The Korean Volleyball Federation안전놀이터 (KOVO) confirmed the tryout schedule and participating players for the 2023 KOVO Asian Quarter, which was introduced for the first time this year.
The men’s team will have a tryout at Jeju Halla Gymnasium for 2 nights and 3 days from April 25 to 27.
For the women’s team, a non-face-to-face draft will be held at the Grand Ballroom of the Stanford Hotel in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu on April 21 at 14:00 without a practice match to encourage players who have difficulty participating in practice matches during the tryout period due to national team or club schedules.
During this tryout application period, which was held from February 20th to March 21st, players from various Asian countries gathered, and 32 men (9 from Taiwan, 7 from Indonesia, 4 from Mongolia, 4 from the Philippines, 3 from Japan, 3 from Malaysia, Hong Kong) 1, Thailand 1), 24 women (Thailand 8, Philippines 6, Japan 3, Indonesia 3, Taiwan 2, Hong Kong 2) submitted applications.
If we divide the applicants for this tryout by position, out of 32 men, there are 23 strikers (OP, OH), 6 middle blockers, 2 liberos and 1 setter respectively, and among 24 women, 11 strikers (OP, OH), There were 5 middle blockers, 3 liberos and 5 setters respectively.
On the other hand, major players include Bayar Saihan (MB), a graduate of Inha University from Mongolia in the men’s division, Eddie (OH), a student at Sungkyunkwan University, Issey Otake (OP) of Panasonic, a Japanese professional team, and Thai setter Phonpun Gedfar in the women’s division. De(S) and Soraya Pomra(S) were named on the roster.
The annual salary of the players selected in the Asia Quarter Tryout is $100,000 (including tax) for both men and women, and there is no limit to the number of renewal contracts. In addition, in order to establish fairness between clubs when selecting players, one player can be selected with the same 1/7 probability per team.
The federation plans to do everything possible to ensure that the Asia Quarter Tryout, which is the first in the league, can be held successfully.