Rondina, national beach volleyball team ramp up training camp
MANILA, Philippines — Led by its top guns Sisi Rondina and Jude Garcia, Creamline has doubled down on its buildup for the AVC Continental Cup which takes place on June 18 in Thailand.
The national team players have been training in their bubble in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte since May 18 as they are also preparing for Southeast Asian Games later this year.
So far, they’ve settled in and are coming along as planned.
“We’ve been training for almost two weeks. Apart from getting used to the heat, we also have already desensitized to the routinary twice-a-day sand court training. In between our sand court training, coach Paolo Escaño, our strength and conditioning coach, makes sure that the players are ready for their upcoming international competitions,” said Creamline beach volleyball program head Charo Soriano.
After more than a year of settling for virtual workouts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rondina was finally able to reunite with his longtime partner Bernadette Pons.
Garcia was also able to share the sand court with his teammate Anthony Arbasto.
“We’ve been working on other facets here in the bubble, too. We believe that mental toughness, emotional stability, and spiritual calmness will complement the physical aspect of the players’ training program,” said Soriano.
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