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PNVF to revamp volleyball nationwide groups after underachieving stints in Hanoi

The PH volleybelles huddle round coach Jorge Edson Souza de Brito (fifth from left) throughout a shedding match towards Indonesia.—PHOTO FROM ASIAN VOLLEYBALL CONFEDERATION

Spent properly for and underachieving nonetheless, the boys’s and glamorous girls’s nationwide volleyball groups might be revamped by the beginning of subsequent month, with the Philippine Nationwide Volleyball Federation (PNVF) supposedly trying to infuse younger blood because the nation continues to chase elusive gold medals within the sport within the Southeast Asian (SEA) Video games.

“The issues are the PVL (Premier Volleyball League) gamers, not the coaches,” mentioned PNVF president Ramon “Tats” Suzara. The volleyball company went residence with 4 bronzes in seaside volleyball however didn’t have a {hardware} to point out within the extra common indoor model.

“We may have [a] revamp in women and men gamers by June 1,” Suzara informed the Inquirer by way of a textual content message on Tuesday.

Suzara didn’t expound, however a number of insiders which the Inquirer talked to are saying that the PNVF needs to run the nationwide packages with out commitments to anybody, particularly the composition of the ladies’s workforce which the company needs to be “younger and tall” to measure as much as the worldwide recreation.

The boys’s workforce went to Qatar to coach for 2 weeks and the girls’s squad to Brazil for a similar time frame. Each camps occurred earlier than the thirty first SEA Video games in Hanoi, Vietnam, the place the Philippines, after profitable the general title working away in 2019, limped to fourth general.

Left in Brazil

Workforce Philippines did properly in Barueri, Brazil—the place volleyball is sort of a faith—profitable towards formidable under-21 membership groups. However it appeared that what occurred there stayed there because the PH volleybelles sputtered to a 1-4 report, shedding the battle for the bronze towards Indonesia, 21-25, 25-22, 19-25, 21-25.

Brazilian Olympic champion coach Jorge Edson Souza de Brito, in accordance with Suzara, will proceed to deal with the nationwide program till his contract expires in July 2023.

“After all, our plan was to get any medal already [in Hanoi],” De Brito mentioned. “Up to now we had an opportunity to battle shut for that.”

“We nonetheless have a tough technique to get the gold, however we’re actually near [playing in the] remaining,” mentioned De Brito of the ladies’s workforce.

The boys’s workforce, which gained a shock silver within the 2019 version in Manila, turned in a 2-2 card however nonetheless wound up fifth and manner out of medal competition.

Saving some satisfaction

Seashore volleyball saved the day for the PNVF as Jude Garcia-Anthony Arbasto Jr., Alnakran Abdilla-Jaron Requinton, Cherry Rondina-Bernadeth Pons and Jovelyn Gonzaga-Dij Rodriguez went residence with third place finishes.

With its gamers seeing motion within the extremely common PVL, it’s comprehensible for the nation to be taking a look at podium finishes for the ladies’s workforce—if not profitable the gold itself.

Because the Philippines returned to the biennial meet in 2015—with the favored Alyssa Valdez and Aby Maraño within the fold—the nation hasn’t introduced residence a medal to measure as much as the large reputation the game enjoys right here.

The nation’s medal drought dates again to 2005, ending fourth for the second straight version.

“Our strengths and weaknesses should be checked out rigorously,” mentioned De Brito. “We’ll develop with consciousness in [that] regard. Our opponents have these identical factors of consideration, after taking good care of ours, we’ll emphasize easy methods to neutralize them. Lots of work to develop.”

De Brito may have one other probability to do this, because the 2023 Cambodia SEA Video games is simply a number of months away.

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