Cesafi urges coaches to attend safety seminar

THE Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (Cesafi) scheduled a two- day refresher course for its referees on July 25 and 26 at the Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu Gym from 8 am to 5 p.m.

Cesafi Commissioner Felix O. Tuikinhoy Jr. issued a directive to the league-accredited referees and officials to attend the event, which will be conducted by the country’s top referee consultant Romy Guevarra.

Among the topics that will be discussed are guarding with and without a ball, different kinds of screens and backcourt violation. The Cesafi game officials will be also taught the new rules as applied by the Federation of International Basketball Association (Fiba)—the world governing body of the sport.

Guevarra trained and honed the skills of many PBA players as well as the current technical and referee consultants of the UAAP and NCAA.

Tiukinhoy also encouraged coaches, assistant coaches and team officials to attend this free basketball officiating refresher course.

Aside from the refresher course, Cesafi is also conducting a one day Basic Life Support Seminar on July 22 still at the SHS-AdC gym. It will be conducted by the top sports medicine doctor Rhoel Dejano and physical trainer Jonathan Paul Gallardo, PTRP.

Two members of coaching staff or team officials from all the teams, table officials, referees, deputy commissioner Danny Duran and technical chief Ed Aguelo are required to attend the course.

The Cesafi decided to hold the seminar in relation to its latest “No medical certificate, No ECG-no-play” policy which will be adopted by the Cesafi starting this season.
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