Still well-spent and still under-achieved, the men’s and glamorous women’s national volleyball teams will be restructured early next month, with the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) presumably looking to bleed youngsters as the country continues to chase the elusive gold medal. Playing in the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.
“The problem is PVL (Premier Volleyball League) players, not coaches,” said PNVF President Ramon “Tats” Sujara. Volleyball agency Beach Volleyball went home with four bronzes but did not have the hardware to show in the more popular indoor version.
“We will have [a] Restructure the male and female players by June 1, ”Sujara told Inquirer in a text message on Tuesday.
Sujara did not elaborate, but some insiders with whom the investigators spoke said PNVF wanted to run national programs without committing to anyone, especially the formation of a women’s team that the agency wanted to be “young and tall” to measure. In the international game.
The men’s team travels to Qatar for two weeks and the women’s team travels to Brazil for the same period. Both camps took place before the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, where the Philippines, after losing the overall title in 2019, slipped to fourth overall.
Left in Brazil
The Philippines has done well in Barueri, Brazil – where volleyball is a religion – winning against a strong under-21 club. But it seemed that what happened there remained the same as the PH volleyballs fell to a 1-4 record, losing 21-25, 25-22, 19-25, 21-25 in the bronze battle against Indonesia.
Brazil’s Olympic champion coach Jorge Edson will continue to run the national program until his contract expires in July 2023, according to Souza de Brito.
“Of course, our plan was to get any medals in advance [in Hanoi]”So far we have had the opportunity to fight for it,” said De Brito.
“We still have a hard way to get gold, but we are really close [playing in the] The final, “said De Brito of the women’s team.
The men’s team that won an amazing silver in the 2019 edition in Manila has turned into a 2-2 card but is still in fifth place and out of the medal fight.
Save some pride
Jude Garcia-Anthony Arbasto Jr., Alnacran Abdila-Jarron Requinton, Cherry Rondina-Bernadette Ponce and Jovlin Gonzaga-Diz Rodriguez saved the day for Beach Volleyball PNVF as they returned home with third place.
Looking at the action of its players in the hugely popular PVL, it is understandable that the country is looking at a podium finish for the women’s team – if not gold.
Since the Philippines returned to the biennial meeting in 2015 – featuring popular Alyssa Valdez and Abby Marano – the country has not brought a medal to measure the huge popularity that the sport enjoys here.
The country’s medal drought ended in 2005, finishing fourth for the second consecutive edition.
“Our strengths and weaknesses must be looked at carefully,” said De Brito. “We will grow with awareness [that] Respect Our opponents have this same view, after taking care of us, we will insist on neutralizing them. A lot of work to do. “
De Brito will have another chance to do it, as the 2023 Cambodia SEA Games are just a few months away.
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