MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Super Liga (PSL) organizers are planning to create a players database in order to give the league a bigger pool of talents, thus making it easier for team owners to stock up their respective rosters.
PSL chairman Philip Ella Juico said the database will benefit both the team owners where they can tap the hidden talent in the provinces while at the same time giving the players the chance to show their talents at a higher level.
Players that have already graduated from member universities of the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI), the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association and the Davao Private Schools Athletic Association are some of the collegiate leagues the PSL is planning to include on its database.
University of the Visayas, Southwestern University, University of San Jose-Recoletos, University of San Carlos and University of Cebu are some of the CESAFI member squads that have volleyball programs.
Sports Core president Ramon Suzara added that the database will also make the draft easier as it will help teams identify what position they will need to strengthen their respective line-ups.
“We started the drafting procedure before the All-Filipino conference,” said Suzara. “Teams can direct hire the players from the provinces. We will further study the procedure of hiring the potential players from the provinces or they can apply and go to the draft process.”
The PSL has also planned to bring the games closer to the people with plans of holding provincial games at the Southern provinces of Cebu, Bacolod, Davao and Laguna.
“We need to further promote the PSL in the provinces to make it more national in scope. Look at Cignal, they are composed mostly of Cebu-based players. Volleyball has also become popular in Cebu. We will surely welcome provincial players and hopefully a club team from the provinces will soon join the PSL,” added Juico. – Rappler.com