DAGUPAN CITY – The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) conducted a three-day seminar and training here for public and private schools coaches engaged in the fields of arnis, chess, athletics, volleyball and baseball at the city museum, division training hall, Bonuan Boquig Elementary School and the People’s Astrodome on August 7-10.
These activities were conducted under the auspices of Mayor Belen T. Fernandez and the Dagupan City Sports Commission (DCSC), all under the Building The Future: Developing Our Excellence in Sports (BTF DOES It) Program of the city.
“This is part of our continuing trust in developing our excellence in sports by providing our coaches and our athletes in the different public and private schools the right training in their chosen fields of sports and to help them achieve their dream to be at par with the best athletes in the country and even earn the right to represent the country in different international sports competition,” said Fernandez.
The PSC team is headed by Paul Ycasas of the Bureau of Coordinating Secretariat and Sports Services in charge of coordinating with the Local Government Units in conducting Sports Clinic.
With him were Edmundo O. Gatus and Luffe V. Magdalaga, both national coaches in chess; Ronald Sarmiento, national referee in arnis; Narciso Dasigan and Arniel Ferrera, both national coaches in athletics; Benson Bocboc, assistant coach of DLSU and member of the Asian Volleyball Confederation; and Wilfredo Hidalgo Jr., national coach, baseball.
The team updated the participants’ know-how on new techniques and rules on coaching including some basics and fundamentals.
Ycasas expressed hope the city’s sports program will continue in order to fully develop the capability of the coaches and the athletes
DCSC Commissioner Finela Sim, on the other hand, said this is the first PSC training and the commission will continue to provide trainings provided for by the PSC “to enhance our sports program”. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO)