Gunning for more gold medals
For this year’s Palarong Pambansa to be held on April 27 to May 4, 2019 in Davao City, the 648-strong Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) Delegation is firming up its training and final preparations.
Athletes and coaches representing Central Luzon in the PalarongPambansa have started their localized trainings, which aim to enhance the athletes’ performance and develop physical and psychological condition, promote camaraderie and teamwork among the selected athletes, and inculcate the values and discipline to athletes and coaches.
According to the Department of Education, the Division Sports Coordinator (DSO) shall manage and monitor the training in his/her respective Schools Division and ensure that discipline is emphasized in as much as it is inherent in sports.
Coaches are advised to prepare a training program which will suit the training needs of the athletes and focus on strength, endurance, speed, agility, technique, and skills development. Likewise, team building activities and spiritual enhancement sessions are also part of the whole training program.
To ensure the safety and health of athletes and coaches during the localized trainings, the DepEd Regional Office III reiterates the adherence of key officials, coaches, and chaperons to the DepEd Child Protection Policy, the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013, and the Policy and Guidelines on Comprehensive Tobacco Control.
The DepEd said coaches, key officials, and others concerned will be held responsible for the protection, welfare, and safety of the student athletes.
School divisions where the trainings are held are also advised to implement the 4S strategy of the Department of Health against dengue to safeguard the health of the athletes in their respective billeting quarters.
The author is Teacher III at Calulut Integrated School