Premier Volleyball League (PVL) teams were given consent to start training after receiving the green light from the local governments of San Juan and Mandaluyong permitted to use Filoil Flying V Centre and Ronac Gym as practice venues.

/ 9 March 2021

“Yes, it’s a go,” said PVL president Ricky Palou on PhilStar on Monday.

Reports said Creamline and Choco Mucho have started training at the Ronac Gym in Mandaluyong under strict government health protocols.

“The teams can train with four to five players at a time with a coach and a health officer/therapist, social distancing must be observed at all times,” said Palou. “Of course, regular tests should be done.”

Moreover, squads such as Petro Gazz, BanKo Perlas, Peak Form, and PLDT Home Fibr are set to start practices this week at Filoil, Ronac, Greenhills West, and San Sebastian College Gym respectively.

Guest teams Army and Air Force are also scheduled to resume training this week at their military bases.

Cignal is also training soon but it hasn’t mentioned its preferred venue.

Other clubs are expected to begin training next week.

Organizer Sports Vision President Ricky Palou said players must undergo swab tests every 10 days as part of health protocol. Four to five players at a time with a coach and health officer/therapist are only allowed inside the court for social distancing.

Players are also not allowed to show at the training venues and must do this when they get home, and venues must be properly sanitized.

The PVL’s first conference as a professional league will be two months long and tentatively set on May 8 at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna.