Monday, April 11, 2016

Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA search continues in Manila

Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players’ continues in Manila

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it held its last Regional Selection Camp at the Don Bosco Institute, Makati on April 9 and 10.

Boys and girls who joined the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boy and girl coaches who will handle the two teams.

On Day 1, Saturday, a total of 1,114 boys and girls (1030 boys, 84 girls) went to Don Bosco Technical Institute in Manila to take part in the program where their basketball skills were tested/checked. At the end of the day, 40 boys and 24 girls were chosen to return for Day 2 of the camp where among them the RSC Manila representatives to the National Training Camp will be chosen.

On Day 2, the basketball clinic was held in the morning and in the afternoon where the scrimmages, were the boys and girls were grouped into teams and were made to play sets of basketball games where they can apply all that they have learned from day 1 and from the basketball clinic in the morning.
At the end of Day 2, those who qualified for the NTC were announced:
Girls: (8)
Dianne Camille Nolasco
Lalaine Gonzales 
Carly Monreal 
Lindsey Nacional 
Magda Lioui Flores 
Ma Cecilia Quilenderino 
Princess Marie Villarin 
Jonalyn Bongalos
Boys: (16)
Mark Glenn Gabon 
Luis Gabriel Aguila 
Anjelo Raphael Argente 
Jhondhel Austria 
Jearico Nunez 
Kai Zachary Sotto 
Andrei Philip Lechoncito 
Mark Nicole Lucban 
Reich Randell Villegas 
Prince Junnell De Belen 
Pauloh Villarin 
Patrick Lance Inting 
Jericho Ross Paglinawan 
Miguel Rey Luis Tan 
Devon Dein Diez 
Russel Ducanes

My take away from all of this is the values and the support that the coaches share with the Student Athletes.

1. They Support Your Child's Dream

Children dream big; that’s what’s great about them. When you were a child you dreamed big (assuming you’re human).
 As far as kids are concerned, anything is possible. And that’s how it should be. If you deny your children’s dreams, or their right to dream, you are undermining their chances of achievement. In the JR NBA and JR WNBA with the help of AlaskaThe coaches passionately believe in the power of leadership and lead their programs with a contagious energy and enthusiasm. They support the athletes when they are chosen and they boost the morale of the athletes when they are not.

2. They Don’t Get In The Way

Because of their care and support the  finalists excelled in the skills stations and scrimmages and exemplified the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA core S.T.A.R. values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect throughout the camp. The Jr. NBA committee headed by Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Coach Craig Brown evaluated the regional finalists.

They do the following for the children as well:
◾They support the children’s dreams.
◾They give the proper emotional support for the children.
◾They teach the children amazing life skills.
◾Preach a positive view on life.

Their goal is to provide a path toward success for the children to follow.

3. They Set a Good Example

There is a saying that children “learn what they live and live out what they learn.” 
Success and wealth are products of a process; anyone can achieve them. They continually look to innovate and improve their programs and resources so that they can always stay on the cutting edge of leadership development. These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future.

4. Help Them Take Action

The importance of this process isn’t really about the initial dream. It’s about teaching children how to achieve anything. Achieving is a process of motivation, organization, intensity, and determination. We want them to learn the process so that even if their dreams change, their chances of success do not.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.

5. They Show Their Support

During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries. While winning is very important they also believe the skills they teach should also be applied in the classroom, in the community, and in the game of life. Children have their own internal motivation just as we all do. But internal motivation alone shouldn’t be the only thing driving them.

Not only is motivation important to their success, it’s important to them emotionally. I believe that because the coaches are on their side, anything is possible.They give the green light, they’re stepping on the gas. And when times get tough they’re going to come to the coachesa for support

They are a  haven of positive thoughts and outlooks, provide support without offering unsolicited advice, and help them persevere when they’re looking down.

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