Sport Advocacy

A Look Back at the US Sports Envoy Program (Part 1)

Manila – Baguio – Manila  by Eric Hodgson Last year, USA Volleyball sent a couple of coaches over to the Philippine Islands for one week to work with some organizations looking to expand volleyball and its life lessons into their athletes, schools, and communities. For both coaches, it was a life changing experience. So USAV …

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The Next Chapter: A heartfelt account of American volleyball coach Eric Hodgson’s trip to the Philippines

By Eric Hodgson A heartfelt account of American volleyball coach Eric Hodgson’s trip to the Philippines to teach aspiring Filipino children to love the game   “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”—Anonymous   It was a faraway world from the comfortable confines of our practice …

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From the Philippines to Denmark, Girls Sports Mentoring Program Legacy Thrives

Made possible by the team work between Empowering Women & Girls Through Sports, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, and espnW, the Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP) has become one of the most successful efforts to empower women and girls all over the world since its inception in 2012. Particularly in the Philippines, the Sport Management …

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RePLAY, ReLIVE, ReCREATE in Tacloban: Community Engagement through Sports

Back in July 2015, Sport Management Council of the Philippines (SportPhil) organized an all-important 3-day workshop, called “RePLAY, ReLIVE, ReCREATE: Community Engagement through Sports,” mainly for psychosocial intervention based on what happened in Tacloban since the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013. Led by SportPhil’s Geraldine Go-Bernardo (Sport Management), Dr. Marissa Adviento, (Sports Psychology), …

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