For the 2nd year, I was able to take part in witnessing another first from Alaska’s search for the new set of Jr NBA/ Jr WNBA as it set a new record attendance for its Jr. NBA tip off event at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati
For 2 days, coaches from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao were present in the morning for the coaches’ clinic while youth ages 5-16 years of age were trained in the afternoon
Through Alaska’s effort of bring the best from an individual whether it’s a coach or an upcoming aspirant of basketball and their parents, everyone was able to learn basketball fundamentals and impart its core values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect at the grassroots level to improve the youth basketball experience. As a parent, it not the winning points that I want to see in my kid but the value of what a sports can bring out in their personal development.
Opening remarks during the tip-off
Blen Fernando, Marking Director of Alaska and Carlo Singson, Managing Director, NBA Philippines do their traditional Milk Toast to officially tip off Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska
Young boys and girls of all ages have fun as they learn new basketball drills and fun games at the Open Clinic of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska at Don Bosco Technological Institute Gym in Makati.
Here’s the good part; Alaska’s Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines is comprised of four stages: skills clinics in schools and communities, Regional Selection Camps, a National Training Camp and an NBA experience trip. The skills clinics will be held nationwide from January through April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa, and first-time locations in Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite. Select players from these clinics will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in tryouts during the Regional Selection Camps, which will be held in Baguio (Feb. 20-21), Davao (Feb. 27-28), Cebu (March 5-6) and Metro Manila (April 9-10). The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the National Training Camp in Manila April 22-24.
Hope to see you on these dates and venue.....