THE Larong Volleyball Sa Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) has vowed to form 'the most committed national team' to three international tournaments for women and two for men this year.
LVPI acting president Peter Cayco said the volleyball body will hold an open tryout for the women’s and men’s national teams while putting emphasis on the players' commitment to play for flag and country.
Cayco said the national team may not necessary be made up of the best players from different leagues in the country, so long as they are the most committed.
“Wala tayong superstar, mag-commit muna tayo. They may not be the best but they are the most committed,” said Cayco following LVPI's board meeting on Wednesday at the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) office.
Cayco, who will be tasked to form the national squad, said LVPI plans to hold the tryouts the week after it appoints a head coach for the national squads.
“First agenda ng tryout is meeting na muna tayo. Ang hinihingi namin sa inyo is commitment,” said Cayco, who added there are no shoo-ins to the national team.
The women’s team will see action in the Asian Under-23 Women’s Championship, Asian Senior Women’s Championship, and the Southeast Asian Games, while the men’s squad will compete in the Asian Under-23 Men’s Championship and the SEA Games.
The LVPI is also in the process of looking for a head coach that will be named after two weeks. The list of candidates will still be determined, according to Cayco.
“I was given by the board one week to submit a list of coaches. After that, papa-approve sa board kung sino ang ire-recommend nila. Then we will have the open tryout,” said Cayco.