MANILA, Philippines – For the second year in a row, Ateneo de Manila University head coach Tab Baldwin will hold the World Hoops Clinic, where world-class mentors get to impart their knowledge to Filipino head coaches in a three-day event.
This year's edition will be held at the MGC New Life Christian Academy in Bonifacio Global City from June 1 to 3.
In an appearance on "The Score" on Monday night, Baldwin said that last year's inaugural edition was a success, with over 200 coaches attending.
"We didn't have a lot of promotion, we didn't have a lot of opportunity to expose the coaches to what we're trying to do, and yet we still got that kind of response," said Baldwin. "So we were pleased about that, and the coaches that came and visited absolutely loved it."
This time around, Baldwin has invited coaches from Europe to share their experiences and knowledge to the Filipino mentors.
Among them are Andrea Mazzon and Vasilis Fragkias, both of whom have extensive experience in European and international basketball.
"It's something that I think we're lacking here in the Philippines – the influence of the European game," said Bladwin. "We don't see it in the way we play the game. And I think we need to. I think it is a powerful influence in terms of how the game is played well, and you know, why wouldn't you want that?"
Also set to speak during the coaching clinic are Topex Robinson and Norman Black, as well as Baldwin's former player and New Zealand coach Paul Henare.
In his interview with TJ Manotoc, Baldwin went into detail about what coaches can expect from the World Hoops Clinic.
More information is available on the World Hoops Clinic Facebook page.
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