Coaches seek improvement in batted ball games

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Sunday, August 3, 2014


AFTER a poor outing in the 2014 Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association meet, the Baguio City Little League eyes to develop a stiffer program to regain its lost glory in the annual regional sports event.

Baguio City National High School coach Alexander Dalog said city based coaches are in to construct a new program aiming to improve the showing of batted ball teams from the Summer Capital.

"Local coaches are eyeing to make adjustments. What we want is to get over our poor performance in the previous CARAA meet and be more aggressive to gain top honors when the city hosts the event next year," Dalog said.

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According to Dalog among the plans include sending local coaches to batted ball clinics or inviting clinicians to come directly in the city.

“Among our target is to possibly improve the knowledge of our local coaches. If we can send them to seminars then I guess we will grab the opportunity,” Dalog said.

“Pero we will see, ang advantage naman if they come directly and visit us here they can even teach a few tricks to our young athletes,” Dalog added.

During the CARAA 2014 held in the province of Benguet, Baguio ranked fourth in the baseball elementary boys, fifth in secondary, third in the elementary girls’ softball and fifth in the secondary.

DepEd-Baguio Supervisor for MAPEH and Sports Coordinator Fernando Eleponga said the department is open in helping the batted ball teams of the city.

“We really like to uplift our standing in that particular sport, so I guess suggestions on how to do it will all be welcomed as long as it will generally help both the coaches and their athletes,” Eleponga said.

“We really need to start focusing on the sports which we fail to excel, if Baguio City is consistent in bagging the overall title in the annual regional meet it may just be better if we could really get it going in each of the events held,” Eleponga added.

Earlier in April, local teams took time in acquiring benefit when Manila based clinicians conducted a free two-day lesson to Baguio’s coaches and athletes.

According to Eleponga, DepEd-Baguio expects the same facilitators of the event to return later in October this year.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on August 04, 2014.

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