For now, sharing and teaching basketball skills won't be done on the court.
Instead, digital clinics and instructions will have to do and will be encouraged.
The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas said this after the SBP indefinitely suspended the staging of any courtside activities that it has initiated.
The governing body for basketball in the Philippines made this decision while authorities continue to deal with the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The SBP is looking at conducting clinics using the digital platform (internet), so that the transfer of technology and knowhow for the benefit of our basketball constituents all over the country continues, unhampered by COVID-19,” said the SBP, which is headed by Alfredo Panlilio, in a statement.
Their initiative is call the “Better Safe Than Sorry” approach, and is meant as a way to contend with the current situation.
Earlier, the International Basketball Federation has advised that courtside activities can restart within the next three months.
The advisory sent by the FIBA to member countries is now in the hands of the SBP.
And this was contained guidelines that were sent to local organizing committees throughout the world.
According to the guidelines, member countries can now allow 3 to 6 weeks of training prior to the restart (of tournaments).
Their practices must start with individual training to small groups to full team training, according to the recommendations.
The FIBA informed the SBP that “team training times and controls are meant to support a safe environment.
The activities mentioned involve games in the regular 5x5 tournament, and the 3x3 competitions as well.
FIBA Communications Patrick Koller said the recommendations were done in “in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
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