Jun 11, 2021

Week-long camp helps Blackwater rookies settle down

THE one-week training camp Blackwater did in Tagaytay somehow helped its bunch of rookies settle down with the system of coach Nash Racela.

The training at Splendido Taal Country Club made by the Bossing fast-tracked the familiarities of freshmen Reymar Acuno, Joshua Torralba, and Andre Paras of how the way things are being run by the team.

During the camp, the Bossing were able to hold scrimmages at least twice-a-day, according to Racela.

"Ang maganda dun because we do a lot of teaching these days, yung twice-a-day namin somehow nakatulong sa kanila," said the Blackwater mentor.

"Kasi kapag minamadali mo sa isang ensayo tapos limited ang oras, mahirap magturo sa mga bago," Racela added. "So more on repetition. We teach them more in the morning, tapos sa hapon nakakapag- scrimmage na din kami."

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Acuno and Torralba were both second round picks by Blackwater, taken successively at nos. 14 and 15 during the last rookie draft.

Paras meanwhile, was surprisingly still available in the third round that the Bossing didn't lose time to tab him at no. 27 overall.

Blackwater already returned to Manila last Wednesday following the training camp, which at the same time, served as its team building.

"We stayed there for one week and for four or five days, nakapag-twice-a-day practice kami," said Racela.

The Bossing are the fourth team to hold its bubble training camp during this off-season after TnT Tropang Giga and Meralco Bolts in Ilocos Norte, and NLEX in Clark, Pampanga. (RG)

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