A BIGGER, better season of the Philippine Superliga fires off on May 10 with an All-Filipino Conference kicking off the action in the premier club league’s schedule for its second year.
This will be the first time the PSL, organized by SportsCore (Score) led by its president Ramon ‘Tat’s Suzara, is holding an all-Filipino Conference.
PLDT-MyDSL is once again backing the PSL, which is working to gather more teams to compete in two conferences this season.
The PSL will also hold its very first draft on April 2 with the squads taking turns in picking from a roster of new players and those who have not been included in the protected lists but are still in top shape.
The PSL will also have two television networks covering its games. Solar Sports and TV-5 have entered a deal in sharing the television coverage of the Superliga.
In its inaugural last year, the PSL held an Invitational Tournament for women to get the feel of fans’ reception of a higher level of volleyball competition. The PSL is the only club league in the Philippines recognized by the world and Asian volleyball confederations.
Following the success of the Invitational meet, Score made an even bolder move by introducing the men’s tournament in its second offering, the PSL Grand Prix.
“While we have set targets, I think we have achieved more than what we have aimed for in our debut. The PSL served as an instrument in the reformation of the national teams for men and women, and we hope to continue being of service to the country by aiming to raise the level of play in our tournaments,” Suzara said.
The Philippine Army Lady Troopers won both the women’s Invitational and Grand Prix crowns while PLDT-MyDSL Speed Boosters claimed the men’s Grand Prix title.
The men’s tournament also served as the launch pad for the reorganization of the national men’s team by the Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF), which is hosting the Asian Men’s Club Championship presented by PLDT HOME Fibr on April 8-16 at the MOA Arena and the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.
The AMCC has attracted 18 teams led by powerhouse Iran.