ABS-CBN Sports+Action’s Barangay Basketball clinic kicks off in Bulacan

Santino Honasan on Sep 26, 2016 03:34 PM
ABS-CBN S+A Barangay Basketball clinic kicks off in Bulacan
"Para ito sa mga kabataan na matuto sila ng disiplina sa paglalaro, hindi basta laro lang." - Barangay Fatima V captain Lily Ann Logana-Samera

With the help of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Tulong Center and Ignite Athletics, ABS-CBN Sports+Action held the first ever Barangay Basketball Clinic in Barangay Fatima V, San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. 

Over 30 children from the barangay participated in the basketball clinic led by former UAAP champion coach Koy Banal and the rest of the Ignite Athletics team, including former PBA star Warren Ybañez, former NCAA Rookie of the Year Jonathan Banal, and former UAAP and Perlas Pilipinas star Danica Jose to name a few. 

Under the tutelage of these very experienced coaches, the kids went through drills that focused on basic offensive aspects of basketball such as movement, ball handling, passing, and scoring.

After the drills were done, the young hoopsters were able to apply what they learned in a few friendly scrimmages.

Capping off the clinic was a little boodle fight for the participants, the coaches, and the members of the barangay. 

After all the activities and festivities, coach Koy, coach Jonathan, and coach Danica all shared a few stories of their experiences in basketball, and urged the kids in attendance to always work hard to achieve their goals, wether it be in basketball or in life. 

“Overwhelming talaga. Nagpapasalamat ako sa ABS-CBN Sports+Action at binabaan nila ang barangay ko ng ganitong klaseng programa,” Barangay Captain Lily Ann Logana-Samera told ABS-CBN Sports. “Para ito sa mga kabataan na matuto sila ng disiplina sa paglalaro, hindi basta laro lang. Dapat may attitude para ma-aim nila yung hinahangaan nilang mga basketball players at kung paano sila dumating sa ganun. Malalaman nila na ganito pala yung attitude nila.” 

A very sports-minded leader, captain Lily Ann hopes that there can be more clinics and programs for her barangay. 

“Hopefully po, kasi nakakatulong talaga, dahil yung disiplina matuturo. Dapat din yung mga matatanda, kasi feeling nila alam na nila lahat.” captain Lily Ann said with a chuckle. 

For Coach Koy of Ignite Athletics, it’s about giving the kids inspiration to reach their goals.

“Binibigyan natin, ine-expose natin yung mga bata dito na magkaroon sila ng inspirasyon, ma-inspire sila, ma-motivate sila na itong mga players na nagtuturo sa kanila, galing din sa kinaroroonan nila. 

The first leg of the ABS-CBN Sports+Action Barangay Basketball Clinic was indeed a huge success, and no doubt there will be more to come! 

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