OVER 100 YOUTH from barangay Beckel of La Trinidad, Benguet participated in a sports clinic under the Sound Body, Sound Mind sa Barangay, the Sports Clinic, of Cordillera Career Development College on March 5 at the Beckel Elementary School grounds.
Spearheaded by the CCDC Sports Department, the event, which saw attendees as young as nine years old, is part of the school’s 30th Founding Anniversary activities.
Participants were taught and drilled with various skills and techniques in basketball and volleyball by coaches and student athletes, said CCDC Sports Coordinator Jordan Andrews Tagle.
Tagle headed the 14-man training team which included basketball coaches Manuel Felix Jr and Paul Cardenio, volleyball coach Rodolfo delos Reyes, and nine student athletes.
The training clinic was held in coordination with Beckel Sangguniang Kabataan Chairperson Dennis Asiong.
It was also joined by interested coaches such as Macgile Covadis of Eastern La Trinidad National High School, who expressed gratitude for the training opportunity which is also a means to identify and train potential athletes of the school.
“Sports clinic is one good way to usher back young people into sports like basketball and volleyball, which have been restricted for three years due to the pandemic,” said Tagle.
He said the last sports clinic they conducted at Beckel was in 2017.
SMSBM is CCDC’s grassroots sports and development program for all ages which aims to promote interest in various sporting events parallel to its educational efforts and mental health advocacies.
It also aspires to inculcate the values of discipline, teamwork, and sportsmanship, among others.*
(Photos courtesy of the President’s Office)