Gilas Pilipinas Conducts Twice-Daily Training Sessions in Preparation for SEA Games

Gilas Pilipinas is stepping up its preparation for the upcoming 32nd Cambodia Southeast Asian Games by holding a six-day closed-door training camp in Laguna starting on Sunday. The national team will enter the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, which also served as a training camp for the team during the early years of the COVID-19 pandemic under the leadership of Tab Baldwin. The team is set to hold a twice-a-day practice in a last-minute bid to boost its SEA Games training.

According to Coach Chot Reyes, the team will be “cramming” a lot during the training camp. The goal is to improve basketball practices, develop team chemistry, and strengthen player relationships. Reyes emphasized the importance of having everyone present during the training camp, which will enhance the team’s overall development.

The training camp in Laguna is a critical step in Gilas Pilipinas’ preparations for the SEA Games. The team is eager to regain the men’s basketball gold medal, which they lost in the 2019 SEA Games held in the Philippines. The Philippines’ national basketball team, boasting a rich basketball tradition, has won the gold medal in men’s basketball in 12 of the 19 SEA Games tournaments.

Cramming Gilas Open Training Cam

The team will have its final practice at the Meralco gym on Friday before the official FIBA World Cup draw on Saturday, after which they will proceed to Laguna the following day. The Filipinos are in Group A, along with Singapore, Malaysia, and Cambodia, and will face Malaysia on the opening day, May 9th.

In conclusion, Gilas Pilipinas’ upcoming six-day training camp in Laguna is a critical step towards its goal of regaining the men’s basketball gold medal at the 32nd SEA Games. With the team’s strong commitment and dedicated training, fans of Philippine basketball can expect an exciting and competitive showing at this year’s SEA Games in Phnom Penh.

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