THE Philippine Sports Commission underscores the importance of coaches and trainers in the development of a vibrant Philippine sporting community in the fourth episode of its web series “Rise Up, Shape Up” airing today.
Len Escollante, coach of the Philippine Canoe-Kayak-Dragon Boat Federation and a Level 3 international coach and international technical official, and archery coach Joy Marino will share their experiences and journey during the episode.
PSC chairman William Ramirez said that competent and effective coaches and trainers are of equal importance in nurturing the country’s sport community.
“We believe that the way to an excellent and competitive sporting pool of talents is through strategic and competent coaches,” Ramirez said, adding the PSC intends to intensify coaches’ development through the Philippine Sports Institute.
Rise Up, Shape Up is a weekly web series streamed via Facebook and YouTube Live every Wednesday at 10:30 AM. For more information on Rise Up, Shape Up, visit its official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/riseupshapeup.
The episode will also feature self-care tips for coaches and trainers by Dr. Marissa Guinto, associate professor and research director of the University of the Philippines Diliman, and a member of the Women in Sports Commission of the Philippine Olympic Committee.
Commissioner Celia Kiram, oversight commissioner for Women in Sports, said attention should also be given to women coaches.