Missing volleyball? Here’s what you can do while the sport is on a break

In an effort to contain COVID-19 infections, mainland Luzon is placed under enhanced community quarantine starting on midnight Tuesday, March 17.

The latest measure restricts movement in the island. Mass public transportation services will be suspended whilst land, sea and air travel are restricted. Unless they are part of the frontline dealing with the crisis such as doctors, nurses, and journalists, people in Luzon will only be allowed to leave their homes to access basic necessities.

Prior to this, mass gatherings such as “sporting events and other entertainment activities” have been prohibited until April 14 due to the stringent social distancing measure. This led to UAAP’s decision to cancel the current format of the Season 82 Collegiate tournaments as Philippine SuperLiga (PSL) also suspended its Grand Prix games until further notice.

With volleyball – and the world, in general – taking a break, fans would have to wait for the containment of the virus or the lifting of the quarantine before they see their fave players back on the court.

In line with this, FOX Sports Philippines collated some of the things fans can do to overcome their separation anxiety from the sports.

BINGE WATCH PREVIOUS GAMES

In times like this, the internet is your best companion. Not only does it keep you updated with the current situation, but it also provides you a wide array of past games and seasons to binge-watch.

Relive the moment when Ateneo Lady Eagles won the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball championship, or the epic rivalry matches between F2 Logistics and Petron in the PSL, or the historical victory of PetroGazz over Creamline in the PVL Reinforced Conference. Go down the memory lane even further as there are a lot of games available online.

PSL games can be streamed in OneSports YouTube channel as UAAP games are available at ABS-CBN Sports + Actions’ website.

WATCH PLAYER VLOGS

If you to decide to spend your free time watching videos, you might as well indulge yourself with the vlogs of some of the country’s most popular volleybelles.

Kim Kianna Dy’s channel gives people a glimpse of her life outside volleyball and her out-of-town trips, while Eya Laure’s shows her funny side not seen much when she’s all business on the taraflex.

Aby Maraño, meanwhile, takes you to her trips with her VLOG-alag series while Mela Tunay interviews your fave stars in her “Anong Tunay?” series.

FOLLOW YOUR FAVE PLAYERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

This is the perfect time to visit your favorite players’ social media accounts and hit the follow button (if you haven’t followed them yet). While it’s possible that they won’t be posting anything that involves going out, you can at least browse through their past posts, tweets, and videos.

Scroll through their stories on Instagram, their tweets on Twitter, and their videos on TikTok. But, of course, refrain from messaging them as they are entitled to privacy just like everyone else.

PLAY VOLLEYBALL MOBILE AND COMPUTER GAMES

You can still enjoy the thrill of hitting a ball or the rush of blocking a spike without having to break into sweats or risking your health by playing outdoors.

Play volleyball mobile and computer games. Go to your phone’s app store and download the game you think would help you get rid of boredom.

(Image from UAAP)

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