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Monday, April 23, 2007

Kids' Basketball Clinics

Basketball is still a passion to me. I have been conducting a summer camp for the kids here at De La Salle Lipa for the past eight years. Last year, due to insistent demands from friends in Batangas City, we opened our first summer camp at the gym of the University of Batangas. This year we transferred to St. Bridget College. It was also last summer that Mon Araneta of First Gas Power Corporation invited my team of coaches to conduct clinics for kids in the two barangays where they are located as part of their social out-reach. The pictures here are from the clinics we conducted for First Gas.

I believe that footwork is very important in basketball. The very first thing I concentrate on the kids' fundamentals is their feet -- correct running, pivoting, lateral moves, back-pedalling, correct defensive stance. This is do even before teaching them the rudiments of ballhandling. If you're wondering why I still look and feel young -- this is my secret: stay with young people!


Anonymous said...

Tito nonie,
kumusta na?! I've just been so busy all year long. hindi ako natuloy sa pinas maybe next year (uli?!?). We have are in the process of transferring to Auckland, NZ, which is 8hrs. drive from where we are - Wellington. pls. continue to correspond on my email address - or

Anonymous said...

dear fr. nonie, will you be holding a basketball clinic in batangas this 2008 summer? is it open to everyone? can you please email me the details at many thanks

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a priest who's passion is social communications (broadcast, press et al), youth formation. Adaptable and tolerant. Want to please everybody; work-addicted and adventurous; easy to please and eager to learn.