The factor that has the greatest impact on team performance in a season is foreign players. Hosted by the Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) and held in Istanbul in Turkiye (Turkey), the 2023 V-League Women’s Foreign Player Tryout is being held.
Only one team from Heungkuk Life Insurance decided to renew the contract with Yelena (Bosnia), who played last season. The remaining six teams must select new foreign players. However, the biggest problem is that there is still no player that catches the eye.
On the 13th (Korean time),카지노사이트 the second day of the tryout for foreign players was held at Hasan Doan Spore Complexi in Istanbul. The coaches of the six teams have actively changed.
The schedule for the second day of the 2023 V-League Women’s Foreign Player Tryout hosted by the Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) was held in Istanbul, Turkey, on the 13th (Korean time). After the tryout evaluation match, each club’s command tower and the participating players held a meeting. [Photo = Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO)]
Before starting the tryout evaluation match, they gathered on the court and asked for a more realistic situation than the previous day (12th). It is the will to check the proper performance of the participating players.
Compared to the 12th, 33 players took to the court, an increase of 2 from 31. We warmed up by talking to each other as if we were getting to know each other. Two local male setters were also added. Compared to the first day, the passing (toss) was definitely better, and the players who were relaxed also improved their condition.
The command towers watched the players from a similar location to the previous day. Heungkuk Life Insurance coach Marcello Abondanza was the only command tower sitting on the second floor. Abondanza had plenty of time because he decided to renew the contract with Yelena.
In the evaluation match, the attack speed of the players increased. Directors are also starting to get busy. The gaze followed from the player’s fingertips to the corner of the court where the ball was shot.
In the midst of this, Kim Ho-cheol, director of IBK Industrial Bank, came out to the court. Coach Kim said, “I can’t see enough of the Apposite Spiker’s play with the current method,” and suggested, “I want to see the attack power mainly with the Apposite Spiker.” The director of Aachen Kim Pepper Savings Bank had the same idea.
Reflecting the opinions of the coaches, the evaluation match was changed to a way to check the attack power of the Apposite Spiker. Coach Kim said, “The player I saw well yesterday and the player I saw well today have a slightly different feel.”
“I think I’ll have to see them one more day tomorrow,” he said. “Foreign players should be team leaders. Look at their personalities and movements. Their skills are similar. Join the team and see how well they can join.”
Kang Seong-hyung, director of Hyundai E&C, wants Yasmin (USA), whom he has spent a lot of time with. However, the reality is that it cannot be as desired. The odds of picking that player first are slim.
Even if you choose Yasmin, the nightmare of last season could repeat itself. Yasmin led Hyundai E&C’s solo run until the beginning and middle of the season and did her part, but withdrew due to a back injury. In the end, Hyundai E&C was unable to make up for Yasmin’s missing spot, and after being pushed to second place in the regular league, it did not advance to the championship match.
Coach Kang worried, “I’m looking at things like offense, height, and strength, but right now (the players in the tryout) are not fulfilling.” Regarding Yasmin, he said, “I have a lot of worries because there is a risk of returning to my best condition.”
Director Kang also expressed his frustration, saying, “In terms of skills, there is no player like Yasmin. I want to play with him like a chimney, but I’m worried about the risk.”
Kim Jong-min, head coach of the Korea Expressway Corporation, said, “I am looking at a new face. I am watching with the team in a more difficult situation than last season in mind.” Director Kim made a careful evaluation, saying, “I’m focusing on attack power, leaving other things behind,” and “I think I’ll have to watch it one more day tomorrow.”
After the evaluation match, the coaches and players held a meeting. It was a friendly atmosphere, and we narrowed the distance by asking and answering questions to each other. The players emphasized that their physical condition is not 100% as the season is over.
This is the reason that although he did weight training, the sense of the game was inevitably lacking. The coaches explained that they are looking for players who can adapt to the Korean volleyball style that emphasizes defense as well as the unique culture of strong bonds with teammates.
Athletes who are vegetarian or who do not eat certain foods for religious reasons were also checked. After the meeting, the time has come for clubs willing to renew contracts with players they played last season to notify KOVO.
Only Heungkuk Life Insurance chose Yelena again. Catherine Bell (USA) who played for Korea Expressway Corporation, Moma (Cameroon) who played for GS Caltex, and Santana (Puerto Rico) of IBK Industrial Bank were not selected by their original team.
Head coach Abondanza said, “Yelena is a player who can grow and can grow,” and “I have already made up my mind to renew the contract.” Head coach Avon Danza, who joined during his last season, evaluated that there was not enough time to introduce his volleyball style.
He is determined that the upcoming season will be different as it can be prepared from off-season and there are changes in members. Head coach Abondanza emphasized, “I strongly believe that (the championship challenge) that started as a member (last season) is not over yet,” and “I want to win with this member until the end.”