Sports

BASKETBALL – Grades 5

English and French spoken

The activity is first and foremost considered recreational with very limited competition. Some of the participants may be selected for interscholastic competition. After warm-up and light conditioning, the activity consists of basic skills and strategy development followed by games.

Yearly Fee: 330.00 CHF (Three invoices of 110.00 CHF for each period)

 

CROSS FIT  – Grades 1-5

English and French spoken

The CrossFit Kids Health Quota primary program introduces children to functional fitness and inspires them to achieve their goals in a fun and supportive environment. The workouts consist of constantly varied, functional movements that are broad, inclusive and scalable for any child participating. As such, the CrossFit Kids program benefits an accomplished athlete or a less active child by challenging each of them just enough to deliver measurable results and personal progress.

Each workout builds confidence and teaches healthy habits and values along with encouraging team work and forging new friendships. Each class is coached by a certified trainer and consists of a warm-up, a focus or skill work, a workout of the day (WOD) and finishes with a game.

Yearly Fee: 600.00 CHF (Three invoices of 200.00 CHF for each period)

 

GYMNASTICS – Grades 1-5

English and French spoken

By games and interactive exercises, this program helps students to increase their movements’ awareness. This activity is majorly recreational and encourages students to work in team as well as by themselves.

Yearly Fee: 360.00 CHF (Three invoices of 120.00 CHF for each period)

 

HORSEBACK RIDING – Grades 1-5

English and French spoken

INITIATION TO HORSE RIDING – Grade 1-2:

Training objective: getting to know the pony, horse riding introduction. Course overview:
– Initiation: getting near the pony, putting on a halter, tying, basic grooming, basic safety rules, horse games
– Practice: mounting the horse, maintaining balance on the horse, stopping, controlling speed and direction, maintaining balance during trot, changing pace
– Activities: bridle promenades, lessons, games, lead rope, vaulting

Dress code: comfortable pants and rubber riding boots or walking shoes with mini-chaps.

INTRODUCTION TO HORSE RIDING – Grade 3-5:

Training objective: getting to know the horse, acquire basic knowledge and practice horse riding
Course overview:
– Basic knowledge: horse ethology, behavior, diet, restraining and accident prevention
– Practice: horse care, introduction to basic mounting, controlling speed and direction, maintaining balance during trot, changing pace, games
– Activities: bridle promenades, basic mounting lessons, lead rope, vaulting

Dress code: comfortable pants and rubber riding boots or walking shoes with mini-chaps. Helmet and safety jacket provided and mandatory.

Note: Stable management and employees are the program organizers and conduct equestrian activities in accordance with the guidelines of the Swiss Federation for Equestrian Sports. Stable’s staff checks safety conditions and determines if they are adequate for course delivery.

Yearly Fee: 1050.00 CHF (Three invoices of 350.00 CHF for each period)

 

JUDO – Grades 1-2

English and French spoken

JUDO – Leisure & Competition

In this most gentle and safest of the martial arts, playful confrontation is used to situate the participants in contexts that vary and fluctuate greatly, but are all imitative of real life. An astutely designed pedagogical context is available in this sport. From exposure to this and the shrewd experience gained herewith many invaluable lessons for life are learnt, some in an immediate and others in a less immediate manner. Benefits include: an accurate awareness of self and the ability to coordinate one’s resources; learn to progress through investments in self-discipline and self-control; discover how to make rivalry and competition constructive; develop a personalized brand of confidence and self-reliance; and above all – manage winning and losing with equal composure. All these whilst maintaining the ethics of honesty and respect along with the qualities of empathy and tolerance of others. And of course, let’s make sure we have fun doing all this!

Kimono compulsory (Either provide your own, or 45.00 CHF to arrange with the teacher directly).

Yearly Fee: 930.00 CHF (Three invoices of 310.00 CHF)

 

KARATE KIDS – Grades 1-5

English and French spoken

Kids spend more time hypnotized by electronics and computer screens than ever before. Therefore, it is important that we encourage them to put physical activity back into their daily lives. At Karate Kids, our instructors motivate students with enthusiasm for each individual’s greatest physical and mental strength. The development of a healthy body moves in time with improvement of mental sharpness, empowering your child to confidently interact and connect with the world around him or her.

Karate Kids (Traditional Karate-Do Shotokan) provides a structured environment to channel youthful energy to a positive purpose. Karate Kids classes for children are dedicated to developing discipline and confidence, increasing strength, improving coordination, and enhancing both mental and physical balance. Our classes will develop your child’s physical fitness; his or her ability to run, jump, balance on one foot, move with precision and strength, all the while maintaining a code of utmost respect and honesty.

Ultimately, our goal is to install a foundation of self-motivation, discipline, and character, upon which your child will build a lifetime of success.

Yearly Fee: 930.00 CHF (Three invoices of 310.00 CHF)

 

MULTISPORT – Grades 1-4

English and French spoken

The activity is an extension of the physical education curriculum which introduces the children to basic PE development of motor skills: running, stretching, body control and space awareness. Various exercises and games are organized with more emphasis on introduction to team sports such as soccer, hockey and basketball.

Yearly Fee: 300.00 CHF (Three invoices of 100.00 CHF for each period)

 

NETBALL – Grades 3-5

English and French spoken

Netball is a fun, non-contact team game, which consists of running, jumping, throwing and catching a ball. It is easy to learn and an excellent way to keep fit, as well as improve coordination and teamwork skills. During these sessions students will learn the basic rules of netball (if they don’t already know them) through play. Each session will start with a warm up, leading into specific ball skills activities designed to improve catching and throwing, followed by games. Students could have the possibility to progress into a CdL netball team, although the main aim of the game is to have fun! Sports wear and sturdy sports shoes are required.

Yearly Fee: 420.00 CHF (Three invoices of 140.00 CHF for each period)

 

RUNNING CLUB – Grades 1-5

English and French spoken

The running club will be an opportunity for students to train for an hour each Friday afternoon. It will involve a warm up, some stretching then a variety of training methods, from a nice gentle jog to intensive hill sprints. It should be a nice sociable club and provide an invigorating way to get the weekend started with a bang!

Yearly Fee: 90.00 CHF (Three invoices of 30.00 CHF)

 

SAILING – Grades 4-5 (Marking period 1)

Maximum 8 students

English and French spoken

From 05.09 to 10.10

This class is open to beginners or children with limited experience. Through play and pleasure, the aim is to help children get to know the lake and its environment, to feel comfortable on the boat and to discover the first sliding sensations. Independence and sense of responsibility are qualities that children will develop during this learning process. The sailing school provides all the necessary learning material and a broad expertise.

Period Fee: 320.00 CHF

 

SOCCER – Grades 3-5

English and French spoken

The activity is first and foremost considered recreational with very limited competition. Some of the activity participants may be selected for interscholastic competition. After warm-up and light conditioning, the activity consists of basic skills and strategy development followed by games.

Yearly Fee: 330.00 CHF (Three invoices of 110.00 CHF for each period)

 

SQUASH – Grades 4-5

English and French spoken

Squash is a great sport. It is easy to learn, fun for all ages and also good for fitness. Rackets and balls are provided but please ensure that shoes worn are non marking. Each session will start with warm-up and include coaching on the technique of the sport, some fitness training and fun games.

Primary students will follow this course but with larger balls and racket that suitable for this age group.

Yearly Fee: 840.00 CHF (Three invoices of 280.00 CHF for each period)

 

SWIMMING – Grades 1-5

English and French spoken

The purpose of this activity is to familiarize children with the aquatic environment, to provide basic lessons for beginners and advanced lessons for the more proficients. Learning takes place with appropriate training accessories (noodles, kickboards, mats) to make it more interactive.

Courses are held in swimming pools of various depths (from 0.8m to 2m). The different levels offered to CdL children are the following:

  • Beginner: My child discovers water ( 40-minute class – 5 children maximum)
    • Goals: get accustomed to the water environment, put the head under water, swim 5 meters in a deep pool
  • Level 1: My child can put his/her head under water, can jump in deep water & can swim 5 meters in a deep pool. ( 45-minute class – 5 children maximum)
    • Goals: swim 15 meters in deep pool on one’s front, learn to swim backstroke and dive.
  • Level 2: My child can swim backstroke, can dive and swim 15 meters in deep pool on his/her front. ( 45-minute class – 5 children maximum)
    • Goals: improve backstroke swimming, swim front crawl with a good side breathing, start breaststroke’s legs and arms movements.
  • Level 3: My child can swim front crawl and back crawl, has basic knowledge of breaststroke. (45-minute class – 6 children maximum)
    • Goals: improve front crawl and back crawl, swim breaststroke with a good legs-arms coordination, start butterfly stroke’s legs and arms movements.

Yearly Fee: 1’380.00 CHF (Three invoices of 460.00 CHF for each period)

Please note that the students will be back at CdL around 18h40. Therefore, it will not be possible to take the second bus home. Parents can pick their child up either at the Swimming pool in Chéserex or at CdL.

Due to the swimming pool’s calendar, some lessons may be cancelled. You will be informed by the Extracurricular Department.

 

TENNIS – Grades 1-5

English and French spoken

The activity is first and foremost considered recreational with very limited competition and follows the International Tennis Federation (ITF) “Tennis10s” principles. Tennis10s is tennis for players aged 10-and-under, played on smaller courts with slower Red (Stage 3), Orange (Stage 2) and Green balls (Stage 1) that allow players to start at the suitable level for their ability.

It is a fun way to start tennis and makes it easy for children to play the game, develop good technique and tactics and a love for the sport. Using the slower balls helps players to develop the most efficient technique and to be able to implement advanced tactics that in most cases could not be performed using the Yellow ball on the full court.

Each session will start with a warm-up and students will be coached on stroke technique, court position, and footwork. Children need to provide their own tennis racquet.

These courses are taught by Mr. Roquain Bassong, teacher and international tennis player. Through an evolving, varied and fun pedagogy suitable for all levels and for all ages, children will have the opportunity to make significant progress in a friendly and dynamic atmosphere.

Yearly Fee: 930.00 CHF (Three invoices of 310.00 CHF for each period)

 

VOLLEYBALL – Grades 5

English and French spoken

This activity is open to girls and boys regardless of their level or experience. After warm-up and conditioning, the activity consists of basic skills and strategy development followed by games.

Yearly Fee: 330.00 CHF (Three invoices of 110.00 CHF for each period)