THE 648-strong Central Luzon Regional Athletic Association (CLRAA) delegation is firming up its training and final preparations for the upcoming Palarong Pambansa on April 27 to May 4, 2019 in Davao City.
Athletes and coaches representing Central Luzon in the Palarong Pambansa have started their localized training on March 20 until April 27, 2019. The training aims to enhance the athletes’ performance and develop physical and psychological condition, promote camaraderie and teamwork among the selected athletes, and inculcate the values and discipline to athletes and coaches.
“The Division Sports Coordinator (DSO) shall manage and monitor the training in his/her respective Schools Division and ensure that discipline is emphasized in as much as it is inherent in sports,” said Sammy Sampang, chief of the Education Support Services Division of the DepEd Regional Office in Central Luzon.
Coaches are advised to prepare a training program which will suit the training needs of the athletes and focus on strength, endurance, speed, agility, technique, and skills development. Likewise, team building activities and spiritual enhancement sessions are also part of the whole training program.
Keeping athletes safe and healthy
To ensure the safety and health of athletes and coaches during the localized trainings, the Department of Education Regional Office III reiterates the adherence of key officials, coaches, and chairpersons to the DepEd Child Protection Policy, the Anti-Bullying Act of 2013, and the Policy and Guidelines on Comprehensive Tobacco Control.
“Coaches, key officials, and others concerned will be held responsible for the protection, welfare, and safety of the student athletes,” said OIC-Regional Director Nicolas Capulong.
School divisions where the trainings are held are also advised to implement the 4S strategy of the Department of Health against dengue to safeguard the health of the athletes in their respective billeting quarters.