Dante Alinsunurin hopes to take Choco Mucho to greater heights with his proven system

Coach Dante Alinsunurin.  Tristan Tamayo's photo/

Coach Dante Alinsunurin. Tristan Tamayo’s photo/

MANILA, Philippines — Choco Mucho’s newly appointed coach Dante Alinsunurin wants to share everything he’s learned from men’s volleyball to the Premier League, believing his system is a good fit for the Flying Titans , the team is still looking for a place on the podium since entering the tournament.

The day after Inquirer Sports reported, Choco Mucho on Friday morning officially welcome Alinsunurin as the new head coach ahead of the 2023 PVL season, which begins with the Open Conference on February 4.

Alinsunurin is ready to enter the women’s pro tournament after winning four championships for the National University in the UAAP men’s volleyball tournament and the most recent Spikers’ Turf tournament last year and taking the Philippines to a silver medal. history at the Southeast Asian Games in 2019.

“I think it’s time for me to adopt and share my system with a women’s team,” Alinsunurin told Inquirer Sports in Filipino.

“I decided to join the Choco Mucho team because I believe my system is applicable to them because of their height and skill set. We just need to polish a little bit,” he added.

FILE – Choco Mucho Flying Titans in Augmentation Conference.  – PHOTO OF PVL

FILE – Choco Mucho Flying Titans in Augmentation Conference. – PHOTO OF PVL

Alinsunurin, who also led the Bulldogs to a gold medal in the 2018 Asean Collegiate Games in Myanmar before winning a silver in Thailand in 2022, is succeeding the Choco Mucho team led by Kat Tolentino and Deanna Wong. , Desiree Cheng, Isa Molde, Bea lead. De Leon, Maddie Madayag and libero Denden Lazaro-Revilla.

The Flying Giants have yet to overcome their difficulties as they made it to the semi-finals in the 2021 PVL bubble and last season’s Open Conference but missed their chance after being eliminated at the Invitation and Rising Conference. strong.

During PVL’s season finale conference last year, Oliver Almadro resigned midway to focus on the program of the Ateneo women’s volleyball team. Edjet Mabbayad was provisional but the team finished seventh with a 3-5 record.

Amid high expectations of coaching a team that is loved by the audience, Alinsunurin said he will keep his coaching style in mind to try to take the Flying Titans to the next level with the modest goal of being on the podium. optical.

“I wanted to take their game to the next level. We also need to focus on their fitness to avoid injury,” said new coach Choco Mucho.

“My coaching style will be the same. There will be some adjustments for the sake of women [division] there’s a different style of play,” he added.

Alinsunurin also ensures that he will manage all his teams with proper time management as he takes on his duties as PVL coach, as tactician NU’s men’s volleyball season UAAP Season 85 will also open in February, and as an advisor to the Philippines team at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games The game is set in May in Cambodia.

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