pagcor to support pff grassroots program 26 January 2012
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PASIG, Philippines – The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) will sign a Memorandum of Agreement for PAGCOR to provide the PFF with financial assistance for Kasibulan – the PFF’s Grassroots Development Program.
“This is a major boost in our efforts to promote football at the grassroots level and we are very grateful for the support of PAGCOR” according to PFF President Mariano V. Araneta, Jr. Mr Araneta has made grassroots development, the centerpiece program of his administration after having been unanimously elected to a fresh 4-year term as PFF President earlier this month.
The assistance of PAGCOR is in furtherance of its mandate to assist the promotion of sports development in the country. It is also envisioned that the Kasibulan program will become an avenue for PAGCOR employees to engage in Corporate Social Responsibility activities by serving as volunteers for the program in various parts of the country.
Kasibulan will be launched on February 11, 2012 in Calamba, Laguna. The program is also being supported by the Asian Football Development Project. FIFA Vice President for Asia and Executive Committee member Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein will be on hand to personally launch these programs.
The PFF will be holding 144 Festivals of Football in at least 24 provinces as part of the Kasibulan program for this year alone. It is expected that this will involve the participation of over 15,000 participants from the age of 6 to12. These 3-day festivals will include coaches and educators courses, participant skills assessment and training and small-sided matches. Among the areas scheduled to hold these festivals are the conflict areas of Basilan and Kalayaan Island in the Spratly archipelago.
Mr. Araneta also disclosed the appointment of Mr. Andres Crisanto Gonzales, coach of the UP Diliman Men’s Football Team, as the Project Director of Kasibulan.
One of Kasibulan’s goals is the early identification of talent. The initial phase of the program will cover a period of 7 years and will serve as the main vehicle in support of the PFF’s goal of qualifying for the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
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58 teams vie in Calamba soccerfest (The Philippine Star) Updated February 04, 2012 12:00 AM Comments (0)
MANILA, Philippines - A grassroots development program, sanctioned by the Philippine Football Federation and recognized by the Federation Internationale de Football Association) starts a year-round football activities in Calamba City Feb. 9-12.
The program as announced by Calamba City Mayor Joaquin Chipeco Jr,, is a four-leg series in the boys 9-under, 13-under and 17-under categories and girls 17-under level spread until December this year.
The opening leg, the JMC (Join in Making Champions) Calamba Football Cup, will be participated in by some 660 players representing 58 school teams from the public and private schools within the city, Chipeco said during yesterday’s SCOOP Sa Kamayan weekly session at the Kamayan Restaurant-Padre Faura.
“The program is actually a revival of the “Kasibulan” program of the PFF that produced a number of players that earned membership in the past and present national teams, “ Chipeco told his audience during the session, sponsored by Coca-Cola Export, FILA and UNTV.
The three-day event, with no less than the Prince of Jordan, Prince Ali Bin Al-Husseini, who is also the vice president of FIFA) as guest of honor, will also include a coaches workshop to be conducted by the PFF in coordination with the Laguna Football Association.
Prince Al-Husseini will formally launch the year-long program, officially called the Calamba Football Festival, as part of FIFA’s grassroots program.
Former Sen. Joey Lina, president of the Manila Hotel and a former Laguna governor who accompanied Chipeco in the forum along with Congressman Timmy Chipeco, PFF grassroots development head Chito Manuel and Laguna Football Association president Jun Pacificador, said the program is in line with President Aquino’s call for the public and private sectors to united in any and all undertaking.
“Ito ang sagot ng Laguna sa panawagan ni P-Noy na tayong mga Pilipino ay magkapit-bisig tugno sa tagumpay ng anumang undertaking, in this particular case, sports,” Lina also a former secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government and president of the Calamba Football Festival, Inc., said.
“Walang magtatagumpay kung walang tulungan. Sa sports, walang magtatagumpay kung walang grass root program sapagkat sa ating kabataan an gating magiging source na talent na ating made-develop para sa ating national teams,” Lina stressed.
“Sabi ng ni Dr. Jose Rizal, ang ating Pambansang Bayani na tubong Laguna, ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan,” he said. “That’s why I am very happy to be part of the program para isulong ang sports, particularly football, at simulan sa Calamba.”
Mayor Chipeco said the program, which includes the Calamba-Laguna Invitational Cup in April, the Calamba National Cup in July and culminating in the Calamba International Cup in December is the “Unang Sigaw Para sa Putbol.”
Calamba’s sister cities in Asia as Kuala Lumpir, Taipei, Seoul and those in thedifferent parts of Europe will be invited in the December International Cup.
Congressman Chipeco, son of the Calamba Mayor, for his part, said unlike the ‘Kasibluan” program, which went in hibernation in 2005 after some five years in existence, Calamba Football Festival is designed to be held annually.
“This will not be a ‘ningas-kugon’ type of program because as Secretary Lina said, the project is a combined effort by the local government in cooperation with the private sector and, therefore, sustainable” the Laguna lawmaker said.
FIFA VP, PFF to launch ‘Kasibulan’ grassroots program ABS-CBNnews.com Posted at 02/10/2012 9:06 PM | Updated as of 02/10/2012 9:06 PM
MANILA, Philippines – Jordan Prince and FIFA Vice President Ali Bin Al Hussein and the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) are set to launch the Kasibulan Football Grassroots Development Program in Calamba, Laguna on Saturday.
The program will be re-launched through the assistance of the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP) and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR).
The AFDP, chaired by Prince Ali, has already pledged equipment to support Kasibulan’s grassroots activities.
“I look forward to participating at the grassroots festival with Calamba City Mayor Joaquin M. Chipeco Jr., Congressman Timmy Chipeco, as well as President [Mariano] Araneta of the Philippine Football Federation,” Prince Ali, son of the late King Hussein of Jordan, said in a statement in Asean Football.
“It is crucial to focus on youth football development across Asia given that we host a large youth population in the continent. I hope our partnership with the PFF will develop further in the future through the Asian Football Development Project,” he added.
PAGCOR, for its part, has allocated a funding of P20 million for the program.
The PFF will be holding 144 Festivals of Football in at least 24 provinces as part of the Kasibulan program in 2012 alone.
The PFF expects the participation of over 15,000 participants from the age of 6 to12.
These 3-day festivals will include coaches and educators courses, participant skills assessment and training and small-sided matches.
PRINCE ALI TO LAUNCH ASIAN FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN PHILIPPINES February 09, 2012
MANILA (9 Feb 2012) – HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, FIFA Vice President, will launch the newly founded Asian Football Development Project (AFDP) in Calamba, Laguna, Philippines in partnership with the Philippines Football Federation (PFF).
Founded and chaired by Prince Ali, the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP) is a non-profit youth commission based in Amman, Jordan, whose objective is to provide effective, needs based assistance to all Asian national and regional football associations and affiliates in a fair and transparent manner.
The Asian Football Development Project will assist the PFF to re-launch the Kasibulan Football Grassroots Development Program by providing equipment to support their grassroots activities.
Supporting grassroots and youth football development is one of the four principle pillars of the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP) which also include advancing women’s football, representing Asian member associations and protecting and developing the game.
“I look forward to participating at the grassroots festival next weekend with Calamba City Mayor Joaquin M. Chipeco Jr., Congressman Timmy Chipeco, as well as President Araneta of the Philippine Football Federation,” said Prince Ali (pix).
“It is crucial to focus on youth football development across Asia given that we host a large youth population in the continent. I hope our partnership with the PFF will develop further in the future through the Asian Football Development Project.”
Prince Ali also extended his ‘most sincere condolences’ to the PFF for the tragic loss of lives in the wake of the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the islands of Negros and Cebu, in the Visayas.
Prince Ali is FIFA Vice President representing Asia, President of both the Jordan Football Association and West Asian Football Federation.
for the pff – it’s all about the kids March 26, 2012 criticaleye2
Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan.
- Jose P. Rizal
SAN CARLOS CITY – I have retreated to this sleepy city of over 100,000 to serve as a speaker for a workshop for the Grassroots Development Officers of the member Provincial Football Associations of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF). Getting to San Carlos from Manila takes riding a plane to Silay City (north of Bacolod) and a close to 2 hour land trip going up and over the mountains which straddle the Negros Translink Eco-tourism Highway linking Bacolod City and San Carlos City.
I had heard about San Carlos City and its development as a center of football in the country particularly at the youth level. Players from this city populate teams of the Negros Occidental Football Association in the various competitions of the PFF. The long line of notable players that it has produced is evidence of the strength of its grassroots and youth development programs, the most recent of which is Jinggoy Valmayor of the UP Fighting Maroons, Diliman FC and the Philippine Men’s National Team to the recent Southeast Asian Games.
It quickly becomes apparent to me as to why this phenomenon had and continues to happen. Right in front of the City Hall is a bevy of football pitches that are apparently also segregated as to use by age-groups. The long-term support of the city for football is evidenced by an annual appropriation of P1 million for football alone. And, I can say it has been well-spent.
The man who directs all this is John Carmona, PFF’s Technical Director for the Visayas. Coach John’s soft-spoken manner belies his passion for the game. His daughter is a member of the U-14 Girls National Team and as she participated in the mini-festival that I observed, it was easy enough to see why.
The Grassroots Development Officers’ (GDO) Workshop is the culmination of the preparations for the country-wide roll-out of the Kasibulan Grassroots Development Program of the PFF. Through a combination of classroom and practical modules, the GDOs from 33 provinces in the country, are walked through the intricacies of Kasibulan as the final step in what has been an almost year-long training program for these GDOs. The 9-day workshop is rigorous with instructors from the PFF and the Japan Football Association meticulously going through each little detail including where to put the water stations during a Festival of Football. The GDOs are refreshed about the theory and practice of running a successful grassroots program, the financial aspects of the program, the manner of engaging Local Government Units and local Department of Education officials, among others.
As I watch, observe, participate, ask and answer questions and engage in small talk with the participants, I am heartened to be present in this gathering of some of the best youth coaches in the country. It also makes you realize the magnitude of this program when everything is rolled out – up to 198 Festivals of Football in up to 33 provinces in the country. At the same time, it makes you appreciate even more the effort of PFF’s Technical Department led by Coach Aris Caslib with this meticulous preparation.
Kasibulan, which is supported by Pagcor and the Asian Football Development Project, will start its full roll-out in April and will end in October. The final schedules and the mechanics for participation will be out next week. The preparation phase is almost over, it’s almost time to get down to business.
I left San Carlos City excited and with a sense of validation that we are ready. I also leave with the thought that, no matter whatever else is happening in the world of Philippine football, at the end of the day – it’s all about the kids.
Kasibulan (Grassroots) Program 2012 will conclude on November 2012.
The project aims to have 198 Grassroots Courses and Festivals (GCF) in the 33 Provincial Football Associations (PFA) for 2012 alone. Each PFA is scheduled to have 6 GCFs each. Each PFA is, however, assessed after each GCF on their ability to provide the organization, mobilize coaches and participants, logistics and administration at these GCFs.
There have so far been 5 GCFs (Calamba, Iloilo, Calbayog, Tagum, Butuan) this year. Most of the PFAs will launch their GCFs beginning in June in anticipation of a MOA to be signed with DepEd this coming Saturday.
Next up will be the Zamboanga GCF from May 18-20. For details contact your local PFA.
-excerpt from Mr. Bonnie Ladrido's response in our post on the Pagcor's allocation of 20 million pesos
Kasibulan football program launched in Marikina park (The Philippine Star) Updated June 07, 2012 12:00 AM Comments (1) View comments
MANILA, Philippines - The FIFA-backed Kasibulan Grassroots Football program was launched yesterday at the Marikina Sports Park with around 60 local coaches and more than 500 kids taking part in the three-day event.
Organized by the National Capital Region Football Association (NCRFA), headed by its president and Philippine Football Federation secretary-general Atty. Rolly Tulay, and backed by Vitamilk Champ and Pagcor, the free football seminar was a long term program aimed at enabling the country to qualify in the 2019 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.
“We take pride in being the first Metro Manila LGU to respond to this call for a partnership in developing football further in the country, particularly for kids,“ said Marikina Mayor Del de Guzman who will also be the special guest at the culmination of the event where certificates of participation will be distributed to the participating coaches and kids.
He will be joined by members of the Azkals and the Malditas football teams, Asia Brewery’s Francis Tan, and former PSC commissioner Chito Loyzaga.
Meanwhile, Tulay cited the timing of the launch, saying: “With the present popularity of football in the country, this program will definitely help sustain the sport’s development and we are thankful to FIFA for having a world-wide program for grassroots football.”
He added: “According to FIFA president Joseph Blatter, grassroots football has progressed so much around the world regardless of political, religious, and cultural environment and we are confident that the Philippines will show the same progress.”
The program includes a seminar for coaches, educators and other sports advocates as well as a kids’ skills assessment and training with a minimum of 60 adults and 500 kids expected to participate in each venue. Registration is still open, according to Warren Sira of the Marikina Sports Office. For details, contact 0932 2677622.
Other backers of the event are Summit Mineral Water and 100 Plus.
“Vitamilk is happy to be part of this developmental program which is very much aligned with our product,“ said Tan.
Other Metro Manila cities which are joining and have signified interest in the program are Manila, Quezon City, San Juan, Mandaluyong and Taguig.
2nd Leg of “Kasibulan” football clinic slated iamjhazz ♦ June 28, 2012 ♦ Leave a Comment
BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – More than 500 children is expected to participate in the 2nd leg of the Kasibulan Football Grassroots Festival slated on June 29 – July 1, 2012 at the Butuan City Sports Complex in Brgy. Libertad, Butuan City.
The football clinic, which is aimed at introducing the game of football to about 3,000 kids ages 6 – 12 years old, is organized by the Butuan-Agusan Norte Football Association (BANFA) and the Philippine Football Federation (PFF). According to BANFA President and Butuan City Vice Mayor Lawrence “Law” Fortun this grassroots development program is patterned after the very successful football program of the Federal Republic of Germany. “Since this program is offered for free, I urge the public to take advantage of this opportunity and entice their kids to participate in this worthwhile event. It is hoped that the next Azkals Team who will compete in the Asian Football Cup on 2018 will come from the participants of this program, and hopefully someone will come from our area as we have already proven in the past to produce high caliber football player,” said Fortun. Not all major cities had the chance to host this kind of football festival and Butuan City and the province of Agusan del Norte is lucky to be included owing to the very active local football association headed by Fortun.
Apart from the football clinic, a Basic Coaching Course will also be offered to interested football enthusiasts. To entice more participants to the clinic, BANFA and the PFF have partnered with the Department of Education (DepEd) for this leg’s staging.
PFF’s grassroot program seen to draw more help Cebu Daily News 6:34 am | Saturday, June 30th, 2012 share1 1
The Philippine Football Federation’s (PFF) plan of implementing a fully functioning grassroots program got a boost with the third-place finish of the Philippine Under 14 team tagged as the Little Azkals in the recently held Japan-East Asean Football Exchange Programme U-14 Youth Football Festival in Osaka, Japan.
Richard Montayre, who heads the PFF grassroots and youth development committee and also the team manager of the Little Azkals, said that the success of the U-14 team should attract sponsors who could help fund the PFF grassroots program.
“All we need to do is to prove to them that we can excel in the sport so that’s why the U-14 needs to show them that we are capable,” said Montayre.
Last year, the PFF decided to adopt the grassroots program proposed by Montayre. The program underscored a partnership between the provincial football associations (PFAs), Department of Education and Local Government Units that introduced football at the grassroots level and create youth teams in the barangay level.
The program emphasized the importance of developing grassroots coaching methods in the PFAs for the purpose of developing elite players in each provincial association who will eventually form elite teams via the Center for Excellence (CFE) program and then see action via grassroots and youth competitions in the local, regional and national level.
Through these competitions, talents will be identified to formulate national youth teams who will be placed under a continuous program and eventually advance into the senior men’s team or become an Azkal and represent the country in international competitions.
Finally, Kasibulan reaches my hometown. DFA launches Kasibulan Thursday, 12 July 2012 06:36
The Davao Football Asssociation (DFA) recently spearheaded the implementation of the nationwide Philippine Football Federation program for kids aged 6 to 12 years old known as Kasibulan Football Grassroots Development Program. DFA staged the Kasibulan program in Mintal over the weekend comprising of a two-day theoretical and practical session for coaches and a one-day clinic-festival for kids. The coaches seminar attracted some 60 mentors from the public elementary schools, private schools and NGOs. The program resumes this weekend with a grassroots festival at Mintal Elementary School starting at 8:00 am. Expected to attend the festival-clinic are 500 kids from the various clubs and schools in Tugbok District. The festivities will include fun games, small-sided games, individual drills, and will feature entertaining presentations from the Mintal ES band and Cherifer Vitamins. Davao’s national team standouts in the U-14 Little Azkals squad led by team captain Darius Joseph Diamante and Javier Romero-Salas, and U-13 Girls squad members Moira Calizo, Bea de Luna, Joannah Adao, Patricia Francisco, and Joyce Semacio will be gracing the festival to provide inspiration to aspiring footballers. Congressman Isidro T. Ungab has also been invited along with Mintal Barangay Captain Ramon Bargamento II and Mintal Elmentary School principal Mrs. Lilia Tapiz. DFA President Edward “Chaya” Lam will personally preside over the program implementation with Davao FA general secretary Erwin Protacio, Grassroots Development Officer Ramonito Carreon, Grassroots instructor Rachelle de los Reyes. This event is supported by Congressman Ungab, PAGCOR, DepEd, Barangay Mintal, UP Mindanao, Cherifer Vitamins, and Medvil Farms. The other venues of the Kasibulan program are Calinan (21, 22, 28 July), Piedad, Toril (01, 02, 08 September), Ma-a (18, 19, 25 August), Lasang (15, 16, 22 September), and one for the private schools and nearby schools at the Tionko Field (04, 05, 11 August). (Neil Bravo)
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manglando: Good Morning, We are starting to form a soccer club, I am just wondering how much is the coach salary per month. His students are normally in elementary and high school.
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krazzyfoot: depends...what country r u in? many coaches do it for almost free, since their kids r in the club, too...kinda hobby for them. I dont suppose you'll hire pro coaches, coz they will cost you a lot...
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manglando: I am from the Philippines.
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manglando: Soccer is very much alive in our city. We normally play seven aside and futsal due to limited space to play on. This summer, the kids attend the sessions about 30 hrs a week but comes schools days it will be cut in 1/2 since they go to different school.
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