NCAA Season 94: Robinson shows Pirates a different kind of motivation after a stinging loss

Mark Escarlote on Sep 27, 2018 05:48 PM
Robinson shows Pirates a different kind of motivation
We might have lost that game but after that game we did a charity with Little Brave Hearts, it’s an institution that takes care of kids with down syndrome. They need our help -- LPU coach Topex Robinson

Instead of giving his wards a tongue-lashing and a hell day at practice after dropping a winnable game, Lyceum of the Philippines University head coach Topex Robinson found a better way of motivating his team and getting them back on the right track.

Two days after their stinging 81-83 loss to University of Perpetual Help that snapped their 30-game elimination round winning streak and 12 straight victories this NCAA Season 94 seniors basketball competition, Robinson took his wards on a team outreach program in Quezon City.

Talk about motivating his team.

Robinson made his players realize the value of charity by visiting an institution along Road 2 in Mindanao Avenue.

“We might have lost that game but after that game we did charity with Little Brave Hearts, it’s an institution that takes care of kids with down syndrome. They need our help,” said Robinson on Thursday after the Pirates’ 113-79 crushing of Arellano University that clinched at least a playoff for a Final Four spot.  

The Intramuros-based squad improved to 13-1 win-loss record for the lead.

“As much as we have to cry about losing a game these kids are fighting for their lives,” said Robinson. “There’s so much more to winning and losing basketball games.”

It was a fun-filled and meaningful day for the Pirates, who were given a chance to take a break in their pressure-packed campaign.

“We’re so happy to be part of their day and it just gave us a reason to be grateful for everything that we get, yung mga blessings na nakukuha naming,” the mentor added. “We have to keep on pursuing what we we’re pursuing. Again we’ve talked about the vision of this team. The winning is the by-product of what we’re doing."

What Robinson did to motivate his team after a painful loss may not be the usual way other coaches deal with a defeat.

But it sure did wonders for the Pirates’ hearts.

 

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