UAAP Season 82 volleyball to implement video challenge

Mark Escarlote on Feb 11, 2020 01:09 PM
UAAP Season 82 volleyball to implement video challenge
The UAAP will implement video challenge for Season 82 volleyball.

The UAAP is implementing the use of the video challenge for Season 82 volleyball.

As an effort to enhance the level of play and follow the international standards of the sport, the UAAP announced on Tuesday in its very first-ever press conference for volleyballl the new innovation that is expected to make the competition even more exciting.

"During the SEA Games we also saw the challenges that were implemented, we will also implement the challenge system during this year," said UAAP president Em Fernandez of season host Ateneo de Manila University. "We want to uplift not just women's volleyball but also men's volleyball."

Commissioner and technical head Noreen Go said that they are still working on ironing out the guidelines and the implementation of the video challenge system. 

"We will pattern the challenge system after the SEA Games," she said. "We're still finalizing all the details and we will release a memorandum to all schools, all the people involved and the media as well. We want to orient them with the correct rules and the guidelines. We just actually discussed it in length just this week. It will be in time for the opening."

The new system will allow coaches to challenge a call or non-call thru a video review.

This is the second time that a local league will implement the video challenge system after the Philippine Superliga introduced the innovation back in 2015. Go said that the UAAP will use the PSL's challenge system, the same one used during the country's hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. 

"Ang sure right now na ang two challenges per set have to be successful. What we’re trying to clear lang if the play has to be finished before you challenge," said Go. "Kasi in FIVB rule on going you can challenge eh. So we’re clearing that. Because it’s the first time for the UAAP to have the challenge system approved and very recent so we’re working on the guidelines and the details."  

The system will be utilized right from the opening games of the men's and women's divisions.

"Sa opening [gagamitin na] kasi we want to be consistent throughout the tournament that’s why we’re rushing with the guidelines," said Go.

The UAAP volleyball tournament will open on Saturday at the MOA Arena.



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