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Bigger plans for NBTC

THE National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) is entering its eighth year with bigger plans and programs aimed at benefiting not only the young players but coaches nationwide.

Eric Altamirano, NBTC national program director, bared their plans during Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at Shakey’s Malate together with multi-titled coach Ato Badolato, collegiate standout Mike Tolomia, and SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc. sports development program head CJ Suarez.

“Our main objective is to develop skills, build character, and raise leaders among the players, and educate the coaches on the proper way of teaching and coaching their players or even how to deal with the referees,” said Altamirano, head coach of the NU Bulldogs in the UAAP.

“The NBTC represents a nationwide grassroots program for male high school players. We also hold workshops, conduct high-level tournaments and coaches’ convention. We mentor the coaches,” added Altamirano, also a champion coach in the PBA.