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//     What is SPS?

          The Special Program in Sports (SPS) is in line with the efforts of the Department of Education (DepED) to institutionalize a program that will identify/discover students with potential talent in sports and hone their skills for higher levels of athletic competitions. The SPS was piloted in 15 schools nationwide for a period of four (4) years and is now offered to other schools for adoption.

//     Objectives

The Special Program in Sports aims to:

•     Identify talented athletes who shall be trained to compete
      in national and international sports competition;
•     Enhance skills of students in sports; and
•     Produce athletes imbued with healthy attitude who can
      contribute to the promotion of sports in the country.

//     Curriculum

•     The school shall offer a four-year secondary level
      curriculum based on the Basic Education Curriculum (BEC),
      with specialization in sports.
•     In addition to athletics and/or swimming, which are the basic
      sports requirement, the school shall offer any approved
      DepED or any of the following sports (a minimum
      of five individual/dual sports and three team sports);
     

          Individual/Dual Sports:

                Archery
                Arnis
                Badminton
                Chess
                Gymnastics
                Tennis
                Table Tennis
                Taekwondo
                Dancesports

          Team Sports:

                Baseball
                Basketball
                Football
                Sepak Takraw
                Softball
                Volleyball

•     Values Education shall be integrated in all Specialization
      subjects.
•     The specialization subject shall be written in the report card
      under Specialization.

//     Admission to the Program

          The SPS shall be open to all Filipino high school-age students who fulfill the following requirements:

•     Must have potentials/skills in more than one of the
      school sports offered;
•     Must have participated in any sports competition as attested
      by the elementary school principal; and
•     Must pass the Physical Fitness-Sports Talent Identification
      and skills tests.
•     The students admitted to the Special Program in Sports shall
      form a separate section/class from the regular class program.

//     Requirements to Offer the SPS

The school must have:

•     A track record of winning in sports competitions for the past three years;
•     The standard equipment and facilities of the selected sports being offered/facilities within the community that the school can use, namely:

        •    track and field oval
        •    gymnasium/covered court
        •    Basketball court
        •    Volleyball court
        •    Football/softball/baseball field
        •    Spacious playing area
        •    Sports equipment

•     The maximum number of students in the following sports events:

        •    Athletics - 30
        •    Swimming - 20
        •    Archery - 8
        •    Arnis - 10
        •    Racket Games - 8
        •    Chess - 4
        •    Gymnastics - 11 (5 boys & 6 girls)
        •    Taekwondo - 36
        •    Team Sports - 30
        •    Sepak Takraw - 12

•    For its manpower resources, the school shall have:

        •    An administrator who is a sports enthusiast
        •    Qualified teachers/trainers/coaches in sports
        •    A department head/sports coordinator who is
                   acknowledgeable in sports

//     Time Allotment/Unit Credit

    First to Third Year

    Subject Areas

    Time Allotment

    Unit Credits

    English 300 min/week

    1.5

    Mathematics 300 min/week

    1.5

    Science 360 min/week

    1.8

    Filipino 180 min/week

    .9

    Araling Panlipunan 180 min/week

    .9

    MAPEH 240 min/week

    1.2

    Specialization 600 min/week

    3.0

    TOTAL 2,160 min/week

    10.8

    Fourh Year
    Subject Areas Time Allotment

    Unit Credits

    English 300 min/week

    1.5

    Mathematics 300 min/week

    1.5

    Science 360 min/week

    1.8

    Filipino 180 min/week

    .9

    Araling Panlipunan 180 min/week

    .9

    MAPEH 240 min/week

    1.2

    CAT 35 hours

    .3

    Specialization 600 min/week

    3.0

    TOTAL

    2,195 min/week

    1.1

    SPS Lead Schools

    Region

    School

    Address

    I

    La Union NHS

    Sn Frndo, La Union

    II

    Isabela NHS

    Iligan, Isabela

    III

    M. H. del Pilar NHS

    Malolos, Bulacan

    IV-A

    Pedro Guevarra Mem HS

    Sta. Cruz, Laguna

    IV-B

    J. J. Leido Jr. Mem NHS

    Calapan, Or. Mindoro

    V

    Basud NHS

    Basud, Cam. Norte

    VI

    Jalandoni Mem. NHS

    La Paz, Iloilo City

    VII

    Abellana NHS

    Cebu City

    VIII

    Naval NHS

    Naval, Biliran

    IX

    Zambo. del Norte NHS

    Dipolog City

    X

    Tangub City NHS

    Tangub City

    XI

    Tagum City Nat’l Comp. HS

    Tagum City

    XII

    General Santos HS

    General Santos City

    CARAGA

    Surigao del Norte NHS

    Surigao City

    ARMM

    Lamitan NHS

    Lamitan City, Basilan

    NCR

    Rizal HS - Main

    Pasig City

    CAR

    Baguio City NHS

    Baguio City

     

    Contact Person:

    ROSA LIGAYA C. DOMINGO
    Senior Education Program Specialist, SDD

    Contact Number:

    Office of the Director
    Telefax: (02) 636-5173
    Staff Development Division
    Telefax: (02) 632-7586