When the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas revamped its structure early this year, the federation broke its structure down to six pillars.
And one of the pillars is the SBP Academy for Coaches.
“Investing in the development of our coaches enables us to raise the number of players that we will help improve exponentially,” said SBP President Al Panlilio. “For every coach we help, that’s at the very least twelve more players who will benefit and a lot of these will be younger players.”
“We all know that the future of our basketball program is dependent on the development of our grassroots and great coaching allows us to address that issue at a very early stage.”
After going around the country for the past year with the Coaches’ Commission, the program that is headed by Jong Uichico will culminate with the SBP Coaches’ Summit.
The convention takes place from July 20-21, 2019 at the Meralco Fitness Center.
The speakers and instructors invited to lead the summit are Uichico, NBA G-League assistant coach Damian Cotter, NBL champion coach Dean Vickerman, Gilas Pilipinas Men head coach Yeng Guiao, Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 commissioner Eric Altamirano, and Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines president Louie Gonzalez.
“This is a bigger project since we have international coaches and three local coaches. Most of the topics will be done by the Australian coaches Dean Vickerman and Damian Cutter,” said Uichico about the event backed by the MVP Sports Foundation, SMART, Chooks-to-Go, and Blackwater.
“It’s good for our local coaches since we won’t be discussing just X’s and O’s but also the other side of basketball.”