The Alaska Basketball Power Camp Bacolod leg still has the highest number of participants for two years now. Bacolod is among the cities with the highest interest in basketball.
Alaska Sports by Alaska Milk resumes its Annual sports program — the Alaska Basketball Power Camp 2019. The 8-day course aims to teach young athletes the fundamental skills and core values of the game.
Alaska Basketball Power Camp 2019
This year, the Alaska Basketball Power Camp was held in three cities. There’s Baguio City (April 14), Manila (April 24), and Bacolod City (May 10).
The Baguio had camp had approximately more than 300 registrants while Manila had more than 200. Baguio kids were happy to be coached by Aces Assistant Coach Jeffrey Cariaso together with the Alaska Aces players Simon Enciso and Abel Galliguez.
Meanwhile, the Manila camp was held at the Ateneo de Manila University was trained by Alaska Aces Jake Pascual, Vic Manuel, Christopher Exciminiano, Chris Banchero, and Yutien Andrada. Of course, it was spearheaded by Coach Jeffrey Cariaso.
Cariaso said that they make sure to teach the kids the core values that they believe in. They don’t only want to produce good athletes but good people. “We want to instill in them the value of hard work, determination, discipline, and respect,” he added.
The Bacolod Leg
Here in Bacolod City, the Alaska Basketball Power Camp was led by former PBA star Coach Willie Miller and Bacolod-based Coach Tata Belangel. It was held at the Trinity Christian School gym.
Participants for the Bacolod leg numbered close to 500! This is the biggest group by far.
The kids were divided according to age. Each age group underwent different subjects every day during the training. They rotated under different coaches to master the basic skills.
The skill sets covered were defense, agility, dribbling, lay up, passing, shooting, and of course, foot work.
Since we are homeschooling in Bacolod, we continuously look for activities for the kids. Sports is one area that we are not very strong in because both parents are not athletic as well.
But we let our eldest Shawna play golf. She was pretty good at it, but she wants to give up because it’s too hot to play outside.
So for now, we let her and Shane try the hoops at the Alaska Basketball Power Camp. Shawna was really interested while Shane said no. But we will went anyway. We told them they can reject the idea after they have tried it first.
In the end, Shawna was half-hearted because it was so hot on the first day and we went over time that she had no more energy for jazz lessons in the afternoon. She said she wanted to prioritize dance so I am not sure if she will finish the course.
The little one stopped. haha We didn’t force her, she’s still very young, anyway. It was just good that she tried.
About Alaska Sports
Alaska Sports is focused on promoting sports programs for children. These are designed to shape, train, challenge, and inspire kids to achieve their dreams.
Additionally, Alaska Sports also wants to teach children about the true spirit of participation. The coaches underscore that playing is not just winning the game but about the spirit of learning.
At the Alaska Basketball Power Camp, they underscore the values of determination, hard work, teamwork, discipline, and the spirit of sportsmanship.
To earn more about Alaska Sports at www.alaskamilk.com/alaska-sports/, www.facebook.com/alaskamilkphilippines/
What the Alaska Basketball Power Camp Teaches
The Alaska Basketball Power Camp teaches more than basketball skills. It also instills the value of discipline, hard work, teamwork, and determination. Moreover, kids are taught the importance of proper nutrition and active lifestyle. Both are important for the growth and development of the camp participants.
Parents are encouraged to enroll their children in the camp so that the kids get to experience the fun and benefits of sports.
About Alaska Milk
Alaska Milk Corporation is a pioneer towards promoting affordable nutrition and active lifestyle in the Philippines.
According to the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), malnutrition and obesity are the two most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today. Many children ages 5-10 are overweight.
Children growing up in this fast-changing technological environment are more inclined to use gadgets rather than play outside. This results to an unhealthy sedentary lifestyle. This is why Alaska is encouraging parents to lead their children towards an active lifestyle.
With this situation, the company aims to teach a new generation of children to become better at sports through the Alaska Basketball Power Camp.