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amdgc82
09-21-2007, 04:53 AM
Call for national players answered
Ask Coach E
By Eric Altamirano
Business Mirror
WED SEPTEMBER 19, 2007

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In this writer’s capacity as head of the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC), a call was issued to Filipino basketball players overseas who might want to become members of future Philippine basketball teams.

Although the priority is always for local-bred players from the provinces, the NBTC is also opening the doors to Filipinos who took up residence in other countries, particularly the United States, Canada and Europe.

I am happy to note that there have been referrals from our friends, both based here and in abroad.

Our friend Jay Lopez* from PLDT wrote:

“Coach E, in line with your quest to find Filipino-American basketball talents, you may want to check these guys out:

“Allan Aguilar, five-foot-10 point guard from San Diego, California. The 24-year-old player, who was Most Valuable Player (MVP) in his high school, competed in a city which has a history of very good high-school talents. Aguilar is finishing his degree in graphic design at Platt College and is ready to make the jump to professional basketball.…Has a very high basketball IQ and displays a calm demeanor under game situations.…Can make both the simple play and the spectacular look very easy and is very fluid in his game. … Can shoot off the dribble, finish and dunk in transition or off a broken play, and can shoot reliably from the perimeter. Most of all, he is unselfish and looks to pass first.…Extremely coachable player who works hard. He makes his teammates better. … Will enter the Philippine Basketball League draft this September.

“Ryan Raypon, five-foot-11 guard from Fresno, California. He is a 19-year-old sophomore at University of California, San Diego.…Spent time last year as part of the coaching and training staff for the men’s basketball program and will now be walking on with the team.…Strong and athletic player who can finish plays in traffic with body contact.…Was the starting shooting guard for nationally ranked San Joaquin Memorial High School (USA Today Super 25 High School Basketball Poll) for the 2005-’06 season.…Played in the CIF Division IV Southern Section Finals (State Final Four), and played alongside seven-foot Brook and Robin Lopez (starting frontcourt for Stanford University) and Quincy Pondexter (starting SF for University of Washington). Ryan is a perimeter shooter and can run the break as the point guard or finish in the lane in transition. He can make plays off the dribble in the full court or in a half-court offense and always has his eyes up. He is an excellent on-ball defender and plays the gaps well in a team defensive setting.”

Jay also mentioned a site he set up with friends (www.gameface.ph) and mentioned a column by a US-based contributor Tony Faustino in that same web site. It is with great interest that this writer read some names alongside Philippine-bred talents like Japeth Aguilar and Gian Chiu, both former Ateneo Blue Eagles who are in training in the US. Some of the names Tony mentioned were already drafted by PBA teams like Joe Devance and Ryan Reyes.

There are names like Karl Dehesa (six-foot-two, Sta. Ana College), James Francisco (six-foot-three Chaminade University, Hawaii), Ronnie Aguilar (seven feet, Colorado State University), Kevin Dalafu (six-foot-two, Vanguard University), Clayton Laurel (six-foot-three, Leilehua High School in Hawaii), John Cubillo (Servite High School), Mike Custodio (six-foot-two, Notre Dame High School), Kevin Herrera (six-foot-three, Notre Dame High School), Anthony Torres (six-foot-two, Bear Creek High School) and Edwin Escueta (six-foot-five, John Marshall High School).

Notice that I’ve mentioned those at six-foot-two and above as the Philippines really needs tall players as the program is taken on an international context. We also need younger players within the 14 to 19 age requirement of the NBTC program.







Note: above article has already been previously posted in the Fil-foreign thread. We can however pursue new discussions about the training center for this thread. - gameface_one

amdgc82
11-21-2007, 06:36 AM
Tryouts now open
Ask Coach E
By Eric Altamirano
Business Mirror
WED NOVEMBER 21, 2007

THE future starts now as we at the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) have decided to open the tryouts for future members of the national team next month.

Ultimately, the goal is to gather national players for the 2010 Junior Olympics.

So why are we starting this early? Experience showed that we could not and should not rely anymore on quick-fixes in forming national teams.

The key is to form a base of players who are tall and talented enough to play against the best in international competitions.

What we might find now are raw players or some might say, diamonds in the rough, but still these are diamonds which we hope to polish into valuable gems.* * *

Joining us in this venture is former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Ramon Fernandez and assistant coach Alex Compton. Fernandez is the head of the NBTC-Visayas while Compton is at the helm of the NBTC-National Capital Region.

For those who are still unaware, the tryouts start with the Cebu leg on December 15 and 16 at the Sacred Heart School in Cebu City to be followed by the National Capital Region (NCR) tryouts commencing on December 22 and 23 at Xavier Sports Center.

Fernandez conducts the Cebu leg that will cater to 80 boys and 80 girls both for 14 to 16 yrs old and 17 to 19 years of age.

The schedules are December 15 (8 a.m. to 12 noon slot for 14 to 16 years old girls and 1 to 5 p.m. for 17 to 19 years old girls) and December 16 (8 a.m. to 12 noon for 14 to 16 years old boys and 1 to 5 p.m. for 17 to 19 year old boys)

Compton conducts the NCR regional tryouts to be held on December 22 (8 a.m. to 12 noon for 14 to 16 year old girls and 1 to 5 p.m. for 17 to 19 year old girls) and December 23 (8 to 12 noon for 14 to 16 year old boys and 1 to 5 p.m. for 17 to 19 year old boys)

Cebu leg qualifiers will join the regional camp from January 18 to 20 at the Sacred Heart School in Cebu City while NCR edition passers will join a regional camp set from January 4 to 6.

These qualifiers would undergo a year of training for individual skills and team concepts under NBTC coaches. Once honed, they will hopefully be part of the National Youth teams to be headed by coach Franz Pumaren.

Aside from providing the NBTC with a base of players to choose from, we also expect to establish a network of coaches from who will deliver the players needed for the national team in the years to come.

I’ve always believed that we can get the best players and train them thoroughly if we have a system to get talents from.

And finding these talents is not the only requirement as we should also come up with a program that will improve on their skills and make them worthy for international competitions.

This dream is not quixotic as we ask the private sector to join us anew in this quest. The first step is always to believe.

amdgc82
11-22-2007, 03:15 PM
Fernandez to discuss core of NBTC program
Cebu Daily News
Last updated 02:14pm (Mla time) 11/22/2007

CEBU CITY, Philippines - The first steps towards establishing a national basketball program intended for the youth will finally take form this Saturday as the BAP-SBP National Basketball Training Center-Visayas led by its director, PBA legend Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez, will meet with coaches from the region to discuss the program.

The meeting, which will include coaches from the high school and college ranks, will attempt to shed light on the NBTC and the core of its program.

The NBTC aims to tap outstanding young female and male basketball players throughout the different regions/territories from 14-19 years of age as well as serve as a training ground for the National Youth Teams that will compete in the 2010 Junior Olympics

In addition, it plans to provide opportunities for young basketball players with national team aspirations to train in regional/territorial areas close to their homes by some of the country’s top coaches.

The selection process will start off with recommendations from the different coaches regarding players which will then be pooled into a group of 160 players aged between 14 to 19 years old in both genders.

This will be followed by the regional tryouts with the Cebu leg scheduled for Dec. 15 for girls and Dec. 16 for boys at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuits gym along General Maxilom Avenue.

A regional camp composed of 80 players will follow, from which 40 players will be chosen for the NBTC. Players from the different NBTC territories (NCR, Cebu, Davao) will be invited to the Nike Elite Basketball Camp and get a chance to be chosen for the National Youth Team that would compete in the 2008 FIBA tournament.

amdgc82
12-02-2007, 06:10 AM
Message from El Presidente
SPORTING CHANCE By Joaquin M. Henson
Philippine Star
Sunday, December 2, 2007

Basketball legend Ramon Fernandez is back in the game. No, he’s not coming out of retirement at the age of 54 although the word is El Presidente can still sink his elegant shot with ease.

Fernandez has agreed to head the BAP-SBP training center in the Visayas and is launching his regional program with tryouts at the Sacred Heart School in Gen. Maxilom Ave., Cebu City on Dec. 15 for girls and 16 for boys.

“Mind you, this is for boys and girls,” said the durable Chief Executive whose term is indefinite (and it doesn’t look like any coup is in the offing). “There are only three women’s teams in the local school league. I’ve met with the Cebu coaches with the Region 6 director and they were all very enthusiastic and will support the program. We want to flush out the good young players to understand, come and join the training program.”

It took BAP-SBP executive director Patrick Gregorio and national training center director Eric Altamirano six months to design the program. Now, the blueprint is final and what’s more, the BAP-SBP found a giant sponsor in Tao Corp. Welcoat assistant coach Alex Compton was designated the National Capital Region territory head to lead the campaign in the Big City. Supporting the program in Mindanao are Region 11 director Boy Cua and lawyer Manny Nitoreda.

“With El Presidente, Alex, Manny and Boy, we’re ready to make the big push forward in laying the groundwork for the future of Philippine basketball,” said Gregorio.

Compton said the main thrust is to improve the individual skills of the country’s top young players through intense, skill specific, weekly training sessions. The target is to tap prospects in the 14-18 age bracket.

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“The center will serve as a training ground to prepare young players for the national youth teams that will compete in the 2010 Junior Olympics,” explained Gregorio. “We also aim to identify a network of coaches to work with and deliver the prospective players.”

Gregorio said the plan is to establish an under-19 residency program where the focus is on providing a positive training environment for young players, develop a close working relationship with the grassroots program and the junior national teams, and replicate the training center model throughout the country.

In NCR, the tryouts will be on Dec. 22 for girls and 23 for boys at the Xavier School gym in Greenhills. Players will be split into two age brackets, 14-15 and 16-18. Only 80 players in each bracket will be invited to participate in the tryouts.

In Mindanao, the tryouts will be held on Jan. 12 for girls and 13 for boys at the Ateneo de Davao gym on Roxas Ave., Davao City.

A selection committee will process the nominations from school coaches in NCR, the Visayas and Mindanao to determine those to be invited for the tryouts.*

After the regional tryouts, the top 80 boys – 40 from 14-15 and 40 from 16-18 – will attend specialized camps. The NCR camp will be on Jan. 4-6, the Visayas on Jan. 18-20 and Mindanao on Jan. 25-27.

Then, the selection committee will pick 20 boys from 14-15 and 20 from 16-18 to train in intense weekend camps from February to June. Chosen players from the three regional camps will next be brought to the Brent International School in Mamplasan, Laguna, for a six-day, in-house “elite” camp.

The outstanding cagers from the “elite” sessions will be sent to the Nike All-Asia camp in June. Players rounded up for training will automatically be candidates for the national youth teams competing in the 2008 FIBA junior championships for boys and girls.

For girls, the top 40 from the regional tryouts will qualify to attend the national training center from February to June without going through another round of eliminations.

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In a parallel approach, national youth coach Franz Pumaren recently picked 55 players in the under-18 category to form his initial pool for training. The list will be trimmed to 24 next week. Pumaren’s boys will be seeded to attend the training center weekend camps from February to June.

Gregorio said the training model will benefit provincial prospects whose access to top-level competition, nutrition programs and conditioning regimens is otherwise limited. “It’s a perfect set-up for our country that is divided into so many provinces,” he noted. “We want to refine our players from the palayan to the bagsakan to the marketing end. We also want to address the gap in the development of tall, young players in the provinces.”

Gregorio said the FIBA youth tournaments to look forward to next year are the under-18 junior women’s tournament in Indonesia starting July 19 and the 20th under-18 junior men’s tournament in Iran starting Nov. 20.

A SEABA qualifying competition is scheduled in Malaysia in May to determine the regional representatives to the zonal under-18 junior men’s championships in Iran.

“Things are moving,” said Gregorio. “We’re asking FIBA if our Philippine men’s team, with coach Chot Reyes, can participate* in the Stankovic Cup in October in Kuwait. And we’re affirming our bid to host the Diamond Ball in Manila.”

The Diamond Ball will gather the five FIBA zone champions, except the US, to play in a tournament with the host team two weeks before the Beijing Olympics. It’s a stand-alone meet that will serve as a tune-up for five teams playing in Beijing. The five teams are African champion Angola, Oceania champion Australia, European champion Russia, Asian champion Iran and defending Olympic champion Argentina, replacing the US.

If Manila wins the bid for the Diamond Ball, the Philippine squad will get a rare chance to battle five Olympic qualifiers, including Iran. In the recent FIBA-Asia Olympic qualifiers in Tokushima, the Philippines lost a close decision to Iran in a game that was decided by a controversial technical foul in the last minute of play.

aircanda
12-02-2007, 11:20 AM
^^ naeexcite na ako dito ah.. hehehehe :D

amdgc82
12-18-2007, 06:23 AM
200 HS students sa NBTC tryouts
People's Taliba
December 18, 2007 Tuesday
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MAGDARAOS ang National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) sa ilalim ni national training director Eric Altamirano ng tryouts para sa female at male high school aspirants sa Dis. 22 at 23 sa* Xavier Sports Center.
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“Only those cagers nominated by their high school coaches and evaluated by the NBTC selection committee will be entered into the NBTC-NCR tryouts,” wika ni Altamirano.
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Si territory head Alex Compton ang magsasagawa ng tryouts, at maaaring mag-email sa info@nbtcpilipinas.com o mag-login sa www.sbp.com.ph para sa karagdagang impormasyon.
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Kabilang sa mga kasama sa 1992-93 pool ay sina Art de la Cruz, Aljon Mariano at Dave Moralde ng San Beda; Terence Romeo ng Letran; Kevin Erazo at Kiefer Ravena ng Ateneo;* Franz Luigi Pumaren at Nicholas Montelibano ng La Salle Greenhills.
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Sa 1990-91 pool, kasama naman sina Kevin Alas ng Letran, Martin Reyes ng La Salle Greenhills, Ryan Buenafe at Arvie Bringas ng San Sebastian College, Jeric Teng ng Xavier, Joseph Marata ng UP Integrated School, Gwyne Capacio ng La Salle Zobel, Kevin Batac ng National University at Bon Jovi Cipriano ng Jose Rizal University.*

oca
12-18-2007, 09:18 AM
200 HS students sa NBTC tryouts
People's Taliba
December 18, 2007 Tuesday
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MAGDARAOS ang National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) sa ilalim ni national training director Eric Altamirano ng tryouts para sa female at male high school aspirants sa Dis. 22 at 23 sa* Xavier Sports Center.
* *
“Only those cagers nominated by their high school coaches and evaluated by the NBTC selection committee will be entered into the NBTC-NCR tryouts,” wika ni Altamirano.
* *
Si territory head Alex Compton ang magsasagawa ng tryouts, at maaaring mag-email sa info@nbtcpilipinas.com o mag-login sa www.sbp.com.ph para sa karagdagang impormasyon.
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Kabilang sa mga kasama sa 1992-93 pool ay sina Art de la Cruz, Aljon Mariano at Dave Moralde ng San Beda; Terence Romeo ng Letran; Kevin Erazo at Kiefer Ravena ng Ateneo;* Franz Luigi Pumaren at Nicholas Montelibano ng La Salle Greenhills.
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Sa 1990-91 pool, kasama naman sina Kevin Alas ng Letran, Martin Reyes ng La Salle Greenhills, Ryan Buenafe at Arvie Bringas ng San Sebastian College, Jeric Teng ng Xavier, Joseph Marata ng UP Integrated School, Gwyne Capacio ng La Salle Zobel, Kevin Batac ng National University at Bon Jovi Cipriano ng Jose Rizal University.*


Of all the names mentioned in '92-'93 pool, subaybayan niyo at malayo ang mararating ng dalawang iyan. Ravena is a known entity, pero sina Mariano at Moralde ay publicly di pa kilala.

Mariano is a hs senior at San Beda Taytay but was not part of the NCAA. Why? Too young. Very young. Infact, as a hs senior he still qualified to play in the last Passerelle event. Meaning 15 years old pa lang siya when the tournament started. Standing around 6'2". He will be just 16 by graduation day. If he was enrolled at another school, Team A na yan tiyak. For college, bibitbitin yata ni Coach Baena sa SBC-Alabang ang bata. To other NCAA and UAAP schools, this kid is worth taking in. Yes, bata pa para isabak to play 2 or 3 sa level ng NCAA or UAAP, but I think he will be willing to be part of Team B under a good program while he waits for his body to mature. But his game is advance for his age.

At si Moralde naman, shoo-in na yan sa NCAA Red Cubs next school year. Abangan niyo na lang.

Kids...huwag niyo akong hihiyain. ;D ;D ;D ;D

mighty_lion
12-18-2007, 10:06 AM
^ Mariano is a C/PF based on FMC games that I saw but he undersize to play that position instantly in college. Not sure if he has the skills set to play wing position but I havent seen him taking outside shots on the games I saw. Moralde on the otherhand is a SG/SF. Moralde's game is similar to that of Du Canlas. Quality self set-up shooter and good facilitator.

Madalas kong makita ang dalawang yan sa mga RL games. Si Moralde minsan minsan nakakatabi ko sa upuan sa Arena at di matinag ang tingin sa court pagnasa loob si Pong/Lanete.

gameface_one
12-21-2007, 09:20 AM
SBP, Tao start youth program


By NELSON BELTRAN
The Philippine Star

The BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and Tao Corp. formalized in a meeting Thursday their partnership for the running and funding of a three-year program culminating hopefully with the country’s participation in the World Basketball Championship in Turkey in 2010.

The Tao Corp. of Dumaguete businessman-sportsman Jun Sy pledged no less than P76.5 million to finance SBP’s programs the next three years, including the National Basketball Training Center envisioned to produce talents for future international competitions.

The SBP and its chief backer are investing heavily on the training center, really hopeful it would spell success for the country not only in men’s basketball but women’s basketball as well.

The partners had their strategic meeting practically the whole day Thursday at Ascott Hotel (formerly Oakwood) in Makati. In attendance were Sy, SBP executive director Patrick Gregorio, training center director Eric Altamirano and national youth coach Franz Pumaren.

"SBP will have parallel programs with coach Franz Pumaren handling the youth team and coach Eric Altamirano running the training center. We’ll put together 40 boys and 40 girls. Those from the provinces will be given free tickets to fly here. They will be provided free board and lodging while attending the program. These guys would be our future national players," said Gregorio.

The program starts with the nationwide search for promising 14-18-year-old players.

Coach Ramon Fernandez has actually conducted a tryout in Cebu and coach Manny Mitoreda in Davao with hundreds of hopefuls attending.

This weekend, Altamirano is conducting a tryout for girls at the Xavier Sports Center.

Altamirano will also conduct tryouts in Iloilo, Bacolod and Cagayan de Oro early next year.

"This is really something special. The hopefuls and the coaches are all excited with this," said Gregorio.

Among the brightest prospects in the pool are UAAP juniors MVP Tata Marata, San Beda’s Nico Salva, San Sebastian’s Arvie Bringas and Xavier’s Rafael Banal.

Tao Corp. is pouring P20 million for the project in 2008, P25 million in 2009 and P30 million in 2009.

By 2009, the cage officials are hopeful they have developed a team capable of doing good in the qualifier for the 2010 world championship. The same team is to be sent to the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

amdgc82
01-04-2008, 09:01 AM
Below is the list of players who were invited for the NBTC tryouts conducted last Dec. 23 at the Xavier School.
http://www.sbp.com.ph/

BOYS 14 – 15 AGE GROUP

Letran College
Terence Romeo

University of Perpetual Help Delta System
Mhelvic Biscocho
Lomell Loyola
Joseph Eriobu
Troy de Guzman

Ateneo de Manila University
Kevin Erazo
Charles Domrique
Timothy Capacio
Algerion Bugarin
Kiefer Ravena

Don Bosco Technical College
Kenn Guillarte

Don Bosco Technical Institute
John Estabillo

La Salle Antipolo
Albert Tanquintic
Luigi Javier

La Salle Greenhills
Franz Luigi Pumaren
Steven Cudal
Nicholas Montelibano
Juan Antonio Henares
Jasper Tanhueco
Patrick Vergara

Lourdes School Mandaluyong
John Paul Samaniego

Catholic College
Leo Menguito

San Beda College
Arthur Dela Cruz
Aljon Mariano
Gerard Versoza
Adrian Pujante
Erlance Feliciano
Christian Moralde
Aldrin Lunas
Christopher Javier

International Christian School
Joseph Ronque

University of Santo Tomas
Cederick Labing-isa
Kyle Neypes
Eduardo Aytona
Raymond Inciong
Molline Gonzales
Storm Riva

Community of Learners
Likhang Hinirang Javier

Sta. Clara International Academy
Ernie Mariano
John Martin Castellon
Don Boongaling
Silver Altamirano
Ace Acebedo

St. Francis Assisi, Cavite
Leonardo Foncardas

Ateneo de Naga
Marc Ian Delfino
Raphael Nierra
Erik Pelagio

Holy Trinity Academy
Aljur Tambunting
Ian Mariveles
John Tongko
Timothy Fuentabella

Sto. Niño Parochial School
Roque Estoca, Jr.

St. Joseph School Naga
Dominic Llaza
Mark Anthony Aguilar
Tevin Gartchitorena

Xavier School Greenhills
John Chuahiock
Jeremy Cua
Edmund Dee
Alejandro Dizon, Jr.
Edward Jao
Kevin Lim
Jose Anton Manuel
Harold Ng
Donald Vincent Ong
Kevin Patco
Daniel Quiaoit
Ceddrich Sy
Bryan Tan
Jeron Tang
Abram Vera Cruz

International School
Sevie Ching

La Salle Canlubang
Jan Nico Torres
Jude Ballada

BOYS 16 – 17 AGE GROUP

Letran College
Kevin Alas
Glen Khobuntin

University of Perpetual Help Delta System
Niccon Cresencio
Ralvin Torres
James Gonato
Abelardo Martinez
TJ Pigao
Joel Jolangcob
Eugene Canuza
Greg Flor

Ateneo De Manila University
Bugarin
Enriquez
Kevin Gamboa
Reyes
Tiongson

Adamson University
Arvin Jay Vitug

De La Salle Zobel
Jeric Fortuna
Masshi Okubo

FEU
Argamino
Maloles
Paulino

NU
Batac
Berry
Elegores

UE
De Guzman
Roy Villegas
Adrian Santos

St. Francis Assisi, Las Piñas
Denver Rote

La Salle Greenhills
Vince Fran
Mark Joel De Guzman
Miguel Reyes
Jose Marie Adornado

Jose Rizal University (JRU)
Bon Jovi Cipriano
Raycon Kabigting

San Beda College
Ryan Monteclaro

University of Sto. Tomas
Daniel Allera
Joseph Luna
Paolo Dolimas
Lorenz Oriondo

Community of Learners
Inang laya Javier

Sta. Clara International Academy
Brando Victoria
Richard Caslebon
Gerry Babon
Kyle Narceles

Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP)
Jethros Dumalo

Ateneo de Naga
Allan Avila
Jan Oliver Bosch
Eiffel Oliveros
Jose Samson

Holy Trinity Academy
Jayvee Kitane
Jerome Oquialde
Micko Fernandez

Maceda Integrated High School
Kenneth Miano
Kenneth Anthony Nemis
Arjay Ariza
Keitness Doroja
Mark Anthony Mapue

St. Joseph School Naga
Dan Michael Uy

Xavier School Greenhills
Gabriel Banal
Dustin Chong
Remo Gatan
Ervin Lee
JB Mari Lim
Nel Jefferson Lim
Michael Lua
Jasper Pua
Tomas Santos
Jerald Sze
Denis Tan
Miguel Tan
Robin Tan
Jeric Teng
Ian Umali

gameface_one
01-04-2008, 09:19 AM
Former PBA star Fernandez holds free cage clinic in Argao



Cebu Daily News
First Posted 10:05am (Mla time) 01/03/2008


HUNDREDS of kids aged 10 to 14 in Argao, Cebu were beneficiaries of the Ramon Fernandez Basketball Academy (RFBA) when head coach and 4-time Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez separately undertook a 3-day basic basketball training module for barangays Talaytay, Poblacion, Langtad and Binlod.

The free clinics earned the support of the municipal government, the Baranggay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials that a follow-up program is already in the offing.

“We are very grateful that Mr. Fernandez unselfishly extends his services for the sports development program of Argao”, Argao Mayor Edsel Galeos said in a statement. Argao SK Federation President Richard de los Reyes echoes Mayor Galeos’ sentiments. “Our kids are most privileged to learn basketball and its discipline from no less than the country’s greatest player of all time.”

What could have been a Christmas offering of the RFBA to the town of Argao where Fernandez’ vinegar line “Suka ni Tisoy” is manufactured, will soon become a regular youth and sports development program. “As representative of the youth in the Municipal Council, I will carry out a regular program in coordination with the whole SK organization, the RFBA and the Argao Sports Commission that will benefit all the other 41 barangays all over the town.” de los Reyes adds.

The planned program will run on the first half of the year and will be concluded with a comprehensive league at the end of the year where participants of the clinics from the various barangays can participate.

Fernandez, who also heads the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) in the Visayas under the Basketball Association of the Philippines – Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) also recognizes the significance of such local projects as possible venues to scout potential talents for the Philippine training pool. /pr

Ghostrider
01-04-2008, 10:41 AM
I don't think the listing provided above is completely accurate.

For one thing, as previously mentioned, the 6'7 fil-aussie kid (of german descent) from Zobel, Ryan Buenafe and the BIS kids are all ommitted.

Secondly, if I'm not mistaken, Monteclaro is from San Sebastian.

mighty_lion
01-04-2008, 11:48 AM
^ If that is Ryan Monteclaro he is from SBC. Back-up ni LA Revilla last NCAA season.

Schortsanitis
01-04-2008, 12:05 PM
** The SBP-BAP schedule that was released to the press is a bit confusing, so I've tried to come up w/ a timeline calendar for their activities for this year, based on various posts above.* Some details are a bit confusing, so I've come up & made assumptions.

** One good thing about this program, is that even players who will NOT be chosen in the final team will be going back to their mother teams w/ better training, & better exposure in their belt.* That will likely make them better even players on their own.


SBP-BAP SUMMARIZED CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

** Dec. 15 & 16, 2007
-* Tryouts in Cebu at the Sacred Heart School
-* Ramon Fernandez conducted the Tryouts
-* Age brackets are 14-15 & 16-18 bracket (assumption)
-* The top 40 boys & girls for each of the brackets will be chosen to go to the Cebu Regional Qualifier Camp

** Dec. 22 & 23, 2007
-* Tryouts in Manila at Xavier Sports Center
-* Alex Compton conducted the Tryouts
-* Age brackets are 14-15 & 16-18 bracket (assumption)
-* The top 40 boys & girls for each of the brackets will be chosen to go to the NCR Regional Qualifier Camp

** January 4-6, 2008
-* NCR Regional Qualifier Camp, consisting of the top 40 boys & girls for each of the brackets taken from Dec. 22 & 23, 2007 tryouts
-* No mention where

** Jan. 12, 2008
-* Tryouts in Mindanao at the Ateneo de Davao gym on Roxas Ave., Davao City.

** Jan. 18-20, 2008
-* Cebu Regional Qualifier Camp, consisting of the top 40 boys & girls for each of the brackets taken from the Dec. 15 & 16, 2007 tryouts
-* Will be held at the Sacred Heart School in Cebu City

** Jan. 25-27, 2008
-* Mindanao Regional Qualifier Camp, consisting of the top 40 boys & girls for each of the brackets taken from the Jan. 12, 2008 tryouts

** February - June 2008
-* From the 3 Regional Qualifier Camps, 20 boys for the 14-15 & 16-18 age brackets will be chosen
-* They will then train in intense weekend camps
-* They will then be brought to the Brent International School in Mamplasan, Laguna, for a six-day, in-house “elite” camp
-* The top 40 girls chosen from the Regional Qualifier Camps will qualify to attend the National Training Center

** May 2008
-* SEABA 18 & Under Men's Qualifying Tournament in Malaysia
-* Winner will qualify for the 18 & Under Men's Zonal Tournament in Iran in Nov. 2008

** June 2008
-* The outstanding cagers from the “elite” sessions will be sent to the Nike All-Asia camp in June
-* Players rounded up for training will automatically be candidates for the national youth teams competing in the 2008 FIBA junior championships for boys and girls.

** July 19, 2008
-* 18 & Under Women's tournament in Indonesia

** Nov. 20, 2008
-* 18 & Under Men's Zonal Tournament in Iran

** 2 Weeks Before The 2008 Olympics
-* The Diamond Ball will gather the five FIBA zone champions, except the US, to play in a tournament with the host team two weeks before the Beijing Olympics.
-* A stand-alone meet that will serve as a tune-up for five teams playing in Beijing
-* The five teams are African champion Angola, Oceania champion Australia, European champion Russia, Asian champion Iran and defending Olympic champion Argentina, replacing the US.

** Additional Notes:
-* In a parallel approach, national youth coach Franz Pumaren recently picked 55 players in the under-18 category to form his initial pool for training
-* The list was supposed to have been trimmed down to 24 last mid-December 2007
-* This pool will be seeded to attend the training center weekend camps from February to June 2008


Sources:
-* "Tryouts now open", from the "Ask Coach E" column by Eric Altamirano in the "Business Mirror", Wed., Nov. 21, 2007
-* "Message from El Presidente", from the "Sporting Chance" column by Joaquin M. Henson in the Philippine Star, Sun., Dec. 2, 2007

Ghostrider
01-04-2008, 04:37 PM
^ If that is Ryan Monteclaro he is from SBC. Back-up ni LA Revilla last NCAA season.


You're correct. I was thinking of San Sebastian's Raffy Gusi. I've seen Monteclaro play last year when he and Salva were still teammates in the HS team B.

Dami kasing pangalan at ligang pinapanood, nalilito minsan. :P

Thanks for pointing it out ;D

mighty_lion
01-04-2008, 05:50 PM
^ No problem Ghostrider. If my recollection with Gusi guy is right, pareho sila ng built ni Monteclaro. Pareho ding moreno at patusok ang buhok. ;)

amdgc82
01-10-2008, 10:08 PM
http://www.mindanews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3617&Itemid=61

Davao NBTC try-out on January 12 * * * *
Rico Biliran/MindaNews* * *
Wednesday, 09 January 2008 20:45*

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/09 January) -- The Davao City leg tryouts for the National Basketball Training Center will proceed as scheduled on January 12 at the Ateneo de Davao Sports Complex in Matina.

The tryouts will be for boys 14 to 17 years old and will be conducted by NBTC Program Director Eric Altamirano, assisted by former MBA and PBA standout Alex Compton.
The NBTC will select a maximum of 40 players from each age bracket who will undergo training in Davao City once a week until they cover 60 hours on individual skills based on their position and minimum of 40 hours on team concepts for a period of one year.

"Those who make it to the regular training program can be considered for the national teams that will be formed especially for the 2010 Junior Olympics, " the organizer said.

The tryouts will have two sessions. The first session will be from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon for the 14 to 15 years old participants and 12:30 p.m. to 5 pm. for the 16 to 17 years old players.

Interested players can submit their names to Atty.Manny Nitorreda at the second floor of Merco Building , corner of Rizal and Bolton Streets in Davao City. (Rico Biliran/MindaNews)

gameface_one
01-14-2008, 07:15 AM
Stonewalled by agendas
THE GAME OF MY LIFE By Bill Velasco
Monday, January 14, 2008
Philstar.com


DAVAO City – Gradually, the BAP-SBP is coming face to face with the reality that not everyone they talk to is of the same benevolent, visionary mind. More and more, they run smack into the stonewall of other people’s agendas, selfish motives, and own motives. More and more, the organization’s eyes are being opened to the harsh reality that, while their long-term goals may overlap or intersect, they are not the same.

At the National Basketball Training Center here, an overflow number of teens joined the tryouts, hoping to be part of the 40-player pool for each area (including NCR and Visayas) that will be selected for the numerous international and youth tournaments the Philippines is joining this year. But, behind the scenes, local officials are worried that the BAP-SBP’s slow pace of movement will let it be overrun by other problems. Looming largest among them is the resurrection of the Basketball Association of the Philippines, now led by Butch Pichay, with Graham Lim once again orchestrating his brand of mayhem behind the scenes.

First of all, not all the schools and families the BAP-SBP talk to will allow their players to join the national pools, national team, or other programs. The fact of the matter is that many schools in the provinces used their meager resources to recruit rare gems, and are unwilling to share them with the NSA in charge of basketball. Even the weekly training of the NBTC will have to go through the eye of the needle to get approval to use players from bigger schools in the Visayas alone. Let’s face it, while they may publicly say they will help the national cause, at the heart of it all, the school comes first.

With the competition very stiff in the Visayas and Mindanao, the bigger schools are reluctant to release their players because of fear of injury, and more so, independence. Once a player realizes he has value in a bigger market, he may not be so willing to sacrifice his body and risk injury to play only for his school. So schools are trying to keep it the other way around.

Also, many of the other stakeholders initially expected a dole-out from the BAP-SBP, since they feel that the new leadership, under Manny Pangilinan, is loaded. They don’t realize that the solution isn’t in funding, and that the BAP-SBP can’t just dip into any corporate coffers whenever it feels like it. There are processes, procedures and protocols to follow.

Another agenda confronting the BAP-SBP is the question of old style leadership in some regions, wherein what seems to be more important is not what gets done, but who gets the credit. Also, the old alliances with the BAP die hard. Even with some of the political flip-flopping, there are still a lot of activities going on under the radar of the BAP-SBP. Strategically, it looks like the BAP is building a portfolio of tournaments, development programs and even recruitment to prove that it is doing more than the SBP.

“The joint communique agreed to and signed by both the BAP and Pilipinas Basketbol, and witnessed by FIBA in Tokyo in August, 2006 makes it clear that once a national association for basketball is established – which is now the BAP-SBP – both the BAP and PB will be dissolved and cease to operate.”

This was the non-combative stance taken by the BAP-SBP, which as of now, does very little to discourage the BAP’s old leaders from forming new alliances, and stirring things up again.

Even here in Davao, local basketball officials, turned off by the heavy-handedness they experienced at the hand of the BAP even in the midst of the Unity Congress, fear that new turmoil may result in a new suspension internationally.

The BAP-SBP has to do more, be more emphatic, and solidify its alliances. Now.

amdgc82
01-16-2008, 06:06 AM
http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/01162008/sports08.html

Sacrifices to be made
*
OUT of the thousands, few were chosen to hopefully represent the Philippine youth team in several international competitions, like the 2010 Junior Olympics.

To this, I give credit to the BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas for its determination to put a semblance of organization in the formation of future national teams after quick fixes in previous years fell short of our aspirations for resurgence as a basketball power, not only in Southeast Asia but also in the whole of Asia and the world.

The first step toward this direction is the creation of the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC), a program that will effectively do away with lack of preparation in forming teams.

So after the choosing, what’s next?

There’s the initial cloud-nine feeling after being part of the 14 to 15 and 16 to 17 pool for both boys and girls. But frankly, it is not all about glamour as the difficult work is about to start with a year-round program in store.

To this, the SBP, through the NBTC, is seeking the full cooperation of players, parents and schools for the program to succeed.

For the players, we expect them to make the most out of the experience by putting to heart the lessons and the additional skills to be learned by working hard and being present in all of the individual learning sessions and the weekend camps. No excuses.

At the same time, we also expect these players to learn about time management to also give their studies the focus it needs.

For parents who have been very supportive of their children’s hoop dreams, we seek further understanding in allowing their kids to attend NBTC activities and constantly remind them and guide them through school work.

This support extends to the hardships that the kids will need to undertake, not only to be become better players, but also to be better individuals.

For the schools, we hope to gain their cooperation in letting these players participate in the national effort as they extend concessions in academic activities should these players fail to find time. May we also ask the school population to support and cheer on these players as they play for flag and country.

Come to think of it, this effort of putting back together a Philippine team is possibly the first step in putting back the pride in wearing the national colors. There were instances when a student opted to stay in a school team rather than play for a bigger cause.

Remember that most, if not, all of the top players in the pro league paid their dues as national players. There’s no other way of doing it.

So for the record, I reveal the members of the NBTC-NCR pool who will be presented to BAP-SBP president Manny Pangilinan along with sponsors on January 19 at the Makati Sports Club.

In the 16 to 17 years old boys’ pool are: Isaiah Ciria Cruz of Arellano; Christian de la Paz, Vince Fran, Miguel Reyes, Josemarie Adornado and Martin Reyes of De La Salle Greenhills; Arnold Van Opstal and Masshi Okubo of De La Salle Zobel; Kevin Gamboa, Juan Miguel Tiongson, John David Dumrique of Ateneo de Manila; Ryan Monteclaro of San Beda College; Kevin Alas of Letran; Cabrera Raider of Emiliio Aguinaldo College along with Bon Jovi Cipriano, Keith Agovida and Louie Vigil of Jose Rizal U.

Included in the 14 to 15 boys’ pool are: Raphael Banal, Charles Dumrique, Kiefer Ravena, Timothy Capacio and Paulo Pe of Ateneo de Manila; Arthur de la Cruz, Aljon Mariano, Christian Moralde, Erlance Feliciano, Christopher Javier and Adrian Pujalte of San Beda College; Franz Pumaren, Nikko Montelibano and Micco Sollano of De La Salle Greenhills; Kyle Neypes and Cederick Labing-isa of University of Santo Tomas, Cyril de Guzman and Joseph Eriobu of University of Perpetual Help; Albert Tanquintic of La Salle Antipolo and Kevin Lim of Xavier.

On the 16 to 17 girls’ list are Cristy Silva, Lora de la Cruz, Lui Pujante and Rina Mar Laud of University of Santo Tomas; Karen Columna and Catherine Merico of Chiang Kai Shek; Katrina Santos, Princess Marie Trinidad and Dior Ysabelde of De La Salle Zobel; Denise Tiu and Samantha Ong of Immaculate Concepcion Academy; Chelisa Calaquian of Saint Theresa’s College; Valerie Jiselle Chua of Jubillee Christian Academy; Michelle Bio of De La Salle-Antipolo; Marita Naidas of Assumption Antipolo; Angelica Bonleon of the College of Saint Benilde; Louis Alison Fernandez of UP Los Baños; Arlene Gesalan of Lyceum; Inang Laya Javier of Community of Learners and Corinne Javier of Assumption College.

In the 14 to 15 girls’ bracket are Araceli Abaca, Allyssa Dogong and Nicole Garcia of Diliman Preparatory School; Inna Corcuera and Sara Bo-ot of De La Salle Zobel; Patricia Henson and Elrica Castro of Assumption Antipolo; Clarissa Tioseco and Bella Nepomuceno and Bea Daez of Assumption College; Miller Joy Ong, Kristine Siapoc, Charmaine Sulit and Regina Pioquinto of De La Salle Antipolo; Patricia Bautista and Cheski Tantoco of Poveda; Angel Morales of San Beda Alabang; Kelly Salvador of Saint Theresa’s College; Likhang Hirang Javier of Community of Learners and Mary Snow Penaranda of Adamson University.

There are also other NBTC hopefuls in centers in the Visayas and Mindanao.

Good luck to us all! Go Philippine basketball!

GHRanger
01-16-2008, 09:45 AM
http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/01162008/sports08.html

Sacrifices to be made
*
Included in the 14 to 15 boys’ pool are: Raphael Banal, Charles Dumrique, Kiefer Ravena, Timothy Capacio and Paulo Pe of Ateneo de Manila; Arthur de la Cruz, Aljon Mariano, Christian Moralde, Erlance Feliciano, Christopher Javier and Adrian Pujalte of San Beda College; Franz Pumaren, Nikko Montelibano and Micco Sollano of De La Salle Greenhills; Kyle Neypes and Cederick Labing-isa of University of Santo Tomas, Cyril de Guzman and Joseph Eriobu of University of Perpetual Help; Albert Tanquintic of La Salle Antipolo and Kevin Lim of Xavier.


The Coach is playing? Franz din pala pangalan ng anak ng Coach? I thought it was another name. :D :D :D

glock23
01-16-2008, 12:58 PM
^ actually his name is luigi franz pumaren

GHRanger
01-16-2008, 02:07 PM
^ Yup I kinda remember it was something like Luigi. Thanks for the clarification.

amdgc82
01-17-2008, 12:25 AM
NBTC to open in Cebu
The Freeman
Thursday, January 17, 2008

The National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) will be launched in Cebu on January 21-22 at the Cebu City Sports Complex.

This was disclosed to The FREEMAN by NBTC-Cebu training director, former pro Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez, a four-time MVP of the PBA.

According to Fernandez, he had invited several basketball leaders to the event including Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan, SBP Executive Director Patrick “Pato” Gregorio, Julio Sy of Tao Corporation and Coach Eric Altamirano.

Fernandez also told The FREEMAN that players who made the cut would be invited to the launching ceremony together with their parents, coaches and athletic directors on January 21.

Other activities scheduled on that date include training of associate coaches and coaches in the morning.

Fernandez said that members of the media would be invited to the event as soon as he receives confirmation from the BSP officials. (GGM)

onggok
01-17-2008, 05:31 AM
Why there are no training center in Central luzon? kasi maraming PBA player galing sa central luzon:
Hector Calma
Kirby Raymundo
Arwin Santos
Japeth Aguilar
Dennis Espino
Jason Castro
Graves (from Angeles city)
Al Jamal
Canaleta
Duncil
willie miller
Vergel Meneses
Jc Intal
Itoy Esguerra
Macapagal
Norman gonzalez
Bal David
Rey Cuenco

Sam Miguel
01-19-2008, 11:15 PM
MVP, GREGORIO INTRODUCE NBTC LUZON TRAINEES

PLDT Chair and BAP-SBP Chief Manuel V Pangilinan and SBP Executive Director Patrick Gregorio formally announced the 80 boys and girls ages 14-17 who will undergo extensive training in the National Basketball Training Center's Luzon Region. The presentation of the trainees was done at the historic Makati Sports Club, with parents, guardians, media, coaches, SBP executives, and sponsors in attendance.

GIRLS 16-17

CHELISA CALAQUIAN, STC
VALERIE JISELLE CHUA, JUBILEE CHRISTIAN
CRISTY SILVA, UST
KAREN COLUMNA, CSK
ANGELICA BONGLEON, ST BENILDE
DENISE TIU, ICA
SAMANTHA ONG, ICA
KATRINA SANTOS, ZOBEL
MICHELLE BIO, LASALLE ANTIPOLO
LORA DELA CRUZ, UST
LOUIS ALISON FERNANDEZ, UP LOS BANOS
MARITA NAIDAS, ASSUMPTION ANTIPOLO
LUI ANN PUJANTE, UST
DIOR YSABEL TRINIDAD, ZOBEL
CATHERINE MERICO, CSK
ARLENE GESALAN, LYCEUM
INANG LAYA JAVIER, COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS
PRINCESS TRINIDAD, ZOBEL
CORRINE JAVIER, ASSUMPTION
RINA MAY LAUD, UST
PAULA BOMBEO, UST

GIRLS 14-15

ARACELI ABACA, DILIMAN PREP
PATRICIA BAUTISTA, POVEDA
BEA DAEZ, ASSUMPTION
ALYSSA DOGONG, DILIMAN PREP
MILLER ONG, LASALLE ANTIPOLO
INNA CORCUERA, ZOBEL
PATRICIA HENSON, ASSUMPTION ANTIPOLO
ANGEL MORALES, SAN BEDA ALABANG
ELRICA CASTRO, ASSUMPTION ANTIPOLO
KELLY SALVADOR, STC
CHARMAINE SULIT, LASALLE ANTIPOLO
CHESKI TANTOCO, POVEDA
REGINA PIOQUINTO, LASALLE ANTIPOLO
NICOLE GARCIA, DILIMAN PREP
SARA BO-OT, ZOBEL
LIKHANG HINIRANG JAVIER, COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS
SNOW PENARANDA, ADAMSON
CLARISSA TIOSECO, ASSUMPTION
KRISTINE SIAPOC, LASALLE ANTIPOLO
BELLA NEPOMUCENO, ASSUMPTION

BOYS 16-17

ISIAH CIRIACRUZ, ARELLANO
CHRIS DELA PAZ, LSGH
JD DUMRIQUE, ATENEO
VINCE FRAN, LSGH
RYAN MONTECLARO, SAN BEDA
MIGS REYES, LSGH
JUAMI TIONGSON, ATENEO
ARNOLD VAN OPSTAL, ZOBEL
KEVIN ALAS, LETRAN
MASSHI OKUBO, ZOBEL
JM ADORNADO, LSGH
MARTIN REYES, LSGH
RAIDER CABRERA, EAC
KEVIN GAMBOA, ATENEO
BON JOVI CIPRIANO, JRU
KEITH AGOVIDA, JRU
LOUIE VIGIL, JRU

BOYS 14-15

AEL BANAL, ATENEO
ARTHUR DELA CRUZ, SAN BEDA
CHUCKIE DUMRIQUE, ATENEO
CEDERICK LABING-ISA, UST
ALJON MARIANO, SAN BEDA
CHRISTIAN MORALDE, SAN BEDA
PAULO PE, ATENEO
LUIGI PUMAREN, LSGH
KIEFER RAVENA, ATENEO
MICCO SOLLANO, LSGH
TIM CAPACIO, ATENEO
CYRIL DE GUZMAN, PERPETUAL
JOSEPH ERIOBU, PERPETUAL
ERLANCE FELICIANO, SAN BEDA
CHRISTOPHER JAVIER, SAN BEDA
NIKKO MONTELIBANO, LSGH
KYLE NEYPES, UST
ADRIAN PUJANTE, SAN BEDA
ALBERT TANQUINTIC, LASALLE ANTIPOLO
KEVIN LIM, XAVIER SCHOOL
JERON TENG, XAVIER SCHOOL

We note that there are a bunch of familiar names especially for the boys.

The NBTC program is headed by Nike Elite founder and coach Eric Altamirano.

There was also a signing of the player commitment and parent/guardian commitment agreements. These players will undergo a real academy-style training program that will cover a three-year period. Special emphasis will be put on honing individual skills across the board, so that all trainees, regardless of size and/or position will have complete basketball skills.

Joescoundrel
01-21-2008, 05:13 PM
Pato Gregorio stated that the NBTC will be an academy type of institution, which is an idea a long time in coming. Argentina and Iran molded their youth players together at a very young age, and lo and behold, they have become basketball powers. This is the same system that has made Yugoslavia successful in international competition, as well as China and Korea here in Asia.

I wonder however if there are other kids out there even here in the immediate Mega Manila vicinity who have yet to be discovered. There are many great great players out there who simply do not get the kind of exposure their skills warrant. Pato and the SBP as well as TAO corporation's Jun Sy, the primary corporate sponsor for the NBTC programs along with Nokia and Nike, emphasize that the they want to produce not just outstanding ballers, but also outstanding students and citizens.

Which brings up a little point: How about those kids who are not really inclined to study but are incredible ballers. We encourage kids who do not have the inclination / aptitude for college to try getting technical and vocational skills such as metalworking and refrigeration. Can we not do the same for the NBTC program? Just because a kid is not inclined towards school does not necessarily make him or her a bad kid does it? Why doesn't the NBTC also seek these types of kids out?

Surely it would be better for them to learn through the NBTC under the tutelage of fine men and women like Coaches Eric Altamirano and Alex Compton, rather than have them grow up prey to the unsavory elements that make up the ugly underbelly known as the ligang kalye. I have seen so many outstanding players, just because they cannot make it in school, lose their way by engaging in the extra-legal aspects of being a career hugot in street and community tournaments.

Perhaps this is something the SBP as a whole can look into.

amdgc82
01-22-2008, 05:59 AM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2008/01/22/sports/bap.sbp.training.opens.html

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
BAP-SBP training opens

BASKETBALL Association of the Philippines-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) executive director Patrick Gregorio will be in town today for the official launching of the National Basketball Training Center this afternoon at the City Sports Club Cebu.

Gregorio will be in Cebu to lead the launching alongside program director Eric Altamirano and NBTC head Ramon Fernandez.

Apart from this, Gregorio will be in Cebu to answer questions regarding BAP-SBP and the never-ending squabble with BAP that had hounded Cebu for weeks. Cebu is hosting the BAP-sanctioned National Students Basketball Championships next month.

Meanwhile, for the launch of NBTC, the players who have been selected for the NBTC program, all 38 of them, coming from University of the Visayas, University of San Carlos, University of San Jose-Recoletos, Sacred Heart School-Jesuits, University of Cebu, will be in the launching with their coaches, athletic directors and parents.

These players were selected from a battery of screening last year. They are divided into two age groups, and will be given proper training to hone them into becoming some of the country’s possible members of the national team. The training for these players will start next month. (MCB)

amdgc82
01-22-2008, 07:23 AM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/dav/2008/01/22/sports/40.young.cagers.make.it.to.nbtc.html
Tuesday, January 22, 2008

40 young cagers make it to NBTC
By Marianne Saberon-Abalayan

SOME 40 young dribblers from Davao City and General Santos City made it to the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC), a three-year program aimed to develop and prepare talents for future international competitions.

The talented cagers, accompanied by their parents and guardians, were presented to the media Sunday at Bistro Rosario with no less than BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Executive Director Patrick Gregogio gracing the affair.

NBTC program director Eric Altamirano, who conducted the Davao try-outs with Davao territory head Manny Nitorreda on January 19 at the Ateneo de Davao University High School gym, said BAP-SBP created the program with special objectives in mind.

"We aim to identify, prepare and develop outstanding young male players between 14 to 17 years of age. We want to provide opportunities for them to train with country's top-notch coaches in areas close to their homes," Altamirano said.

"We also want to establish close working relationships with programs for youth basketball and for NBTC to serve as a training ground for the national youth teams that would compete in al FIBA sanctioned international tournaments," added Altamirano, who was born in Davao.

He said a player enrolled at the NBTC needs to complete the maximum of 60 hours in the program including workout, team training and games within a four-month period starting February to May.

"This will not compete with the school basketball programs but will complement these programs. Their players will become better players who will help their school win games and raise the level of competition in Davao," Altamirano said.

Gregorio said he is happy Nokia is giving its support the NBTC Pilipinas program.

He said the P80 million commitment from the Tao Corporation headed by Jun Sy to the three-year program of BAP-SBP's NBTC and RP Youth Team gave them an added boost.

"We're bringing this program to the provinces and cities outside Manila. We started with three centers in the National Capital Region, Cebu and Davao," Gregorio said.

"We are also planning to put up training centers in Cagayan de Oro, Baguio and Bicol in the future. Any NSA has never done this. This is not just a one-shot deal. This is a three-year program that will strengthen grassroots basketball in the country. I tell you, the best is yet to come," he added.

Tao Corporation's Val Victa, who is also team manager of the RP Youth Team, and BAP-SBP regional director Regino "Boy" Cua were also present during the formal presentation of NBTC players.

There are 22 players who made it to NBTC's 14-15 program and 18 in the 16-17 age group among over 100 aspirants who joined the try-outs.

Six-foot Mario Bonleon of the Holy Child School of Davao (HCSD) was a standout among the rest. He is only 13 years old.

"We took him (Bonleon) in, although he is not yet 14 because he is good. He came late during the try-outs and joined the batch of 16-17 players. He made his presence felt and performed better than the older players," Altamirano said.

The other 14-15 trainees are Roger Rabago-coached HCSD wards 6'2 Larry Malanday, 6'0 Martin Delfinado, 5'10 Baser Amer, 6'1 1/2 Gil John Santos, 6'1 Richard Ybalio, 5'11 Van Adam Abatayo whose father was a former Rizal Memorial Colleges (RMC) varsity standout, 5'7 Hermogenes Maning, Jr, 5'10 Bryan Vic Serafin and his twin brother 5'9 Ryan, 5'8 Rocky Mejos and 6'0 Raphael Nayve.

Joining them are Ateneo High School mainstays 5'6 Paolo Dailisan and 5'6 Jess Linus Evangelio of coach Mike Alquiza, who was a member of the Davao City gold medal team in the 2000 Palaro ng Bayan in Socsksargen, Stella Maris Academy of Davao (Smad) players 5'7 Nico Clyde Te and 5'10 Marlon Adrian Te of coach Luis Arangoso and Southern Philippine Polytechnic College, Inc. 6'0 player Ronald Bangoy of coach Bambino Santander.

Holy Trinity College of General Santos City's 6'1 Mark Regalado and 5'9 Chuck Orbase and Jonathan Tonggal of coach Pol Torrejos are also in the team.

The trainees in the 16-17 group are coach Roderick Conda's 6'1 Erickson Galacgas, 5'10 Kurt Brian Alio, 6'0 Gryann Mendoza and 5'7 Gary Eben of the University of Mindanao, coach Miggy Solitaria's 5'8 Felix Carmelo Pepito and 6'2 Renel Marc Sencio of Ateneo High School, coach Dindo Pastor's 5'9 Jovel Dayap; 5'11 Gendarme Adalid and John David Orbeta of Jose Maria College, coach Cholo Elegino's 5'7 1/2 Marc Serapio and 6'0 Eric Mathew Cabilas of Ateneo college, Coach Nonoy Pido's 5'11 Kristoffer Lacida and 5'10 Narel Pinto of Holy Cross of Davao College, 6'1 Paul James de Mesa of Holy Trinity College and coach Rael Diaz' 5'10 Marius Martinez of Davao Jones Academy.

"The players will also undergo physical testing for evaluation, assessment and record purposes. You (players) will have to prove yourselves so you can stay until your third year in the program," Altamirano said.

amdgc82
01-22-2008, 07:34 AM
http://www.mindanews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3685&Itemid=61
Tuesday, 22 January 2008

BAP-SBP launches basketball training center in Mindanao* * * *
Rico Biliran/MindaNews* * *
Monday, 21 January 2008 23:12*

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 Jan) --* The Samahang Basketbolista ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) embarked on its Mindanao National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) here on Sunday night with high hopes that the program could bring back the glory days of basketball in the country.

The nationwide multimillion project was earlier launched in Luzon with the National Capital Region (NCR) training center while the Visayas training center will be inaugurated on Tuesday.

"This is not a one shot deal. This is a three-year program that would provide world class training, " said Patrick Gregorio, BAP-SBP Executive director during the launching at the Bistro Rosario function hall.

Gregorio, who had said he knows by heart the need for an honest to goodness countryside grassroots program for the sport, sees a bright future ahead for the country's basketball.

"This is a good program, " Gregorio repeatedly said of the multimillion three-year SBP's NBTC program during the gathering that was also attended by NBTC program director Eric "Coach E" Altamirano and BAP-SBP Regional director Regino "Boy" Cua.

The SBP's NBTC program, which is bankrolled by TAO Corporation, aims to identify, prepare and develop outstanding young boys and girls 14 - 17 years of age in the countryside and serve as training ground for the national youth teams that would compete in all FIBA, the international governing body of the sport, sanctioned tournaments.

"We want to give opportunities for the young players with national aspiration to train in the areas close to their homes by some of the country's top notch coaches, " said Altamirano.

During the gathering, NBTC Davao territory head Atty. Manny Nitorreda presented the 40 young players who qualified to the 14-15 and 16-17 years old age group's after the try out conducted last January 12 at the Ateneo De Davao University High School Gym.

Of the 40 qualifiers -- 22 in 14-15 years old division and 18 in 16-17 years old class -- only four or 10% are not from Davao City. They are Mark Regalado and Chuck Orbase (14-15) and Paul James De Mesa and Jonathan Tonggal, the tallest of them who stands six-foot-two and one half (16-17). They are all from General Santos City's Holy Trinity College.

This city's qualifiers mostly came from Holy Child School of Davao with 12 aspirants led by bright prospect Mario Emmanuel Bonleon, 13, who stands six-foot-one.
The rest are from the Ateneo De Davao University (6), University of Mindanao (5), Stella Maris Academy (2), Jose Maria College (2), Holy Cross of Davao College (2), Southern Philippine Polytechnic College (1) and Davao Jones Academy (1).

Bonleon, who won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) plum in the cadet category (14 years old and below) of the recently concluded Gaisano South Cup, is the youngest of all the qualifiers.

Bonleon who took part in the 16-17 class during the try out can either play in the 14-15 or in 16-17 age groups, according to Altamirano.

Nitorreda also named the NBTC Mindanao coaches as Pochollo Elegino, Miguel Solitaria and Caloy Salvador of Ateneo De Davao University, Roderick Conda and Augusto Banzali of University of Mindanao, Ferdinand Pastor of Jose Maria College, Ruel Josol of the Duterte Agilas, former Philippine Basketball League (PBL) standout Wynsjohn Te and Fil-am Ace Aspiras who is from Digos City.

Basketball Buhay ng Pinoy , the SBP's official newsletter, which was distributed to the media, players and parents during the launching, reported that Tao Corporation president Jun Sy, an avid fan of basketball, recently pledged P80-million as support for the 3-year program of SBP's NBTC and the RP national youth team.

"TAO Corporation is excited to be part of a dream to make Philippine Basketball a source of pride. We believe in the leadership of Manny Pangilinan (BAP-SBP president)", Jun Sy was quoted as saying in the newsletter. (Rico Biliran/MindaNews)

Wang-Bu
01-22-2008, 10:28 AM
Pato Gregorio stated that the NBTC will be an academy type of institution, which is an idea a long time in coming. Argentina and Iran molded their youth players together at a very young age, and lo and behold, they have become basketball powers. This is the same system that has made Yugoslavia successful in international competition, as well as China and Korea here in Asia.

I wonder however if there are other kids out there even here in the immediate Mega Manila vicinity who have yet to be discovered. There are many great great players out there who simply do not get the kind of exposure their skills warrant. Pato and the SBP as well as TAO corporation's Jun Sy, the primary corporate sponsor for the NBTC programs along with Nokia and Nike, emphasize that the they want to produce not just outstanding ballers, but also outstanding students and citizens.

Which brings up a little point: How about those kids who are not really inclined to study but are incredible ballers. We encourage kids who do not have the inclination / aptitude for college to try getting technical and vocational skills such as metalworking and refrigeration. Can we not do the same for the NBTC program? Just because a kid is not inclined towards school does not necessarily make him or her a bad kid does it? Why doesn't the NBTC also seek these types of kids out?

Surely it would be better for them to learn through the NBTC under the tutelage of fine men and women like Coaches Eric Altamirano and Alex Compton, rather than have them grow up prey to the unsavory elements that make up the ugly underbelly known as the ligang kalye. I have seen so many outstanding players, just because they cannot make it in school, lose their way by engaging in the extra-legal aspects of being a career hugot in street and community tournaments.* *

Perhaps this is something the SBP as a whole can look into.


Sang-ayon ako dito.

Kung ang welding at aircon tech pwedeng gawing voactional at magbigay ng kapaki-pakinabang na kaalaman at husay sa isang tao, bakit nga naman ba hindi ganun ang pagturing natin sa basketball? Puro skills din naman ang kakailanganing training sa basketball, gaya na din ng welding at aircon tech. Kaysa nga naman malulong pa sa kapariwaraan ang mga bata.

Sa mga naging kakampi ko dati, alala ko sina Dennis Lim at Wowie Ibanez nasira sa bisyo, naging mga hugot na lang tuwing AFP-PNP Olympics. Ewan ko lang, pero tingin ko lang kung nagiyahan sila nung batang player pa lang sila, siguro naiba landas nila.

oca
01-22-2008, 11:21 AM
Oo nga naman!

Why would a kid be deprived of playing basketball if only bcoz he can't make the grade scholastically?

If we take note of the fact that "skilled workers" are the most in demand in first world countries, specially in the new havens like NZ, Canada and Australia, mabuti pang i-enroll ang bata sa technical courses. Then, have it complemented by short courses in business (e.g. marketing or management).

Bottomline is, the kid is in school and plays the sport closest to his heart.

Sa ganyan, lahat panalo.

(Just remembered a neighbor, a college drop out who has a TESDA issued certificate as an electrician. During the Australian Expo at EDSA-Shangri-la about two years ago, ako pa ang nagbigay sa kanya ng site kung saan siya pwede mag-register on-line. Ayun, 1 year na sa land of kangaroos at masayang-masaya sa katayuan niya ngayon. Masyadong mababa ang pagpapahalaga natin sa skills job, pero yan ang malakas kumita sa 1st world countries. At yung Toyota service center na pinupuntahan ko, sabi ng consultant, maya't-maya raw ay may mga senior mechanics silang nagpupunta sa mga binanggit kong bansa.

Basketball is a skills game. But in the game of life, skills -- job skills-- also matters.)

thadzonline
01-22-2008, 01:58 PM
launching ata ng NBTC dito sa Cebu today

LION
01-22-2008, 03:31 PM
Oo nga naman!

Why would a kid be deprived of playing basketball if only bcoz he can't make the grade scholastically?

If we take note of the fact that "skilled workers" are the most in demand in first world countries, specially in the new havens like NZ, Canada and Australia, mabuti pang i-enroll ang bata sa technical courses. Then, have it complemented by short courses in business (e.g. marketing or management).

Bottomline is, the kid is in school and plays the sport closest to his heart.

Sa ganyan, lahat panalo.

(Just remembered a neighbor, a college drop out who has a TESDA issued certificate as an electrician. During the Australian Expo at EDSA-Shangri-la about two years ago, ako pa ang nagbigay sa kanya ng site kung saan siya pwede mag-register on-line. Ayun, 1 year na sa land of kangaroos at masayang-masaya sa katayuan niya ngayon. Masyadong mababa ang pagpapahalaga natin sa skills job, pero yan ang malakas kumita sa 1st world countries. At yung Toyota service center na pinupuntahan ko, sabi ng consultant, maya't-maya raw ay may mga senior mechanics silang nagpupunta sa mga binanggit kong bansa.

Basketball is a skills game. But in the game of life, skills -- job skills-- also matters.)


deleted. ;D

amdgc82
01-23-2008, 07:14 AM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/dav/2008/01/23/sports/davao.cagers.show.potentials.html

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Davao cagers show potentials
By Marianne Saberon-Abalayan

NATIONAL Basketball Training Center (NBTC) program director cited at least four young players from Davao City who can be tapped for the Philippines youth team.

"I've seen four or five players who are already exceptional and can make it to the national youth team this early," he told told Davao sportswriters over dinner at the Bistro Rosario Restaurant Sunday.

Altamirano was referring to 13-year-old six-footer Mario Bonleon, 15-year-old 6'2 Larry Malanday, and 15-year-old 6'0 Martin Delfinado all of the Holy Child School of Davao, and prized 5'8 pointguard Felix Carmelo Pepito of Ateneo High School, who all showed their wares during the Jan. 12 tryouts.

"'Yang si Bonleon, bilib ako sa batang iyan. Nakipagsabayan siya sa mga 16 to 17 years old sa try-outs, hindi siya napag-iwanan. Magaling siya para sa isang trese anyos (I'm very impressed with Bonleon because he can play with the 16 to 17 years old without being left behind. He's very good for a 13-year-old)," Altamirano said.

But Altamirano, known to many as Coach E, said the NBTC program will further hone the players' skills and make them better cagers who can shine even in international competitions.

Bonleon, Malanday, Delfinado and Pepito were just among the 40 players from Davao and General Santos who were accepted to the NBTC, a grassroots development program of the BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.

The players will start training under Davao territorial head Manny Nitorreda and his associate coaches for the next four months starting February.

"This program doesn't just make you better players or bring back the Philippines' glory days in Asian basketball but the values you get out of this program is more important," Davao-born Altamirano told the layers during the presentation Sunday afternoon.

"This program is not just for you to be winners on the court but also to be winners in life. Basketball is not forever. The program will help you go through with life even after having a basketball career," he added.

The presentation was attended by no less than BAP-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Executive Director Patrick "Pato" Gregorio.

From Davao, Altamirano and his staff planed in to Cebu Monday to train NBTC coaches there.

amdgc82
01-23-2008, 07:22 AM
http://www.mindanaotimes.com.ph/story.php?id=18988

UM hoopsters in NBTC pool
By Jon Develos* *Published : 2008-01-22

Your youthful cagers from the University of Mindanao entered the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) pool after its tryouts held last January 12 at the Ateneo de Davao University High School covered court.

Erickson Galacgas, Kurt Brian Alino, Gryann Mendoza and Gary Eben joined the 19-man roster comprising the 16 to 17 years-old category as presented by BAP-SBP Executive Director Patrick Gregorio and NBTC Davao Territory Head Atty. Manny Nitorreda last Sunday.

Joining them in the age classification roster are Paul James de Mesa (Holy Trinity College), Marius Martinez (Davao Jones Academy), Miguel Plata (Holy Child School of Davao), John Michael Santia (Holy Child School of Davao), Felix Carmelo Pepito (Ateneo de Davao), Ranel Marc Sencio (Ateneo de Davao), Jovel Dayap (Jose Maria), Gendarme Adalid (Jose Maria), Marc Serapio (Ateneo de Davao), Eric Matthew Cabilas (Ateneo de Davao), Kristoffer Lacida (Holy Cross of Davao), Narel Pinto (Holy Cross of Davao), John David Orbeta (Jose Maria), John Vic Rusiana and Jonathan Tonggal (Holy Trinity College).

Both Gregorio and Nittorreda along with NBTC program director Eric Altamerano and BAP-SBP region XI director Regino Cua also presented the NBTC’s roster for the 14 to 15 years-old category.

Entered are Mark Regalado (Holy Trinity College), Chuck Orbase (Holy Trinity College), Ferdinand Velos (Davao Jones), Larry Malanday (Holy Child), Martin Delfinado (Holy Child), Baser Amer (Holy hild), Gil John Santos (Holy Child), Richard Yballo (Holy Child), Van Adam Abatayo (Holy Child), Hermogenes Maning Jr. (Holy Child), Bryan Vic Serafin (Holy Child), Ryan Vic Serafin (Holy Child), Paolo Dailisan (Ateneo de Davao), Jess Linus Evangelio (Ateneo de Davao), Nico Clyde Te (Stella Maris Academy), Marlon Adrian Te (Stella Maris Academy), Ronald Bangoy (Southern Philippines Polytechnic), Rocky Mejos (Holy Child), Raphael Nayve (Holy Child), Louie Ibarra (Ateneo de Davao) and Mario Bonleon (Holy Child).

The players will start their training this February 2008 and will end this June. The training will focus on developing individual skills and team concepts.

“The NBTC aims to provide opportunities for these young players with national aspiration to train in territorial areas close to their homes by some of the country’s top notch coaches as well as a training ground for the national youth teams that wound compete in all FIBA sanctioned international tournaments,” Gregorio stressed.

amdgc82
01-24-2008, 05:06 AM
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/ceb/2008/01/24/sports/bap.sbp.gears.up.youth.for.2012.olympics..html

Thursday, January 24, 2008
BAP-SBP gears up youth for 2012 Olympics

THE Basketball Association of the Philippines-Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) is preparing for the 2010 Olympics like it is preparing its arsenals for war.

Last Tuesday night, the Nokia National Basketball Training Center was launched in the presence of BAP-SBP executive director Patrick Gregorio and program head Eric Altamirano and Visayas chief Mon Fernandez together with local leaders and stakeholders of the BAP-SBP.

“This is your service to the country. By the time you are in the right age for the PBA, you would already have served your nation well already,” Gregorio told the 38 players chosen for the program and their parents at the City Sports Club Cebu.

“We have chosen the best after a strenuous batteries of screening. But it is not over yet, we are only starting,” said NBTC program director Altamirano.

The program will serve as training ground for the players to improve and develop their skills until they are ripe to plunge into battle in Fiba-sanctioned international competitions, with the main goal being the 2010 Youth Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics.

“It has been a long time since we played in the Olympics and with this program, we can achieve that,” Altamirano added.

Altamirano also said the good thing with the program is that they no longer need to extract the kids from home.

“It’s not like before that they have to leave for Manila to train because they will be training in areas close to home. That is usually the apprehension of parents, but be assured that this will not be a hindrance to schoolwork,” said Altamirano.

Gregorio, for his part, said it is with great pride that the BAP-SBP came up with this program.

“There is nothing like this in any other sports association in the country. This is a three-year, P80 million program. We are funding a program and not individuals so you will be assured that even if we are no longer around, the program will continue,” Gregorio said.

Last time

Gregorio said the last time the Philippines qualified for the Olympics was the 1972 Munich Olympics. “With a world-class program like this and a budget like that, how could we go wrong?” Gregorio added.

As an example, Gregorio mentioned Iran, which, until last year, had never qualified for the Olympics before

“They gather their boys at a young age and by the time they play for the country, they would have been together for at least eight years already. This was their formula of success. Here, we tap players, who are already playing for the pros. We are trying to change that,” Gregorio said.

NBTC Cebu head Fernandez, who conducted a series of tryouts in two age groups, the 14-15 and 16-17 last month, introduced the lucky players, who made the cut alongside their proud parents.

Those who made it to the 16 to 17 bracket are John Abad, RG Rios, Eugene Viajedor, Chobby Dano and Aldwin Felisario from UV with UC’s Leymund Babad, Alfred Codilla, Marty John Pearce, Pelayo Cabanero and Jeff Ryan Alviva.

Completing the group are University of San Carlos’ John Delos Santos, Sam Hermosa, Nilton Otida and Robert Codilla, Philippine Christian Gospel School’ Kingston Ang and Sacred Heart School-Jesuits’ Elmer Cabahug.

Making it to the 14 to 15 age bracket are USC’s Chino Uy, Kareem Alocillo, John Sepe, Sherwin Co, Quo Arong, James Sumayang, Kim Nuneza and Dominic Nazareno, USJ-R’s Miko Marquez, Clint Munez and James Regalado and UV’s Rhaffy Octobre and Edcor Marata with SHS-J’ Justin dela Cruz, Jay dela Cruz, Jasper Diaz, Jerry Seno and Joseph Roma, and Sean Nicdao of Apas National High School. The alternates are Darryl Nazareno of USC and Zandro Palileo of UC.

Fernandez also introduced the six associate coaches, who will help him with the training. (MCB)

amdgc82
01-24-2008, 05:09 AM
http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=52&type=2&sec=73&aid=20080123164

NBTC-Cebu training starts Feb. 2
By Caecent No-ot Magsumbol and Marigold Lebumfacil
Thursday, January 24, 2008

Thirty-six young basketball talents from different schools in Cebu City have been formally introduced as the pioneering batch of the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC)-Cebu at the City Sports Club, the other day.

The players named into the NBTC-Cebu are divided into two age brackets:14-15 and 16-17, and will start training February 2 at the University of San Carlos gym.

Majority of trainees in the 14-15 age bracket comes from the University of San Carlos including Chino Uy, Kareem Alocillo, John Vincent Sepe, Sherwin Co, James Neil Sumayang, Kim Jordan Nuneza and Dominic Nazareno.

Surprisingly, Sacred Heart School-Jesuit also got six slots with Joseph Roma, Jerry Seno, Jasper Diaz, Jay Christian and Justin Dela Cruz and Rene Sta. Maria.

The rest of the slots went to Miko Adam Marquez, Clint Munez, and James Regalado of the University of San Jose-Recoletos, Rhaffy Octubre and Edcor Pippoy Marata of the University of the Visayas* and Sean Emmanuel Nicdao of Apas High School.

Elmer Mykel Cabahug of Sacred Heart School-Jesuit, second son of former pro Elmer Cabahug, leads the trainees in the 16-17 bracket. The rest are John Michael Abad, RG Rios, Eugene Viagedor and Chobby Dano of UV, Alfred Codilla, Marty John Pearce, Jeff Ryan Alviva, Pelayo Cabanero III, and Leymund Babad of UC, John Philip Delos Santos, Robert Codilla, Sam Jordan Hermosa, and Nilton John Otida of USC.

The two other slots belong to Jaime Henri Babiera of USP and Kongston Virgil Ang of the Philippine Christian Gospel School.

The trainees will initially go through a 1-hour, weekly training until the Holy Week, then will begin a twice a week training until they’ve completed the 60-hour, 4-month training regimen designed by coach Eric Altimirano.

Fernandez also tapped six coaches to assist him during the training. The pool includes Roel Gomez, Calib Gawangon, Rommel Rasmo, Bon Rosito, Sesum Asignar and Rolando Remedio.

“The program is designed to develop great regional basketball players that would excel in the international basketball scene at an early age,” said BAP-SBP Executive Director Patrick Gregorio.

oca
01-24-2008, 10:21 AM
I fervently hope that these kids in the program will remain and stay in their regions up to college.

The only way to elevate the level of play in the provinces is to tap and develop local players and let them grow there. Have these complemented by regular cross border competition among schools.

Of course, hindi biro yung mag-road trip ang mga taga-Cagayan de Oro to go to Davao (and vice versa) to play. Or, those from Mindanao to go to Cebu or Bacolod. Yung mga taga-Visayas going to Mindanao.

But if this regular cross border events will not be pursued, inevitably, all these kids will gravitate to Manila or Cebu.

Pag pulos practice ka at walang competitive games, tatamarin ka. Hahanap nang competition ang mga bata. When that time comes, dapat matugunan yan ng mga kinauukulan.

amdgc82
01-26-2008, 03:37 PM
http://www.mindanews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3694&Itemid=61

NBTC: more than just improving basketball skills * * * *
Rico Biliran/MindaNews* * *
Thursday, 24 January 2008 00:59*

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/23 Jan) -- “They can be winners in life, not just in court.”

Thus, Eric “Coach E” Altamirano, Samahang Basketbolista ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) program director, forecast the upshot of the 40 young players who made it to the NBTC-Mindanao after their stint in the multimillion three-year program that aimed to develop and prepare talents for future international competitions.
Under the program, Altamirano said, the young players would develop values, leadership and integrity.

“But the most important of all, this program would help them develop love of country,” said Altamirano, a former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) chief mentor.

He added “aside from improving their skills, we are also preparing them for the life after basketball.” He pointed out that “basketball is not forever”.

“This program doesn't just make you better players or win back the country’s pride in basketball. The values you get out of this program is more important,” Altamirano told the players and their parents during the launching of NBTC-Mindanao on Sunday at the Bistro Rosario.

Patrick Gregorio, BAP-SBP executive director, said this program would not just develop good players but also good Filipino citizens.

“The best has yet to come,” said Gregorio of the multimillion program that is bankrolled by Tao Corporation and backed by Nokia.

Tao Corporation president Jun Sy recently pledged P80 million as support for the three-year program of SBP's NBTC and the RP national youth team.

On Sunday, NBTC Davao territory head Manny Nitorreda presented the 40 young players who qualified to the 14-15 and 16-17 years old age groups after the tryout conducted last January 12 at the Ateneo de Davao University high school gym.

Of the 40 qualifiers -- 22 in 14-15 years old division and 18 in 16-17 years old class -- only four are not from Davao City.

Gregorio and Altamirano have appealed to the parents of the young players to support the enrollment of their child in the program.

They said the support of the parents would be a “big help” to the success of the program.

And, they obtained a positive response.

“We will give our full support to our child and to NBTC because this is a good program,” said Nonoy Bonleon, the father of six-foot-one Mario Emmanuel Bonleon, 13, who was identified by Altamirano as “one of the bright prospects.”

His wife, Gerlie, added: “It’s very important. Being an athlete, he needs our support.”

The SBP's NBTC program aims to identify, prepare and develop outstanding young boys and girls aged 14 to 17 in the countryside and serve as training ground for the national youth teams that would compete in all tournaments sanctioned by FIBA, the international governing body of basketball.

“We want to give opportunities for the young players with national aspirations to train in the areas close to their homes by some of the country's topnotch coaches,” said Altamirano. (Rico Biliran / MindaNews)

amdgc82
01-26-2008, 03:42 PM
http://themindanaocurrent.blogspot.com/2008/01/bounce-pass-by-john-montalvan_13.html

Sunday, January 13, 2008
Bounce Pass By John Montalvan
The Christmas Break and the Year Ahead of Us

During the Christmas break, the Nike Elite came to Cagayan de Oro to hold the regional tryouts for the Nike Elite Basketball Camp which will be held in Laguna on March. This is part of the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) of the BAP-SBP.

NBTC Head Eric Altamirano was here once again as he brought Nike Elite Head Trainer Alex Compton and Multi Awarded San Beda High School Coach Ato Badolato.

About 70 players from all over region 10 came to the Xavier University Covered Courts hoping to impress the Manila Coaches.

Those who wanted to tryout needed an endorsement from their respective schools and there were no walk-ins.

There were said to be four players who caught the eye of Coaches Badolato, Altamirano and Compton.

No names were announced but Coaches Badolato and Altamirano were seen talking with the parents of CJ Lim of Corpus Christi and Jigger Sabal of Xavier University.

The question now is, what were they discussing? Hmmm… Could these two guys be going to the Nike Elite Camp? After Nike Elite, will they be going back to their schools here in CDO or will they be going to San Beda?

My guess is as good as yours. Hehehe

xxxxxxxxxxxx

amdgc82
01-27-2008, 05:36 AM
http://philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=52&type=2&sec=73&aid=20080126118

NBTC
BLEACHER TALK By Rico S. Navarro
Sunday, January 27, 2008

Call it good timing or providential, but the launch of the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) took place two days after the feast of the Sto. Niño. And the common denominator here is celebrating and recognizing the value of the youth.

No less than BAP-SBP Executive Director Pato Gregorio welcomed and introduced 38 teen-agers who will compose the NBTC’s first batch of trainees under the eyes of the program’s national head Eric Altamirano and Cebu ’s head trainer Ramon Fernandez.

The importance of starting our national team program from the grassroots and the youth has always been neglected in the past, but with its launch, the NBTC might just be what the country needs to produce competitive national teams in the future. The NBTC is composed of two sets of players according to their ages. The younger set is for those 14-15 years old while the other is made up of 16-17 years old boys. All of them will train together under a 60-hour program that will be spread over four months.

Since it’s a brand new concept, some people are asking how this whole thing will work out. What is the expected output of the program? If the boys train in the NBTC, what happens next? Will they make it to the national team outright? Will they have to be separated from their mother teams (schools)? Where will they play? And what happens after the four months of training?

For starters, it’s important that we all look into this with an open mind that is agile and flexible to accept new concepts such as the NBTC. From the way it’s set up, it isn’t meant to take away the boys from their mother schools or homes. The program simply identified the best players of these age groups and will help make the kids become better players. And one of the most important elements of the program is the need to make them train and play together under one system.

The biggest problem that the country encounters when we send our national teams to international competitions is that the members of the team do not have the luxury or time to developing team chemistry. These players are usually plucked from different teams based on their talent. But talent alone will not give us championships. The most crucial element will still be the teamwork and bonding that’s needed in any sport.

The NBTC is designed to address this teamwork issue. After identifying the best teen-agers of the land, the center will get them to train and play together over a prescribed period of time. They will thus hit two birds with one stone. They get to train the young diamonds in the rough, but more importantly, they also get all these kids to start bonding with each other at such a young age. The level of bonding can’t be measured overnight. You’ll see the fruits of all this bonding after a long period of having trained and played together.

It’s really tough to explain how bonding can make teams click. I guess one of the best ways to describe this is to look at how a barkada acts as a group. The barkada is one of the closest-knit social groups next to the family. But this being close-knit wasn’t developed overnight. Barkada’s usually take a “lifetime” to develop a bonding that just gets deeper and stronger as the years go by. It’s so strong that even if best friends from a barkada go their separate ways in their professional lives, they still take time out to get together and keep in touch with each other.

This barkada bonding phenomenon is something that the NBTC should develop. It will be tough at the start as all these teen-agers are just that: teen-agers. They’re young and have minds of their own. They also come from different schools or ballclubs. In fact, they’ve most likely played against each other in past tournaments like the CESAFI or the Milo Best Basketball Tournament. But how is this bonding established?

It’s actually very simple. All the NBTC has to do is to make all these kids be together as much as possible. Let them bum around together, play around together and just “waste” time with each other. Ironically, bonding isn’t automatically established on the basketball court. It takes place outside of basketball when they’re doing something else together. This is one component I was looking for in the NBTC on top of the usual training modules that they’ll be conducting.

But that’s not the only program being developed for the youth. There is talk that a similar program is also being prepared for those between 12-13 years old. Now we’re talking! I guess we’ll have to wait for the other details about this as soon as this is formally launched.

Will the NBTC click? Is this the answer to our national team woes?

Time will be the ultimate judge. But it’s a good start with a logical concept. Train them together. Mesh them together. Develop them together. And bond them as one. If all goes well, we’ll have a future national team that’s both well-trained and solid.

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Time-out: No, NBTC doesn’t stand for Navarro Basketball Training Center ! But I must admit, it sounds “cool.”

You can reach me at bleachertalk@yahoo.com.

typhoidterry
01-27-2008, 04:48 PM
I do hope that the Bonleon kid has got his papers in order. For all the hype about this kid, it is well known in the basketball circles specially in the PASERELLE level that his birth certificate was never authenticated by the NSO. The reason this kid is able to go head to head against 17 and 18 years old is the fact that he is probably at that age. Even Lito Vergara who I spoke to commented that the guy is built like a college freshman and sophomore. Holy Child of Davao, according to Davao sources has a penchant for having players who are over the age limit or spurious papers.

thadzonline
01-27-2008, 08:55 PM
I do hope that the Bonleon kid has got his papers in order. For all the hype about this kid, it is well known in the basketball circles specially in the PASERELLE level that his birth certificate was never authenticated by the NSO. The reason this kid is able to go head to head against 17 and 18 years old is the fact that he is probably at that age. Even Lito Vergara who I spoke to commented that the guy is built like a college freshman and sophomore. Holy Child of Davao, according to Davao sources has a penchant for having players who are over the age limit or spurious papers.


sadly, issues like this continue to linger until now. Even in Cebu basketball, some schools are known to also circumvent rules not just through age misdeclaration but even probably falsification of school records, we must put an end to these kind of practices!

mighty_lion
01-28-2008, 06:32 PM
This is somewhat OT pero mukhang hindi naman. Yesterday I watched a feature in discovery channel regarding China's way of molding athletes for olympics. They showed a lot of features regarding scientific training they use on various sports like track&field, swimming and gymnastics. Sayang nga lang at walang basketball. I love the portion wherein a coach was asked how they manage the between the time for training and life outside sports of young players including studies. The coach replied something like "they come up and use scientific training methods where "Quality" rather than "Quantity" is utilized.

Yun lang. ;D

amdgc82
05-21-2008, 07:04 AM
NBTC Davao the best but... * * * *
Rico Biliran/MindaNews* * *
Wednesday, 21 May 2008 07:47*
www.mindanews.com

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 May) -- Veteran coach Eric Altamirano adjudged some 30 players from this city as the best among those that finished the National Basketball Training Center’s 4-month training program.

“Of all the territories, Davao was the best,” Altamirano told reporters here Saturday during the culmination of the NBTC Davao territory training program. He described the players as disciplined, determined and fast learners.

He said that with the lessons learned and experiences gained in the program, he sees a bright future ahead for Davao City’s basketball.

But Altamirano, NBTC national program director, expressed concern over the lack of pure shooters in the mold of former pro Allan Caidic, considered by many to be the greatest perimeter shooter the country has ever produced.

Caidic, dubbed the ‘Triggerman’, is the team manager of Ginebra Kings in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Asia’s lone play-for-pay league. He holds the record of making the most points, 79, in a single game surpassing Bong Alvarez’ 71.

Altamirano, however, clarified that the lack of pure shooters was also a problem in the Visayas and Luzon territories.

Davao territory head Lawyer Manny Nittoreda lauded the young players for the dedication and commitment they have shown during the program.

He also thanked the parents of the young players for their support.

NBTC program, which is bankrolled by TAO Corporation and Nokia, aims to identify, prepare and develop outstanding young boys and girls between 14 and 17 years of age in the countryside and serve as training ground for the national youth teams that would compete in all tournaments sanctioned by FIBA, the sport’s international governing body.

Conducted nationwide to identify promising young players aged 14-19 who will be trained together to serve as talents for future RP squads, the project will take another crack in October.

It was patterned after the highly successful programs in Europe and China and should augur well for the country with the recent decision of the International Olympic Committee to hold a junior Olympics among young athletes.

"That’s one of our targets, to send a team to the Youth Olympics," Altamirano said in a previous interview.

Holy Child School of Davao’s Baser Amer and Ercison Galacgac of University of Mindanao were named Most Outstanding Players in the 14–15 years old and 16-17 years old age groups, respectively, in the program.

Their excellent showing in the program earned for them a slot in the Nike Elite Summer Camp in Manila.

They were joined by Raphael Romeo Nayve, the “sharp shooter (14-15 age group)” awardee and Gryann Mendoza, who took the “All Heart” award (16-17 age group).

The Most Improved players were Nico Te (14-15 age group) and Ranel March Sencio (16-17 age group).

Rocky Brian Mejos (14-15 age group) and Martin Delfinado (16-17 age group) were awarded as Most Committed Players. (Rico Biliran/MindaNews)

D_I_A
05-22-2008, 08:26 PM
NBTC Davao the best but...
Rico Biliran/MindaNews
Wednesday, 21 May 2008 07:47
www.mindanews.com

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 May) -- Veteran coach Eric Altamirano adjudged some 30 players from this city as the best among those that finished the National Basketball Training Center’s 4-month training program.

“Of all the territories, Davao was the best,” Altamirano told reporters here Saturday during the culmination of the NBTC Davao territory training program. He described the players as disciplined, determined and fast learners.

He said that with the lessons learned and experiences gained in the program, he sees a bright future ahead for Davao City’s basketball.

But Altamirano, NBTC national program director, expressed concern over the lack of pure shooters in the mold of former pro Allan Caidic, considered by many to be the greatest perimeter shooter the country has ever produced.

Caidic, dubbed the ‘Triggerman’, is the team manager of Ginebra Kings in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), Asia’s lone play-for-pay league. He holds the record of making the most points, 79, in a single game surpassing Bong Alvarez’ 71.

Altamirano, however, clarified that the lack of pure shooters was also a problem in the Visayas and Luzon territories.

Davao territory head Lawyer Manny Nittoreda lauded the young players for the dedication and commitment they have shown during the program.

He also thanked the parents of the young players for their support.

NBTC program, which is bankrolled by TAO Corporation and Nokia, aims to identify, prepare and develop outstanding young boys and girls between 14 and 17 years of age in the countryside and serve as training ground for the national youth teams that would compete in all tournaments sanctioned by FIBA, the sport’s international governing body.

Conducted nationwide to identify promising young players aged 14-19 who will be trained together to serve as talents for future RP squads, the project will take another crack in October.

It was patterned after the highly successful programs in Europe and China and should augur well for the country with the recent decision of the International Olympic Committee to hold a junior Olympics among young athletes.

"That’s one of our targets, to send a team to the Youth Olympics," Altamirano said in a previous interview.

Holy Child School of Davao’s Baser Amer and Ercison Galacgac of University of Mindanao were named Most Outstanding Players in the 14–15 years old and 16-17 years old age groups, respectively, in the program.

Their excellent showing in the program earned for them a slot in the Nike Elite Summer Camp in Manila.

They were joined by Raphael Romeo Nayve, the “sharp shooter (14-15 age group)” awardee and Gryann Mendoza, who took the “All Heart” award (16-17 age group).

The Most Improved players were Nico Te (14-15 age group) and Ranel March Sencio (16-17 age group).

Rocky Brian Mejos (14-15 age group) and Martin Delfinado (16-17 age group) were awarded as Most Committed Players. (Rico Biliran/MindaNews)




i hope Chip Engelland and Allan Caidic will hold shooting workshops or trainings for these youngsters..

amdgc82
05-23-2008, 07:11 AM
25 complete cage training
Friday, May 23, 2008
www.sunstar.com.ph

A TOTAL of 25 cagers from original 40 trainees completed the first stage of the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) Davao training program that ended at the Monta¤a Gym, Agdao Saturday.

NBTC Davao territory head lawyer Manny Nitorreda bared this during the Davao Sportswriters Association (DSA) Forum at the Tower Inn Thursday.

"Four of our top trainees are now in Manila including Raphael Romeo Nayve and Baser Amer who are trying out for San Beda High School. They are now playing for San Beda in various summer leagues in Manila as part of their tryout," Nitorreda said.

Nayve was awarded the Molten drill sharp shooter award while Baser was hailed most Nike outstanding player. The latter was also recipient of the two-ball king award in the 14 to 15 years old bracket.

Nitorreda said NBTC project director Eric Altamirano, who led the closing rites, was impressed with the Davao training center.

The other awardees were Paolo Angelo Dailisan (14-15 Mr. Chill Drill), Felix Carmelo Pepito (16-17 two-ball king), Kurt Brian Russ Aliño (16-17 Mr. Chill Drill), Chuck Anthony Orbase 14-15 and Eric Matthew Cabigas 16-17 (Lay-up Legend), Miguel Plata 16-17 Sharp Shooter, Ryan Victor Serafin 14-15 and John Michael Santia (Captain Commando), Hermogenes Maning, Jr. 14-15 and Gryann Mendoza 16-17 (All-Heart Award), Rocky Vyrian Mejos 14-15 and Martin Delfinado 16-17

(Most Committed), Nico Te 14-15 and Ranel Marc Sencio 16-17 (Most Improved) and Erickson Galacgac (Most Outstanding Player).

ichibang
07-22-2008, 10:08 AM
any update for the nbtc and the upcoming d-league?

ty

D_I_A
07-25-2008, 08:01 PM
any update for the nbtc and the upcoming d-league?

ty



dapat may talaga may National Basketball Center na may sariling dorm at school sa bawat region. E kung ipapasok din yan sa mga NCR Schools, malamang pahirapan nanaman yan pag kukunin na sa National Team. Syempre ang tendencies ng mga schools, pansariling interes muna bago ang bayan.

thadzonline
07-26-2008, 11:02 PM
any update for the nbtc and the upcoming d-league?

ty


much like the concept of Australia's National Institute of Sports

dapat may talaga may National Basketball Center na may sariling dorm at school sa bawat region. E kung ipapasok din yan sa mga NCR Schools, malamang pahirapan nanaman yan pag kukunin na sa National Team. Syempre ang tendencies ng mga schools, pansariling interes muna bago ang bayan.

amdgc82
08-12-2008, 02:56 PM
Bacolod ready for
NBTC D-League
www.visayandailystar.com
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An organizational meeting for the launching of the National Basketball Training Center Developmental League in Bacolod in October was held by coaches and sports officials from different schools and basketball clubs in the city yesterday.

Project Director Eric Altamirano explained the objectives and goals of NBTC D-League and laid down the program mechanics and procedures.

He said the NBTC first year program was designed to identify, select and train potential players through activities focused on skill-building while on its second year, the program envisions to provide a learning environment where players can demonstrate and enhance their acquired individual and team skills.

The program is called Developmental League because it is based on a concept that competitions, games, and tournaments at its formative state, should center on skill building and not simply on winning, Altamirano said.

Meanwhile, Visayas Area head Dexter Dy said he was glad that the NBTC D-League chose Bacolod City as one of its venues in the Visayas area.

He said the brains behind the program recognizes the basketball talents and potentials of Bacoleños and Negrenses.

Among those at the meeting were St. John's Intitute's Elvis Atinado, Lorenzo Solina II, Luis Cuaycong III and Arvin Gustilo; Trinity Christian School's Eduard Ma-adni; ICCHS' Vincent Conlu; Tay Tung High School's Lawrence Yu and Bobby Tee; University of Negros Occidental's Gerome Aledron; University of St. La Salle's Eugene Opu-an; NOBC's Jun Luciano; and Stallion's Michael Lim.*HLG

D_I_A
08-12-2008, 08:38 PM
Bacolod ready for
NBTC D-League
www.visayandailystar.com
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An organizational meeting for the launching of the National Basketball Training Center Developmental League in Bacolod in October was held by coaches and sports officials from different schools and basketball clubs in the city yesterday.

Project Director Eric Altamirano explained the objectives and goals of NBTC D-League and laid down the program mechanics and procedures.

He said the NBTC first year program was designed to identify, select and train potential players through activities focused on skill-building while on its second year, the program envisions to provide a learning environment where players can demonstrate and enhance their acquired individual and team skills.

The program is called Developmental League because it is based on a concept that competitions, games, and tournaments at its formative state, should center on skill building and not simply on winning, Altamirano said.

Meanwhile, Visayas Area head Dexter Dy said he was glad that the NBTC D-League chose Bacolod City as one of its venues in the Visayas area.

He said the brains behind the program recognizes the basketball talents and potentials of Bacoleños and Negrenses.

Among those at the meeting were St. John's Intitute's Elvis Atinado, Lorenzo Solina II, Luis Cuaycong III and Arvin Gustilo; Trinity Christian School's Eduard Ma-adni; ICCHS' Vincent Conlu; Tay Tung High School's Lawrence Yu and Bobby Tee; University of Negros Occidental's Gerome Aledron; University of St. La Salle's Eugene Opu-an; NOBC's Jun Luciano; and Stallion's Michael Lim.*HLG



wow that's great news to hear

amdgc82
08-18-2008, 10:01 PM
Bounce Pass By John Montalvan
The NBTC D-League
www.themindanaocurrent.blogspot.com

Last August 13, 2008, Coach Eric Altamirano of the National Basketball Training Center was here to conduct the Coaches’ Meeting and Training for the up-coming Development League.

The Meeting for the Coaches and the Team Owners was hosted by the Secretary to the City Mayor, Jigs Jaraula who is also the BAP-SBP City Director.

The Prime Objective of this Developmental League or the D-League is to create a learning environment for players to enhance both the individual and team skills of a player. The D-League is also focused on skills development and not on winning.

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The D-League is for players 16 years old and below and to qualify for this league you have to be the best of the best.

It is not for the beginners of basketball but for those who we can call the “elite” in the city.

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So the D-League will be running in a “pocket tournament” type just like the Liga Pilipinas with Cagayan de Oro and Iligan clustered together. In our cluster, there are 4 teams, 2 for Iligan, 1 for Cagayan de Oro and 1 for Misamis Oriental. This is set to start in November.

After the City-Based Tournament, the top two teams will then face the top two teams of the Davao-GenSan cluster and the winner will then represent the Mindanao Cluster.

The Winners of the NCR, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will then go to the National Championships in Manila in May 2009.

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The D-League can serve as a gate way for players and coaches to move to a higher level of competition. From the D-League, they have chances to be discovered for the UAAP or the NCAA, the National Teams, the PBL, Liga Pilipinas and hopefully the PBA.

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On the Coaching Aspect, Coach Eric was so strict about who will be the coaches in this D-League.

Though the Team Owners can pick their Coaches, they will not be able to coach without the approval of Coach Eric.

“We want Coaches who can teach and not just coach. It’s not the winning that counts in the D-League but it’s all about teaching the players and developing their skills,” He explained.

With this in mind, he then conducted a Coaches’ Training at the Xavier University Main Covered Courts and not only did he teach the Coaches, he asked each one to do the drills also.

At the end of the session, Coaches were dripping wet especially the Coaches from Iligan who didn’t expect that they will be doing the drills themselves.

Joescoundrel
08-19-2008, 09:48 AM
How is the NBTC for girls coming along?

amdgc82
08-28-2008, 06:59 AM
NBTC's Developmental League starts Oct. 25
08/28/2008
www.tribuneonline.org

The National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) gets into the next rung of its grassroots development program with the holding of the Nokia-NBTC Developmental League slated to start on Oct. 25, 2008.

NBTC program director Eric Altamirano said the city and regional based-tournament is a perfect follow-up to the individual skills and team training held last year in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. This will provide deserving province-based talents with professional training along with a highly competitive playing environment to enhance both their individual and team skills.

This early, 28 teams from seven areas have already signified their interest to join the League under the auspices of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas headed by Manny Pangilinan.

"We are happy to embark on this nationwide tournament that will not only identify the best and untapped talents in each region as well as give the training and the competitive playing environment that will bring their games to the next level" Altamirano said.

"This League, which is also supported by Molten and Nike, is not focused solely on winning games. In fact its primary focus is on the skill development of the basketball players. The NBTC modules will be used in practices, meaning both the players and coaches will benefit" Altamirano added.

CrossOver
09-03-2008, 07:42 PM
hindi man tayo naka pasok sa semi final sa 2008 FIBA Asia U18 Men Basketball Championship maganda pa rin nilaro ng RP Team natin magandang simula to para sa NBTC. Sa Oct 25, 2008 mag start na ang D-League new talent waiting to be discover....

CrossOver
09-03-2008, 11:08 PM
Halos meron na din pala tayong U16 Jr. Men Team because next year (2009) meron SEABA U16 South East Asia Men Championship

Watch this Clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u4jymi8fC8)

Listen to Mr. Pato Gregorio & Mr. Alex Compton speaks.

amdgc82
09-09-2008, 06:07 AM
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
NBTC D-League opens in Cebu
www.sunstar.com.ph

THE National Basketball Training Center goes full blast with the launching of the Developmental League aimed to develop the skills of the young players.

NBTC National training director Eric Altamirano launched the Nokia-NBTC D-League together with prospective team owners and coaches at the Yayoy’s Grill yesterday.

“This is the first Developmental League in the Philippines today. We called this press conference to announce the launching of the NBTC D-League which will start on Nov. 8 (here in Cebu) and second we wanted to invite players to join the Talent Identification Camp slated on Sept. 14 at the Sacred Heart School-Jesuits Gym. This is for 16 years old and under,” said Altamirano.

The players from TIC will be selected into the four teams which will compose of the Cebu league.

The four teams include two bankrolled by Cebu basketball patrons Michel J. Lhuillier, Daisy Condensada and Penshoppe.

In yesterday’s meeting, Lhuillier was represented by the M. Lhuillier Sports Development Foundation (MLSDF) Executive director Eddie Ybañez, Daisy Condensada was represented by Giovanni Ong and Penshoppe sent Albert Ong.

Coaches present were Delfin Pepito Jr. of UV Baby Lancers, Roland Remedio and Sesum Asignar of USC Baby Warriors and Julius Caballero of Don Bosco College.

Also present were Rommel Rasma the Visayas Training in-charge and Al Solis who is the Cebu training director and the overseer of the Cebu tournament. (RCM)

amdgc82
09-09-2008, 03:47 PM
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
NBTC league holds tryout
BY NIDA BUENAFE
www.visayandailystar.com

The National Basketball Training Center Developmental League will hold a tryout for young dribblers, 14 to 16 years old, at St. John’s Institute Activity Center, on Sept. 12, at 5 p.m.

In an invitation sent out to different schools and ballclubs in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, NBTC Program Director Eric Altamirano said the developmental league hopes to create a learning environment opportunities for players to demonstrate and enhance both their individual and team skills.

Other key objectives of the D-League is to serve as a pathway for the players and coaches to move to a higher level of competition and to focus on skill development rather than just winning, Altamirano said.

Now on its second year, NBTC was designed to identify, select and train potential players through activities focused on skill-building.

This year, people behind the program are taking the program further by holding the D-League, a nationwide tournament that will tap young basketball talents from various cities in the National Capital Region, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

NBTC Iloilo/Bacolod Area Head Dexter Dy said Bacolod City has been chosen by the prime movers of the program as one of its venues in the Visayas area.

He added that the program will be able to successfully nurture the innate skills and talents of young dribblers in Negros and Iloilo provinces.*NAB

amdgc82
09-10-2008, 06:42 AM
WED SEPTEMBER 10, 2008
Ask Coach E: NBTC D-League groundwork*
www.businessmirror.com.ph
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THESE past few weeks have been immensely busy for me in the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC).* As part of the preparations for the upcoming NBTC Developmental League, rounds have been made in several areas for the talent identification program.

So those of you who might have been familiar with the National Basketball Training may ask: “What is the use of coming with a grassroots league when basketball leagues already abound?”

Before I explain the substance behind the league, let me emphasize that organized leagues are often associated with big cities, as the countryside only has a few competitive leagues to show.

This is where the NBTC D-League comes in. This is a league in which the right talents will be utilized and trained in the right program and to be funneled into the basketball pipeline.

But first thing’s first. Not everyone can make the teams that will comprise the league.

And that is why there are talent identification camps to start with.

Of course, we know that since basketball is one of the biggest sports in the country, then the talents are plenty. But there are instances that not all the talents are given attention. Let me cite that beauty lies in the beholder.

In this line, there are things that may escape a coach that may prove to be very important for a coach looking for the best talent for the long term. These are what we call the diamonds in the rough.

So that is what we did in our rounds. In our one-day camps, we scoured the areas of Lucena City, Lipa in Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac City and Olongapo City. There will be legs in Quezon City and Pasig City (September 20), Parañaque City and Manila (September 21). There are also upcoming legs in the Visayas and Mindanao.

These camps will choose 15 players according to age groups born from 1992 to 1994.

Of course, the strict screening process calls that these players be eligible in terms of age before being considered to be part of the city teams.

There are initial wonders in our quest, like when we came into contact with a 14-year-old boy who stands six feet and four inches.

Of course, any player will not be judged by talent alone, but on how he complies with the training program which comes with the basketball tournaments that are composed of the city, regional and national championship.

The road toward that goal is as important as the goal itself. We may say that the journey is as interesting as the destination.

Our next column will touch on the role of the coaches in this unique league.

CrossOver
09-12-2008, 12:07 AM
Search for RP Youth talents on
By Nelson Beltran

In a bid to improve on its seventh place finish in the recent FIBA-Asia junior men championship in Iran, Nokia and Tao Corp. will conduct the talent search for the next batch this early to be trained for two years in time for the next championship.

Coach Eric Altamirano, through his Nokia Basketball Training Center (NBTC), will be the man in charge of the search for talents aged 14-16 to be trained in the next two years in an effort to form a team that can put up a better showing in the next Asian youth championship.

The NBTC, with Altamirano as program director and Alex Compton as training director, has been in place for almost a year now, but this time the former individual skills training center will now serve as the country’s developmental league.

“The goal is to get the best 14-16 talents then train them for the next youth championship and future men’s championships,” said Altamirano.

All members of the 2008 RP youth team will no longer be eligible for the next youth championship. Papot Paredes, Ian Sangalang, Joel Tolentino and Tata Marata will play for the youth team for the last time in the 3-on-3 competition in the first Asian Beach Games set Oct. 22-27 in Bali, Indonesia. The rest of the team are now trying to catch up with their studies.

Altamirano said they will look for talents from the NBTC developmental league starting with an inter-cities on Oct. 25.

From a starting field of 34 teams (eight each from Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao), eight will move into the regional competition deciding the two teams competing in the national finals by May next year.

“This is different from the other tourneys. For one, players playing here are selected by our coaches. Second, it’s not about winning but more on developing the skills of the players. This is controlled basketball – the plays are those apt for international competition,” said Altamirano.

“There’s a separate selection process for coaches. They will be given workshop and instructional video. They will use the same modules in training and coaching their teams,” Altamirano said.

The best players in this tourney will be selected for the NBTC pool from where the elite youth team will be chosen, according to Altamirano.

Among the benefits of the elite group is joining the Elite Nike Camp, housed at the Brent School in Mamplasan for eight days and trained by NBA coaches and Nike players. The top players in this camp are later sent to the Asian Nike Camp.

Incidentally, almost half of the 2008 RP youth team are products of the Elite Nike Camp.

Altamirano has been doing the rounds of the key cities of the country conducting the talent identification search. He was in Iloilo yesterday and going to Bacolod today.

PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=49&type=2&sec=30&aid=20080911152)

amdgc82
09-13-2008, 06:36 AM
Friday, September 12, 2008
NBTC holds coaching gab in Tay Tung
www.visayandailystar.com
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National Basketball Training Center program director Eric Altamirano will conduct a coaching clinic* at Tay Tung Po Hang gym in Bacolod City, starting at 8 a.m. today.

NBTC Iloilo/Bacolod Area Head Dexter Dy said they are inviting sports officials of different schools and ballclubs* to send their representatives to the affair.

A tryout for young dribblers, 14 to 16 years old, on the other hand, is scheduled at St. John’s Institute Activity Center starting at 5 p.m., today.

PBA Rain and Shine assistant coach Alex Compton will join Altamirano in another round of coaching clinic at Tay Tung Po Hang gym* from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Altamirano visited the city on Aug.12, and explained the objectives and goals of NBTC D-League.*HLG

bchoter
09-13-2008, 02:47 PM
NBTC makes the job of college recruiters easier :D

thadzonline
09-13-2008, 11:12 PM
lol, you said it best pal, the modern version of the Visayan Raids, invaders coming from the North this time, haha....Sulong Sri Vijaya!

D_I_A
09-14-2008, 01:23 AM
lol, you said it best pal, the modern version of the Visayan Raids, invaders coming from the North this time, haha....Sulong Sri Vijaya!


kaya dapat meron guidelines ang SBP para sa NBTC nang hindi laging nari raid ang ranks ng developmental leagues.

amdgc82
09-16-2008, 06:42 AM
Developmental basketball
SPORTS FOR ALL By Philip Ella Juico
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Philippine Star

In an earlier column, I stated that it seems to me that the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League (Developmental League) is one among the few grassroots-based sports programs that clearly has program rationale and objectives, mechanics and even a development framework that the NBTC calls the basketball pathway.

With the support of Nokia and the SBP, former University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroon Eric Altamirano has embarked on a mission to have the Philippines qualify for the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore and the 2012 London Olympics.

Although these are tall orders, there is at least a plan that benefactors may consider should their support be solicited. In addition, the program has checkpoints, as milestones, that allow one to assess program progress. Most important, at this time when the governors can invoke executive privilege to conceal important facts from the governed (who have a right to these facts), the NBTC program has a strong element of accountability embedded in it.

Altamirano, former head coach of three PBA teams, says that the program “will serve as training ground for the players to improve their skills until they are ripe to plunge into battle in FIBA-sanctioned international competitions, with the main goals being the Youth Olympics and the 2012 Olympics.”

The 42-year-old Altamirano, who is a BA Philosophy graduate of UP, guided the Fighting Maroons to a rare Final Four appearance in the UAAP in 1996, and has won two PBA championships. He is, together with Franz Pumaren, one of the most capable coaches for youth teams, despite what the latter’s detractors say.

Altamirano has been involved with organizations like the Coach E basketball school, the Coca-Cola Tigers champions basketball health and active lifestyle program and director of the BAP-SBP NBTC and the San Miguel Corp. basketball goodwill circuit.

Altamirano, who has close ties with Australian basketball officials, has benefited from Australian successes in the sport. The NBTC Developmental League is similar to the system in Australia where Local/Social competitions are generally the first scored competitions experienced by players and are often played at a local recreation center which is the equivalent of our barangay multi-purpose center.

To get involved in Social Basketball, one normally joins either a team at a local center or forms a new team or club together with friends and colleagues. Social competitions are usually open to players who are U 12 (under 12), U14, U16, U18, Senior and Mixed (men and women). This is a classic example of the dynamism of club/community sports which is the backbone of the highly-successful Australian sports development program.

Representative Basketball is the term used to describe players suiting up for a highly organized competition consisting of coaches, team managers and higher standard players.

Talent Identification (TI) is the term used to describe the means to identify players who have the potential to play at a very high level. TI can lead to players being offered scholarships at the National Intensive Training Centre Program (NITCP) run at the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) or positions on State teams.

Players who excel in state teams and in the NITCP at SASI can be selected to go the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra which takes care of Australia’s highest level of elite sports development. Players who are identified through the AIS and/or State teams can be offered positions in national squads.

The objectives of the NBTC program are not just to focus on winning but to concentrate on fundamentals, skills development and values like hard work and respect for one’s opponent always. Another objective is to provide a springboard for both players and coaches to attain a higher level of learning. The program aims to assist both teachers and students of the game. This is one of Nokia’s corporate social responsibility programs.

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Three referees wearing uniforms numbered 12, 15 and 19 nearly ruined an exciting best-of-three game between De La Salle and Far Eastern University last Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. I refer to them by their numbers because if they continue to officiate the way they did last Sunday, there is no need to remember them by name as they will get nowhere.

amdgc82
09-17-2008, 06:30 AM
WED SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
Ask Coach E: NBTC D-League to develop coaches
www.businessmirror.com.ph

THE National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) Developmental League, or NBTC D-League, for short, is also geared toward the development of coaches.

We’ve come to this component of the program after noticing that most coaches in the countryside also need to be well abreast of coaching developments in basketball. The officials of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas figured that in order to push a wholistic approach to the tournament, then coaches should also be carefully chosen and trained.

The NBTC D-League is not really all about winning, like the other usual tournaments. What is most important is the development of a player who should not only be fundamentally sound, but also ready to play in international tournaments as well as in local amateur and professional leagues.

So, in this line, the coaches should be on the same page. Although we will personally monitor the teams, the coaches will be guided by a program specifically designed for the NBTC D-League. These include, among others, specific drills needed, basic coaching tenets and also how to handle these players during the scrimmages and tournament proper.

Although many might be interested in the job, the club or team owner has the power to recommend the coach and the program head, and the territory head will also grant their approval of the choice.

A coach is one who is a person of high moral character and respected by the community; should always conduct himself properly and in a manner befitting a coach on and off the court; should never be overly concerned with winning, but more concerned on helping the players become fundamentally sound, to have fun and build character; must follow the NBTC training module in every practice, and must attend religiously practice session or conduct practice sessions.

The chosen coaches will undergo training workshops to be conducted by the national training director together with the program director to familiarize them with the program and also give them pointers to become coaches.

So I believe that many coaches would like to take advantage of the training workshops for would-be coaches. These sessions were held recently in Bacolod City and Cebu City, with upcoming workshops at Cagayan de Oro (September 24) and Davao City (October 1).

For basketball fanatics wanting a career in basketball as coaches, this is a golden opportunity to move up the ladder. And just like the players, the move up might be in the amateur or collegiate leagues, the national team, the Liga Pilipinas and the Philippine Basketball Association.

thadzonline
09-17-2008, 09:57 AM
Talent Identification (TI) is the term used to describe the means to identify players who have the potential to play at a very high level. TI can lead to players being offered scholarships at the National Intensive Training Centre Program (NITCP) run at the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) or positions on State teams.

Players who excel in state teams and in the NITCP at SASI can be selected to go the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra which takes care of Australia’s highest level of elite sports development. Players who are identified through the AIS and/or State teams can be offered positions in national squads.


With the University of the Philippines' new charter which emphasizes sports development as a priority of our national university, the VAAS program(I am hoping) can be re-evaluated to realign its goals to that of national sports development. It could mean that UP may want to give up competing in the UAAP but on the other hand, ensure that the best talent for the national teams are enrolled in UP. This way, there will be lesser problems with school teams refusing to lend their players to the youth team, etc. and coaches wearing two hats. Should this happen, everyone in the national teams that we form will be focused on one goal, will have lesser problems with scheduling, be more cohesive.....Just like the concept of the National Institute of Sports in Australia

amdgc82
09-26-2008, 06:36 AM
Friday, September 26, 2008
Altamirano to conduct cage try-out in Davao
www.sunstar.com.ph

THE National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) will hold a try-out for players 16 years old and under on September 30 at the University of Mindanao (UM) Matina campus at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

NBTC Davao territory head lawyer Manny Nitorreda, coach of the UM Wildcats, bared this to Sun.Star Davao in a phone conversation Wednesday.

Nittoreda said NBTC national project director Eric Altamirano and former PBA standout Alex Compton will be on hand to select the promising players who will form the second batch of the grassroots basketball training program.

He said Altamirano and Compton will also spearhead a workshop with NBTC coaches at the Montana Gym in Agdao.

NBTC aims to establish close working relationships with programs for youth basketball and serve as a training ground for the national youth teams that would compete in all FIBA-sanctioned international tournaments. (MLSA)

Schortsanitis
10-02-2008, 12:25 PM
Now that JDG is in the country, I think the SBP should automatically reach out and give this guy a scholarship at the NBTC, to give him as much training as possible.

C'mon, Noli. This guy is about the only 6'11" local player around (Slaughter is a Fil-Foreigner).

CrossOver
10-17-2008, 01:10 AM
Starting Oct. 25, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) under the leadership of telecoms mogul Manuel V. Pangilinan, will set in motion a forward-looking grassroots development program through the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League sponsored by Nokia.

The NBTC envisions itself not only as a feeder program for collegiate, amateur and commercial leagues like the UAAP, NCAA, PBL, PBA and the Liga Pilipinas, the last of which is under SBP executive director Noli Eala, but primarily to identify and prepare players for the national youth teams.

“The Youth Basketball Program of Nokia and TAO Corporation is a priority-area of the SBP,” said Eala. “We welcome the NBTC D-League because it is a very important building-block for the foundation of Philippine basketball.”

Aside from Eala, Youth Basketball Commission chair Nic Jorge, who is behind the successful BEST Center that is a pioneering basketball-teaching institution, threw his support behind the notable project for Philippine basketball.

“The BEST Center, along with other important clubs such as the MBBL and schools like UAAP Champion-Ateneo and NCAA Champs-San Beda will set up screening committees that will take note of outstanding youth talents and send these boys along with our recommendation to the NBTC” said Jorge.

The D-League drew 34 teams from different cities and municipalities.

benefactors are Senator Richard Gordon of Olongapo City, Pampanga Mayor Dennis Pineda, and Bataan governor Tet Garcia.

Vice Gov. Joson of Nueva Ecija, Boy Cruz of Malolos Bulacan, Purefoods and BMEG for Batangas City and Pasig City, Mayor Sonny Belmonte and Coun. Franz Pumaren for Quezon City, Mayor Jenny Barzaga for Dasmarinas Cavite, Health Solutions for Laguna, Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno and Freddie Siao of Iligan, Lhuiller, Penshoppe and Daisy Condensada for Cebu, Jonathan Sy, Aldrich Chua, David Villanueva for Bacolod, Kim Santos for Iloilo, Tony Veneracion of General Santos, Montana pawnshop, Kopiko and Megavia for Davao City.

PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=49&type=2&sec=30&aid=20081016164)

thadzonline
10-17-2008, 09:05 AM
“The BEST Center, along with other important clubs such as the MBBL and schools like UAAP Champion-Ateneo and NCAA Champs-San Beda will set up screening committees that will take note of outstanding youth talents and send these boys along with our recommendation to the NBTC” said Jorge.

to the NBTC or to the schools mentioned? ;D Another collegiate recruitment machine?

glock23
10-18-2008, 11:34 AM
“The BEST Center, along with other important clubs such as the MBBL and schools like UAAP Champion-Ateneo and NCAA Champs-San Beda will set up screening committees that will take note of outstanding youth talents and send these boys along with our recommendation to the NBTC” said Jorge.

to the NBTC or to the schools mentioned? ;D Another collegiate recruitment machine?


We very well know where these kids will end up this time. ;D

amdgc82
10-22-2008, 06:20 AM
Ask Coach E: The NBTC D-League* ** * *
Sports*
Written by Eric Altamirano, altamiranohoops@yahoo.com* * *
Tuesday, 21 October 2008 23:21*
www.businessmirror.com.ph

PEOPLE asked me how different the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League is from all other leagues that are to be unveiled in the coming months.

Of course, I thank them for their interest, for it only means that they are eager to know how the NBTC D–League is seen to change the face of Philippine basketball in the days, months and years to come.

Of course, this program is not for the impatient and for those looking for a quick fix.

To reiterate, here are things that make the NBTC D-League different, namely:

 The NBTC D-League is not school-based. The NBTC D-League is not a school league and its lineups are based on the cities, towns and other areas which joined the ranks of the D-League as its pioneering teams.

 The players are thoroughly chosen. The NBTC D-League has conducted talent-identification camps in the several areas where the organizers chose the potential players to form the team. This process made the formation of these teams objective and, thus, true to the ideals of the NBTC D-League.

 The coaches are thoroughly chosen, too. It does not only mean that if one knows how to coach, then he can coach. The NBTC D-League chooses only coaches with good moral conduct in the community. Of course, basketball knowledge is a must.

 A wholistic practice and training plan. It means that all the teams, through the coaches, should adhere to the practice and training plan. This is not to curtain the individual and uniqueness of each team. The singular approach is seen as a way to harness the skills of the players and make sure that the players learn the correct way to play basketball in a competitive environment.

 It is designed to be a feeder program for collegiate, amateur and professional leagues. This may be taking things a bit too far, but that it how the NBTC D- League envisions itself to be.

 Winning is only secondary. If it solely focused on winning alone, the NBTC D-League’s purpose to develop players is defeated from the very start. What’s more important is imparting the right basketball skills through adequate training in a competitive environment.

 It’s for free. There are no fees to be collected from the players in joining the NBTC D-League. Event sponsor Nokia has graciously shouldered the event expenses while each team has a generous sponsor to back it up, win or lose. The local government units have done their fair share by allowing these teams to practice and train in their gyms, free of charge.

For a quick rundown, the teams are Antipolo, B-MEG Premium (Batangas), Dasmariñas (Cavite), Health Solutions (Laguna), Manila, Team Nueva Ecija Foundation (Nueva Ecija), Olongapo Volunteers (Olongapo City),* Lubao Bulls (Pampanga), Quezon City, Pasig (B-MEG Dynamix Calata), Lucena, Sugod Bulacan (Bulacan) and Tarlac for Luzon.

For Mindanao it is Oro Grande-CDO (Cagayan de Oro), Team Misor (Misamis Oriental), Iligan Fireflies (Iligan City), Iligan Black Viper (Iligan City), Saints (General Santos), Energen (Davao), Megavia Southmin (Davao) and Montana Pawnshop (Davao).

For Visayas the teams are Santos Petroleum Corp. (Iloilo), Dumaguete Suy (Bacolod), IEC Computers (Bacolod), 888 Chinatown (Bacolod), Daisy Condensada (Cebu), M. Lhuiller Kwarta Padala-South, M. Lhuiller Kwarta Padala-North and Penshoppe (Cebu).

So I invite basketball aficionados to watch the launching of the NBTC D-League on October 25, 9 a.m. at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

ichibang
10-23-2008, 12:38 PM
NBTC D-LEAGUE

SOUTH LUZON

DASMARINAS ILLUSTRADOS ang team na mag represent s CAVITE, bkit tinawag na ILLUSTRADOS, dhil ang dasma ay tinatwag n university capital s cvite dhil s dmi ng mga eskuwelahan na nandun. Alam naman natin ang illustrados ay ang tawag sa mga henyo noong 1800, tulad nila rizal, del pilar, luna atbp.

Ang mga players nila ay halos lahat s dasma nakatira at nagaaral. Mga taga ICA, VMS, TFUCS, SJC, ATS, EAC, TUP, SLC.

Head coach nila ay si Coach AZLIE GURO ng EAC AT ICA. Asst nya ay sina kots MARK MONTES AT kots RYANN BAHALLA.

Ang team owner nila ay si MAYOR JENNY BARZAGA.

Sana ay makapasok ang team ILLUSTRADOS sa top two ng SOUTH LUZON LEG.

GO DASMA....ONE TEAM!!!

chinito_guy
10-23-2008, 01:58 PM
NBTC makes the job of college recruiters easier :D


I could'nt agree more! :D

amdgc82
10-24-2008, 07:00 AM
29 youth teams join NBTC D-League
Friday, October 24, 2008
www.philstar.com

Twenty-nine teams from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao slug it out in the first National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) Developmental League or NBTC D-League starting tomorrow at the Philsports Arena and the nearby Brent School gym.

Antipolo, BMEG Premium (Batangas), Dasmariñas (Cavite), Health Solutions (Laguna), Manila, Team Nueva Ecija Foundation (Nueva Ecija), Olongapo Volunteers (Olongapo City), Lubao Bulls (Pampanga), Quezon City, Pasig (BMEG Dynamix Calata), Lucena, Sugod Bulacan (Bulacan) and Tarlac are entries from Luzon.

Santos Petroleum Corp (Iloilo), Dumaguete Suy (Bacolod), IEC Computers (Bacolod), 888 Chinatown (Bacolod), Daisy Condensada (Cebu), M Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-South, M Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-North and Penshoppe (Cebu) represent the Visayas while Oro Grande-CDO (Cagayan de Oro), Team Misor (Misamis Oriental), Iligan Fireflies (Iligan City), Iligan Black Viper (Iligan City), Saints (General Santos), Energen (Davao), Megavia Southmin (Davao) and Montaña Pawnshop (Davao) are the Mindanao teams.

Sponsored by Nokia, the tournament is for boys and girls ages 14 to 16 years old.

NBTC director Eric Altamirano said the teams, carrying the names of cities, municipalities and sponsors, joined the league primarily to be part of the long-term program by the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas under chairman Manny V. Pangilinan and i executive director Noli Eala.

“We have the SBP leadership headed by Mr. MVP and executive director Noli Eala to thank for in putting this vision for Philippine basketball into fruition,” said Altamirano of the feeder program for the collegiate leagues, the commercial leagues and hopefully future national teams.

The launch is at 9 a.m., at the PhilSports Arena. Games are scheduled starting at 10 a.m. up to 7 p.m. at the PhilSports Arena and the adjacent Brent School basketball court.

Altamirano said these area-based teams are made up of players chosen through talent identification camps and these players will be honed with a singular training program to be executed by capable coaches of good moral standing in the community.

“Winning is only secondary in the NBTC D-League. The NBTC D-League’s purpose is to develop players with the right basketball skills through adequate training in a competitive environment,” Altamirano said.

Program sponsor Nokia will shoulder majority of the league expenses while each team has tapped a local government unit or company as backer. A women’s division is also set to unwrap in February next year.

amdgc82
10-25-2008, 06:51 AM
NBTC D-League unwraps today
Saturday, October 25, 2008
www.mb.com.ph

The National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League, a grassroots development program of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP), fires off today with 34 teams from across the nation vying for honors at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

Backed by Nokia, players from 14 to 16 years old will show their stuff in the hopes that they will be given the opportunity to see action in the premier collegiate leagues like the UAAP and NCAA.

Standouts from this hoopfest are expected to be recruited into the national training pool for the youth team.

"The Youth Basketball Program of NOKIA & TAO Corporation is a priority-area of the SBP" said SBP executive director Noli Eala. "We welcome the NBTC D-League because it is a very important building-block for the foundation of Philippine basketball."

Aside from Eala, Youth Basketball Commission chair Nic Jorge, who is behind the successful BEST Center that is a pioneering basketball-teaching institution, threw his support behind the notable project for Philippine basketball.

"The BEST Center, along with other important clubs such as the MBBL and schools like UAAP Champion-Ateneo and NCAA Champs-San Beda will set up screening committees that will take note of outstanding youth talents and send these boys along with our recommendation to the NBTC," said Jorge.

With Nokia shouldering majority of the tournament costs, local government units and the private sector also provided a helping hand with Senator Richard Gordon leading the supporters alongside political and business leaders from Pampanga, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Batangas, Quezon City, Pasig, Cavite, Laguna, Misamis Oriental, Iligan, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, General Santos and Davao.

amdgc82
10-25-2008, 01:03 PM
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Bacolod gets ready for NBTC tourney
www.visayandailystar.com
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The curtain raiser of the National Basketball Training Center-Western Visayas League will unfold Nov. 15 at the St. John’s Institute Activity Center at the Capitol Shopping Center in Bacolod City.

The NBTC Developmental League-WV, sponsored by Nokia and TAO Corp., will be held in cooperation with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas under the leadership of telecom mogul Manny Pangilinan.

NBTC Area Head Dexter Dy said four teams will compete in the inaugural tournament. These are Dumaguete Suy headed by team owner Jonathan Sy, IEC Computers of David Villanueva, Aldrich Chua’s 888 Chinatown, and Santos Petroleum of Kim Santos.

The first three squads are based in the city, while SP is the lone entry from Iloilo.

The event has a double-round-robin two conferences format to determine the ranking of the competitors.

Dy said the No.1 and No.2 teams will earned the advantage to be beaten-twice in the cross-over semi-final contest, and the two winners will play in an inter-cities tour championship, while the losers will battle for third place.

The top 2 winners will then collide with Cebu top two squads for the Visayas Championship on April 29, next year.

NBTC D-League’s purpose is to develop players with the right basketball skills through adequate training in a competitive environment, and winning is only secondary.

Dy said the area-based teams are made up of players chosen through talent identification camps in preparation for the national youth teams, and also as a feeder program for amateur and commercial leagues, he added.

Tournament commissioner is Edward Ma-apni.*HLG

juliusports
10-26-2008, 09:07 PM
The national basketball training center D League for ages 14 to 16 is a very good grass root program... eventually this will perhaps develop more young skilled players to represent the country. However, mukhang dehado yung development ata sa mindanao, parang davao and mis.oriental lng ang kasama... how about Zamboanga peninsula? bat di nakasali sa tournament... kawawa naman kami dito... hoping na makasama naman place namin for us to showcase some young talents too... sna naman you should take into this matter too.... if there are developments or leagues soon you may email some info kung pwede... here's my e add... julius.pulmano@gmail.com 09097968443

amdgc82
10-27-2008, 06:28 AM
In NBTC D-League, winning is not everything, but searching for future gems* ** * *
Sports*
Written by Reuben Terrado / Reporter* * *
Sunday, 26 October 2008 21:31*
www.businessmirror.com.ph

http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/images/stories/Daily_Images/10272008/sports-pic01.jpg
PARTICIPANTS in the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) Developmental League line up during the traditional parade of athletes during Saturday’s opening ceremonies at the PhilSports Arena. ROY DOMINGO

THEY say winning is everything. But not in the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) Developmental League, or the NBTC D-League.

Twenty-nine teams composed of most of the country’s best from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and Metro Manila aged 14 to 16 years old participated in the D-League.

But the league is not about who is the best in the age bracket.

NBTC director Eric Altamirano said the NBTC D-League’s main thrust is developing and identifying potential national players.

“The thrust of the league is not just winning, that they need to be the champion of this tournament,” Altamirano said during the league’s launch on Saturday at the PhilSports Arena. “Ang focus talaga is training.”

“It is kind of a unique concept because we have control over the training of the players and even the coaches. We have an instructional video that we give to coaches and players, to all the teams. That way, they can execute the modules that we have prepared,” Altamirano added.

The training wants to focus on developing players to pattern their game with the international brand of play.

Alex Compton, the national training director of the NBTC D-League, said the goals, among others, are developing players to become good perimeter players and good outside shooters as well as good ballhandlers.

“Kulang tayo sa height,” said Compton, who is an assistant coach with Rain or Shine team in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). “Ang advantage natin are quickness, speed and Filipino ingenuity. So, in the international game, ang focus natin is quickness and shooting. We need the quickness and create [opportunities] off-the-dribble and be able to shoot the ball. I think we can’t overpower guys so we have to develop our own strengths and develop a Filipino kind of basketball.”

“We don’t discourage them to play inside. We just want them to be complete players,” Compton added.

The champion teams in Luzon, the Visayas, Mindanao and the National Capital Region (NCR) will converge on May 27 in a pocket tournament to determine the champion team.*

Ito Lopa of TAO Corp., one of the supporters of the NBTC D-League, said incentives will be given, but that is not the focus of the league.

“We want the boys to learn that they are playing and training to become better players. They are playing not for the prize but for themselves and for their country,” said Lopa.

Nokia head of marketing Sandeep Khanna said the company is all-out in supporting the youth team in the RP Youth team’s participation in this year’s Southeast Asian Basketball Association and Fiba-Asia youth tournaments.

“We have been supporting the youth program for a while now and the league is a fantastic way to develop team skills and character,” said Khanna. “We are very hopeful that Philippine basketball will get better and better as time goes by.”

The teams from Luzon and the NCR are Antipolo, B-MEG Premium (Batangas), Dasmariñas (Cavite), Health Solutions (Laguna), Manila, Team Nueva Ecija Foundation (Nueva Ecija), Olongapo Volunteers (Olongapo City), Lubao Bulls (Pampanga), Quezon City, Pasig (BMEG Dynamix Calata), Lucena and Sugod Bulacan (Bulacan).

The Visayas teams are Santos Petroleum Corp (Iloilo), Dumaguete Suy (Bacolod), IEC Computers (Bacolod), 888 Chinatown (Bacolod), Daisy Condensada (Cebu), M Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-South, M Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-North and Penshoppe (Cebu).

Mindanao teams are Oro Grande-CDO (Cagayan de Oro), Team Misor (Misamis Oriental), Iligan Fireflies (Iligan City), Iligan Black Viper (Iligan City), Saints (General Santos), Energen (Davao), Megavia Southmin (Davao) and Montaña Pawnshop (Davao).

CrossOver
11-01-2008, 01:41 AM
The National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League sponsored by Nokia has kicked off with eight Luzon-based teams taking the spotlight during the opening ceremonies held recently at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

NBTC director Eric Altamirano said the NBTC D-League envisions itself as a 16-and-under grassroots program that will also serve as a feeder program for varsity squads and teams catering to leagues such as the UAAP, NCAA, Philippine Basketball League, Philippine Basketball Association and the Liga Pilipinas. Players from the league will also be culled to form a team that will compete in the 16 and under FIBA-Asia tournament.

“NBTC’s vision is to build a basketball program that serves as a model for Philippine sports and contribute to nation-building by developing the core values necessary to create the greatest generation of Filipino Youth. Core values such as Love for country, passion for the game, Integrity, leadership and commitment to excellence,”said Altamirano, a former national player and former Purefoods champion coach during the opening ceremonies that was attended by the players, supporters, parents, local government officials and basketball stakeholders.

The opening rites were attended by Nokia marketing head Sandeep Khanna, Ito Lopa of TAO Corp., SBP project director Rajko Toroman and TAO Corp. Val Victa, among others. The tournament is under the wings of the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas headed by telecoms mogul Manny Pangilinan and executive director Noli Eala.

In the games that followed Health Solutions-Laguna beat Quezon Power Lucena (70-37); B-MEG Batangas nipped Dasmariñas-Cavite (72-64), Quezon Power-Lucena beat B-MEG Batangas (86-64) and Health Solutions-Laguna beat Dasmariñas-Cavite (89-23) for the South Luzon games.

The North Luzon games saw the Lubao Bulls beat Olongapo (70-62); Tarlac beat Nueva Ecija Foundation (80-74); Nueva Ecija bested Olongapo (62-60) and Lubao Bulls routed Tarlac (73-37).

The players and coaches were formed through talent-identification camps. Through the help of LGU’s and private sectors, 29 city/club teams with eight teams each from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, and five teams from NCR are part of the first Nokia NBTC D-League boys divisions. For the girls, a separate tournament will be held in February.

To be featured in the Nov. 8 NCR opening are Antipolo, Manila, Quezon City and Pasig (BMEG Dynamix Calata) and Bulacan.

The Mindanao teams are Oro Grande-CDO (Cagayan de Oro), Team Misor (Misamis Oriental), Iligan Fireflies (Iligan City), Iligan Black Viper (Iligan City), Saints (General Santos), Energen (Davao), Megavia Southmin (Davao) and Montana Pawnshop (Davao).

The Visayas teams are Santos Petroleum Corp (Iloilo), Dumaguete Suy (Bacolod), IEC Computers (Bacolod), 888 Chinatown (Bacolod), Daisy Condensada (Cebu), M Lhuillier Kwarta Padala-South, M Lhulllier Kwarta Padala-North and Penshoppe (Cebu).

PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=49&type=2&sec=30&aid=20081031142)

amdgc82
11-08-2008, 07:17 AM
November 08, 2008 06:34 PM Saturday* *
Sons of former PBA stars show wares in Nokia NBTC
www.journal.com.ph

Kiefer Ravena of Ateneo and Art de la Cruz of San Beda College will banner Team Manila while Luigi Pumaren and Raphael Banal backstop Quezon in the NCR opening games of the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League sponsored by Nokia* today at the San Juan Arena.
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To be held simultaneously with the San Juan games are the games of North Luzon teams in Nueva Ecija starting at 9 a.m. On Nov. 9, Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar Moreno and NBTC training director Eric Altamirano will grace the formal opening rites starting at 8 a.m. at the Xavier University gym in Cagayan de Oro, where four Mindanao teams— CDO Grande, Iligan City Black Viper, Misamis Oriental Baby Meteors and Iligan City Firefly—start hostilities.
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Ravena, De la Cruz and Pumaren (La Salle Greenhills) are the sons former San Miguel Beermen Bong, Art and Franz, respectively while Banal of Ateneo is the son of PBA assistant coach Joel. Ravena and De La Cruz will suit up against Informatics Antipolo at 4 p.m. while Pumaren and Banal team up against BMEG Dynamix Calata-Pasig at 5:30 p.m.
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The NBTC D- League is a grassroots league for players 14-16 years that is envisioned to be a feeder program for UAAP, NCAA, PBA and the Liga Pilipinas and future national teams. The program is under the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas (SBP) headed by Manny Pangilinan with Noli Eala as executive director.
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NBTC training director Eric Altamirano said that twenty-nine teams will undergo a singular training program that will help them be well-rounded players. Coaches of these teams, too, will benefit from coaching workshop during the tournament.
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Event sponsor Nokia will shouldered majority of the event expenses while each team has tapped a local government unit or company as backer.*

CrossOver
11-11-2008, 11:43 AM
Manila and Pasig drew first blood in the National Capital Region (NCR) division of the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League presented by Nokia at the San Juan Arena last weekend.

The Manilenos got double-digits from Arthur de la Cruz (19 points), Troy del Rosario (17), Mike Tolimia (11) and Dave Moralde (11) to rout Informatics Antipolo, 114-84, in the tournament also backed by Molten and Nike under the wing of the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas (SBP) headed by Manny Pangilinan with executive director Noli Eala.

PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=49&type=2&sec=30&aid=20081110142)

CrossOver
11-15-2008, 12:33 AM
By JP Abcede

Health Solutions-Laguna and Pampanga Delta hammered out big victories last weekend to take the lead in the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League presented by Nokia last weekend.

Laguna beat BMEG Batangas, 83-62, and Cavite, 85-42, to take the lead in the South Luzon division with a 4-0 mark followed by QPL-Lucena (3-1), Batangas (1-3) and Cavite (0-4).

Other South Luzon games saw Lucena mow down Cavite, 61-46, and BMEG Batangas, 91-76.

Pampanga Delta similarly raced to a 4-0 card in the north :Luzon division with a 100-77 win over Nueva Ecija Foundation and an 84-76 triumph over Tarlac.

Trailing Pampanga are Tarlac (2-2), Olongapo (1-3) and Nueva Ecija 1-3.

In other North Luzon games, Tarlac tripped Olongapo, 84-77, and edged Nueva Ecija, 89-87.

In the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan games, Oro Grande defeated Black Viper, 99-69; MisOr Baby Meteors (Misamis Oriental) bested the Iligan Fireflies, 98-62; Black Viper edged Fireflies, 82-81; and MisOr whipped Oro Grande, 86-77.

The NBTC D-League envisions itself as a 16-and-under grassroots program that will also serve as a feeder program for varsity squads and teams catering to leagues such as the UAAP, NCAA, Philippine Basketball League, Philippine Basketball Association and the Liga Pilipinas.

Manila Bulletin (http://www.mb.com.ph/SPRT20081115140947.html)

CrossOver
11-15-2008, 12:36 AM
Health Solutions-Laguna scored two victories recently to remain unscathed in the South Luzon division of the National Basketball Training Center D-League at San Beda Alabang.

Laguna beat BMEG Batangas 83-62 and downed Cavite 85-42 to improve its win-loss card to 4-0.

QPL-Lucena is running second at 3-1 followed by Batangas at 1-3 and Cavite at 0-4.

QPL Lucena earlier downed Cavite 61-46 and BMEG Batangas 91-76 in the tournament presented by Nokia and backed by Molten and Nike.

In North Luzon action at the Wesleyan University Gym, Pampanga Delta also improved to 4-0.

Tristan Perez scored 20 points and Kevin Mendiola added 17 as Pampanga beat Nueva Ecija 100-77.

John Manabat had 17 points and Mendiola had 12 as Pampanga won 84-76 over Tarlac.

Tarlac has a 2-2 card followed by Olongapo and Nueva Ecija, both with 1-3 records.

Michael Santos and Joel James Ho scored 11 points apiece as Tarlac beat Olongapo 84-77.

Ian Castillo came up with 17 points, Jonathan Rae Agala added 12 and Oliver de Guzman had 11 as Olongapo edged Nueva Ecija 89-87.

In Cagayan de Oro, Oro Grande defeated Black Viper 99-69, the Misamis Oriental Baby Meteors defeated the Iligan Fireflies 98-62.

Black Viper had earlier edged Fireflies 82-81 while the Meteors defeated Oro Grande 86-77.

Malaya (http://www.malaya.com.ph/nov15/spor4.htm)

amdgc82
11-16-2008, 07:53 AM
Saturday, November 15, 2008
D-League opens at SJI today
www.visayandailystar.com
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The National Basketball Training Center-Western Visayas Developmental League opens today at the St. John’s Activity Center at the Capitol Shopping Center in Bacolod City.

Project director Eric Altamirano will be the guest of honor and speaker at the opening rites at 8:30 a.m.

Santos Petroleum-Iloilo, of Vincent Conlu tangles with IECC Computers coached by Eugene Upuan in the first game at 9 a.m.

NOPSSCEA champion Mansilingan Christian Academy star player Janus Calma will lead the computer specialists, while Rafael Melocoton, former USLS -Bacolod junior stingers, now studying at Iloilo Central Commercial High School will carry the colors of* the visiting* squad.

Coach Bobby Tee will call the shots for 888 Chinatown who will go up against Dumaguete Suy mentored by Arvin Gustilo in the 10:30 a.m. encounter.

Tee led Tay Tung High School to Milo SBP Championship last Nov.8.

The events, sponsored by Nokia and TAO Corp., will be held in cooperation with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.

NBTC area head Dexter Dy said the event has a double-round-robin two conferences format to determine the ranking of the competitors.

He said the No.1 and No.2 teams will earn the advantage to be beaten-twice in the cross-over semi-final contest, and the two winners will play in an inter-cities tour championship, while the losers will battle for third place.

The top 2 winners will then collide with Cebu top two squads for the Visayas Championship on April 29, next year.*HLG

CrossOver
11-21-2008, 02:03 PM
Santos Petroleum (Iloilo) and Dumaguete Suy (Bacolod) score twinkills in the Bacolod/Iloilo division of the National Basketball Training Center D-League presented by Nokia last weekend at the St. John’s Institute Activity Center in Bacolod City.

Janno Francisco (14 points), Francis Donahue (12 points), Jan Lapore (10 points) and Jerry Abadiano (10 points) powered Santos Petroleum over IECComputers (Bacolod), 100-54.

The team also beat 888Chinatown, 121-61.

Scott Salvacion (20 points), Sean Weehansuh (13 points), Allen Ralph Dionela (7 points) and Ken Banzon (7 points) steered Dumaguete Suy (Bacolod) over 888 Chinatown (Bacolod), 85-63.

It also defeated IEC Computers, 75-65, with Cedric Debide (14 points) and Charles Castillo (11 points) leading the attack.

PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?ArticleId=417231&publicationSubCategoryId=69)

CrossOver
12-08-2008, 10:25 AM
Santos Petroleum and Smart-Manila are still unscathed following big wins in the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League presented by Nokia recently in separate venues.

Santos Petroleum routed Dumaguete Suy, 80-65, and IECC Computers, 133-65, to guard a spotless 4-0 card on top of the Iloilo/Bacolod division of the league under the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) headed by Manny V. Pangilinan and executive director Noli Eala with also the backing of Molten and Nike.

Rowell Minerales (14 points), Orly Pelopero (10), Hero Tomilloso (9) starred against Dumaguete Suy (3-1 card) while Henry Nograles (14) Pelopero (14), Marvin Gaitan (13) and Isiah Balleza (13) fired at IEC Computers in the games held at the St. John’s Activity Center.

IECC bested 888 Chinatown, 78-71, behind the big game of Nico Lopingco, who scored 24 points, for a first win in four games. Dumaguete picked up a third win in four games.

PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?ArticleId=422242&publicationSubCategoryId=69)

CrossOver
12-29-2008, 12:08 AM
Santos Petroleum ruled the Western Visayas division while Daisy Condensada-SHSJ and Misamis Oriental Meteors copped the Cebu and Cagayan de Oro/Iligan first conference titles, respectively, in the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League presented by Nokia at separate venues recently.

Santos Petroleum relied on the all-around game of Orly Pelopero to post a 104-60 victory over Dumaguete Suy.

Pelopero, who scored 23 points, was adjudged Most Valuable Player in the tournament under the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) headed by Manny V. Pangilinan and executive director Noli Eala and supported by Nike and Molten.

In the battle for third place, 888 Chinatown Square won over IEC Computers, 89-86, as Mitzi Banhao led his team with 21 pts with Luis Genobata and Billy Pelagio pitching in 15 and 14, respectively.

In Cebu, Daisy Condensada-SHSJ edged Lhuillier South UV, 50-49, as Gabe Branzuela was adjudged as Most Valuable Player. BMEG expert-USC routed Penshoppe-Don Bosco, 84-64, for third place.

At the Cagayan de Oro/Iligan front, Misamis Oriental Meteors rapped CDO Oro Grande, 85-79, as Elmer Labistop was named Most Valuable Player. Iligan Black Vipers nipped Iligan Firefly, 80-78, for third place.

In Davao, Energen now totes a 2-0 mark following a 112-72 win over St. Elizabeth Saints. Kenneth Flaviano, Larry John Malanday and Ryan Serafin had 22, 16 and 12, respectively, while Marvin Jay Ronquillo topscored with 14 for the Saints (0-2).

Megavia-Southmin tied Montana Pawnshop at 1-1 following an 86-80 win over the latter. Reden Celda and Jess Linus Evagelio had 18 and 12 points, respectively, for Megavia while Ronald Bangoy topscored for Montana with 24 points.

The Nokia NBTC D-League is a grassroots program meant to feed fundamentally sound players to future national teams aside from leagues like the UAAP, NCAA, PBL, PBA and the Liga Pilipinas.

Players from the league will also be culled to form a team that will compete in the 16 and under FIBA-Asia tournament.

PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?ArticleId=427703&publicationSubCategoryId=69)

D_I_A
01-05-2009, 12:25 AM
NBTC League living
up to expectations
1/5/2009
Malaya

VARIOUS teams have so far emerged as division winners in the National Basketball Training Center Developmental League backed by Nokia but the battle, as they say, is far from over.

Last month, Health Solutions-Laguna topped the South Luzon elims, Pampanga Delta topped the Northern Luzon fight, Santos Petroleum emerged as Western Visayas champ, Daisy Condensada-SHSJ reigned supreme in Cebu and Misamis Oriental Meteors topped the Cagayan de Oro/Iligan meet. Along the way, the likes of Orly Pelopero, Elmer Labistop, Gabe Branzuela, Ryusei Koga and John Manabat emerged as the best players.

Behind the scores, standings and trophies, the league continues its mission to create a stable of players who are fundamentally-sound and ready to compete at any level in the future, maybe even all the way to the Olympics.

"We have always been clear this league is not your regular league, where everything starts and ends with a victory and a loss," Nokia NBTC director and current Nokia RP Under 16 coach Eric Altamirano stressed.

"All the teams are trained in practice under the same module to make sure there is a unified approach in developing their skills," Altamirano added.

"Aside from the players, there is also a transfer of coaching technology for the coaches for the benefit of teams in the provinces."

Lhiel Pascual, an investment banker and a former track and field athlete, has expressed support to the concept behind the league, not simply because his 6-foot-3 son plays for the B-MEG Pasig team.

"The league teaches players to be well-rounded. My son plays center for Ateneo in the school league, but in the Nokia NBTC, he can use his other skills. He takes three-point shots and he’s doing well at it," Pascual said.

"You can never be too good. The bad habits are corrected and the fundamentals are explained to their core concept and up to the minutest detail. It’s like a classroom approach; it just so happens the subject is basketball," Pascual added.

Former Navy official and now Bacolod-based businessman Jun Ballesteros, whose son Theodore plays guard for Dumaguete Suy, agreed.

"He is much improved and I can say that for the rest for his teammates. They play against big players like the ones in Iloilo and that helps in their development," the elder Ballesteros said.
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Abante
1/5/2009
Nokia basketball developmental league



Sa huling tatlong buwan, unti-unti nang nagkakahugis ang layunin ng Nokia National Basketball Training Center Developmental League na maka-develop ng manlalaro na pupuwedeng makipagsabayan sa anumang kumpetisyon kahit hanggang Olympics.


“We have always been clear that this league is not your regular league, where everything starts and ends with a victory and a loss,” ani Nokia NBTC director at Nokia RP Under 16 coach Eric Altamirano.


Ang liga ay nasa ilalim ng Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas sa pamumuno nina Manny V. Pangilinan at executive director Noli Eala.


“All the teams are trained in practice under the same module to make sure that there is unified approach in developing their skills,” dagdag ni Altamirano. “Aside from the players, there is also transfer of coaching technology for the coaches for the benefit of their other teams in the provinces.”


Nanalo sa first conference ng liga ang Health Solutions-Laguna (South Luzon), Pampanga Delta (Northern Luzon), Santos Petroleum (Western Visayas), Daisy Condensada-SHSJ (Cebu) at Misamis Oriental Meteors (Cagayan de Oro/Iligan).


“The league teaches the players to be well-rounded,” ani Lhiel Pascual, dating atleta at may anak na naglalaro para sa B-Meg Pasig. “My son is requested to play center for Ateneo in the school league, but at the Nokia NBTC, he can use his other skills. He takes three-point shots and he’s doing well at it.”


Para umanong classroom-approach ang pagtuturo sa Nokia NBTC, pero ang subject ay basketball kaya pati mga kumpanyang kasali ay aprubado sa programa.


Ilan sa mga players ng Nokia NBTC D-League ay napipisil na maisama sa Nokia RP Under-16 team.

CrossOver
01-05-2009, 01:22 PM
Ang galing naman nito bravo NBTC!
Ma tanong ko lang ano bang pinakamababang age group ang may tournament sa ilalim ng FIBA? U14 ba* ???

CrossOver
01-06-2009, 12:53 AM
For the past three months, the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) Developmental League opens a wellspring of hope for young and aspiring dribblers in the country.

Several winners ruled in the first conference: Health Solutions-Laguna (South Luzon), Pampanga Delta (Northern Luzon), Santos Petroleum (Western Visayas), Daisy Condensada-SHSJ (Cebu) and Misamis Oriental Meteors (Cagayan de Oro/Iligan) bannered by Most Valuable Players Orly Pelopero, Elmer Labistop, Gabe Branzuela, Ryusei Koga and John Manabat.

But that is only scratching at the surface.

Behind the scores, standings and trophies, is the foundation of a stable of players who are fundamentally-sound and ready to compete at any level, maybe even all the way to Olympics a few years from now.

"We have always been clear that this league is not your regular league, where everything starts and ends with a victory and a loss," Nokia NBTC director and current Nokia-RP Under 16 coach Eric Altamirano said.

"All the teams are trained in practice under the same module to make sure that there is unified approach in developing their skills," Altamirano added. "Aside from the players, there is also transfer of coaching technology for the coaches for the benefit of their others teams in the provinces."

Lhiel Pascual, an investment banker and a former track and field athlete, showed his support on the concept behind training players in the Nokia NBTC D-League. His 6-foot-3 son, Martin plays for the B-MEG Pasig team.

"The league teaches players to be well-rounded. My son is requested to play center for Ateneo in the school league, but at the Nokia NBTC, he can use his other skills. He takes three-point shots and he’s doing well at it," Pascual said.

Former navy official and Bacolod-based businessman Jun Ballesteros, whose son Theodore plays guard for Dumaguete Suy, agreed.

"He (Theodore) is much improved and I can say that for the rest for his teammates. They play against big players and that helps in his development," Ballesteros said.

Even companies which have thrown in good money to fund teams are obviously getting their money’s worth.

"We are into this because this is all about the grassroots and B-MEG is always supportive of anything that will improve the countryside," said B-MEG national sales manager Jovie Sepe, whose company owns four teams – Pasig, Bulacan, Batangas and Cebu .

From the divisions, the league progresses to the provincial, regional and hopefully, the national championship sometime in April.

Aside from that, the initial pool of players offers a wide range of talents for the Liga Pilipinas, PBA, PBL and the collegiate leagues.

In fact, some products of the Nokia NBTC D-League were considered for spots in the Nokia RP Under-16 team during a camp held at the Jacinto Tiu Sports Center at Xavier School.

The league resumes early this month for the second conference, with the girls division expected to blast off in February.

Manila Bulletin (http://www.mb.com.ph/SPRT20090105144862.html)

CrossOver
01-06-2009, 01:01 AM
RP U-16 members bared

SIX-foot-5 John Aldrin Lunas and 6-foot-4 Bobby Ray Parks lead the 24-man national pool for the RP Under-16 Youth team, coach Eric Altamirano announced yesterday.

Ateneo’s Kiefer Ravena (5’11), FEU’s Cris Michael Tolomia (5’10) and Michael Anthony Pate (5’11) of the International School for Better Beginners in Lucena also made it to the pool from which a team will be formed for the Southeast Asian Basketball Association youth tournament in July.

Most of the pool members are products of the ongoing Nokia National Basketball Training Center D-League.

"This is only the start so we advise the members of the pool to religiously attend the practices to show their worthiness to make the final cut for the team," Altamirano said.

Other members of the pool are Kristoffer de la Costa (San Beda Taytay), Jay Christian de la Cruz (6’0", Sacred Heart School in Cebu), Hero Tomilloso (6’0", ICCS in Iloilo), Jasjit Dhaliwal (6’1 ½, La Salle Greenhills), Mark Anthony Dia (6’1", UST), Jasper Diaz (6’1", LSGH), Kevin Ferrer (6’2", UST), Jeoffrey Javillonar (6’0", Benedictine International School), Cederick Labing-isa (5’7", UST), Raphael Nayve (6’0", San Beda Taytay), Von Rolfe Pessumal (6’1", Ateneo), Franz Luis Pumaren (5’9", LSGH), Jeron Teng (5’11", Xavier).Gabriel Reyes (6’0", Southridge), Paolo Luis Romero (6’1 ½", Ateneo), Brian James So (6’1", Letran), Rene Sta. Maria (6’1", LSGH), Thomas Torres (5’6 ½", LSGH) and Joseph Trajano (5’8", LSGH).

The advisory committee composed of San Beda coach Ato Badolato, Ateneo juniors coach Jamike Jarin and FEU juniors mentor Horacio Lim scrutinized over 170 aspirants during a special camp and open tryouts at the Jacinto Tiu Sports Center in Xavier School recently.

"We thank all of those who attended the tryouts and congratulate those who made the pool. May their God-given skills approximate their willingness to play for flag and country," said Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas executive director Noli Eala.

Malaya (http://www.malaya.com.ph/jan06/spor3.htm)

D_I_A
01-06-2009, 01:13 AM
Ang galing naman nito bravo NBTC!
Ma tanong ko lang ano bang pinakamababang age group ang may tournament sa ilalim ng FIBA? U14 ba* ???



pero dapat din nating tingnan na bakit puro taga NCR-Rizal nanaman ang nakuha?

ano na nangyari dun sa mga talents na nadiscover sa NBTC Visayas and Mindanao, ganun din yung sa Central Luzon and other parts of the Luzon island

karamihan sa elite schools nanaman nakuha..

ganun ba talaga kagaling ang mga players pag galing sa mga elite schools compared sa provinces and regions?


ano na mangyayari dun sa mga bata na members ng NBTC from the different regions ngayon na nabuo na yung U-16 Age National Team?

D_I_A
01-06-2009, 01:17 AM
League of its own
Cebu Daily News
First Posted 14:18:00 01/05/2009



To borrow a phrase from an amateur league, the future is here now.

Such characterizes the three-month old Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) Developmental League or Nokia NBTC D-League for short that it opens a wellspring of hope for the country's most popular sport's millions of ardent supporters.

For the first conference, there are winners in each division like Health Solutions-Laguna (South Luzon), Pampanga Delta (Northern Luzon), Santos Petroleum (Western Visayas), Daisy Condensada-SHSJ (Cebu) and Misamis Oriental Meteors (Cagayan de Oro/Iligan).

And there are MVPs Orly Pelopero, Elmer Labistop, Gabe Branzuela, Ryusei Koga and John Manabat.

But that is only scratching at the surface.

Behind the scores, the standings and the trophies, is the foundation of a stable of players who are fundamentally-sound and ready to compete at any level, maybe even all the way to Olympics a few years from now.

"We have always been clear that this league is not your regular league, where everything starts and ends with a victory and a loss," says Nokia NBTC director and current Nokia RP Under 16 coach Eric Altamirano on the league presented by Nokia under the auspices of the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas (SBP) headed by Manny Pangilinan and executive director Noli Eala.

To better appreciate the league, one should look at the practices and how the skills learned are applied in a competitive environment.

"All the teams are trained in practice under the same module to make sure that there is unified approach in developing their skills," Altamirano explains.

"Aside from the players, there is also transfer of coaching technology for the coaches for the benefit of their others teams in the provinces."

From the divisions, the league progresses to the provincial, regional and ultimately, the national championship sometime in April.

Aside from that, this initial pool of players would give leagues like the Liga Pilipinas, PBA, PBL, UAAP and NCAA, among others, a bevy of talents to choose from aside from providing players who are readily available for Philippine national teams. /NBTC Media Bureau

D_I_A
02-09-2009, 01:54 AM
Four squads move up to NBTC regionals
Updated February 09, 2009 12:00 AM
Philstar

The Olongapo Volunteers and Daisy Condensada-Sacred Heart of Jesus Jesuits led the qualifiers into the regional finals of the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League recently at separate venues.

The Volunteers of Sen. Richard Gordon bested Tarlac, 67-57, in the tournament supported by Nokia Philippines and TAO Corporation under the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas (SBP) headed by Manny V. Pangilinan and executive director Noli Eala.

Nokia supports the grassroots program as part of its main thrust of love for country and youth development. The scheme is seen to be a feeder program to higher leagues like the Liga Pilipinas, PBA, PBL, UAAP and NCAA aside from being a source of players for future national teams.

Lomell Loyola, who was named Most Valuable Player (MVP), and Carmelo Berrera had 14 points each. Gian Lumagui led Tarlac with 12 as his team joined Olongapo in the Luzon regionals set March 19-22 also at the SBMA gym.

Nueva Ecija routed Sugod Bulacan, 97-70, for third place.

In Cebu, Daisy Condensada-Sacred Heart School-Jesuits made it a clean sweep after beating BMEG Expert-University of San Carlos , 57-55, in the finals last Sunday at the City Sports Club.

Daisy Condensada and BMEG Expert both made it to the regional finals as these two teams await the qualifiers from Iloilo and Bacolod.

CrossOver
02-22-2009, 12:48 AM
Smart-Mla makes Nokia nat’l finals
02/22/2009

Dave Moralde buried a three-pointer in the dying seconds to lift Smart-Manila to a 66-65 win over Quezon City for a 2-0 sweep of their Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League at the San Juan gym.

With the score tied at 63-all, Moralde practically scored the game-winner to finish with a game-high 12 points in the tournament backed by Nokia Philippines and TAO Corp. under the aegis of the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas headed by Manny Pangilinan and executive director Noli Eala.

“This game was quite difficult for, but it’s better this way since it is a test of character for the players,”said Manila coach Ato Badolato, who was also adjudged Best Coach following the finals. “Hopefully, in the next two months we could better prepare for our opponents in the national finals.

“Our players are also busy with the RP Under-16 team preparations, but we are jelling well,”Badolato.” I still have no idea about our possible finals opponents since I have not scouted them yet.”

In the battle for third, B-MEG Pasig routed Antipolo with Gio Henares, Aljon Mariano and Martin Pascual combining for 40 points while Ruzzl Colmenar and Albert Tanquintic had 20 and 19 for the Icons.


The Daily Tribune (http://www.tribune.net.ph/sports/20090222spo6.html)

D_I_A
03-22-2009, 10:31 PM
Laguna, Olongapo battle for Nokia NBTC Luzon crown
Daily Tribune
03/23/2009

SUBIC — Health Solutions Laguna and Olongapo Volunteers bested respective opponents Saturday night to forge a championship showdown in the regional finals of the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League SBMA gym here.

The Laguna cagers of coach Jun Tiongco swept the semifinals, 3-0, as they beat Quezon Power Limited, 60-52, in this tournament under the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas headed by Manny Pangilinan and executive director Noli Eala with major support from Nokia Philippines and TAO Corp.

The Olongapo Volunteers of Sen. Richard Gordon won over Tarlac, 85-70, for second victory in three games and a seat in the one-game final scheduled late Sunday.

Angelo Alolino topscored for Laguna with 15 points, with Jed Salaveria and Gio Marasigan chipping in 13 and 10 points respectively.

Joemar Picache led Olongapo with 18 points, while JR Agala added 17, Ian Castillo 11 and Carmelo Barrera 10.

The victor will join Smart-Manila team in the Nokia NBTC D-League National finals set May 7 to 9 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Gian Lumagui led Tarlac with 15 markers.

On March 27 to 29, Davao champion Megavia and runner-up Energen battle CdO-Iligan representatives in area titlist Misamis Oriental Baby Meteors and Oro Grande of Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao regional finals at the Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro City.

The USC North gym in Cebu City hosts the Cebu finals featuring Cebu champion Daisy Condensada, B-MEG Experts Cebu, Santos Petroleum of Iloilo and Dumaguete Suy of Bacolod City on March 30 to April 1.

The Nokia NBTC D-League is a program meant to feed fundamentally-sound players to future national teams aside from leagues like the UAAP, NCAA, PBL, PBA and the Liga Pilipinas.

D_I_A
03-26-2009, 12:27 AM
Laguna wins Nokia Luzon crown
Daily Tribune
03/26/2009

Health Solutions-Laguna turned back the Olongapo Volunteers, 75-62, to annex the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League Luzon crown recently at the SBMA gym in Subic.

Most Outstanding Player Ryusei Koga scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half to also lead his team into the company of NCR representative Smart-Manila in the Nokia NBTC national finals under the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas headed by Manny Pangilinan and executive director Noli Eala.

The national tournament backed by Nike, Molten and Philippine Airlines (PAL) is set on May 7 to 9 at the Ynares Sports Arena with championship slots in the Visayas and the Mindanao still up for grabs.

Joining Koga in the mythical team are teammate John Edilferto “Jed” Salaveria, Lomell Loyola of the Olongapo Volunteers, Gian Alexi Lumagui of Tarlac and John Genmar “GJ” Ylagan of Quezon Power Limited Inc.

D_I_A
03-26-2009, 11:41 PM
Laguna wins, bags Luzon
Nokia crown
3/27/2009
Malaya


HEALTH Solutions-Laguna turned back the Olongapo Volunteers 75-62 to annex the Nokia National Basketball Training Center D-League Luzon crown recently at the SBMA gym in Subic.

Ryusei Koga, who was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half to lead his team to the NBTC national finals in the company of NCR representative Smart-Manila.

The national finals of the meet backed by Nike, Molten and Philippine Airlines is set on May 7-9 at the Ynares Sports Arena, with championship slots in the Visayas and the Mindanao still up for grabs.

Joining Koga in the Mythical Team were teammate John Edilferto "Jed" Salaveria, Lomell Loyola of the Olongapo Volunteers, Gian Alexi Lumagui of Tarlac and John Genmar "GJ" Ylagan of Quezon Power Limited Inc.

Sen. Richard Gordon graced the affair and thanked organizers and the participants for bringing the event to Olongapo, where he once served as mayor and SBMA chairman.

In the exhibition game that followed, the Nokia Pilipinas U-16 team fought toe-to-toe with the Lyceum Subic Bay seniors’ team before dropping a 66-69 decision.

Kiefer Ravena almost sent the game into overtime but his three-point attempt bounced off the rim at the buzzer.

Xavier University Gym in Cagayan de Oro City hosts the Mindanao finals from March 27-29 to be contested by Megavia and Energen from Davao, along with CDO-Iligan’s Misamis Oriental Baby Meteors and Oro Grande of Cagayan de Oro.

Cebu champion Daisy Condensada, B-MEG Experts Cebu, Santos Petroleum of Iloilo and Dumaguete Suy of Bacolod City battle for the Visayas crown on March 30 to April 1 at the USC North gym in Cebu City.

CrossOver
03-30-2009, 10:13 PM
03/30/2009 | 12:47 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Energen annexed the Mindanao crown to join Smart-Manila and Health Solutions-Laguna in the national finals of the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League.

The team of coach Eldy Cunanan bested Davao champion Megavia, 77-62, at the Xavier University gym in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday to make it to the next level of the tournament under the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas (SBP).

Van Adam Abatayo and Daniel Sumalinog shot 11 points apiece as the Davao-based team marched into the national finals set May 7-9 at the Ynares Sports Center in Pasig City.

“I told the boys to emphasize on defense and control the boards. We are very happy with this win,"said coach Eldy Cunanan, whose team already had the height advantage as Megavia missed the services of top inside player Kinsman Frando.

Martin Delfinado was adjudged as the Most Outstanding Player and also joined the mythical five which includes Bejay Aquino (MisOr), Reden Celda (Megavia), Mark Hans Sabal (Oro Grande) and Johnny Malanday.

The Visayas finals started Monday with Cebu champion Daisy Condensada, B-MEG Experts Cebu, Santos Petroleum of Iloilo and Dumaguete Suy of Bacolod City battling for the remaining berth at the USC North gym in Cebu City.

The Nokia NBTC D-League is a program meant to produce fundamentally-sound players to future national teams aside from leagues like the UAAP, NCAA, PBL, PBA and the Liga Pilipinas.


GMANews.TV (http://www.gmanews.tv/story/154774/Energen-cops-NBTC-Minda-crown-reaches-nationals)

CrossOver
04-01-2009, 12:27 AM
Updated April 01, 2009 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Cebu’s Daisy Condensada and Santos Petroleum of Iloilo bested separate rivals at the start of the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC)-D-League at the University of San Carlos Gym last Monday in Cebu City.

Daisy, made up of players from Sacred Heart School-Jesuits Eagles, USC-South, University of the Visayas and University of Southern Philippines Foundation, routed Dumaguete Suy, 70-55, in the tournament under the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas with support from Nokia Philippines, TAO Corp., Nike, Molten and Philippine Airlines.

Daryl Nazareno led the team with 11 points while Pipoy Marata had 10 points. Janus Calma had 14 points while Emmanuel Sevilla tallied 11 for Dumaguete Suy.

Santos Petroleum, for its part, trounced the BMEG Experts of Cebu, 77-68.

Janno Francisco scored 11 of his 20 points while Orly Pelopero had 10 in the final period to seal the win for Santos Petroleum.

The top two teams after the single round elims will advance to the finals set tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Nokia under-16 RP team goes up against the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) All-Star Selection in the other game tomorrow.

The winner of the Cebu tourney will join Luzon champion Health Solutions Laguna and Smart-Manila in the national finals set May 7-9 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.


PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=454037&publicationSubCategoryId=69)

CrossOver
04-01-2009, 12:45 AM
CEBU CITY- Daisy Condensada of the host city and Santos Petroleum of Iloilo bested separate opponents on Monday at the start of the Cebu Nokia National Basketball Training Center-D League at the University of San Carlos Gym here.

Daisy Condensada, made up of players from Sacred Heart School-Jesuits Eagles, USC-South, University of the Visayas and University of Southern Philippines Foundation, routed Dumaguete Suy 70-55 in the tournament supported by Nokia Philippines, TAO Corp., Nike, Molten and Philippine Airlines.

Daryl Nazareno led the team with 11 points followed by Pipoy Marata who had 10. Janus Calma had 14 points while Emmanuel Sevilla tallied 11 for Dumaguete Suy.

Santos Petroleum whipped BMEG Experts of Cebu 77-68.

Janno Francisco sealed the deal for Santos Petroleum by scoring 11 of his 20 points in the final period while Orly Pelopero pitched in 10.

After the single round robin ending on Tuesday, the top two teams will advance to the finals set on Wednesday. The other game on Wednesday pits the Nokia Under-16 Philippine Team against the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. All-Star Selection.

The winner of the Cebu crown will advance to the Smart-Manila in the national finals on May 7-9.


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CrossOver
04-01-2009, 12:56 AM
Cream of the crop
By Eric Altamirano
Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:42

WHEN I took a break from professional basketball coaching a few years ago, I have rediscovered my dream to teach and to nurture the dreams of future players.

So they say that when a door closes, a window opens or vice versa. I did not really expect that the hiatus from professional basketball coaching would thrust me into the nitty-gritty of grassroots basketball.

It’s different here. It takes a trained eye to look at a budding talent. We are not like professional coaches who just look at the most talented among the lot, when the cream of the crop of basketball is presented before us.

It takes foresight, a little more patience and the ability to take notice of the littlest details.

Now I understand why my high-school coach Ato Badolato of San Beda has remained where he is while batches upon batches of Red Cubs, including me, have given him titles in the National Collegiate Athletic Association and moved on to their basketball careers to make him proud.

I guess it was rewarding to see your players eventually make their way to the top. In a way, when you are the only one who sees something where the others couldn’t, then you get some measure of vindication when an underrated performer soon becomes the toast of Philippine basketball.

Good thing that aside from the National Basketball Training Center, Alex Compton and I still had enough time to hold anew the Nike Elite Basketball camp, which is set from April 3 to 8 at the Brent Mamplasan in Laguna.

Here, we look at talent, not only because it glitters, but also for some measure of everything needed to become a complete player.

I call it smoothening of rough edges borne out of playing in different kinds of environment.

Although there are drills to be done during the camp, what we are really excited about is the “Life Talks” in which we try our best to include values formation to these top high-school players’ training.

Some people may scoff at the idea, but we are firm in our conviction that talent without values makes a hollow core of a basketball player, whether he becomes successful or not.

So we will keep our eyes peeled and our ears open for these future basketball stars from several parts of the country.

To round out the participants, they are Ryan Monteclaro (UE), Masshu Okubo (Perpetual), Loui Philippe Vigil and Keith Agovida (JRU), Glenn Khobuntin and Jarelan Tampus (Letran), Jomar Adornado (La Salle), Ricci Gonzales (Brent), Mark Juruena, (Adamson), Erickson Galacgac (Davao), Gryann Mendoza (Davao), Excel Nocu (Gensan), Bon Jovi Cipriano (Ateneo), Ivan Enriquez (Ateneo), Eduardo Daquiag (BIS), Nico Elorde (DLSZ), Benjie Teodoro (Informatics), Hans Cabrera (Cebu) and Jessmar Sabangan (RTU), Baser Amer (San Beda), Raphael Banal (Ateneo), Aljon Mariano (La Salle), Kyle Neypes (UST), Art de la Cruz (San Beda), Gwynne Capacio (DLSZ), Jethro Rosario (TIP), Russel Escoto (FEU FERN), Terrence Romeo (FEU FERN), Von Chavez (San Beda), Luis Pujante (San Beda), Joseph Eriobu (Perpetual), Christopher Javier (San Beda), Zack Tabriani (International School), Albert Tanquintic, Dave Moralde (San Beda), Paolo Pe (Ateneo), Alfonso Gotladera (San Beda), Luigi Pumaren (La Salle), Martin Pascual (Ateneo), Mark Cruz (Letran), Luigi de la Paz (DLSZ), Hero Tomilloso (Iloilo), GJ Ylagan (Lucena), Jeffrey Ongteco (Letran), Francis Donahue (Iloilo) and Rafael Melocoton, Sean Benedict Lucero, Orly Pelopero, Elmer Labis (Cagayan de Oro), Hans Sabal, Lomell Loyola (Olongapo), Raffy Octobre, Kristoffer Porter, Gabe Branzuela and Joven Sepe from Cebu along with Reden Celda, Kinsman Frando, Larry John Malanday and Jhul Ian Elle (Davao).

To those who have not made it to the list, it’s definitely not the end of the world. While you might be below the radar, there’s always hope for the future. Remember a guy surnamed Jordan, who got cut from his high-school team?


Business Mirror (http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/home/sports/8235-cream-of-the-crop.html)

onggok
04-01-2009, 06:41 AM
Cream of the crop
By Eric Altamirano
Tuesday, 31 March 2009 19:42

WHEN I took a break from professional basketball coaching a few years ago, I have rediscovered my dream to teach and to nurture the dreams of future players.

So they say that when a door closes, a window opens or vice versa. I did not really expect that the hiatus from professional basketball coaching would thrust me into the nitty-gritty of grassroots basketball.

It’s different here. It takes a trained eye to look at a budding talent. We are not like professional coaches who just look at the most talented among the lot, when the cream of the crop of basketball is presented before us.

It takes foresight, a little more patience and the ability to take notice of the littlest details.

Now I understand why my high-school coach Ato Badolato of San Beda has remained where he is while batches upon batches of Red Cubs, including me, have given him titles in the National Collegiate Athletic Association and moved on to their basketball careers to make him proud.

I guess it was rewarding to see your players eventually make their way to the top. In a way, when you are the only one who sees something where the others couldn’t, then you get some measure of vindication when an underrated performer soon becomes the toast of Philippine basketball.

Good thing that aside from the National Basketball Training Center, Alex Compton and I still had enough time to hold anew the Nike Elite Basketball camp, which is set from April 3 to 8 at the Brent Mamplasan in Laguna.

Here, we look at talent, not only because it glitters, but also for some measure of everything needed to become a complete player.

I call it smoothening of rough edges borne out of playing in different kinds of environment.

Although there are drills to be done during the camp, what we are really excited about is the “Life Talks” in which we try our best to include values formation to these top high-school players’ training.

Some people may scoff at the idea, but we are firm in our conviction that talent without values makes a hollow core of a basketball player, whether he becomes successful or not.

So we will keep our eyes peeled and our ears open for these future basketball stars from several parts of the country.

To round out the participants, they are Ryan Monteclaro (UE), Masshu Okubo (Perpetual), Loui Philippe Vigil and Keith Agovida (JRU), Glenn Khobuntin and Jarelan Tampus (Letran),* Jomar Adornado (La Salle), Ricci Gonzales (Brent), Mark Juruena, (Adamson), Erickson Galacgac (Davao), Gryann Mendoza (Davao), Excel Nocu (Gensan), Bon Jovi Cipriano (Ateneo), Ivan Enriquez (Ateneo), Eduardo Daquiag (BIS), Nico Elorde (DLSZ), Benjie Teodoro (Informatics), Hans Cabrera (Cebu) and Jessmar Sabangan (RTU),* Baser Amer* (San Beda), Raphael Banal (Ateneo), Aljon Mariano (La Salle), Kyle Neypes (UST), Art de la Cruz (San Beda), Gwynne Capacio (DLSZ), Jethro Rosario (TIP), Russel Escoto (FEU FERN), Terrence Romeo (FEU FERN), Von Chavez (San Beda), Luis Pujante (San Beda), Joseph Eriobu (Perpetual), Christopher Javier (San Beda), Zack Tabriani (International School), Albert Tanquintic, Dave Moralde (San Beda),* Paolo Pe (Ateneo), Alfonso Gotladera (San Beda), Luigi Pumaren (La Salle), Martin Pascual (Ateneo), Mark Cruz (Letran), Luigi de la Paz (DLSZ), Hero Tomilloso (Iloilo), GJ Ylagan (Lucena), Jeffrey Ongteco (Letran), Francis Donahue (Iloilo) and Rafael Melocoton, Sean Benedict Lucero, Orly Pelopero, Elmer Labis (Cagayan de Oro), Hans Sabal, Lomell Loyola (Olongapo), Raffy Octobre, Kristoffer Porter, Gabe Branzuela and Joven Sepe from Cebu along with Reden Celda, Kinsman Frando, Larry John Malanday and Jhul Ian Elle (Davao).* * *

To those who have not made it to the list, it’s definitely not the end of the world. While you might be below the radar, there’s always hope for the future. Remember a guy surnamed Jordan, who got cut from his high-school team?


Business Mirror (http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/home/sports/8235-cream-of-the-crop.html)
Can you give the height and what happen to Andrada and Mamaril of SSC hindi ba sila kasali.

fujitsu
05-08-2009, 12:27 PM
Post naman po sa result ng Nokia NBTC D league.

CrossOver
05-29-2009, 12:20 AM
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Nokia NBTC D-League accomplishes goal
Updated May 29, 2009 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Although only Smart-Manila won the national championship, all the teams were real winners in the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) Developmental League.

The participating players and coaches got the training and played in a competitive environment conducive to upgrading their skills to the next level, whatever were the results.

“We are not the only ones who saw it, but also the players, their coaches and the parents themselves gave us positive feedback,” said NBTC director Alex Compton, who added that the first Nokia NBTC D-League benefited 29 teams with 18 players each.

“Not only did they get to train individual skills, but they were also able to compete against the best of the best in their city, region and nation,” he explained. “And the best thing of all is that it was for free, which never happened before.”

Ateneo de Cagayan athletics director and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) regional director Gerry Sabal, who helps in handling teams like the Misamis Oriental (MisOr) and Iligan, said that the confidence in the players was noticeable.


PhilStar (http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=472419&publicationSubCategoryId=69)

onggok
05-31-2009, 06:07 AM
What is the Plan of SBP to these kids:

1) Arvin tolentino (6'2 U-13 team) and Paras

2)the 6'4 (only 14 years old) Eric Altamirano discovered somewhere in Luzon

3)The 2 San Beda red cubs (both 6'4 and only 15 years old)

4)Neypes of UST (6'4 only 16 years old)

5)Luna (6'5 member of U-16 team)

6) Escoto (6'6 only 16 years old)

7)Arnold Van Opstal (17 years old and almost 6'8)

I hope The SBP give more attention to these kids. If the school like San beda, UE, Ateneo and La salle can sent their team to USA, I hope the SBP will relocate money to send them to US and europe for training. These are our future Small forward,power forward and center.

D_I_A
05-31-2009, 12:35 PM
What is the Plan of SBP to these kids:

1) Arvin tolentino (6'2 U-13 team) and Paras

2)the 6'4 (only 14 years old) Eric Altamirano discovered somewhere in Luzon

3)The 2 San Beda red cubs (both 6'4 and only 15 years old)

4)Neypes of UST (6'4 only 16 years old)

5)Luna (6'5 member of U-16 team)

6) Escoto (6'6 only 16 years old)

7)Arnold Van Opstal (17 years old and almost 6'8)

I hope The SBP give more attention to these kids. If the school like San beda, UE, Ateneo and La salle can sent their team to USA, I hope the SBP will relocate money to send them to US and europe for training. These are our future Small forward,power forward and center.


i think last month, pumunta sila sa Australia

JVboy
07-08-2009, 12:00 AM
You should see that Bonleon kid yourself, he is a real bondying. His muscles aren't fully developed yet. With his looks, I do not think he can be even 16.

He studied in Ateneo all his elementary years with no gaps in his years of studies.how can he be 17 or 18???

I am from Davao and as far as I know his age was never an issue, he is a legit 14 year old kid... whoever are these Davao sources being referred to are either envious or has the crab mentality.

You may check with the NSO anytime to know the truth. C'mon, give this kid a break!



I do hope that the Bonleon kid has got his papers in order. For all the hype about this kid, it is well known in the basketball circles specially in the PASERELLE level that his birth certificate was never authenticated by the NSO. The reason this kid is able to go head to head against 17 and 18 years old is the fact that he is probably at that age. Even Lito Vergara who I spoke to commented that the guy is built like a college freshman and sophomore. Holy Child of Davao, according to Davao sources has a penchant for having players who are over the age limit or spurious papers.


sadly, issues like this continue to linger until now. Even in Cebu basketball, some schools are known to also circumvent rules not just through age misdeclaration but even probably falsification of school records, we must put an end to these kind of practices!

CrossOver
08-25-2009, 08:12 AM
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Compton to focus on SBP’s d-league
By Joel Orellana
Monday, 24 August 2009 20:28

ALEX COMPTON has quit his job as one of the assistant coaches of Rain or Shine in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) to concentrate on the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) Developmental League.

The Filipino-speaking American, a long-time member of the Rain or Shine coaching staff, said he wants to focus on his job as national tournament director of the NBTC D-League, the grassroots development program of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

“Before, nakakapag-paalam pa ako kay boss Raymund [Yu] that I have to travel from time to time pero now, mukhang mapapadalas na ang biyahe ko eh nakakahiya naman sa team,” Compton told the BusinessMirror on Monday.

“We have only 24 hours in one day at talagang kulang pa for me so I decided to choose the kids and the management understands my decision,” he added.

The NBTC League will have legs in Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao and as tournament director, Compton has to be at the game venues.

“Imagine sa Luzon leg pa lang 128 teams na ang sumali. And our Luzon and Mindanao legs will happen early next year kaya doon pa lang, ubos na ang oras ko,” he said.

Compton was the original member of the coaching staff when Rain or Shine joined the PBA in 2006. He served as one of the deputies of coach Leo Austria for two years before Garcia took over.

He even went on to play as one of the imports of the Elasto Painters in the 2007-08 Fiesta Conference.

Compton leaves the team with a heavy heart because he knows the team can now compete against the elite in the league.

“I was there when we were kulelat for the first two seasons,” he said, referring to their 10th place finish in 2006 and 2007 seasons. “But now, the team is very young and I see a lot of promise and give them more time they will be there fighting for the championship.”

Replacing Compton is former PBA cager Richard del Rosario, who is also the head coach of College of St. Benilde in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Compton tendered his resignation early this month but still helped the team in selecting the players during the last Rookie Draft where Rain or Shine tabbed Jevy Cruz and Marcy Arellano.


BusinessMirror (http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/home/sports/15033-compton-to-focus-on-sbps-d-league.html)

D_I_A
08-26-2009, 10:57 AM
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Compton to focus on SBP’s d-league
By Joel Orellana
Monday, 24 August 2009 20:28

ALEX COMPTON has quit his job as one of the assistant coaches of Rain or Shine in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) to concentrate on the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) Developmental League.

The Filipino-speaking American, a long-time member of the Rain or Shine coaching staff, said he wants to focus on his job as national tournament director of the NBTC D-League, the grassroots development program of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP).

“Before, nakakapag-paalam pa ako kay boss Raymund [Yu] that I have to travel from time to time pero now, mukhang mapapadalas na ang biyahe ko eh nakakahiya naman sa team,” Compton told the BusinessMirror on Monday.

“We have only 24 hours in one day at talagang kulang pa for me so I decided to choose the kids and the management understands my decision,” he added.

The NBTC League will have legs in Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao and as tournament director, Compton has to be at the game venues.

“Imagine sa Luzon leg pa lang 128 teams na ang sumali. And our Luzon and Mindanao legs will happen early next year kaya doon pa lang, ubos na ang oras ko,” he said.

Compton was the original member of the coaching staff when Rain or Shine joined the PBA in 2006. He served as one of the deputies of coach Leo Austria for two years before Garcia took over.

He even went on to play as one of the imports of the Elasto Painters in the 2007-08 Fiesta Conference.

Compton leaves the team with a heavy heart because he knows the team can now compete against the elite in the league.

“I was there when we were kulelat for the first two seasons,” he said, referring to their 10th place finish in 2006 and 2007 seasons. “But now, the team is very young and I see a lot of promise and give them more time they will be there fighting for the championship.”

Replacing Compton is former PBA cager Richard del Rosario, who is also the head coach of College of St. Benilde in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Compton tendered his resignation early this month but still helped the team in selecting the players during the last Rookie Draft where Rain or Shine tabbed Jevy Cruz and Marcy Arellano.


BusinessMirror (http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/home/sports/15033-compton-to-focus-on-sbps-d-league.html)




dapat i-naturalized din itong si Compton!

good work sir!

keep it up!!!

CrossOver
08-26-2009, 02:24 PM
Yan ang isa sa dapat repasuhin sa rules ng PBA if gusto nilang tumaas ang antas ng kompetisyon si Sir Alex ang isa sa karapat dapat na nabigyan ng naturalization, foreign man ang dugo niya pero ang puso ay Pinoy.

fujima04
08-26-2009, 02:49 PM
Hindi lang ako sure but I heard before that it was Compton who refused to be naturalized as he is not inclined to lose his American citizenship.

Correct me if I got it wrong.

CrossOver
08-26-2009, 09:46 PM
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Aguilar still welcome to join RP 5, says SBP
08/26/2009 | 02:13 PM


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Japeth Aguilar, left, slams it home while playing for the PBA-backed Team Pilipinas in the recent Jones Cup tournament in Taipei.

Despite the fact that Japeth Aguilar would already suit up for Burger King in the Philippine Basketball Association, the youthful center is still welcome to join the Smart Gilas Pilipinas cage team in its international quest.

“The door is always open to anybody who likes to help the team," Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) executive director Noli Eala said.

The Gilas team under Serbian coach Rajko Toroman is tasked to try to win the 2011 FIBA Asia men’s championship and earn the lone slot allotted for Asia in the 2012 London Olympics.

Its players, all from the amateur ranks, are committed to stay with the team for three years in the lead-up to the Olympic quest.

But since Aguilar decided to turn pro, the SBP would have to make special arrangements with the PBA and Burger King to get the services of the 6-10 slotman.

“We are going to discuss this with Japeth, his team and the PBA," Eala said. “We’re optimistic that we will get him for the RP team."

The son of former Northern Consolidated center Peter Aguilar is not new to playing for flag, having been part of the PBA-backed Powerade Team Pilipinas team that finished eighth in the last FIBA-Asia Championships in Tianjin, China.

Eala believed Aguilar would strengthen the inside game of the Smart Gilas team which has Jason Ballesteros and Greg Slaughter as frontliners.

Other members of the squad are JV Casio, Chris Tiu, Mac Baracael, Andy Mark Barroca, Aldrech Ramos, JR Cawaling, Dylan Ababou, Magi Sison, Chester Taylor and 6-11 naturalized player CJ Giles.

Eala said as part of the team’s preparations for the next 2011 FIBA Asia meet, which the Philippines is also bidding to host, Gilas would play as guest team in the PBA Philippine Cup that would open shop on October 11.

All the games of the squad would count in the team standings so that all the regular PBA teams would play the Gilas cagers seriously, according to Eala.

“We’re thankful for this opportunity. This is a great chance for us to show how Smart Gilas is improving while we play the PBA teams and give the players the much-needed exposure," he said.


GMANews.TV (http://www.gmanews.tv/story/170736/aguilar-still-welcome-to-join-rp-5-says-sbp)

amdgc82
09-11-2009, 09:39 AM
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NBTC bearing fruit
Sports
Written by Eric Altamirano / Ask Coach E / altamiranohoops@yahoo.com
Tuesday, 08 September 2009 21:20
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THE National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League’s first year showed what a structured basketball program can do for the country.

As I look forward to the upcoming second season of the NBTC D-League late this year, the proof of its success in the development of future basketball players cannot be denied.

Although still at its infancy, the NBTC D-League has produced 12 players for the Nokia RP U16 Pilipinas team that is training for the Fiba-Asia U16 championship in Malaysia, where the locals will be up against Asia’s best junior players.

There were also a total of 103 Nokia NBTC D-League products who represented their respective high schools in the Nike Elite Camp in Brent Mamplasan in Laguna, where they were seasoned in terms of basketball fundamentals and gained tips regarding off-court behavior.

There are also players who are now competing in the “higher” leagues in their respective provinces and regions.

And last, there are a total of 120 schools, both private and public, which benefited from the program through added basketball knowledge for their players and coaches, as well.

All of these accomplishments are equally important although most basketball observers may not feel the immediate effect on the basketball picture, except perhaps for the upcoming Fiba-Asia championships.

As for the players and coaches who are now strutting their wares for the different schools and provinces, only time will tell when they will move up the basketball ladder.

The most important thing is to plant and cultivate the seeds of the basketball program. As I said earlier, time will be an essential element in the progression of these basketball players into full-fledged athletes.

And the NBTC D-League, as envisioned, placed these players in a competitive environment that does not focus solely on winning but also the learning of essential basketball skills.

As quick fixes have brought us usually heartaches and headaches, we could at least try our luck in a basketball program that will put premium on the patience of all those concerned.

Although the Philippines was considered a basketball power several years ago, we cannot always dwell on the past.

What’s important is to keep an eye on things that will bring us up to par. And these include a pool of fundamentally sound, talented and tall players who are astute in the international game and have played many years together. That should be the long-term consideration.

The test to a long-term program, I reiterate, is on the patience of all those concerned, even in the advent of an early loss.

amdgc82
10-07-2009, 09:46 AM
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Exciting Nokia NBTC D-League
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Written by Eric Altamirano / Ask Coach E / altamiranohoops@yahoo.com
Wednesday, 07 October 2009 00:17
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THERE is a beehive of activity concerning the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League that is set to start in December.

Despite the physical and psychological damage wrought by Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng, there is simply no letup in preparing teams that will participate in the seven-month-long league.

In fact, since September the NBTC organizers already started the talent-identification camp. These camps are aimed at formally introducing the concept of the Nokia NBTC D-League to a total 32 cities.

Each of the areas had a host of 180 players culled from various public and private schools who are born from 1992 to 1993. In total, the players being considered number 5,760 spread in Luzon (12 cities), the Visayas (six cities), Mindanao (six cities) and the National Captial Region ([NCR] eight cities).

Alongside these camps, which take the form of tryouts, there are also coaching workshops to prepare those who will be handling the teams in the tournament proper.

I would like to reserve the announcement of the participant areas at least before the tournament, but there’s definitely a big clamor for teams.

The tournament will adopt an intercity format and shall commence in December and will last for three months with a total of 2,560 players participating. There will be 96 coaches who will be honed through the coaching workshops to be held during the event.

The target date for the intercity is from December 2009 to January 2010 for Luzon and NCR and January 2010 to March 2010 for the Visayas and Mindanao. This would ensure ample exposure for all the players and the teams.

Following these is the regional finals in the form of a pocket tournament in which the list will be whittled down to 24 teams, with 12 from Luzon, six from the Visayas and six from Mindanao. This will feature 480 players and 72 coaches. This will be held from March to April 2010 for Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.

The much-awaited highlight, of course, is the national finals which will showcase the eight winners of the regional finals in a four-day pocket tournament set tentatively in May.

What makes this year different is that provincial talents will have their chance at glory as there will be two Nokia NBTC D-League champions—one from the NCR and one from the winners of the regional jousts.

Here’s to an exciting Nokia NBTC D-League ahead of us.

amdgc82
10-26-2009, 09:24 AM
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NBTC TIC camp to push through Sunday
Saturday, October 24, 2009
By Roderick Osis

THE talent identification camp under the National Basketball Training Center Developmental League slated October 25 at the University of Cordilleras will push through despite the expected arrival of typhoon Ramil in Northern Luzon.

NBTC D-League Commissioner Danny Soria said organizers said the event will proceed with the expected arrival of some 180 players from various schools, both private and public.

“This is the first Developmental League in the Philippines today and we wanted to invite players to join the Talent Identification Camp for 16 years old and under,” said Soria, adding that no cancelations have been made by organizers from Manila.

NBTC D-League’s purpose is to develop players with the right basketball skills through adequate training in a competitive environment, and winning is only secondary.

Soria said the area-based teams are made up of players chosen through talent identification camps in preparation for the national youth teams, and also as a feeder program for amateur and commercial leagues.

The NBTC D-League envisions itself as a 16-and-under grassroots program which will also serve as a feeder program for varsity squads and teams catering to leagues such as the UAAP, NCAA, Philippine Basketball League, Philippine Basketball Association and the Liga Pilipinas.

Players from the league will also be culled to form a team which will compete in the 16 and under Fiba-Asia tournament.

“NBTC’s vision is to build a basketball program which serves as a model for Philippine sports and contribute to nation-building by developing the core values necessary to create the greatest generation of Filipino youth. Core values such as love for country, passion for the game, Integrity, leadership and commitment to excellence,” added Soria.

The NBTC envisions itself not only as a feeder program for collegiate, amateur and commercial leagues like the UAAP, NCAA, PBL, PBA and the Liga Pilipinas, the last of which is under SBP executive director Noli Eala, but primarily to identify and prepare players for the national youth teams.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 25, 2009.

naz-T
10-26-2009, 11:29 PM
^^ saan at kelan ito??? thanks and more power to NBTC and philippine basketball

amdgc82
11-01-2009, 08:41 AM
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Hundreds sign up in NBTC-TIC
Saturday, October 31, 2009
By Roderick Osis

THRONGS of would-be basketball players from Baguio City, Benguet and nearby provinces trooped to University of the Cordilleras last October 25 for the Talent Identification Camp of the National Basketball Training Center.

But only 180 players were chosen in the Nokia sponsored NBTC D-League where 60 players born in 1992, 60 form those born 1993 and 60 from those who were born in 1994.

The Talent Identification Camp in Baguio was among the NBTC's Training Identification Camp where players from the various schools from both private and public schools saw action in the one-day tryout.

"We're very thankful kasi madaming dumating na nag sign up pero 180 lang ang nakuha from those who came from as far as Pangasinan and La Union," NBTC D-League Baguio Commissioner Danny Soria said.

Since September, the NBTC organizers already started the talent-identification camp. These camps are aimed at formally introducing the concept of the Nokia NBTC D-League in 32 cities.

Each of the areas had a host of 180 players culled from various public and private schools who were born from 1992 to 1993.

In total, the number of players being considered are 5,760 which spread in Luzon (12 cities), the Visayas (six cities), Mindanao (six cities) and the National Capital Region (eight cities).

Alongside these camps, which take the form of tryouts, there are also coaching workshops to prepare those who will be handling the teams in the tournament proper.

Four teams will be culled from the 180 players who passed the training identification camp who will be part of a tournament which will adopt an intercity format and commence in December and will last for three months with a total of 2,560 players participating.

Soria said the target date for the intercity is from December 2009 to January 2010 for Luzon and NCR and January 2010 to March 2010 for the Visayas and Mindanao.

"This would ensure ample exposure for all the players and the teams," Soria added.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on November 1, 2009.

D_I_A
11-01-2009, 09:12 AM
galing talaga ng SBP..keep the flame burning!!!

amdgc82
11-17-2009, 09:38 AM
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108 teams in bigger Nokia D-League
November 17, 2009 08:41 PM Tuesday

One hundred and eight teams will comprise the biggest cast yet for the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League that opens on December 6, Sunday, at the Jacinto Tiu Gym of the Xavier Sports Center.

This is a huge jump from the 29 teams that first opened the 2008-2009 tournament that was won by Smart-Manila following grueling eliminations, inter-city, regional and national finals backed by Nokia Pilipinas and TAO Corporation under the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas headed by Manny Pangilinan and executive director Noli Eala.

The roster includes Baguio, La Union, Pampanga, Olongapo, Tarlac, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Lucena, Palawan, Bicol, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu, Bohol, Dumaguete, Ormoc, GenSan, Davao, Cagayan, Iligan, Zamboanga and Butuan.

National Capital Region (NCR) teams will come from Manila, Quezon City, San Juan/Pasig/Mandaluyong, Antipolo, Caloocan, Marikina, Pasay/Makati/Taguig, Parañaque and Las Piñas/Muntinlupa.

“There was a huge clamor after last year’s tournament so we have to make our cast even bigger to cater to more players and coaches,”NBTC Tournament Director Manny Nitorreda said about the unique 16-and-under grassroots program.

Nitorreda said the tournament is still true to its vision of being a feeder program for varsity squads and teams catering to leagues such as the UAAP, NCAA, Philippine Basketball League, Philippine Basketball Association and the Liga Pilipinas.

And this early, part of the dream was already realized when most of the players from the league were culled to form the Nokia RP U16 team that will compete in the Fiba-Asia U16 tournament in Johor Bahru, Malaysia later this month. The said Nokia RP U16 team coached by Eric Altamirano recently swept the Nokia Pilipinas Invitational Tournament held in Cebu.

With the big roster for this year, Nitorreda announced that there will be an NCR champion and a provincial champion as well by the time the tournament culminates on May 2010.

“There is much excitement about the huge roster of teams, but this should not veer us away from the goal of creating better and more fundamentally-sound basketball players in the future,” Nitorreda explained.

Just like last year, the players were taken from several talent identification camps that started as early as September. Along the same route, coaching workshops that aim to prepare present and future mentors were held successfully.

As the focus will be on fundamentals that will integrate individual skills into team play, coaches and players will pattern their training and practices on the modules as they are monitored by NBTC National Training Director Alex Compton.

digitalsuperman
11-17-2009, 10:00 AM
SBP is on a Roll.. great great basketball roots program for SBP.

Tiburcio
11-18-2009, 02:22 PM
NBTC launching in CDO

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – A total of 128 players apply for the 3rd Season Draft of the National Basketball Training Center D-League at the Xavier University covered court on November 14, 2009, Saturday. There are four teams formed with core players coming from Xavier University High School, Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori, Corpus Christi School, and Pilgrim Christian College. Prominent names like Jason Abao and Rhys Jefferson Flores of the Mindanao Passerelle Champion complete the 18-man lineup of the Oro Grande team, the 2nd runner-up of last season's Mindanao Finals. The two are 14-year-old in this 17-under tournament.

NBTC D-League is a grassroot basketball program of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) where the fundamentals are taught the players, including the formation of character and values like discipline, sportsmanship, friendship and brotherhood.

amdgc82
11-20-2009, 09:40 AM
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Smart supports Nokia D-League
(The Philippine Star) Updated November 20, 2009 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Smart Communications is one of the major team backers of the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League set Dec. 6 at the Jacinto Tiu Gym of the Xavier Sports Center.

NBTC D-League director Eric Altamirano announced the company’s sponsorship as he added there was also a major jump in private sector support for the 108 16-U teams that will fight for national recognition until May next year.

The tournament, now on its second year, is primarily backed by Nokia Pilipinas and TAO Corporation under the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas headed by Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. and Smart top honcho Manny Pangilinan and executive director Noli Eala.

Altamirano said the telecommunications giant has committed to support at least one team each from the 13 regions entered in the tournament. PLDT owns the Talk ‘n Text team in the PBA, the Pampanga Buddies in the Liga Pilipinas and supports boxing through Smart Sports.

Pangilinan himself is deeply involved in collegiate basketball with his support to the 2009 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles and the San Beda Red Lions.

“We are honored that Smart Communications of PLDT has decided to sponsor several teams in the Nokia NBTC D-League. It says a lot about the Nokia NBTC D-League’s viability in the long run,” Altamirano said.

Also backing respective local teams are Victory Liner (Baguio), Trace College (Laguna’s four teams), Quezon Power Ltd. (four teams in Lucena), Santos Petroleum (Iloilo), DN Steel (Bacolod), Tony Agustin (Bacolod), Daisy Condensada (Cebu), Ave Maria (Cebu), Penshoppe (Cebu), Alturas (Bohol), Energen (Bohol, Pampanga and Davao), Leyte Agri (Ormoc) and JR & R (Ormoc).

Rounding up the list are teams to be named TAOCOM (Zamboanga), Heath Solutions (Zamboanga, Las Pinas/Muntinlupa, Noynoy-Mar (Zamboanga, Dumaguete), Dumaguete Business Park (Dumaguete), Ducomi (Dumaguete), Macro Dist (Dumaguete), General Santos teams’ St. Elizabeth Hospital, Vericide Engineering, East Asia Royale and Buhisan Deep Sea Fishing.

Oro Grande will back two Cagayan de Oro teams, while Iligan squads will be under the names of VFB, BFF, Universal Agrivet and Skaman. There will be North Star and ABC teams for Bicol and an Isotainer team for Quezon City.

The tournament envisions itself to be a feeder program for varsity squads and teams catering to leagues such as the UAAP, NCAA, Philippine Basketball League, Philippine Basketball Association and the Liga Pilipinas.

D_I_A
11-20-2009, 01:25 PM
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Smart supports Nokia D-League
(The Philippine Star) Updated November 20, 2009 12:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Smart Communications is one of the major team backers of the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League set Dec. 6 at the Jacinto Tiu Gym of the Xavier Sports Center.

NBTC D-League director Eric Altamirano announced the company’s sponsorship as he added there was also a major jump in private sector support for the 108 16-U teams that will fight for national recognition until May next year.

The tournament, now on its second year, is primarily backed by Nokia Pilipinas and TAO Corporation under the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas headed by Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. and Smart top honcho Manny Pangilinan and executive director Noli Eala.

Altamirano said the telecommunications giant has committed to support at least one team each from the 13 regions entered in the tournament. PLDT owns the Talk ‘n Text team in the PBA, the Pampanga Buddies in the Liga Pilipinas and supports boxing through Smart Sports.

Pangilinan himself is deeply involved in collegiate basketball with his support to the 2009 UAAP champion Ateneo Blue Eagles and the San Beda Red Lions.

“We are honored that Smart Communications of PLDT has decided to sponsor several teams in the Nokia NBTC D-League. It says a lot about the Nokia NBTC D-League’s viability in the long run,” Altamirano said.

Also backing respective local teams are Victory Liner (Baguio), Trace College (Laguna’s four teams), Quezon Power Ltd. (four teams in Lucena), Santos Petroleum (Iloilo), DN Steel (Bacolod), Tony Agustin (Bacolod), Daisy Condensada (Cebu), Ave Maria (Cebu), Penshoppe (Cebu), Alturas (Bohol), Energen (Bohol, Pampanga and Davao), Leyte Agri (Ormoc) and JR & R (Ormoc).

Rounding up the list are teams to be named TAOCOM (Zamboanga), Heath Solutions (Zamboanga, Las Pinas/Muntinlupa, Noynoy-Mar (Zamboanga, Dumaguete), Dumaguete Business Park (Dumaguete), Ducomi (Dumaguete), Macro Dist (Dumaguete), General Santos teams’ St. Elizabeth Hospital, Vericide Engineering, East Asia Royale and Buhisan Deep Sea Fishing.

Oro Grande will back two Cagayan de Oro teams, while Iligan squads will be under the names of VFB, BFF, Universal Agrivet and Skaman. There will be North Star and ABC teams for Bicol and an Isotainer team for Quezon City.

The tournament envisions itself to be a feeder program for varsity squads and teams catering to leagues such as the UAAP, NCAA, Philippine Basketball League, Philippine Basketball Association and the Liga Pilipinas.

this is the real grassroots program

dapat sa mga colleigiate level meron din aside sa PCCL.

kung meron regional collegiate league for Visayas, Mindanao and Northern, Southern and Central Luzon and Bicol Region mas maganda.

amdgc82
11-23-2009, 10:36 PM
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D-League squads get corporate look
11/24/2009

Prominent brands belonging to the San Miguel Pure Foods Co. (SMPFC) of San Miguel Corp. (SMC) are the major team backers of the Nokia National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) D-League set on Dec. 6, Sunday, at the Jacinto Tiu Gym of the Xavier Sports Center.

NBTC D-League director Eric Atamirano made this announcement after Smart Communications of the PLDT Group also sponsored several of the 108 teams in the tournament backed by Nokia Pilipinas and TAO Corp. under the Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas headed by Manny Pangilinan and executive director Noli Eala.

B-MEG Feeds, a prominent fixture in last year’s edition, will back teams in Manila, Batangas, Pampanga, Baguio, Cebu, Bohol, Cagayan de Oro, Bicol, Davao and Bacolod.

The name Magnolia will adorn the team names of Baguio, Iloilo, Davao and Parañaque. Purefoods-Hormel will be the name of some teams in Pampanga and Batangas while San Mig Coffee backs one team belonging to Pasig/Mandaluyong.

Altamirano thanked SMPFC president Francisco “Butch” Alejo III for recognizing the initiative for the league to become a feeder program for varsity squads and teams catering to leagues such as the UAAP, NCAA, Philippine Basketball League, Philippine Basketball Association and the Liga Pilipinas.

Featured local teams are Victory Liner (Baguio), Trace College (Laguna’s four teams), Quezon Power Ltd. (Four teams in Lucena), Santos Petroleum (Iloilo), DN Steel (Bacolod), Tony Agustin (Bacolod), Daisy Condensada (Cebu), Ave Maria (Cebu), Penshoppe (Cebu), Alturas (Bohol), Energen (Bohol, Pampanga and Davao), Leyte Agri (Ormoc) and JR & R (Ormoc).

thadzonline
12-10-2009, 10:49 AM
When you have a very good number of players in a program that is very much concentrated on training players from established basketball programs in private schools, one can imagine the possibilities if the program could expand to include public schools or at least scour them for potential talent. In Cebu alone, there are around 313 public high schools, among which produced CeSAFI stars Ely Armecin(SWU, Danao, ex-all-star, 6'2 f/g), Eric Zanoria(SWU,Danao, 6'2 f/g ex-slam dunk king), Mar Canonigo(SWU, Naga, 6'2 PF), 6'3 Jerds Ceniza(SWU, Minglanilla, 6'3 SF), ELiud Poligrates(SWU, Camotes, 5'11 PG), Cid Cortes(USC, Daanbantayan, 6'0 C), Junmar Fajardo(UC, Pinamungajan, 6'9 C) and many many more.

Just this year, I saw a high school senior from Lilo-an who stood around 6'4 or 6'5.

mbt
01-21-2010, 08:19 AM
When you have a very good number of players in a program that is very much concentrated on training players from established basketball programs in private schools, one can imagine the possibilities if the program could expand to include public schools or at least scour them for potential talent. In Cebu alone, there are around 313 public high schools, among which produced CeSAFI stars Ely Armecin(SWU, Danao, ex-all-star, 6'2 f/g), Eric Zanoria(SWU,Danao, 6'2 f/g ex-slam dunk king), Mar Canonigo(SWU, Naga, 6'2 PF), 6'3 Jerds Ceniza(SWU, Minglanilla, 6'3 SF), ELiud Poligrates(SWU, Camotes, 5'11 PG), Cid Cortes(USC, Daanbantayan, 6'0 C), Junmar Fajardo(UC, Pinamungajan, 6'9 C) and many many more.

Just this year, I saw a high school senior from Lilo-an who stood around 6'4 or 6'5.




how will i know that there are try-outs here in metro manila??? i have a brother who plays very well... i am thinking of trying him out. may sahod ba yan??? bka pede ku pagkakitaan sya.... hehehe joke.. just wanna know.