BBEAL coaches in­vited to Gi­las ap­pren­tice­ship pro­gram

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PHILIP­PINE na­tional bas­ket­ball team coach Yeng Guiao hopes to in­vite coaches from the Baguio – Benguet Ed­u­ca­tional Ath­letic League to be part of the men’s na­tional bas­ket­ball team coach­ing staff.

Guiao, dur­ing his visit to the city said an op­por­tu­nity can be opened to lo­cal coaches for the men’s na­tional bas­ket­ball team un­der their ap­pren­tice­ship pro­gram.

“The na­tional team is hav­ing an ap­pren­tice­ship pro­gram for coaches. There are win­dows in the FIBA qual­i­fiers wherein we can ac­com­mo­date one or two lo­cal coaches from all over the Philip­pines and treat them as part of the na­tional coach­ing team,” Guiao added.

Guiao said they will be asked to con­trib­ute their knowl­edge and at the same time learn from mem­bers of the coach­ing staff for at least two to three weeks to be able to ac­quaint their selves on how the na­tional team pre­pares.

“They will also learn how we coach against other na­tional teams, how we cre­ate game plans and ad­just­ments dur­ing the game,” added Guiao.

The fiery NLEX Road War­riors coach said he is hope­ful one from the BBEAL will be able to join the ap­pren­tice­ship in the near fu­ture.

“But it’s up to BBEAL, they have to de­cide what the process is and make recIT

om­men­da­tions to us and I will en­dorse it to the SBP,” Guiao quipped.

This de­velop even as the Sama­hang Bas­ket­ball ng Pilip­inas will be hold­ing a two day clinic in a bid to pro­mote grass­roots de­vel­op­ment for coaches all over the coun­try.

Slated Novem­ber 17 - 18 at the Uni­ver­sity of the Baguio Gym, the clinic will cater to Level 1 and Level 2 grass­roots coaches, rec­om­mended for Phys­ica Ed­u­ca­tion teach­ers, P.E. Ma­jors, el­e­men­tary, high school and col­lege Coaches.

Daniel Danilo So­ria, SBP - CAR deputy re­gional di­rec­tor said the clinic's ob­jec­tive is to bring new coach­ing method­ol­ogy closer to home.

The cur­ricu­lum in­cludes ba­sic fun­da­men­tals of coach­ing, from teach­ing sim­ple to com­plex drills, up to the team con­cept per­spec­tive. Char­ac­ter­build­ing and coach­ing phi­los­o­phy were also given em­pha­sis.

SBP launched the pro­gram in Septem­ber dur­ing a coaches train­ing in Zamboanga City.

So­ria added the trans­fer of new bas­ket­ball tech­nol­ogy and up­grad­ing of coach­ing skills will help in the de­vel­op­ment of the game in the lo­cal­ity.

Baguio City has pro­duced pro­fes­sional play­ers in Ken­neth Ighalo of NLEX Road War­riors, in­clud­ing for­mer PBA play­ers Jun Marzan who played for Shell and An­to­nio Dela Cerna of Pure­foods.

So­rai also added the coach­ing clinic is hoped to be in­stru­men­tal in giv­ing play­ers a chance to go up in the top high school, col­lege and pro­fes­sional teams, and even the na­tional progam.

Photo by Rod­er­ick Osis

SCHOOL SPIRIT. The Em­blem of the dif­fer­ent mem­ber col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties of the Baguio – Benguet Ed­u­ca­tional Ath­letic League were dis­played dur­ing a dance as the 32nd sea­son of the largest col­le­giate league in North­ern Lu­zon opens.

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