BARUERI, BRAZIL—Jaja Santiago acknowledges the urgency of getting all people on the identical web page earlier than the Philippine nationwide girls’s volleyball staff embarks on its gold hunt within the thirty first Southeast Asian (SEA) Video games.
And the nation’s towering center blocker assures that the calls for may very well be met even when the posh of time isn’t on their aspect.
“We solely have three weeks left to work it out and there are nonetheless many areas in our recreation that must be polished,’’ stated Santiago, who starred through the staff’s tuneup towards the Barueri Volleyball Membership’s (BVC) under-21 squad.
The PH spikers are already within the midway mark of their two-week coaching camp right here with an upward trajectory of progress after a number of intense follow periods and three tuneup matches towards aggressive Brazilian golf equipment.
Other than the BVC under-21 staff, the Filipinos additionally toppled the Sesi Sorocaba on Tuesday after dropping their match towards Sao Caetano final week, a day following their arrival from a 36-hour flight from Manila.
Head coach Jorge Edson Souza de Brito admits there stays loads of specifics that the staff must deal with regardless of the tremendous tight timetable.
Girls’s volleyball within the SEA Video games in Hanoi, Vietnam, will get happening Might 12 with 5 groups—defending champion Thailand, host Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines—going for the rostrum.
“We got here [to Brazil] to construct on the connections and issues that we lack, and I’m assured that in time we are going to obtain this,’’ stated Santiago, who performed for the Saitama Ageo Medics in Japan’s V.League earlier than becoming a member of the staff in a layover in Istanbul, Turkey.
“It won’t be fast and we have now to be affected person; however when the SEA Video games arrive, we’ll be prepared,’’ added the Chery Tiggo star on her third SEA Video games following stints for the nationwide staff in 2015 Singapore and 2017 Kuala Lumpur.
The street to the gold medal within the SEA Video games or at the very least the climb onto the rostrum won’t be simple, however the extremely proficient core of staff captain Aby Maraño, Alyssa Valdez, Jema Galanza, Ces Molina, Mylene Paat and Santiago are shifting in the best route.
“This coaching is vital, it permits us to bear a excessive degree of competitors that can assist us lots within the SEA Video games. I’m right here to assist and share my experiences in Japan for the advantage of our staff,’’ stated Santiago.
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