The Freeman Newspaper
Manny Villaruel, Sports Ed
Jan. 18, 2017 issue
"The PSI is the Commission's arm that will focus on grassroots sports program that caters to community in towns, cities, municipalities and provinces. The Institute aims to lay a strong foundation for Philippine sports and youth development, bridge the gap in sports development and excellence, produce new breed of sports professionals, practitioners, leaders and athletes with high levels of competence, ethical and moral values and global competitiveness," said Ramirez in a statement...
On the other hand, PSI's Grassroots Sports Development Program, which deals with the athletes identification program, comes in four stages;1. the training of pool of researchers to educate Physical Education teachers to identify poential candidates for later sports enhancement;2. testing phase to apply the 'standard norms' developed by the Philippine Centre for Sports Medicine in determining the right candidate is utilized;3.talent selection to screen all prospective athletes; and 4. inclusion in the Smart Kids program. Those selection will be part of PSI's Elite Sports Program (ESP) for inclusion in the national pool of athletes...Read more