There is a lot of potential talent out there - we just need a concerted effort to join in the search even from common basketball enthusiasts such as most of the people in this forum. Might be a good idea to put up a website, or even a humble Facebook page to facilitate the "search" for potential talent, where anyone can drop a line and give info on a young player with potential.....or perhaps there's one already?
Two things I've learned from my dog:
1.) Never bite the hand that feeds you
2.) Don't shit in your own backyard
LABAN KUNG LABAN! KAYA NATIN PILIPINAS!
Mabuhay ang TEAM PILIPINAS !!!!
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!
THE DREAM LIVES ON !!!!
there is nothing alarming about this actually. the bottomline is that philippine elementary to high school is only 10 years long while US/European/etc is 12 years long so that is why Filipino high school graduates need to do 2 more years. For example, I studied 2 years at U.P. when I transferred to north America, my 2 years of college were credited as 2 years high school to add to the 10 years primary schooling i had in the philippines. In other words , I had to repeat as a freshman again which I didn't mind doing since I was not in a hurry to graduate =)... this was back then, I dont know how it is now or if foreign universities have become more lenient in accepting filipino transferees.
once the philippine system transitions completely to 12 years then this "bridging" issue will not be a so-called issue anymore. filipino transferees will just have to pass the TOEFL english test.
the philippines is only one of the very few countries that stick to the 10 years primary/high school system until recently resulting in the cramming of subjects and lack of depth in the absorption of information...unless the student takes it upon himself to educate himself further and/or he is just naturally smart, then this results in high school/college graduates who are 2 years deficient in schooling relative to other countries. Of course in the philippine setting, this was "enough" until recently, but the realization that we have to compete more led to this 12 year program finally being instituted.
As a final note, I wonder if the 10 year philippine system had some small impact/effect on the poor rankings of philippine universities on a worldwide basis.
Last edited by pachador; 03-12-2012 at 05:51 PM.
Anyone who wants to replace a coach because his dwarf team keeps losing against bigger teams is wishing for a miracle and should get a magician. A more practical solution is to get reinforcements unless one is content to wait a few more years in the hope that the dwarf players will grow wings and fly over their defenders. PBA reinforcements will not guarantee a championship, but it will guarantee close losses which is enough to make me happy.
Speaking of playing and studying in a University Tito Toots I’m curious given that your child is a talented player, given an option between playing for an elite UAAP team like Ateneo or an established Australian University which one looks more promising career basketball wise, Where will his skills be further developed? I eliminated the US college option on the assumption that the talent requirement for a full scholarship division I school is at a different level. Related to this do NZ citizens have full rights and access toAustralian athletic scholarships in Univesites? BTW send me a private message in response if that suits you.