ILOCOS SUR - As competition starts in the Palarong Pambansa 2018 in different venues here today, the Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Sports Institute (PSC-PSI) will also kick off its five-day Sports Science Series seminar in Baluarte here.

PSI deputy director Marlon Malbog said, “Experts from different fields are resource speakers. Schedule of the topics will vary every day  to allow coaches and sports leaders to choose the best time that suits them considering the hectic schedules of the games in the Palaro.”

Today, Dr. Pilar Elena Villanueva will first tackle “First Aid in Sports” at 9:30a.m. to 10:30 a.m. before Maria Daniela P. Santos talk about “Performance Assessment on Children” from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Afternoon session will feature “The Psychology of Coaching” by Denise Ang at 1 p.m. followed by “Sports Nutrition for Filipino Youth Athletes”  by Ashley Villa and wrapping up with “Movement and Performance” by Nathan Futalan.

“The Sports Science Series is part of PSC-PSI’s coaching education program and we have conducted in other parts of the country, too,” Malbog added.

Certifcates will be awarded to all participants.

The PSI will also conduct talent identification to winners in the Palaro for elementary and secondary athletes. PSC-PSI