THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) coaching certification course in the Visayas will push thru as scheduled.
PSC Commissioner Ramon Fernandez made the assurance that the five-day coaching course scheduled July 27 will be held despite the continuing threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“There were a lot of programs that we planned out that got cancelled due to the pandemic. So we decided to zoom in to key factors in sports development, including training of coaches,” said Fernandez during the PSC weekend chat on Facebook.
The PBA legend-turned-sports official said the PSC will do it via online instead of the usual face-to-face setting.
Fernandez said the coaching course is free, but that aspiring coaches need to get endorsement from their respective LGUs.
He also said that one of the positive things in the current situation if going online is that the PSC will not spend money to accommodate the more than 800 participants.
“The PSC would not spend that much with this online-only program. We don’t have to bring them (coaches) to a specific place classes,” explained Fernandez. who oversees the PSC operations in the Visayas,
These coaches would be scheduled by batches until everyone will be done by November.
The first batch will start on July 27 with about 100 coaches, another batch in August and two batches each in September, October and November.
They all need to complete both specific coaching program and sports sciences.These are Nutrition, Conditioning, Psychology, Physical Fitness and other sports sciences.
Those who get the passing mark will be given Level 1 coaching certification by the PSC.
These may even get further training abroad in the future for free through private sponsors.