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Welcome CAISSA Athletes!

Message from Head of School Rhonda Norris

Welcome to Carol Morgan School! CMS is honored and excited to be hosting the CAISSA Season 1 Tournament with teams from Grand Cayman, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, and Santo Domingo.

CAISSA is an outstanding opportunity to come together for the challenge of competing alongside (and developing long lasting and ongoing relationships) between schools, teams, and players.

On behalf of the leadership of our CAISSA schools, we encourage each of you to challenge yourself in the spirit of competition, striving for the win through good sportsmanship while embracing this experience, which is unique to you as players.

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the time and energy that has gone into preparing for, planning for, and providing for this experience.  Please remember to thank your coaches, your teammates, athletic directors, host families, parents, and referees as well as all of those individuals who will work endlessly throughout this weekend to ensure you have a memorable experience.

We wish each of you an amazing tournament.  Good luck to all the players and the school teams.  Play hard, work together as a team, and enjoy our beautiful host country and city! 

Message from MS & HS Principal Nicolaas Mostert

Competing in an international athletic event is one of the most memorable experiences in your life.  Many years from now you will look back on your days in high school and you will not remember the math or social studies lessons.  You will remember the great relationships you developed and the emotional experiences that touched your heart.  I guarantee you will look back and remember coming to Santo Domingo and competing at the Carol Morgan School in CAISSA 2017.  You will fondly remember the people you met, the games you played and the challenges you and your teammates overcame.  You will remember the bonds that can only be created by sacrificing, practicing, and supporting one another as you work together as a team. 

It is not about winning the trophy.  It is about giving your best effort.  It is about making friendships.  It is about never being afraid to give it all you have, even if that turns out to be not enough to win the championship.  Many of the world’s elite athletes have alluded to this concept.  “Commitment is a big part of what I am and what I believe. How committed are you to winning? How committed are you to being a good friend? To being trustworthy? To being successful? How committed are you to being a good teammate and a good role model? There’s that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not?” - Lebron James

We encourage you to give everything you’ve got; embrace commitment and support your team.  But always remember it is about the experience and the relationships.  That is what you will remember.  

So compete hard, but have fun; make friends and create memories.