Students from select public schools in Metro Manila had a great opportunity to join a special basketball workshop with no less than Paul Fabritz, a world-renowned performance enhancement coach and skills trainer who flew all the way from Los Angeles, USA. Fabritz has worked with international athletes including NBA players Kobe Bryant, James Harden, Alex Len, and Derrick Williams.
Organized by the Basketball Efficiency Scientific Training (BEST) Center and supported by Chris Sports, with the help of DepEd Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Wilfredo Cabral and NCR Supervisor Joel Dionicio, the basketball workshop gave kids an experience of how top international athletes train to become the best in the game through the guidance of international coaches. It aimed to develop their skill set by instilling basketball skill-specific training and performance programs that focus on speed, agility, quickness, power, and shooting.
Joining Fabritz in the session were BEST Center’s seasoned coaches Edwin Barber, Eton Navarro, John Cusi, Jen Mondejar, and Marichu Bacaro. They provided kids with basketball handling and dribbling skills, as well basketball recovery exercises.
“Every kid has the potential to become a basketball superstar. Aside from having proper training and guidance, they must also have the determination and the right attitude to master the game. They have to keep training and never stop improving,” said Fabritz.
“It has been our mission at Chris Sports to help improve the sports development in the country. By bringing Coach Paul Fabritz to the country, we hope to introduce an international level of training for basketball enthusiasts. We are also honored to have BEST Center, one of the country’s pioneers and premiere basketball school, joining us in this endeavor,” said Chris Sports managing director Gilbert Tang.
With Filipino’s passion for basketball and the active support of agencies like Chris Sports and BEST Center, it won’t be long before we will have our very own Filipino players playing in the some of the world’s major basketball leagues.