Korean Air, aiming for an unanswered ‘fourth consecutive integrated championship
Men’s professional volleyball Korean Air unveiled plans for joint training and field training ahead of the 2023-2024 season. From the 2nd to the 5th of next month, the US UC Irvine team will be invited to Korea. It is a relationship that has continued since participating in the competition hosted by Irvine from 2009 to 2011. Following 2018, the joint training will resume this time.
From the 8th to the 14th, they will go to Japan for field training. Coach Don Casper, who was a member of the Korean Air coaching staff until last season, will play a practice match in Tokyo with the Tokyo Great Bears volleyball team, which has been appointed as the head coach. Then, they move to Osaka and play a practice game with the Japanese traditional prestigious Osaka Panasonic Panthers volleyball team, which has been in a sister team relationship for many years.
It’s not over. After returning to Korea, from the 22nd to the 28th, joint training will be held with the Finnish national team. 스포츠토토 It was the request of the Finnish national team coach Joel Banks. This is to prepare for the men’s volleyball qualifiers for the Paris Olympics to be held in Japan. According to the club, coach Banks told Korean Air coach Tommy Tilikhainen, who is from his country, that he would like to train in Korea, where there is no time difference with Japan and the training environment is well-equipped. After close consultations, joint training was concluded.
At the KOVO Cup held in Gumi earlier this month, Korean Air, which showed amazing performance by advancing to the semifinals despite being selected as the national team player, is busy with off-season training to become the first professional volleyball team to win four consecutive championships.
Head coach Tommy has expressed his determination, “Our team will be able to express our own colors no matter which player enters, and we will create a stronger team through various tactics and practical experience.” Through this, he said that he is preparing another interesting volleyball game. After participating in the Men’s Asian Club Championships in May and taking a break until the end of June, Korean Air conducted physical strength and tactical training before the KOVO Cup, and is preparing for the season in various ways, including joint training and overseas training.
In addition, to make up for the lack of training due to the selection of key players for the national team, coach Tommy is preparing for the season one by one according to the team situation by inviting foreign players who are active abroad to the team for practice. An official from the club said, “We will actively respond to coach Tommy’s passionate attitude and spare no support to build the monumental tower of the first 4 consecutive championships in professional volleyball history.”