THE Pinoy Youth Dreamers (PYD), headed by multi-titled coach-founder Beaujing Acot, is staying true to its vision of helping outstanding young players to achieve their full potential on and off the court.
Acot said the PYD is determined to give young and talented players the opportunity to shine by participating in prestigious local international leagues.
“Our vision is to put together these boys and push them to a common goal which is to achieve college degree thru sports specifically basketball. Part of our mission is to target the youth in embracing sports and making it a way of life,” said Acot.
This week, the PYD is now conducting tryouts for its team for the coming 9th Asia-Pacific Youth Cup in Singapore.
Players will be divided into three categories: 13-under (Born 2009), 15-under (Born 2007) and 19-under (Born 2003).
For details, contact coach Keno Bautista at 099-52081202.
Earlier in the month, Acot went to Guam to teach his basketball knowledge with YImpact of coach Jimmy Yi and one of the best schools in Guam, Father Duenas Friars.
Team Pilipinas-PYD also joined a basketball camp and competed in the FIBA-sanctioned 3×3 tournament in Guam last June 13-23.
The four players who represented PYD were Santi David, Max Natividad, John Batis, and Lego Palileo.
“It’s a great experience for the players and for me as a coach. It’s a learning experience, sharing our knowledge and adjusting to every situation,” said Acot.
Acot also said the PYD will have a busy schedule in August.
They will also compete in Penang, Malaysia 3×3 Invitational Under-23 tournament organized by coach Tan Chee Wan.
PYD will also team up with Tumakbo Basketball in Los Angeles, USA organized by coaches George Quitoriano, coach Allan Ascue and Homer Yangsuan.
“Salamat kay Lord na patuloy tayong binibigyan tayo ng opportunity na makapag-share at makatulong sa mga kabataan dito sa atin sa Pilipinas. Pati ang SBP, full support sa mga programa natin,” added Acot.
“At syempre, nagpapasalamat tayo sa mga parents, na patuloy ang suporta.”
Acot also thanked Converge Fiber Xers and team governor Chito Salud; Harold Villanueva of JH Athletics Sports Apparels, the official outfitter of Team Pilipinas and PYD; Css GivePH,.PYD Cares and Chacha Go Philippines for supporting PYD’s 3×3 and 5×5 programs.