The Philippine National Volleyball Federation will hold a three-day national team tryouts in a bubble environment later this month in Subic, according to PNVF President Ramon “Tats” Suzara.
Tryouts for the men’s and women’s volleyball teams are set on April 28 and 29 at the Subic Gym, while those for the men’s and women’s beach volleyball squads are scheduled on April 30 at the Subic Tennis Courts.
Suzara said invitations were to 40 women and 40 men for , as well as the volleyball tryouts, while 20 women and 20 men were given the call for beach volleyball.
“The PNVF is currently prioritizing its elite/high-performance initiatives through the National Team Commission,” Suzara said. “The national team will be focusing on the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi in December.”
The athletes, coaches, organizers and officials involved in the will undergo RT-PCR tests 48 hours before the tryouts with a guaranteed turnaround time of 24 hours.
Suzara and PNVF Secretary General Donaldo Caringal and Medical Commission head Dr. Jose Raul Canlas met with Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority officials and Philippine Red Cross officers at the Subic Gym on Monday to finalize health and safety protocols.
“These tryouts are needed in order for the athletes to be at their optimal condition prior to key competition events this year,” Suzara said.
National coaches Arthur “Odjie” Mamon (volleyball women) Dante Alinsunurin (volleyball men), Paul Jan Doloiras (beach volleyball women) and Rhovyl Verayo (beach volleyball men) will supervise the tryouts.
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