The Korean women’s volleyball team, which suffered all 12 defeats in the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Volleyball Nations League (VNL) last year, will challenge a different result this year. Speed is absolutely necessary to achieve the goals Korea wants.
The women’s national team led by coach Cesar Hernandez (Spain) boarded a plane to Turkiye on the 22nd. The national team prepares for the schedule for the first week of the VNL by undergoing final hardening in Turkiye.
Last year, Korean women’s volleyball had a tough time. After the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the main players of the national team, such as Kim Yeon-kyung, Kim Su-ji (above Heungkuk Life Insurance), and Yang Hyo-jin (Hyundai E&C), left, and power weakening was inevitable, and they lost 12 matches in the VNL. Korea was the first team in the VNL that started in 2018 to lose and only score 0 points.
South Korea, which suffered bitter pain, convened and prepared for the competition at the Jincheon National Training Center from last month to restore its honor.
Although Cesar was unable to train directly because he was serving as coach of Vakifbank (Turkiye), coach Han Yu-mi and Kim Yeon-kyung (advisor) prepared well for the tournament.
In particular, Korea, which acutely realized its inferiority in strength and height on the international stage last year, is preparing for a faster volleyball this time.
Before getting on the plane to Turkey, Yeom Hye-seon (Ginseng Corporation), the setter of the national team, said, “I emphasized speed to the setters from training. We are working on it,” he explained.
Middle blocker Lee Da-hyun (Hyundai E&C) also said, “Korea cannot catch up with European and South American players in terms of height and strength. So, like Thailand and Japan in Asia, we have to compete with speed.” “I wrote it,” he emphasized speed.
Adviser Kim Yeon-kyung also helped Cesar to increase its competitiveness. Advisor Kim Yeon-kyung, who has extensive international experience, pointed out the details and passed on her know-how to her juniors.안전놀이터
Lee Da-hyun said, “It is difficult to score points on the world stage compared to the V-League. (Kim) Yeon-kyung points out this and teaches me the direction of attack and details. It is a great help to young players who do not have much experience on the international stage.” said.
Coach Han Yu-mi, who coached the players for a month, said, “We are better prepared than last year. Since last year’s performance was so bad, all the players know that this year is more important.” I made up my mind.