NU coach seems to be to search out correct mix for subsequent UAAP Cheerdance


NU Pep Squad's debuting coach Gab Bajacan after the team finished first runner up in the UAAP Cheerdance Competition 2023.

NU Pep Squad’s debuting coach Gab Bajacan after the workforce completed first runner up within the UAAP Cheerdance Competitors 2023. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines — Nationwide College Pep Squad didn’t defend its throne in coach Gab Bajacan’s debut because the workforce settled for silver within the UAAP Cheerdance Competitors on Saturday at Mall of Asia Area.

Ushering a brand new period in after the departure of Ghicka Bernabe, Bajacan had blended feelings in his first competitors with the NU Pep Squad performing an Elvis Presley-themed routine in entrance of 18,122 followers.

“To be sincere, it’s unhappy as a result of we have been ready earlier than getting into the blue mats. However the primary competitors is totally different and we couldn’t keep away from some issues in the course of the efficiency,” mentioned Bajacan in Filipino.

“Like in 2017, regardless of having lots of errors, we bought one thing constructive and we’ll deliver it to the subsequent competitors. We are going to carry that to deliver the crown again to Jocson and we wish to keep that method, we wish to preserve the model of NU Pep Squad, which is aggressive in cheerdance,” he added.

NU, which carried out second, had 697 factors with solely a five-point deduction however fell wanting the Far Japanese College Cheering Squad, which earned 702.5 factors with its Tremendous Mario-themed routine.

Solely only the start

Bajacan already took notes in regards to the issues they should enhance subsequent season whereas his workforce was performing.

“I took notes and shared factors of enchancment with our supervisor. It’s good that it’s my first time as head coach and I already considering [of the things we can improve] whereas the competitions are ongoing,” he mentioned.

“Our marketing consultant dance coach mentioned that we’re simply getting began. It’s a really totally different dynamics between coaches.”

The brand new NU coach mentioned he has “to be extra like Ghicka” though he admitted it could be arduous to exchange such a profitable coach. That’s why he employed a set of coaches to assist him to allow them to proceed the workforce’s successful custom.

“She’s like a mom coach. So I’ve to grasp everybody. It’s arduous to be a Ghika Bernabe, and he or she’s the one and solely Ghika Bernabe. It’s very very arduous to fill in her footwear and different senior coaches,” Bajacan mentioned. “I’m completely satisfied that we survived this season and we’ll make to get the right combination this UAAP Cheerdance Season 87.”



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