THE third session of the Philippine Sports Commission’s (PSC) online national sports summit takes place on Thursday with the country’s grassroots programs being the focus.
In the latest session of “Sports Conversations,” the PSC shares its programs catering to amateur athletes in the Philippines as the foundation of elite sports excellence.
Philippine Sports Institute (PSI) Dean Prof. Henry Daut will lead the discussion focusing on the nature, status, and challenges of implementing the science-based measures to tap the local rich source of talents.
The PSI has been a key platform for the PSC to enhance further the training of athletes and coaches through various seminars and certification programs and performance updates.
“It is high time that we give educators, athletes, and sports stakeholders a clear picture of what the PSC has been doing through these years to develop the amateur talents we have,” said PSC Chairman William Ramirez of the latest session of the three-phased online sports summit.
He went on to emphasize the importance of having the youth turn to sports and benefit from the values it teaches that are vital in this time of a pandemic.
Mr. Daut played a role in the PSC’s Sports Mapping Action Research Talent Identification (Smart ID) program and is the third speaker in the summit, following United States Sports Academy President T.J. Rosandich and Davao del Norte Sports and Youth Development Head Giovanni Gulanes, who presided in the two previous sessions of the summit.
The PSC national sports summit is aimed at taking insights of different sports stakeholders and using those as foundations in crafting a sustainable and workable short to long-term plan for Philippine sports.
The sports body said all data gathered from the Sports Conversations series will be processed and studied to create a new set of resolutions to be presented to sports leaders for action. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo