The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) just launched a learning program for aspiring professional athletes entitled “MAKE It Sports.”
MAKE It stands for Modules for Asynchronous Knowledge Enhancement. The new program is for people with all involvements in sports and aims to provide information on different everyday life topics, including sports law, sports medicine, technology, and more.
When asked about the new program, PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez told the media that “learning never stops.” He also stated that some athletes give up studying in exchange for training but should never stop learning.
MAKE It Sports will feature modules where participants can learn at their own time and pace. Participants can also opt for certification by passing an exam. Registration for the program begins Nov. 5th but is only open to registered learners for the first three months. After the first three months, the new program will become available to the public and uploaded to the PSC website.
PSC chairman Butch Ramirez said that participants are expected to range from athletes to teachers and administrators. Ramirez also stated that knowledge of the law as it applies to sports could be beneficial.
The first course to be released under the MAKE It Sports program will deal with Sports Law and be administered by Atty. Al Agera. The following two courses added to the program will be Arbitration and Sports and Netball.
To all our registered participants for the MAKE It Sports – Sports Law 1, we have sent a registration confirmation message to your emails. Kindly check the Facebook group link and click “JOIN GROUP” to confirm. pic.twitter.com/Ls0iYiBBO5
— Philippine Sports Commission (@psc_gov) November 8, 2021
The MAKE It Sports program stemmed from the 2021 National Sports Summit (NSS), where participants requested similar learning courses. The NSS had more than 13k participants in its first phase.