PIBAQ and SBP organise basketball training sessions for colts

 31 Aug 2016 - 0:00

PIBAQ and SBP organise basketball training sessions for colts
Children pose with their certificates after completing basketball clinic.


DOHA: Filipino children are expected to excel in basketball hard court after they completed eight sessions of the basketball clinic of the summer youth camp, jointly organised by Pinoy Basketball of Qatar (PIBAQ) and Samahan ng Basketbol sa Pilipinas (SBP) Qatar Chapter.
The training sessions were participated by children of Overseas Filipino Workers aged below 17 to enhance their hidden talents in the sport, which is highly popular to their countrymen across the world and back home.
The children have to undergo at least eight sessions held every Friday at Al Gharafa Training Gym where they were trained advance skills in playing basketball by topnotch Filipino trainers who once became hardcourt idols in their heydays back home.
Completing their training came just in time when those aged below 17 up to 12 years old are eligible to play in the PIBAQ 21st Season in the Under 14 and Under 17 Divisions when it opens on September 16.
“ I’m sure they can proudly put to practice what they learned from 5X5 tournament application at the basketball clinic where we saw promising basketball stars someday soon,” said Pat Carido,
He added that the advance module that the children learned gave them the advantage in the quali-ty of training as compared to the mini camp which the basics were only taught. Led by PIBAQ Youth Director coach Francis Mercado who once was a star player of San Beda Red Lions, the trainers were coach Ferdinan “Poldong” Rodriguez who played in San Juan Knights of the defunct Metropolitan Basketball Association, Bryan Tolentino, a former National University Bulldogs player. Jojo Longalong, former RP Youth team standout and Willy Layag, former back-to-back MVP of Toyota Otis and Head coach of Florida Institute, were also part of of team.

The Peninsula