DepEd prepares for CAVRAA 2018
About P9 million was allotted for the Cagayan Valley Regional Athletics Association (CAVRAA) budget according to Roger Sebastian Sports Division Coordinator of Department of Education (DepEd) – Nueva Vizcaya Division Office during the first quarter meeting of the Provincial Local School Board (PLSB) last Janury 29 at the DepEd Function Room.
Sebastian said that the budget was divided to various expenses to include uniforms, sports equipment, office supplies, meals and travel or fuel allowance, rental of playing venues, honorarium and communication allowance.
There are about 635 athletes, that includes 33 PWD athletes, will participate in the CAVRAA 2018 which will be held from February 25 to March 2 in Tuguegarao City.
According to Sebastian, the athletes are undergoing the 40 day in-house rigid training which started last January 13.
“The athletes already underwent the first two phases of the training, the conditioning phase and specialization. We started the third phase, the tune-up phase and eventually the 15 day evaluation,” said Sebastian.
The conditioning phase is a five day training to acclimate the athletes to a bigger arena and greater opportunities. The specialization is a 10-day training that closely looks on the specialization of every athlete. The tune-up is a rigid training with experts for 10 days, while the evaluation is an assessment to gauge the preparedness of all the athletes.
The DepEd also proposed for additional budget of P3 million for the additional events as mandated by the Palarong Pambansa, such as “pencak silat,” an Indonesian Martial Arts, aerogymnastics, a mix of aerobics and gymnastics, sepak takraw for girls, 3 on 3 basketball, dance sport, futsal, a variant of football, wrestling, wushu and boxing.
Sebastian also added that the Nueva Vizcaya delegates are working harder to bring back the CAVRAA title to the province. #k r i z e l