Gun­ning for more gold medals

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! - CZARINA L. GOMEZ —oOo—

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

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