Presenting the Alaska’s Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA All-Stars 2016

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After weeks and months of conducting Alaska Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Regional Selection to pick the best of the best from Baguio, Davao, Cebu and Manila, the top 50 boys and 24 girls from each regions were advanced to the final selection stage in National Training Camp at The Don Bosco  Makati on April 22-24.

Day 1 was the National Training Camp Tip-Off Ceremony in which finalist had a chance to meet and train with NBA and WNBA legends Norris Cole of New Orleans Pelicans and Taj McWilliams, former Minnesota Lynx.

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Training clinic was done on day 2 where boys and girls trained the proper basketball skills using proper body mechanics.

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In the morning of day 3, scrimmages were held where in boys and girls were grouped into teams and were made to play sets of basketball games where they can apply all what they have learned from the basketball clinic in the morning and top 20 boys and 20 girls were chosen for the final game.

The afternoon session was held at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall and started with the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines Alumni games.  I was astonished seeing the Alumni kids, they all grown up, taller and play now like a pro.

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And after the Alumni games, final game for boys and girls.  They were individually scored on how they play.  They were scored on how they incorporated what they have learned from day 1 to day 3 of the Training Camp.

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And after the Adrenalin-boosted game, deliberation were done.  Picking the best of the best, including the top male and top female coaches.  Also picked were some chosen individual who has distinct characteristic for the special awards.

HERE ARE THE WINNERS:

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FEMALE ALL-STAR

  1. CEBU – Darlene Regasajo
  2. CEBU – Florence Jil Talas
  3. MANILA – Ma. Cecilia Quilenderino
  4. DAVAO – Rozie Amatong
  5. DAVAO – Aloha Marie Betanio

MALE ALL-STARS

  1. POWERCAMP – Julian Alfonso Jugo
  2. CEBU – Fritz Felix Valencia
  3. CEBU – Harold Alarcon
  4. POWERCAMP – Isaiah Miguel Blanco (son of Dondon Hontiveros)
  5. BAGUIO – Ric Ozner Gatuz
  6. MANILA – Andrei Philip Lechoncito
  7. CEBU – Tracy Carl Dadang
  8. MANILA – Jearico Nunez
  9. MANILA – Miguel Rey Luis Tan
  10. MANILA – Kai Zachary Sotto (son of Ervin Sotto)

The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia.

COACHES OF THE YEAR:

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FEMALE:

PASIG – Arayi Ewon

MALE:

DAVAO – Elegino Chollo

SPECIAL AWARDS:

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RISING STAR:

FEMALE:  Carly Monreal

MALE:  Victorino Torres III

HUSTLE AWARD:

FEMALE:  Kate Buenaventura

MALE:  Jericho Ross Paglinawan

ALL-STAR PLAYER OF THE GAME

FEMALE:  Aloha Marie Betanio

MALE:  Tracy Carl Dadang

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD:

FEMALE:  Imee Claire Matas

MALE:  Alfonso Candari

ALASKA AMBASSADOR:

FEMALE:  Rozie Amatong

MALE:  Julian Alfonso Jugo

NTC MVP:

FEMALE:  Florence Jil Talas

MALE:  Kai Zachary Sotto

During the awarding ceremony, emotions are elated.  Parents and kids are rejoicing and all smile but one kid caught my attention.  He was Jearico Nunez, a boy from University of Perpetual Help System Dalta.  He was called at the 8th place and as he rise to the stage, he was crying all throughout the ceremony.

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Jericho is turning 14 years old this coming July.  He resides from Cavite, member of an ordinary family, but because of his exemplary basketball skills, he became UPHSD’s basketball player.  His NBA idol is Lebron James and dream to become a PBA cager in the future.  As we talked to him, I find him so humble and respectful.  We asked him why he was crying.  He answered “Hindi ko po kasi akalain na papasok ako.  Ang pangit po kasi ng performance ko today.  Saka po ang yung mga kasama ko po sikat at galing sa magandang school…  ako po simple lang, company worker lang po magulang ko.”  I asked him if it is his first time to join Jr. NBA and he said yes.  A co-writer told him “Alam mo ba si Kai third time nya na ito bago sya makuha.  Ikaw, first time mo lang.  So mas magaling ka sa kanya.”  He just smiled.  He is so humble, simple and naive.  He didn’t know that he was on a top 3.  He didn’t even know that the one who eyed him and approached him to give some advice and praised is none other than former Alaska PBA Star, Jojo Lastimosa.  Maybe JoLas saw him what I saw since the training camp.  I saw his perseverance and his heart.  The heart of a basketball star!  Watch for him.  He may make it to the PBA.

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More than 36,00 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007.  The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.

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For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska, please visit their website and also the Power Camp website.

For live updates, follow:

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines/

https://www.facebook.com/PlayPH

IG and twitter:  @playph

Photo credit to Jr.NBA Asia FB

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Top running groups in the city get a #boost

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Manila, Philippines – adidas Philippines partners with top running communities from all over the metro for #BoostManila. Dubbed as the first and biggest running community meet in the country to date, #BoostManila brings together running communities from all parts of the city.

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Leading the pack from the north is running group Run365ph along with Ayala Triads from Makati, Philippine Titans from Pasig, Urban Runners from BGC/Taguig, and all the way from the south, Snail Runners from Alabang.

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“Running has gotten quite big in the country and this is a category that we want to  focus on this year,” begins Jen Dacasin, Brand Communications and Sports Marketing Manager of adidas Philippines. “Tonight, we are joined with around a hundred runners from different parts of the city. It is important for us to go grassroots for running and be present amongst these active running communities by letting them know that we want to give them that boost by allowing them to not just learn about our products but most importantly experience them as well,” ends Dacasin.

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Last year, adidas first unveild ‘the greatest running shoe ever’, the Ultra BOOST shoes. Developed with the top runners in mind, the Ultra BOOST was designed with energized cushioning for your best run ever. This is just one of the many products adidas has developed for the dedicated runner.

 

Adidas aims to build a community of runners who will further influence more to get into the sport. Running along the said communities and part of the adidas roster are Team Gotta, Team Pangilinan, and triathlete Claire Adorna, who bagged the first gold medal for the Philippines during the 2015 SEA Games.

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with my fellow running bloggers

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Alaska Power Camps 2016

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Call all boys and girls sports enthusiasts!  Summer is here and what a good way to spend your summer is being active and healthy while having fun!  Join the Alaska Power Camp.  Train like a champion and play like a pro.

Every year Alaska gathers basketball, football and volleyball enthusiasts through its Alaska Power Camps.  The sports program inspires both boys and girls to engage in sports.  Children will not only improve their talent but also acquire proper skills development and formation of Power Camp values of discipline, determination, hard work, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Distinguished Philippine sports icons will lead the Alaska Power Camps.

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Philippine Basketball Association legend and camp director Jeffrey Cariaso lead the Alaska Basketball Power Camp coaches who will teach the most important aspects of the game of basketball.  The camp is open to boys and girls.

The basketball power camp promote Alaska’s belief that sports play an important role in instilling positive values among the youth including discipline, hard work, teamwork and determination.

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Camp director, former professional Spanish football player of Real Madrid and founder-director of Makati Football School, Tomas Lozano will lead the Alaska Football Power Camp.  The program continues to teach football enthusiasts the fundamentals of sport and helps develop their skills with the help of the best football coaches in the country.  The camp is open for girls and boys aged 3 to 18 years old.  Camp participants will benefit from the experience and knowledge of former and present members of Philippine National Football Team Azkals as well as First Division players of United Football League as coaches and trainers.

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Michele Gumabao, former De La Salle Lady Spikers will lead a team of volleyball experts in teaching aspiring young girls the most important aspect of the game.  Michelle was titled as MVP and best blocker in UAAP.  She now plays in the Philippine Super Liga as team captain of the Philips Gold Lady Slammers.

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Alaska continue to encourage children to go out and play by participating in various Alaska sports program like Alaska Power Camp.

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For more details and registration click here.

You can follow Alaska Milk Corporation Sports Program by visiting the following their playPH  website, their facebook page, their twitter: @playph and instagram: @alaskaph.

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Presenting: The boys and girls who will represent Manila at the Alaska Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA National Training Camp

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The Lucky boys and girls who will represent Manila in the National Training Camp

The last Regional Selection Camp was held last weekend, April 9 and 10, at Don Bosco Makati.  A total of 1,114 aspirants (1,030 boys, 84 girls) from different places and all walks of life underwent extensive screening for 2 days but only 20 boys and 10 girls (including reserves of 4 boys and 2 girls) were selected.

The first screening day scoped several tests including agility, speed, and other basketball skills to determine player’s capability to be a Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA star.  At the end of the day, 40 boys and 24 girls were chosen to return for Day 2.  The first part of second day was the basketball clinic which was held in the morning and the scrimmage was held in the afternoon, where in selected participants were grouped into teams to compete with each other and apply all what they have learned from Day 1 and from the basketball clinic.

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During those game, participants were scored individually, ranked and best of the best were picked to represent Manila in the National Training Camp which will be held on April 23 – 24 here in Manila.

Here is the list of the qualified participants for the NTC:

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Dianne Camille Nolasco

Lalaine Gonzales

Carley Monreal

Lindsey Nacional

Magda Lioui Flores

Ma. Cecilia Quilenderino

Princess Marie Villarin

Jonalyn Bongalos

Boys (16)

Mark Glenn Gabon

Luis Gabriel Aguila

Anjelo Raphael Argente

Jhondhel Austria

Jearico Nunez

Kai Zachary Sotto

Andrei Philip Lechoncito

Mark Nicole Lucban

Reich Randell Villegas

Prince Junnel De Belen

Pauloh Villarin

Patrick Lance Inting

Jericho Ross Paglinawan

Miguel Rey Luis Tan

Devon Dein Diez

Russel Ducanes

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I have seen new faces and some familiar faces at the RSC – Manila.  First timers, second timers or more, but they just represent three characteristics:

The HEART of an ATHLETE…

The PERSEVERANCE of FIGHTER…

And the NEVER SAY DIE ATTITUDE of a WINNER.

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The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action. Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.

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For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.alaskaplayph.com follow us on FB, IG and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.

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Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players’ continues in Manila

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The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it held its last Regional Selection Camp at the Don Bosco Institute, Makati last April 9 and 10.

Boys and girls may join the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boy and girl coaches who will handle the two teams.

The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director.

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today.

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action. Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.

This year’s program started with the tip-off at in the same venue last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run in April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite.

Other than Manila, the Regional Selection Camps were also held at Davao City, Cebu City and Baguio City.  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.  It is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006).

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NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.

More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.

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For general information about Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines presented by Alaska please visit http://www.jrnba.asia/philippines, http://www.alaskamilk.com, and   http://www.alaskapowercamp.com/basketball.  For live updates log on to www.alaskaplayph.com follow us on FB, IG and Twitter @playph #jrnba #jrwnba.

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