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Kasibulan: 6-12 Football Grassroots Development Program

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was entered into by and between the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) for the implementation of Kasibulan: 6-12 Football Grassroots Development Program referred to as "Kasibulan Program," a basic level grassroots football course and festival in the identified schools nationwide.
The Kasibulan Program aims to:
  1. provide an opportunity for every young Filipino, 12 years old and below to play and enjoy the game of football; and
  2. upgrade teaching competencies of teacher-coaches to enable them to effectively teach and train pupils in football.
The PFF shall be responsible for the following terms:
  1. Continue to implement the Kasibulan Program and subsidize the training of football instructors from the ranks of DepEd and PFF, who shall teach Physical Education (PE) and sports teachers in scheduled areas;
  2. Organize and finance, in cooperation with the concerned DepEd division offices, the conduct of Basic Level Football Courses known as the "Grassroots Courses and Festival Seminars" for elementary school teachers involved in PE and school sports, until such time that all elementary schools in the area are covered;
  3. Provide the needed instructional equipment for the football instructors in the conduct of the football trainings/seminars, as well as teaching manuals, reference materials, visual aids, and other supplies for the teacher-participants free of charge ;
  4. Assist and support technically, financially and logistically the PFF-trained teachers in the formation and training of school and club teams, and in the conduct of competitions and skills contests for the various age group teams at the school, municipal and provincial levels;
  5. Manage and monitor the various phases of the Kasibulan Program and ensure its success through periodic reviews, whenever deemed necessary, by revising/upgrading the Kasibulan Program and its guidelines for implementation;
  6. Initiate the development of DepEd-PFF Football Lesson Plans for elementary schools;
  7. Work for the offering of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) licensing program for the coaches of the DepEd;
  8. Recommend the inclusion of girls in the district, division, regional and Palarong Pambansa both in the elementary Futsal (5 vs. 5) line-up and high school (11 vs. 11) line-up and provide financial and technical support for its development;
  9. Assist in the development of a "Special Program and Activities for Football"; and
  10. Work for the establishment and operation of football academies in selected areas in the country.
The DepEd, as developmental partner, shall be responsible for the following terms:
  1. Encourage the training and development of PE instructors who have regularly attended the Grassroots Courses and Festivals and have met the qualification standards set by the PFF;
  2. Allow the DepEd and PFF instructors to conduct the three (3)-day "Grassroots Courses and Festivals" in elementary school subjects to DepEd's school calendar of activities;
  3. Designate elementary school teachers with basic background or inclination in PE and sports to attend the three (3)-day "Grassroots Courses and Festivals" seminars scheduled in their respective localities;
  4. Encourage PE teachers to organize school football teams and to participate in the "Grassroots Courses and Festivals" subject to DepEd's school calendar of activities;
  5. Make available, the school facilities such as classrooms, computers, audiovisual rooms, office spaces, covered courts, open fields and equipment rooms for the implementation of the Kasibulan Program whenever possible ;
  6. Maintain an inventory of equipment, supplies, and materials provided by the PFF, and keep a record of recipients of such equipment, supplies, materials and financial aids;
  7. Encourage the implementation of the DepEd-PFF football lesson plans in all elementary schools;
  8. Encourage elementary school officials to cooperate in the implementation of football programs and activities with the Provincial Football Associations (PFAs) of the PFF provided such programs and activities are held in accordance with the existing guidelines;
  9. Arrange special make-up classes for pupils/student football players who participate in the regional, national and international competitions, provided that the PFF submits a list of participating pupils, national players to the DepEd without prejudice to the participant's obligation to maintain academic competency in accordance with DepEd standards;
  10. Consider the inclusion of girls in the district, division, regional and Palarong Pambansa both in the elementary Futsal (5 vs. 5) line-up and high school (11 vs. 11) line-up;
  11. Consult the PFF in the review of the policies, guidelines, programs and activities, relative to the implementation of football at the district, division, regional and Palarong Pambansa;
  12. Work with the PFF in the review and development of "Special Program and Activities for Football"; and
  13. Monitor the conduct of "Teach the Teachers and Football Festivals".
DepEd regional directors (RDs) and schools division/city superintendents (SDSs), through their Regional PESS chiefs, PESS supervisors/coordinators, principals, and sports coordinators are tasked to assist and cooperate in the implementation of the Kasibulan Program in accordance with the existing guidelines and the DepEd's calendar of school activities.

The School Sports Events and Activities Unit (SSEAU), in coordination with the PFF, shall be in charge of the development and review of the program's policies and guidelines and shall oversee the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Program.

SDSs shall authorize the grant of vacation service credits to teachers involved in this Program pursuant to DepEd Order No. 53, s. 2003 entitled Updated Guidelines on Grant of Vacation Service Credits to Teachers.

Make-up classes shall be held for all participating pupil-athletes in the event classes are missed.

Expenses of the pupil-athletes and school coaches relative to their participation in the Program shall be shouldered by the PFF. No funds coming from the DepEd shall be used. There shall be no fund-raising activities by the field officials, public school administrators, or teachers for the said purpose.

For more information, all concerned may contact:

Officer-in-Charge , General Services Division
Chief, Physical Fitness, Wellness and Recreation Office (PFWRO) 
School Sports Events and Activities Unit (SSEAU)
DepEd Central Office
DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
Telephone Nos.: (02) 633-66-80; (02) 632-02-60
 

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