CEBU CITY – National coaches from the Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines (ABAP) headed by Australian Don Abnett are expecting to give Visayas coaches a wonderful learning experience that they may apply to their wards at their respective gyms.
Abnett, who is the designated Head Coach of the Philippine Boxing team, arrived this morning (Nov. 210 on PAL flight PR 1847) from Manila along with Elite Men’s coach Ronald Chavez and National Juniors coach Violito Payla for the Nov. 22-25, 2021 ABAP Coaching Seminar to be held at the CHAO SY Gym in Barangay Ermita.
Abnett, who stood at the corner of Carlo Paalam, Nesthy Petecio and Eumir Marcial for the Philippines’ strongest Olympic performance in boxing last August, will give an interactive workshop with the participants as to their style and method of teaching.
“I believe coaching, teaching and parenting are correlated. That is why I am very fond of coaches who are teachers and parents because they can easily impart what they’ve learned to their boxers. This will be an interactive workshop, I will give the theoretical in the morning and the practical application in the afternoon,” Abnett told iNews.Ph.
ABAP Central Visayas Regional Director Lorenzo “Chao” Sy is thankful for this opportunity given by ABAP National Office to the Visayas coaches.
“We really need to upgrade the skills level of our coaches. Not just in Cebu but to the entire Central Visayas in general. I want to elevate the status of Cebu as the hotbed of boxing in the country. We have already had tournaments and exposures of our boxers, now are the coaching and training aspect that we wanted to improve. Then probably early next year we will pursue with the official’s side, to complete the trifecta of boxing methodology,” Sy added.
As of this writing, ABAP Central Visayas had received 30 confirmed participation. However, the number is expected to increase by 25 percent. RCM