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Remembering Shakey’s V-League 8 First Conference Finals Game 2: ADMU vs. ADU

Posted in Photos and Videos, Shakey's V-League, V-League Season 8

Someone shared this link at some website. In case you want to watch again the Shakey’s V-League 8 First Conference Finals Game 2 between Ateneo de Manila and Adamson University, here’s the entire game recorded and uploaded by someone in YouTube taken from www.philippinewomensvolleyball.blogspot.com website:

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How to use Muscle Tape properly

Posted in Others, Sponsored Posts

More and more athletes are using therapeutic tapes nowadays. In volleyball, players usually tape the shoulder area as well as the knees and elbows as these are the frequently injured and strained body parts. There are several therapeutic tape brands available in the Philippine market today and you can buy them at sports shops like Chris Sports, Toby’s, and Olympic Village. Muscle Tape (costs around P650 per roll) is perhaps the most widely used locally because its made of high quality material but at the same time, it’s cheaper than the US brands.

Know how to properly Muscle Tape yourself by following these instructional videos:

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Michele “G-Force” Gumabao: DLSU’s most improved player, strong and confident

Posted in Featured Articles, Featured Notable Player, Notable Players


Lady Spiker Michele “G-Force” Gumabao of De La Salle University believes in training hard and striving to always become that best that you can be.

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Get a chance to win a Yamaha Mio Fino: Join the Yamaha Run for Heroes this July 3

Posted in Other Sports, Others, Sponsored Posts

The Yamaha Run for Heroes is part of the 3rd RunRio Series Manila 2011 and will be held this July 3, 2011 (Sunday) at Bonifacio Global City. Race categories are: 3k, 5K, 10K, and 21K. Registration period has been extended until July 1 at the following stores:

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Only 3 school teams confirmed to be part of Shakey’s V-League 8 2nd Conference

Posted in Shakey's V-League, V-League Season 8, Volleyball News

I’m not too sure if this is good or bad news. But it’s certainly very interesting. On one hand, losing a lot of school teams can pave the way for the commercialization of teams for Shakey’s V-League as they take in and give chance to corporate teams (so to speak) to participate. Maybe it’s time for the V-League to take risks and create more of these non-school based teams and not merely capitalize on the popularity of college volleyball. Besides, UAAP and NCAA will always be there. Let’s hope that the upcoming Shakey’s V-League Season 8 Second Conference is going to be exciting because of these turn of events. Let’s watch out and support the V-League folks!

This article is taken from BallersPinas.com website:

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2011 PVC Invitational now accepting interested teams

Posted in Progressive Volleyball Center (PVC), Volleyball tournaments

Greetings of Peace!

The second tournament for the year is almost upon us, the 2011 PVC Invitational runs from August 7 – October 2, 2011. Please find the attached forms (see below). For this tournament, we will be having a separate Collegiate Division. Divisions now will be: Mens and Womens Division I, Womens Division II, Mens and Womens College Division. Hope to have your team join and compete, as we push full steam ahead in the promotion of our sport. Thank you.

Ariel G. Joaquin

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POC-PSC National Games: indoor and beach volleyball game results

Posted in Beach Volleyball, Photos and Videos, Volleyball News

The Philippine National Games shall become a yearly national championships for all sports – to assess the expanse of athletic potentials as by-product of your national programs, to serve as the ultimate challenge grounds to bring out the best of the national crop and the emerging ones, and finally, to serve as the final “ranking and selection ground” for possible composition of the national pool, and from which the team for the future international competitions (e.g. SEA Games, Asian Games, Olympics, etc.)

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First PVC Friendship Cup happens on July 3-9 at JRU

Posted in Progressive Volleyball Center (PVC), Volleyball News, Volleyball tournaments

The folks over at Progressive Volleyball Center (PVC) is going to hold a week long tournament at the Jose Rizal University Gym this July 3-9, 2011. Games start at 3pm onwards on weekends, and 5pm onwards during the weekdays of the competition. It’s called the PVC Friendship Cup because this indoor volleyball tournament has been specially created so that guest volleyball teams coming all the way from Guam can participate. The Pokai Volleyball Club, a volleyball organization based in Guam, will be fielding in their junior women’s and men’s volleyball teams.

Here’s a list of teams who are going to battle it:

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Philippines to host FIVB World Grand Prix again?

Posted in International Volleyball, Volleyball News

Rumors of the Philippines hosting the Grand Prix in Cebu in the near future spurted out from Volleywood.net and now, I see the article being spread all over Facebook accounts – thanks to the like and recommend buttons. Mr. Ace Asas, the man behind the international volleyball site, confirms this to be very likely to happen and in fact his “source” (who is very reliable and apparently very secret as well) says that the deal between the FIVB and Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) is currently being negotiated. Let’s hope the Philippines gets this opportunity once chance.

The FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix is the premier annual women’s global volleyball tournament that features 16 teams. This 2011, Macau is hosting the Grand Prix finals happening this August. About ten years ago, a leg as well as the finals match of the Grand Prix were staged at the Philsports Arena and Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. Leila Barros was adored by the Filipino fans back then.

Here’s the full story taken from Volleywood.net’s article:

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What is there to LIKE about Muscle Tape – second batch of winners

Posted in Contests, Others, Sponsored Posts

Photo on the left: Ms. Joana Pearl Somejo who won 1 pink Muscle Tape roll, 1 Muscle Tape Cooltex Pre-Cut shoulder, 1 Muscle Tape Cooltex Pre-Cut knee, 1 Muscle Tape bracelet.

The What is there to like about Muscle Tape online contest is down to its last batch of winners this June. You can still join! So if you want to win some cool Muscle Tape products (rolls and pre-cuts), click here to join the contest. This online contest is sponsored by CCi Enterprises, Inc., the official distributor of Muscle Tape products. Disclaimer: Muscle Tape is the official therapeutic tape sponsor of Team Spikeithard Volleyball teams and this online contest is being done to promote their Facebook fan page.

The first batch of winners were drawn last March. Three lucky winners were drawn again for the second batch last May. Each of the winners received a combination of cool Muscle Tape products. The winners were:

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