Coaches clinic to introduce basketball system fit for Pinoys

 
In a press briefing, Leuterio said he is tired of hearing "European kind of play, Korean kind of play or NBA style" being played by Filipinos.
 
"It's about time that we made our own wherein we can showcase our talents," he said.

The US-based bench tactician will be holding a free coaching clinic on April 10-11 at the Davao City Recreation Center.

The project, jointly organized by the Samahang Basketbolista ng Pilipinas (BAP-SBP) and the city's sports development division under sports coordinator Christopher "Bong" Go, is open to all Davao coaches who want to know about the latest trends in coaching in the U.S.
 
The clinic, which will start at 9 a.m., is expected to attract some 150 coaches from the barangas, schools and commercial teams.

Leuterio, who has attended many seminars and conferences in his three years in the U.S., would introduce a system called "Spread Offense" that is fit for the Filipinos.
 
He arrived here on Sunday and immediately joined Monday's practice session of his erstwhile players at the AdDU Jacinto gym.
 
The "Spread Offense" is a result of a three-year work of Leuterio who attended numerous seminars under U.S. college and NBA coaches, including Flip Sanders of the Detroit Pistons.
 
"We're offering something different," Leuterio said.

"It is an offense that is out of the box, something unconventional. The positions are different or at least they are viewed in a different way," he added.
 
Earlier, Leuterio said basketball is usually thought of in terms of point guard, shooting guard, small forward, power forward, and center.

"It is not 1, 2,3,4,5 like most teams do. Here you have two guards, two forwards, and a center. The guards and forwards are interchangeable, the center is the only position that is not," he added.
 
Leuterio coached the Ateneo High School to several championships in local and national tournaments before he left for the US.
He is best remembered for mentoring the Ateneo HS team that won the Milo BEST national title in Cebu. He was also an assistant coach of the Davao Eagles in the Metropolitan Basketball Association, a short-lived play-for-pay league. (Rico Biliran/MindaNews)

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