Giving the second six a chance

first_imgBeggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident This gives everybody a chance to play, pleasing players and eager parents who find it difficult when their child doesn’t get to play even when they’re all suited up.Now this is being attempted in volleyball and most coaches have welcomed the innovation but recognize the challenge of matching up even after taking the first set of a match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnIt’s volleyball, given that coaches rely on a strong starting six. The game is anchored on fluidity and chemistry that six players and one libero have to learn to play a solid game as one unit. Very often two to three players will come off the bench, either to change the setter, add a taller blocker or insert a reliable server.The rest of the team seems accustomed to the reality that they will most likely not play in a game unless the game becomes too one-sided, an injury downs a starter or the coach simply wants to try something new. The “second six,” as volleyball often likes to call the reserves, does most of its work in training, pushing the starting lineup to play better. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing The Philippine Superliga 2017 Invitational volleyball tournament plays with a rule that requires teams to field a new starting six in the second set of its matches.Those who have had young children play in some organized basketball leagues are familiar with this: A starting five plays the first quarter, a different one for the second and third and the best possible unit goes for the win in the final phase.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties View comments Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions The current innovation will give the six competing teams—Cignal, Petron, Generika-Ayala, Foton and newcomers CocoLife and Sta. Lucia—a chance to use more of their players, many of whom are stars from the collegiate ranks.It can be disappointing at times when you see a former college standout languishing on the sideline simply because there are other better stars on the team or their skills are not needed in certain game situations.With the innovation, expect that there will be more extended matches than three-set shutouts although powerhouse Petron did exactly that against newcomer Sta. Lucia in the third game on opening day.Four sets per match might become the norm given the “second six” rule but that shouldn’t disappoint volleyball diehard who relish the extended action.Let’s hope that the rule also brings out the best in many of the players who now get the chance to strut their wares alongside the acknowledged stars of the game.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ Orchard returns to pal champions’ circle Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac townlast_img