Registrants for the SBP Coaches Clinic Level 1.5 that will commence on April 27 have swelled to 40 although organizers hope more local coaches will be interested in availing of the upgrade opportunity.
The Arcadia Active Lifestyle Center basketball facility will be the venue of the two-day seminar to be handled by many-time national team coach Jong Uichico. The coaching development program is a project of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) 11 regional director and Presidential Adviser for Sports Glenn Escandor.
“Kaya lang sana ma-appreciate din nila itong ginagawa namin by taking advantage of it,” SBP Davao executive program officer Ronel Leuterio said after the numbers have remained less than a hundred for the seminar that will coincidentally commence during the opening of the 2019 Palarong Pambansa in Davao City.
Leuterio was quite disappointed with the turnout of the early registration as he expects a hundred or more coaches from the Davao Region to participate in this rare opportunity given by SBP Davao regional director and Presidential Adviser on Sports Glenn Escandor.
According to SBP Davao secretary Jeuchrist Binoya, some 40 coaches have paid for the registration while 50 others reserved for slots. Some also withdrew their entries due to schedule conflict with Palaro.
“Instead kasi of letting them go to Manila to attend SBP Coaches Clinic, we bring it here to spare then from shredding a huge amount of money,” Leuterio said.
Aside from plane tickets and hotel accommodations, provincial coaches has also to pay P1,000 registration fee for the coaches clinic if it wasn’t brought here in Davao City.
Last year which was considered the first SBP Coaches Clinic held in Mindanao, Escandor and Leuterio gave it for free to the first 200 coaches.
However, Leuterio have thought of pegging the registration at P500 this time around to make the coaches appreciate it more.
Dapat naman, kasi sa totoo lang, kami naman, hindi kami kumikita sa mga ganyan. Abonado pa nga kami,” he explained.
Leuterio urged coaches who haven’t signed up yet to officially register before the deadline on April 22.
“Para din naman to sa kanila. I hope they won’t miss this opportunity as it might not happen again if they won’t appreciate it,” the executive program officer said.