EFFORTS to strengthen the country’s national grassroots sports development program just got another big lift as the United States Sports Academy recently signed an agreement with the Philippine Sports Commission.
The agreement was signed in Davao City, with the Academy set to work with government agencies and other organizations, endorsed by the PSC.
Sports officials said this will contribute a great deal to the national sports development program.
“When we came to the Philippine Sports Commission, we launched the Philippine Sports Institute with the hope of establishing and strengthening elite sports and grassroots sports programs,” said Ramirez.
The sports chief discussed PSC’s recent deal after signing an agreement with Academy President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. T.J. Rosandich.
The pact is known as the Sports Protocol of Cooperation, which will also include the involvement of the Philippine Sports Institute, now deeply involved in talent-identification of potential athletes in the provinces.
“The signing of this protocol is of particular significance to the United States Sports Academy as we have had a long history with the Philippines,” Rosandich said.
He added that USSA began teaching international certification programs in sports management and sports coaching in the Philippines in the early 1980s.
“Having taught sports education programs to over 65 countries, this partnership with the Philippines is a continuation of our mission,” added Rosandich in a statement. “So to return today for this program is meaningful indeed.”