COTABATO CITY — In order to unleash young potential Bangsamoro in the field of sports, the Bangsamoro Sports Commission (BSC) started to identify potential athletes in the region with the goal of targeting their skills and talents in basketball game.
A total of 100 basketball players, whose age ranges from 18 years old and younger, participated in a 4-day clinic on July 4-7, 2022 at the Project Management Office, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) gymnasium here in this city.
The talent identification program aims to identify talents from the grassroots and to offer a program that will develop and enhance the skills of potential basketball prodigies in the Bangsamoro region.
The program also includes a mini basketball tryout and a database that contains information on athletes’ anthropometric measurements such as height, weight, sitting height, and wingspan.
Accordingly, during the conduct of the basketball clinic, the athletes also went through a performance skills test to determine their ability in the said game.
BSC Chairperson Nu-Man Caludtiag emphasized that the program would make it easier for the commission to track the performance of the athletes and monitor their progress during the training.
“The talent identification program will give every Bangsamoro child an opportunity to be identified, to be selected, to be trained, and to develop them into champions, not just in sports but also in life,” said Chairperson Caludtiag.
Moreover, he said that Bangsamoro athletes at a young age need to instill in their minds the value of hard work, determination, discipline, respect, and above all, the spirit of sportsmanship. (Kasan M. Usop, Jr./BIO)