MANILA, Philippines– Coach Aaron Velez is established to kill the ghost of his past as he promises not to waste the second chance provided by Chery Tiggo in the 2023 Premier Volleyball League All-Filipino Conference
From guiding the Crossovers to their very first PVL champion in the 2021 Open Conference Ilocos Norte bubble, Velez stopped working to protect their throne and also dropped to 8th area in in 2014’s season-opening event.
After an underwhelming surface, Velez was provided a various duty as a group supervisor and also was changed bycoach Clarence Esteban But 2 meetings later on, the previous was restored as head coach and also he has no strategies of frustrating the administration once more.
“[Gagamitin ko] yung learnings ko from my experience in the [Open] Conference last year. Merong multong kailangan labanan. But at the same time masaya ko naman masasabi na I’m working on it and sa tulong ng team, I think, magagampanan ko naman ‘yung trabaho,” claimed the returning coach in a video clip meeting with press reporters.
( I will certainly utilize my understandings from my experience in the Open Conference in 2014. There is a ghost that I have to slay yet at the very same time, I enjoy that I’m dealing with it with the assistance of my group and also I assume I will certainly be able to meet my obligation, this time around.)
With the franchise business providing him 2 duties, Velez, that is likewise acting as group supervisor, confessed that the group has high assumptions yet the stress he is really feeling just gas him to do far better.
“Of course, they expect me to showcase what I can do as a coach. Also, their trust and confidence in me to handle the two roles given to me, which is to be the team manager and the head coach,” Velez claimed inFilipino “It’s really a blessing that they can see and they appreciate my capability and how I can fully put into work and action.”
“I don’t want to let the management down with their trust and belief that I can still redeem myself,” he included.
Chery Tiggo, led by MVP Mylene Paat, finished a two-tournament semifinal dry spell in the 2022 Reinforced Conference under Esteban, that transformed them right into a protective group with Best Libero Buding Duremdes, their spikers, and also also import Jelena Cvijovic showing remarkable flooring protection in addition to center blockers Cza Carandang and also Roselle Baliton making sure of the cutting edge.
Although the Crossovers returned to the semis, they generated all their suits in the round, injuring up in 4th area of the season-ending meeting.
Velez thinks the group requires to concentrate on crime to exceed their previous surface and also reclaim their shed delight in the All-Filipino, which begins on February 4 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“The challenge now is to start strong and sustain that momentum until the end. We have proven that we got defensive skills. But this time, I want them to discover their capabilities offensively,” claimed the longtime Chery Tiggo coach, that has actually been with the group because 2018. “Last conference, our team was all about defense. We lacked offensive firepower. If we will be able to execute better offense, I think we will get better results.”
Chery Tiggo opens its war Reinforced Conference runner-up Cignal on February 7 at Philsports Arena, starting life without Dindin Santiago-Manabat, that moved to Akari.
Losing Manabat, that has actually been with the group for the previous 6 years, was a huge strike for theCrossovers But Velez difficulties their holdovers Paat, Shaya Adorador, EJ Laure, France Ronquillo, and also May Luna in addition to beginner, Pauline Gaston to tip up.
“Of course, who doesn’t want Dindin Santiago on their team? She’s a one-of-a-kind spiker, who can create her own offense for a team,” the coach claimed. “But because of certain reasons, it’s more of a challenge for the other players as they will have opportunities to build their own positions first and their names.”
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