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Grr_tiger
06-05-2009, 02:55 PM
START 'EM YOUNG

Familiarity of the international game is a huge factor to win and win big abroad. Since the PBA decided not to send its players to represent the country after 2010, it's the SBP's responsibility to provide the national team program with solid players who are armed and ready to play for the country.

To strengthen the amateur ranks, foreign training should be part of the equation from now on. Not just for the members of the national training pool, but for the whole philippine amateur basketball landscape.


Here's a list of what I would like the SBP to do in the next 5 years:

1. Send more amateur teams to tournaments abroad.

2. Invite foreign schools to compete against local squads.

3. Bring in more foreign coaches to conduct training to young kids (NBTC, Milo, etc.).


Philippine basketball needs more coaches like Rajko Toroman to change the way Filipinos play and guide them to the right direction.

We have seen how the young and inexperienced Smart Gilas team transform into a mean machine after their training in Serbia and the US.

Imagine if Mark Barroca, Dylan Ababou, Chris Tiu and the rest of our boys have been playing against foreign opposition since their grade school days. Lack of experience would be the last thing on the problem list.


The idea is to expose these young kids and coaches, from college all the way down to grade school, to the international game.

Jeon_Addict
06-05-2009, 04:04 PM
START 'EM YOUNG

Familiarity of the international game is a huge factor to win and win big abroad. Since the PBA decided not to send its players to represent the country after 2010, it's the SBP's responsibility to provide the national team program with solid players who are armed and ready to play for the country.

To strengthen the amateur ranks, foreign training should be part of the equation from now on. Not just for the members of the national training pool, but for the whole philippine amateur basketball landscape.


Here's a list of what I would like the SBP to do in the next 5 years:

1. Send more amateur teams to tournaments abroad.

2. Invite foreign schools to compete against local squads.

3. Bring in more foreign coaches to conduct training to young kids (NBTC, Milo, etc.).


Philippine basketball needs more coaches like Rajko Toroman to change the way Filipinos play and guide them to the right direction.

We have seen how the young and inexperienced Smart Gilas team transform into a mean machine after their training in Serbia and the US.

Imagine if Mark Barroca, Dylan Ababou, Chris Tiu and the rest of our boys have been playing against foreign opposition since their grade school days. Lack of experience would be the last thing on the problem list.


The idea is to expose these young kids and coaches, from college all the way down to grade school, to the international game.


We should push with your vision. I totally agree with you! Hope somebody from the SBP is reading this forum.

Tigercub
06-05-2009, 11:40 PM
join more FIBA-sanctioned tournaments especially those na may bearing sa FIBA World Rankings
para tumaas ang ranking natin for the draw then we'll be able to avoid strong teams early in the tournament in future FIBA tournaments

clutchjedi
06-06-2009, 08:57 AM
encourage the various leagues (school, amateur, semipro) to fully use FIBA rules / FIBA-style officiating instead of the hybrid game we see in the PBA and even the PBL, UAAP, NCAA.

I actually wish there'd be one or more PBA teams that would adapt the FIBA-/Euro- style and revolutionize the league :) Maybe if Gilas plays as a PBA guest team starts showing how superior fundamentals and teamwork can beat more physically mature and talented PBA teams :)

Grr_tiger
06-06-2009, 10:08 AM
Youngsters should have a taste of the European style of basketball, which focuses on solid fundamentals. the type of basketball they don't see on TV.


during the RP U16 tryouts, they had a European coach conduct drills among the aspirants, but that was only for 1 day. then there's this American coach who was part of the Nike Elite Camp. that basketball knowledge should be shared on a constant basis and to a multitude of basketball aspirants.

It will benefit a lot of basketball enthusiasts, and not just a select few, if we could have these foreign coaches travel all over the country to preach a different style of playing basketball and share their formulas for success in international competitions.