AS FAR as the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is concerned, the development of athletes in the grassroots should continue even with the pandemic.
The PSC will continue to do so by conducting the fourth part of a series of webinars through the Batang Pinoy and Philippine National Games.
PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez believes that “the joint efforts between the LGUs and the PSC will ensure that young aspiring athletes are given enough time and resources to grow and reach their full potential.”
Ramirez said that it is time to properly manage and secure the future gems of the country, especially with the current trend of younger athletes breaking more Olympic records.
The series of webinars, which is part of the preparation for the implementation of the grassroots program, will begin on October 5.
Among those expected to attend the webinars are local government units interested to get the updates on the international sports technical rules.
The webinars will be held in cooperation with the National Sports Associations (NSA) and International Federation-accredited technical officials of 11 different sports.
These sports are archery, arnis, athletics, chess, cycling, karatedo, muaythai, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, and weightlifting.
The updated standard rules of the sports possible to be played in the games will be discussed.
Each Local Government Unit (LGU) can send three representatives for the said webinar per sport.
Participants from the North Luzon Cluster will be the first group to undergo the training.