Tuesday, May 3, 2011

NAASCU to upgrade its coaches

Matthew "Fritz" Gaston an accomplished basketball star, an accomplished coach is now on his way to pay back the very sport that he was a part of by helping out in the National Coaches Licensing which is spearheaded by the Samahan ng Basketball ng Pilipinas. Fritz Gaston is the consummate Ateneo athlete as he led the Blue Eagles together with Joy Carpio and Steve Watson to the last NCAA title of the Katipunan squad. Gaston went on to the PBA to anchor the U-Tex Wranglers championship run and was the President of the Players association of the PBA. Through the PBA's player's trust fund Gaston pursued further studies as he acquired a Master's Degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management. Two of the best teams that comes to mind that he has coached was the 1988 Ateneo Blue Eagles that completed the first Ateneo back to back and the Women's National Team that placed second to Thailand, the RP belles eventually won the won the SEABA title in 2010.

Gaston talked about how coaches can be distinguished through this and that levels of coaching can be attained. This licensing is mandated by FIBA and can be something that NAASCU coaches can brag about as the only league with FIBA accredited coaches. At the same time the seminar will help distinguish levels of coaching for our coaches with becoming a National Coach as the ultimate ending.
The seminar has a lot of components which ranges from coaching philosophy to even sports management. Stay tuned for further details.

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