SUMMER 2015 looms as the longest vacation ever with several schools adjusting their academic calendars. With all the extra time suddenly available, now is the perfect time to enroll the children in the annual MILO Summer Sports Clinics!
All 13 traditional sports disciplines will be back plus the introduction of a 14th discipline in Touch Rugby in cooperation with the Philippine Rugby Union. Featuring lesser physical contact than the version played by adults, Touch Rugby is the perfect breeding ground for future members of the Philippine Volcanoes who have distinguished themselves by the recent establishment of the country as an Asian contender and subsequent rise in the world rankings.
Of course, Basketball through the MILO BEST Center and Swimming remain the perennial top draws as far as enrollment is concerned. Also enjoying increased enrollment over the last two seasons are Volleyball and Football.
Completing the roster of disciplines are Chess, Badminton, Table Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Karate Do, Tae Kwon Do, Gymnastics, Bowling and Ice Skating. All sports clinics are under the supervision of top coaches and experts in their field who employ the latest scientific training methods while integrating values formation and character building.
Finding a slot will be easy due to the many available schedules in over 700 venues nationwide. This year, MILO is targeting a total enrollment of over 30,000 participants in all events.
The fun does not end upon completion of the program. Many of MILO Summer Sports Clinics graduates take their game to the next level and become varsity athletes of their school and go on to participate in the annual MILO Little Olympics.
“The MILO Summer Sports Clinics is an avenue for children to learn the fundamentals of sports and be encouraged to lead an active lifestyle,” said MILO Sports Executive Robbie de Vera. “They will be able to learn new skills, while making new friends along the way.”
Many of today’s young sports stars got their head start the moment they signed up for a MILO clinic. PBA star Chris Tiu of Rain Or Shine and brothers Keifer and Thirdy Ravena of the Ateneo de Manila University learned the basics of basketball at the MILO BEST Center while Southeast Asian Games gold medal winner John Paul Lizardo got started with his Tae Kwon Do career at a MILO clinic.