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    Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines focusing on provinces as it revives programs

    Feb 8, 2015

    THE Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines (BCAP) looks to revive its programs this year after being stagnant the past few years following the death of a key official.

    “BCAP has been quite quiet lately dahil sa pagkamatay ni (secretary general) Tanny Gonzales. We have coaches now who are willing to activate all the other programs that we had,” said BCAP president Chito Narvasa.

    Beaujing Acot is one of the coaches who will spearhead BCAP’s programs, being the founder and director of the Pinoy Youth Dreamers, which has been holding basketball camps in the provinces.

    “Gusto ni president Narvasa na maging active uli ang BCAP kaya magkakaroon uli ng mga programs through me since I have this advocacy,” said Acot.

    Narvasa said BCAP wants to take its programs like coaching and officiating seminars in the provinces.

    “I think more or less, ang thrust is really outside Metro Manila. Sa Metro Manila kasi, marami nang development dito. Naiiwan na ’yung mga provinces. I would like to go to that area. That’s the best way to help basketball sa labas,” said Narvasa.

    “Makaka-discover pa tayo ng players because we will not only do coaching seminars and officiating seminars but also basketball camps. We have to roll out the program again and we will be looking for partnerships,” Narvasa said.

    Acot also BCAP’s program will also hopefully give players and coaches in the provinces a better chance to make it to Metro Manila teams.

    “May mga players kasi from the provinces na nag-tatryout sa Manila, tanggal agad dahil hindi nila alam ’yung mga terms like pick and roll pick and pop, pick and flare,” Acot said.

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