PSC online coaching course starts

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    THE Philippine Sports Commission’s National Sports Coaching Certification Course is going online beginning Monday, July 27.

    A project under the Philippine Sports Institute’s Sports Education and Training Program, the NSCCC started in Tagum City in 2018 and was held in Legazpi City and Davao City last year.

    Visayas will have the first go at the online coaches’ certification, with all 1,090 slots filled up.

    “The present situation in the country should not deter us from continuing our programs and services to the sports community, specifically in enhancing the competencies of our coaches in the schools and the LGUs,” said PSC oversight Commissioner for Visayas Ramon Fernandez.

    Sports coaches of elementary and high school student teams in Visayas will form the initial batch of online learners for the course’s Level 1 modules on Sports Philosophy, Sports Pedagogy, Sports Psychology, Sports Physiology, Talent Identification, and Sports Ethics.

    Lecturers are PSC-PSI sports education dean Prof. Henry Daut, PSC-PSI sports psychology head Dr. Karen Katrina Trinidad, PSC-PSI sports physiology head Prof. Josephine Joy Reyes, PSC-PSI sports specialist Prof. Luis Serafin Cosep, and Fr. Fonz Suico, CSSR. A blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning methods will be applied through the use of Google Meet and Google Classroom tools.

    Passers of the Level 1 pilot staging in Legazpi and Davao are also expected to continue with Level 2 online, while a separate course for coaches of sports for the differently-abled is being planned for launch this November.

    “More coaches from other regions nationwide will have the opportunity to avail of Level 1 modules later this year,” said PSI Sports Education Head Henry Daut.

    Luzon will have its sessions for Region 1 and CAR from August 10 to 13, while Mindanao will its sessions for Region 10 from August 17 to 20.