month of April! Ms. Lesley's Tait, our Interim Head of School, has a short video on this topic here. Please feel free to view and reflect! 

When I think about Inclusion in Athletics, this is a topic that is ever-growing from building community to gender equality to 'no-cut' policies to feeling a part of a team for one's mental health! In an educational athletics program we are aware that inclusion is needed and always strived for! A past coach of mine always said, "It's not a ME thing. It's a WE thing." We are all in this together! That being said, towards the end of this month we will be sending out a survey to parents and students to gauge their interest and opinions on Athletics for the coming school year! We want to include all of our stakeholders in what could be for the 2021-2022 school year! 

There are two other topics I would like to share for this month's message. The first is a student-led initiative that was shared with me from the Athletics Director at the International School of Panama. It is called the United Women Conference. This centers around the goal of raising awareness and breaking the stigma surrounding gender inequality! Please click here for the website if interested and for further information on the free registration. There are phenomenal speakers over the 4 Saturdays sessions (April 10, 17, 24, and May 8)! I will be attending as many as I can!

The second topic is that we are approaching the end of year in Athletics at EAB. It has been an honor to lead the program, student-athletes, and coaching staff throughout this whirlwind of a school year! We all know it's not what we wanted, but we've made big strides from a year ago to Distance Learning Athletics to getting back on campus to practice the sports we love! Therefore, we need to recognize those student-athletes that have been involved with our Blended Learning Athletics program since February and made those strides too! 

We will not have a virtual awards ceremony like in December 2020, but instead we will be presenting two awards per team during one of the last practice sessions. One award will be titled and chosen by the coaching staff, while the other award is a streamlined award in the program called Most Dedicated. The Most Dedicated Award is based on the student-athlete that has the highest attendance percentage throughout the semester along with always displaying a positive demeanor & effort with other teammates! We are looking forward to honoring those student-athletes that went above and beyond during BLA!

Lastly, please be mindful of the week when your sport will meet on campus. Have a great month and Go Bulls!

April 12-15 - High School Athletics 

April 19-22 - Middle School Athletics (April 21 No School = No Athletics)

April 26-29 - High School Athletics

May 3-6 - Middle School Athletics

May 10-13 - High School Athletics

May 17-20 - Middle School Athletics - Final Week

May 24-27 - High School Athletics - Final Week

May 29 - Graduation for the Class of 2021!

- John Powell

Athletics Director 

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Athletics Director's Monthly Message - March 12, 2021

Hello Bulls Community,

Exactly one year ago today I was in Mexico transitioning from a Varsity Soccer tournament to a Middle School Soccer tournament. Then COVID-19 shut everything down. A year later we are still in a similar situation, but we've grown from it and evolved as best as we can within the world of sports. Look at where we are now. We truly are a Blended Learning Athletics program. We had our on-campus practices moved back to Zoom meetings in seamless transition last week. And now, we are back on campus. Great job to the student-athletes and coaches for their efforts and flexibility!!

One of my favorite teams to follow are the Duke Blue Devils Men's Basketball team. I follow them mostly because of Coach Mike Krzyzewski's (Coach K) leadership skills and ability to get the most from his teams. Not to mention the Cameron Crazies are fun to watch sway the momentum of a game. 

Unfortunately, Duke will likely miss the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament for the first time in 24 years. But, take a look below at the message from Coach K when he spoke about this season.

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What an authentic and heartfelt message from Coach K! Referencing the line, "I feel deeply for our players, who have done a terrific job all season in taking care of each other and the team." 

EAB Athletics is in the same pathway. We are also taking care of each by coming together for practices, on-campus or on-Zoom. We feel deeply for each other. Regularly meeting with your teammates and coaches not only shows Respect (March's Character & Learner Trait), but achieves one of focus areas for EAB - Building Community! We are in this together, as a team! Let's continue to make our connections through sport while staying as active as possible!

To end this monthly message, please remember our weekly schedule going forward for Athletics while classes are on-campus. Click Here for the schedule for days and practice locations (same as before). If we transition back to Distance Learning, we will make adjustments to ensure Athletics continues to unite our community! Thanks for reading! And as always, Go Bulls!

March 15-18 - High School Athletics (We will meet on Tuesday regardless of the Half Day)

March 22-25 - Middle School Athletics

March 29 - April 1 - High School Athletics

April 5-8 - Middle School Athletics

April 12-15 - High School Athletics 

April 19-22 - Middle School Athletics (April 21 - No School)

April 26-29 - High School Athletics

May 3-6 - Middle School Athletics

May 10-13 - High School Athletics

May 17-20 - Middle School Athletics - Final Week

May 24 - 27 - High School Athletics - Final Week

May 29 - Graduation for the Class of 2021! 

- John Powell

Athletics Director 

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Athletics Director's Monthly Message - February 12, 2021

Hello Bulls Community,

As I mentioned in the Athletics Parent Night on January 27th, I wanted to directly share this monthly message to our Athletics Community. If you missed our Athletics Parent Night, please click here to view a youtube recording of the presentation.

The past month of January into February has been filled with registrations, chasing student-athletes for Health Forms, Coaches Professional Development sessions, and most importantly, our teams practicing on campus for the past 2 weeks for Blended Learning Athletics (BLA)!! This is such a treat to see our 160 student-athletes being physically active with red faces while forming relationships with teammates and coaches! I am sure they are sleeping well at night after a practice session! 

One student-athlete on the HS Boys Volleyball team made me smile, and feel great about the program we are offering. After the first session on February 1st, he said, "This was GREAT! Thanks so much for this!" As I was smiling, I can't help but give a shout out to our newest coach in the program, Siba Muniz. This student-athlete gave me a direct complement, but the credit really goes to Coach Siba for planning his session and bringing out the FUN in the game.

Another awesome comment I heard from one of our HS Girls Soccer players. Teammates and her were walking down the hallway and could hear their cleats making noises on the tiles. She said, "I have missed this sound so much!" It's those little things that can give us peace of mind and a slight change mentality for the day.

To expand the thanks to our Coaching Staff. I am impressed! They have done a phenomenal job preparing the sessions in regards to our Phases of BLA. All coaches have been open to getting creative with their session exercises and drills because in some sports - it is really really difficult to not share equipment or limit the sharing. The efforts from the Coaches makes the program function at a high level. Without the Coaches' dedication and planning - this program wouldn't work the way it is. I deeply thank them for their efforts and hope they feel appreciated!

On another note, with our return to Athletics, we need to remember about proper nutrition! Here is an article from the Bulletin from our Wellness Coordinator, Karen Teters, about Getting The Most Out of Your Body (click here) Great article Mrs. Teters!

The last topic I would like to discuss is attendance. Our student-athletes are students first, and athletes second. The Upper School Administration and I, with the support of Ms. Lesley Tait, have agreed that student-athletes must be physically present on EAB's campus for the complete day of learning. If a student chooses to Zoom in from home (for whatever reason) during the first period - this disqualifies them from attending Athletics in the afternoon.  We love to see our students on campus for their learning and want to reward them with Athletics.  Please make sure you (parents) are encouraging your child to attend the full day of school so we can see them back on campus in the afternoon practicing the sport they love! 

Go Bulls!

- John Powell

Athletics Director 

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Athletics Director's Monthly Message - January 10, 2021

Hello Bulls Community, 

Welcome back to Athletics and the 2020-2021 school year! I am hopeful you and your family had a healthy and pleasant time off! As we have had many learning moments, successes, and opportunities for growth in the Distance Learning Athletics (DLA) program. We are proud to introduce the next step of EAB Athletics - Blended Learning Athletics! This offering will have our student-athletes back on EAB's campus starting Monday, February 1, 2021 with live practice sessions!

Before we begin explaining Blended Learning Athletics (BLA), it is extremely important that all student-athletes are physically ready to participate. Thus, we are requiring the completion of a Physical Form (or Medical Form) prior to any activity on EAB's campus by the parents/guardians.  This is a non-negotiable and any student-athlete that wishes to participate must provide this documentation. Please use this link for our 2020-21 EAB Athletics - Health (Physical) Form (click here). 

For BLA, we will offer our menu of sports that were offered during DLA. The one sport offering that we will not have is Futsal. Soccer will be available for those interested in Futsal since the similarities in sport are present and can be practiced outside in an open air environment. With the 2 outdoor Basketball/Volleyball courts being used as classroom's on EAB's campus, we need to give priority to our Basketball and Volleyball teams when it comes to the usage of our Gymnasium and Covered Court. Futsal can and will return in the future to EAB Athletics, but for the 2021 BLA offering, please register for Soccer. 

We are hopeful that all sports and teams are well subscribed and registered for, but if a sport is not and the minimum roster is not met - we will have to evaluate the offering for the semester which could lead to the cancelation of the sport offering.  If there is an over-subscription to the sport, we will give priority to the DLA participants from the 1st semester. There will be a Waiting List created based on a first come, first serve basis after servicing the committed Distance Learning Athletics student-athletes. All students must register for BLA, regardless if they participated in DLA. Please click here for the Athletics Registration Form for Blended Learning (click here). 

A very important topic to understand for BLA is that Varsity and Junior Varsity (JV) will not exist for the coming semester. Instead, with the alignment of our Blended Learning class schedule, we will have High School Athletic offerings and Middle School Athletic offerings. These specific offerings will coincide with the week when that the specific school (HS or MS) is physically on EAB's campus.  There will be no Zoom meetings during BLA. Instead, when student-athletes are in Home Learning (off-week from campus), they are encouraged to keep their physical activity and skill development improving by practicing the At-Home Workouts provided from the Distance Learning Athletics program and/or adapted from BLA sessions.

BLA will be broken down into three (3) Phases based on the school's discretion and direction moving forward with COVID cases in our community. 

The detailed breakdown of each Phase for each sport can be found in our Athletics Handbook for Blended Learning. Please click here if you would like to further your reading.

As we set out on this journey together, we are pleased to offer the educational experience for our student-athletes in 2021. Getting our teams back in the facilities they have been missing for nearly 10 months will be a sight to see! I am personally very excited to continue to lead the EAB Bulls Athletics' program and ensure we have the safety of all stakeholders at heart! We would like to remind every family that is a part of this movement to understand the need to take responsibility for their actions during our transition back to the lifestyle that may resemble what we once had in Athletics.  This will only help our school and community move forward! Please don't forget that if any family member does test positive for COVID-19, you should report this via our EAB Notification of COVID-19 (click here) form that is reviewed by our Health Unit daily. Thank you for your cooperation in this journey! Go Bulls!

- John Powell

Athletics Director

Please click here to see our Athletics Handbook and various registrations forms. 

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Athletics Director's Monthly Message - December 13, 2020

What. A. Semester. This week I am attending the 51st National Athletic Directors Conference hosted by the NIAAA and NFHS in a virtual setting. When I hear other Athletic Director's stories about the year, I smile and applaud his or her accomplishments for continuing educational athletics. When I reflect on the past 3 months at our program and what we accomplished, I have a feeling of purpose and growing hope for 2021!

Our 188 student-athletes and 25 coaches experienced many roadblocks and obstacles during this semester - but we were resilient for those that stuck with the DLA program! Yes, there were deterrents. But there were big accomplishments too! We had two Seniors take 1st place in 2 of the Challenges at the Battle of Brazil for Soccer (Elisa U.) and Basketball (Gabrielle H.)! Along with two boys in the High School take 1st in a Challenge for Cross Country (Pedro V.) and Volleyball (Westley J.)! We stayed active during the zoom workouts and had the pleasure of numerous guest speakers. We did something special. Just as I stated we would in August during our Upper School Assemblies and Back to Athletics Night with Parents. What we did was offer a chance for our students to form relationships to better their Social, Emotional and Mental Health, stay active with At-Home Workouts to better their Physical Health, and learn about a sport of his or her choice to better their Intellectual Health! We did something that has never been done at EAB!! Talk about Bold in Vision! 

All of these efforts were honored in our Virtual DLA Awards Ceremony on December 3rd! If you missed it, you can find the video recording here (click link). Thank yous must go out to many areas of the school that helped honor our student-athletes! A big Bulls' thank you to the following: 

  • the Communications Department (Mr. Rafael Moura and Mr. Gabriel Araujo along with H&K) for the overall production of the video and Mash-Up Memory of our team zoom meetings!
  • the Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) for their dedication to making the program better and his/her video!
  • the Coaches for their send-off message and thoughts on the year!
  • the US Digital Arts Teacher, Mr. Gary Blanton, for his design of the EAB background in my videos and editing skills!
  • the rest of the EAB Community that supported our event and DLA program!
  • THANK YOU!
2021 is fast approaching and I will be in communication with the official plan of Athletics returning to campus in early January. Please be aware that this transition back to campus will not be conducted like Athletics was in the past. There will be adjustments to offer a safe, educational, and active environment. With the known, but still unknown, situation we are in - we have to continue to call on your patience and adaptability throughout this semester. Getting our Seniors some type of competition is our hope for the future. We want to send each one into the next stage of their life with an exclamation point (!) to his or her EAB Athletics career! I cannot promise anything in this situation, but please understand we will try our utmost to make it happen! I am looking forward to 2021 and seeing our teams back on campus! Stay tuned and Happy Holidays!

- John Powell

Athletics Director

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Athletics Director's Monthly Message - November 13, 2020

As I write the monthly AD message, we are transitioning towards the end of Distance Learning Athletics season with only 2 weeks remaining. The support from the community to continue to make Athletics an important area of the school shows that we need to keep pushing to be better! We understand there are numerous parts in the world that have practices and games as if there isn't a pandemic going on. But the reality for us EAB Bulls is that we need to go about this process of reintegrating into sport through the most sanitary and safe measures so we can protect our community. We are planning a return to campus (as we always have been) for Athletics in Grade 6-12, but please trust us, have patience, and stay tuned for our Athletics program plan in 2021. In the meantime, we need to honor the learning moments, accomplishments and memories made from the past months! Please continue to read below what is coming up for the EAB Bulls Athletics program!

This evening at 7:00 p.m. we will close the submission window for the Battle of Brazil Virtual Challenges! The student-athletes and teams for EAB have performed so-so to this point in the Battle. We are hopeful to see many submissions pour in!! Please remember we will have a Closing Ceremony that recognizes the following for the Battle of Brazil 2020!

Closing Ceremony Schedule
  • Wednesday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m
    • Soccer Awards Presentation
    • Cross Country Awards Presentation
  • Thursday, November 19 at 4:00 p.m.
    • Basketball Awards Presentation
    • Volleyball Awards Presentation
  • Friday, November 20 at 4:00 p.m.
    • Cheer Awards Presentation
    • FINAL Closing Ceremony
      • Battle of Brazil Overall School Champions
      • Spirit Cup Champions! 

Attending our Closing Ceremony for any of the listed dates will show our competitors that we stand strong and support our Bulls in any situation (or Battle)! There will be a Zoom link provided to the student-athletes that participated in this event starting the week of November 16th.

Lastly, I would like to end this monthly message with the reminder to Save The Date on Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. for our Virtual Distance Learning Athletics Awards Ceremony! We will honor our student-athletes, teams, coaches, and community members that have achieved new levels of learning in this situation of educational sports! Please don't miss this chance to see how far we've come as an EAB Athletics Community! We will communicate the invitation school wide in the coming weeks!

GO BULLS!

- John Powell

Athletics Director

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Athletics Director's Monthly Message - October 9, 2020

Hello EAB Bulls Community,

As we transition to vacation for a week and soon to our Blended Learning stage at EAB, Athletics remains with our Distance Learning Athletics offering. Technically, we are half way through our DLA season with this break! But in other news, we will not return to campus with our teams until further notice. I know this saddening for many, but we are not at this stage yet for Athletics or Activities. We will continue to be resilient during this time and implement our new initiatives and activities! 

In the past month we have empowered our student-athletes! I am proud to communicate that our Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) has been formed!  We have a strong group of 12 Varsity members and 6 JV members!  Congratulations to Elisa Uccello and Mafe Furlan, who are our President and Vice President, respectively for the Varsity team.  Carol Khorramchahi (President) and Diogo Foresti (Vice President) have been selected by their peers to lead the JV SALT!  This group of 18 student leaders will be responsible for helping our EAB Athletics program move forward through collaborating on ideas that empower our student-athletes and teams!

Another exciting development that will begin after break is the Battle of Brazil 2020 Virtual Challenges for Basketball, Cheer, Cross Country, Futsal/Soccer, and Volleyball! The Athletics Directors of EARJ, Graded, and ISC have come together to find a way to provide Challenges from a virtual standpoint! Please stay tuned in the month of October as we are aiming to crown our Spirit Cup Champions and Battle of Brazil 2020 Virtual Challenge Champions in November before our Thanksgiving Break! Click here for details!

Lastly, our Virtual EAB Athletics Awards Ceremony has been scheduled to honor the dedicated student-athletes that have committed themselves to getting better in their sport, and more importantly, bettering his or her overall well-being during DLA! The ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom! There will be awards presented to each team virtually, but each winner will receive a physical award from our Athletics program in the future!

Please don't forget to follow us on Instagram at @EAB_Athletics_ for updates and information about our program! 

- John Powell

Athletics Director

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Athletics Director's Monthly Message - September 12, 2020

Hello EAB Bulls Community,

Please see this article that was posted in our School Wide News recently on the Importance of Athletics (click here). Linked to this article is a youtube video on the background of our Distance Learning Athletics (DLA) program coming up from our EAB Athletics Parent Night! 

We are looking forward to getting started with our DLA program this coming week!  Below are our Themes of the Week that our dedicated coaching staff will be covering when we meet on Zoom! Please refer to the Schedules page if you need to for times and days of the Zoom meeting!

The week of September 14-17: Building Community/Introductions

September 21-24: Mental Toughness/At Home Workouts

September 28 - October 1: Injury Prevention/Diversity & Inclusion Part 1

October 5-8: Coaches Choice/NFHS Captain Course Introduction

October 12-16: Off from school!

October 19-22: Diversity & Inclusion Part 2

Go Bulls!

- John Powell

Athletics Director

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Athletics Director's Welcome Message - August 11, 2020

Hello EAB Bulls Community,

We would like to welcome everyone to what will be a memorable, innovative, and educational year in Athletics for our community! We are confident that we will form relationships, make memories, and develop our athletic abilities not only physically, but mentally too! My name is John Powell and I will be the full-time Athletics Director for our grade 6-12 sports program in this coming year!

For the past 10 years, I have been at the American School Foundation (ASF) in Mexico City, Mexico. I was involved in multiple sports at ASF as a coach from basketball to soccer to volleyball. I was the Athletics Coordinator for the last 3 years from grades K-12 that provided an educational sports program for over 1,200 student-athletes.

EAB holds many educational methods in Athletics that I have experience with. These methods and teachings are the central focus of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association (NIAAA). I have completed numerous courses in the NIAAA and obtained my certifications as a Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) and Registered International Athletic Administrator (RIAA). I am very proud to lead this Athletics program and will enjoy seeing our student-athletes grow in his or her character and abilities - day-in and day-out - virtually and eventually in person!

We will carry on the traditions already established in the Bulls Community, but in a different form this year.  As everyone is aware of our Distance Learning setting, we have to adapt to this new opportunity.  I stress the word opportunity because this is a time that all stakeholders in Athletics can take advantage of our EAB Mission of “Learners inspiring learners to be inquisitive in life, principled in character, and bold in vision.” Being bold in vision will be our main focus as we are exploring areas with our student-athletes and teams that may have never been thought of!

As we will need to adapt to this opportunity, we will also need patience. There are so many unknowns in regards to our return to campus, especially with our Athletics program. We can assure you that the health and safety interests of our students, coaches, parents, and staff are at the forefront in any plan we develop at EAB.  We ask that you have patience in our process during these times! When we have a set plan, we will be sure to communicate to our community! For now, please take the time to become adjusted to the start of our school year and Distance Learning. I will be in contact with our Distance Learning Athletics’ (DLA) offerings in the coming weeks! Go Bulls!

- John Powell

Athletics Director

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