PSC-PSI holds summer grassroots coaching program in 4 sports events
posted 6-May-2018  ·  
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Veteran Olympians, national coaches and athletes from the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Philippine Sports Institute (PSI) came to Catanduanes last week to hold the first-ever summer grassroots program in four sports event, namely, Athletics, Boxing, Swimming and Wrestling.

Held in partnership with the provincial government, the Department of Education (DepEd) – Catanduanes and the Catanduanes State University (CSU), the program was held at CSU Auditorium and Virac Pilot Elementary School last April 24-26, 2018.

It aims to train sports coaches, trainers and enthusiasts from different schools at the grassroots level.

In her keynote address, PSI-Grassroots Program Deputy Director Marlon Malbog IV and a famous athlete, heptathlon champion and the Philippines’ “Long Jump Queen,” Elma Muros, emphasized the role of the youth in sports development, asserting that they should be engaged in sports rather than be addicted in illegal drugs.

“Ang kabataan ang magbibigay ng karangalan sa ating bansa kaya importante na maituro natin ito sa kanila,” she said.

Meanwhile, Governor Joseph Cua, who was represented by Assistant Information Officer Nikko Franco Templonuevo, thanked the PSC-PSI for coming to the province and extending their expertise in the field of sports as he believes that the Catandunganon athletes are full of possibilities with lack of training as their only problem.

“Sa tabang kan aktibidad na ini, natatawan ta nin dakulang oportunidad and satuyang kaakian na ipahiling asin hasaon ang saindang potensyal sa manlaen-laen na area nin sports,” Templonuevo said.

The Sports Science Seminar was started with discussion of Sports Science followed by grouping the participants into four different sports category with two coaches each: Athletics - Danilo Fresnido and Roselyn Hamero with 35 participants; Swimming - Ricardo Dilapdilap and Bea Felise Garrido with 44 participants; Boxing - Joegin Ladon and Romeo Brin with 34 participants; and, Wrestling - Michael Baletin and Efrelyn Calitis with 12 participants.

SECOND STRIKE

On the second day, participants and coaches went hand in hand in delivering lectures and in demonstrating actualities of each sports event.

After lectures, coaches demonstrated and explained the rules through actual demonstration with the participation of the attendees.

”Sa ngayon, meron naman silang natutunan kahit papano kasi binibigay namin sa kanila kung papano magtraining…nagkakaroon sila ng mga idea,” said Baletin, coach of the National Team on Freestyle and Greco- Roman Wrestling.

“Ang time allotted sa amin, kulang kasi dapat may lecture at practical, pinaiksi nalang namin. Bibigyan nalang namin sila ng handouts,” said Fresnido, coach of the athletics national team.

WINDING UP

Wrapping up the event, participants from different sports training category gave their impressions during the closing program held at the School Governance Division Office (SDO) Virac, Catanduanes.

“Sana at least three to four days ‘yong training,” said Ernesto Buena, expressing his gratitude to their coaches especially to Elma Muros for the athletics training.

Edgar Sarmiento, who joined the wrestling group, thanked their coaches and demonstrated the breathing exercise that they learned during the training.

“Amazing experience talaga from the amazing people of PSI,” he said.

Being one of the participants of boxing training, Jolly Atole asserted that joining such a training is not an easy task since it is a big challenge that they should overcome.

One of the participants in swimming, Rene Romero, addressed one of his problems in coaching his players which is motivating the children, thanking the PSC-PSI for giving the seminar on Sports Psychology.

“Kailangan nating isabuhay kung paano natin pahahalagahan ang ating mga players,” Romero said, “Sana hindi lang ito yung panahon na babalik kayo sa Catanduanes,”

In her message, DepEd Catanduanes schools division superintendent Dr. Socorro V. dela Rosa said that she is looking forward to producing more athletes among the four sports.

The speakers also appreciated the effort of PSC provincial coordinator Edwin Gianan for his passion for sports development in Catanduanes.

Gianan later told the participants that they should expect more in the progress of sports in the province.


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