‘Maximum word’ Maso joins… The time for V-League tryout selection is coming
Why did you apply for the Korean league?” “Is there an interpreter during practice?”
A time of conversation was set up between the coaches who wanted to select players and the players who wanted to play in the V-League.
The Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) held the second day of the 2023 KOVO men’s foreign player tryout in Turkey, Istanbul on the 7th (Korean time).
The participating players showed off their skills through the second practice game in the morning, and then had a meeting with the coaches at the lodging in the afternoon.
Seven teams were divided into two groups to ask questions to the players and receive questions from the players.
When asked how he applied for the Korean league, the name of Keita, who led KB Insurance to runner-up in the 2021-2022 V-League, came up. Amadou Raye (26, Senegal, 2m9) and Mad Kaid Jansen 토스카지노(24, Denmark, 2m9) said they applied on the recommendation of Keita.
Raye said, “While playing with Keita, I heard about the Korean league and watched the video.” He said Jansen said, “I’m Keita’s teammate, and I liked the Korean league. I thought I’d grow and do well.”
Arpad Barotti (32, Hungary, 2m6), who previously worked for OK Financial Group, KEPCO, and Hyundai Capital, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “I played in Korea for three years, but the Korean professional system was good, so I tried again.”
Questions such as being selected for the national team or delaying joining the team due to personal reasons, whether there is a title you want to challenge, and whether it is difficult to play in the league due to religion were also followed.
When the atmosphere seemed stiff, Choi Tae-woong, the manager of Hyundai Capital, lightened the scene with a joke.
Coach Choi pointed to Samsung Fire & Marine Manager Kim Sang-woo, whom he was interviewing with, and said, “If you go to that team, you have to hit 1500 times.” On the other hand, pointing to Woori Card manager Shin Young-cheol, “If you go to that team, you have to hit 1000 times. You only need to hit it 500 times,” he appealed, softening the atmosphere.
Director Choi said, “I hope players will make volleyball the most popular sport in the world,” and asked, “If that happens, the size of volleyball will grow so that Korean volleyball teams will be able to recruit more foreign players.”
The tryout to select foreign players who can decide farming for the year is expected to be hot until the end.
KOVO changed the schedule for submitting the renewal player contract from 6:00 pm on the 7th to 1:00 pm on the 8th, after the last practice game. Seven clubs consulted so that they could see all the players and decide whether to renew the contract.
Jose Masso (26, 2m4) from Cuba, who is at the top of the preference survey conducted prior to this tryout, will also join on the last day. Christian Lawrence (20, Puerto Rico, 2m2) will also appear on the 8th.
In the evaluation through the video, Maso was recognized as having 80-90% of his skills, if not better than Keita.
KEPCO coach Kwon Young-min, who virtually confirmed the renewal of the contract with Thais, said of Matso, “There was elasticity and power in the video.” Director Kim Sang-woo expressed his anticipation, saying, “I was good in height, jump, and strength,” but “I don’t know if I can show all my individual abilities because it’s the first time I match with the setters, and most of them don’t come in 100% condition.” and left room for
Aside from Matso, Yosbani Hernandez (Cuba), who was active in OK Savings Bank (now OK Financial Group), Hyundai Capital, and Korean Air, is receiving the best evaluation.
Coach Choi Tae-woong, who worked with Yosubani, commented, “He’s playing more maturely than then.”
Director Choi, who had to select players unconditionally because Oreoll, who was with us last season, did not apply for participation this time, said, “I can see about 3 players.” said.
Korean Air, which has won the combined championship for three consecutive years, has confirmed a renewal contract with Lincoln, who won the championship together for two years, and OK Financial Group has also decided to renew the contract with Leo, the top scorer last season. Team 4 ponders until the end about renewing the contract and participating in the draft.
Hu In-jeong, coach of KB Insurance, who is in conflict between the renewal of the contract with Villena and the draft, said, “If the participants are at a similar level to Villena, we will renew the contract with Villena.” “Isn’t a player like that more suitable for our team?”
On the other hand, on the 8th, after adding 5 newly joined players such as Matso and Lawrence, and digesting the last practice game, the draft will determine the players who will be together in Korea in the 2023-2024 V-League.