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02-19-2008, 05:56 PM

Reg'l director hopes to gain SBP support
The regional director of the BAP-Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas in Western Visayas has laid out a proposal, focused on development from the grassroots level and aimed at enhancing the region's reputation as a breeding ground of cage talents.

BAP-SBP Western Visayas director Tony Agustin said he hopes his four-phase program gets the support of the national federation, headed by telecommunications tycoon Manny Pangilinan.

Agustin will submit his proposal today at the BAP-SBP national conference in Manila.

“Western Visayas is ready to become a more active, more involved regional chapter of the BAP-SBP,” Agustin, chairman of the West Negros University Committee on Sports Development, said in the rationale of his program.

“We aim to maximize the potential of our players. We want to discover, develop and ultimately produce talents by providing the opportunities, playing facilities and modern and scientific training,” said Agustin, who plans to meet with local basketball stakeholders to present the proposal.

The first phase of Agustin's plan is the creation of the provincial referees' commission “to oversee, unite, regulate, improve and evaluate existing referees”.

Under the plan, referees' clinic, seminar and forums will be held to upgrade qualities and standard of officiating under the auspices of the national referees' commission.

The second part of the program is the formation of a local coaches' commission, which is expected to run in parallel with the program of the BAP-SBP, Agustin said.

He is also proposing to hold a basketball clinic in every province as a prerequisite for accreditation of all provincial coaches.

Agustin said he is supportive of the plan to have regional and provincial training centers, which will serve as the basis of recruitment of players and will also prepare talents for exposure.

The fourth phase of the plan is a tournament, which will have four categories: seniors', juniors', 14-Under and 12-Under.*CPT