Dante Alinsunurin is up for the challenge of coaching crowd darlings Choco Mucho in the upcoming 2023 Premier Volleyball League season.
Despite being busy developing men's volleyball for the past decade, he has always been updated in the women's side of things and with it, he knows that handling the Flying Titans comes with big pressure.
Choco Mucho has yet to make the PVL podium since joining the country's first and only pro league back in 2019 but has always filled venues with its fans.
"Bago ako nag-apply alam ko na 'yung mangyayari talaga na sobrang pressure sa sitwasyon syempre sikat na team and sila 'yung kilalang-kilala," shared Alinsunurin.
"Sabi ko nga, challenge sa akin ito na ipakita na willing ako talaga na ihandle talaga 'yung Choco Mucho," added he, who also handles National University-Archipelago in the Spikers' Turf.
With only a month to prepare before the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision, Alinsunurin is liking the progress of his team.
The All-Filipino Conference will start on February 4 with Choco Mucho playing in the opening game against Akari at 4 pm at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.
"Nakikita ko naman na willing sila, nagtitiwala sila sa amin kasi bawat drills and situation namin pinapaliwanag namin kung para saan itong ginagawa namin," said Alinsunurin.
"Ang importante unti-unti mag-improve kung ano yung gusto naming ibigay sa kanila. 'Yung mga past trainings namin nakikita naman namin na nagiimprove doon sa gusto naming gawing sistema kaya sobrang thankful din ako sa mga players na ginagawa 'yung new system."