It was a successful first meeting between SportPhil founder Geraldine Bernardo and some passionate athletes, teachers, supporters, and leaders in sports, as they delved into the very essence and objectives of the Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil) during the recent Huddle Up held last February 25th, at City Club at Alphaland Makati Place.
Bernardo opened the floor for discussion by providing a thorough background on SportPhil, SportPhil’s main role, the many facets of sport, how the industry works, the challenges facing sport organizations, the why, what and how of sport governing bodies or authorities, and what we can do to better the situation of sport in the Philippines as an organization.
Following Bernardo’s talk was special guest Prof. Henry Daut of Mindanao State University’s brief word on his experience as a sport educator, and his recommendations and thoughts on Sportphil being the pioneering institute for Sport Management in the country today.
Attended by some of the most enthusiastic sportsmen and women, who had a lot of ideas and helpful opinions about the situation of sport in the country, the Huddle Up took away key topics to later flesh out and concretize in the next meetings. Some of which are the following:
- – Encouraging discussion and dialogue about sport: “To begin, we have to simply begin.”
- – Sport is an emotional product – can it be managed properly?
- – The problem at the most basic level has to be addressed – how do we make people go out and play?
Here are some of the snaps from the meeting (photos courtesy of Ice Lim):
SportPhil would like to thank everyone who attended the first Huddle Up! Stand by for further announcements on the upcoming meetings in cities nearest to you.
Would you like to be a member? Sign up at www.sportphil.com.
A simple, casual, and fun coffee meetup, where members can network and mingle finally kicks off on February 25th, Thursday, 2PM, Club Lounge 4/F City Club at The Makati Place. You’ll meet athletes, sport professionals and entrepreneurs. Also, get to know more about Sport Management Philippines,and hear about the big plans we have for this year. All you need is to RSVP via the SportPhil Meetup Page. Attendance is FREE of charge.
See you there!
Girl power is in full swing, as women in various industries are finally making their presence felt, realizing their crucial role in shaping the future of individuals, communities, and the world.
In the realm of sports, a small but active pro-girl initiative is hoping to do just that. Girls Got Game (GGG) is a roving sports camp designed specifically for girls in difficult economic conditions. Founded in Manila, Philippines and run by passionate ex-athletes, the camp aims to equip pre-teen girls with an athlete’s mind and body to help them rise out of their current situations. The camp runs for four consecutive days in various locations around the Philippines, with a focus on less affluent areas.
GGG advocates all sports that instill the values of discipline, hard work, teamwork, confidence, and grit. However, the early cycles of GGG focus on three team sports—basketball, football/soccer, and volleyball. During the camp, athletes are trained physically with skills and drills per sport, followed by a friendly scrimmage. They are also given mental and emotional training by female role models who share personal stories about their own experiences with sports. Ultimately, our vision is to empower young Filipinas with important life lessons through sports.
GGG launched its inaugural camp on May 21-24, 2015 with 90+ pre-teens participating and 80+ elite female athletes volunteering. At the camp, we taught our participants the basics of our focus sports and key values of discipline, perseverence, respect, and teamwork.
Not only was GGG able to introduce low-income pre-teens to the wonderful world of sports, but the program has since evolved into a thriving platform where elite female athletes are given an opportunity to give back to young female athletes through the thing they know and love most—sports.
You may visit the following for more information:
GGG website: www.girlsgotgame.ph
GGG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/girlsgotgameph?fref=ts
September 14-20, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan – The NSSU-ICCE Coach Developer Course by the NSSU Coach Developer Academy
The Coach Developer Academy is established to foster future international ‘Coach Developers’ and to construct a network of coach developers all over the world. This academy is as a part of the ‘Sport For Tomorrow’ program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. The vision of the academy is to create a coaching culture in sport that leads to a positive experience for everyone through sport.