Tryouts, clinics usher in 2013 PBA Young Stars Hoops PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 22 March 2013 11:25

A two-day tryout and coaching clinic will set the stage for the first ever holding of the 2013 Coca Cola PBA Young Stars tournament here in Zamboanga City on April 20, 2013.

FBZ President and SBP Area Head and Trustee Pedro Alfaro Jr., the local organizer for the forthcoming basketball tourney said this is also the first time Coca Cola is bringing in the PBA Young stars hoops to Zamboanga City.

He said the tournament which will feature 10 teams of young basketeers will kick off next month.

The regional finals will then be staged here on May 10-12 with the eventual winner representing the cluster area to the national finals set on May 19 in Metro Manila.

Alfaro added the tryouts and cage clinic will be conducted in select areas of the city as kids 13 to 16 years old will be screened to join the 10-team tournament later.

Alfaro Also added, coaches of the 10 teams participating will join him in conducting basketball clinics in the areas to be visited.

PBA Young Stars tourney will involve a unique feature as teams will be composed of 12 players with three players each from the specified age brackets of 13, 14, 15 and 16 years old to constitute each participating team.

It will also call for the play of all 12 members of the team in games scheduled during the tournament.

This again, the former PBA star and Ateneo stalwart added will be in parallel with the SBP’s trust to discover young and new talents from the grassroots to train and develop for the comprehensive basketball program of SBP top honcho Manuel V. Pangilinan.

Pangilinan head of the SamahangBasketbolsaPilipinas has a program in place to return the country back to basketball prominence in Asia and the world Olympics.

Alfaro added that the various programs introduced and developed here in Zamboanga have produced local basketball talents now plying their trade in the national basketball scene and the PBA, products of the FBZ and SBP grassroots development program.

Areas to be visited for tryouts and the basketball clinics will be announced later, Alfaro added.