The NCAA volleyball season will be a new challenge for all schools as they have a tight schedule in which a team can play three times a week.
Arellano master coach Obet Javier, who said he welcomed the new schedule, is not affected.
"With this kind of schedule, you can't afford to get hurt. You can't lose focus because you can be left behind immediately," Javier said in Filipino last Friday.
This season's games are played all week except Wednesdays and Sundays, which allows teams to compete against each other three times a week.
But Javier said it is a hand that everyone gets, so teams have to find a way to get around it.
"This is what has been presented to us so that we can accept it," he added.
The quietly spoken mentor found that even the teams are getting better this season.
"This year's competition is top-notch," said Javier.
Take St. Benilde, for example. The season 91 champion bet on a pair of newbies to take a shocking win over last year's second place perpetual on Friday.
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