In a little over a week as Adamson head coach, Onyok Getigan already feels he has a grasp on the program’s problems.
Starting his collegiate coaching career off with a win over the National University, Getigan saw the Lady Falcons tumble against the Far Eastern University and the Ateneo de Manila University.
Their latest loss against Ateneo left him most frustrated, especially with his team’s loose hands with errors.
“Unang-una kasi nasa proseso kasi kakaupo ko lang din. Inconsistent pa. ‘Yung ibang player parang naglalaro lang, balewala mag-error, libre mag-error. ‘Yun ang gusto natin alisin sa kanila,” said Getigan.
“Mahirap kasi parang may nakatatak sa kanilang ganoon. Every game, laging may error, sobra, dami. Kanina, kada set nagpapalit ako ng tao,” added the architect of the Kings Montessori volleyball program.
“Sinabi ko nga sa kanila na dapat malalim ang disiplina, hindi mababaw. Malalim ang pagsunod dapat. Kapag sinabi ni coach na ganito, gawin natin. Hindi ‘yung gagawin tapos mamaya-maya, hindi.”
Getigan was particular with his comments on their setters, rookies MJ Igao and Nikka Yandoc.
“Actually, ‘yung dalawang setter kasi bago. Kung makikita niyo talaga, ang lalayo ng mga bato. Maaga pa lang nag-time out na ako para pakalmahin pero ganoon pa rin. Kulang sa exposure ‘yung dalawang setter talaga,” he said.
He admitted that he is looking forward to having his setter from Kings Montessori Louie Romero next year, along with his other recruits Lucille Almonte, Rizza Cruz, and Antonette Adolfo.
“Siyempre kasi mas kapa ko ‘yun (Romero) at alam ko ‘yung kalidad ng bata. Hindi lang ‘yun ‘yung papasok, maraming mga player ko sa KMS na papasok sa Adamson na kabisado ‘yung sistema.”
For now, Getigan still wants to improve the current Lady Falcons, particularly whether they can still make the Final Four with a 1-5 record or not.
“Sinusubukan natin na solusyonan agad kasi ‘yun naman ang trabaho natin. Minsan, pumapasok din sa isip ko na proseso talaga,” he said.
“‘Yung mga bata kasi… iba talaga, iba ‘yung motivation nila. Kulang sa motivation and goal sa sarili nila. Katulad noong dalawang setter, minsan ‘yung isa may game, ‘yung isa wala. Minsan naman, parehas wala. Minsan kinakapa ko kung sino ipapasok ko. Mapapansin niyo talaga sa game namin na nagsha-shuffle ako. Nangangapa tayo.”
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