The Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO, President Cho Won-tae) will conduct a face-to-face tryout in four years.
On the 30th, KOVO said, “The ‘2023 KOVO Foreign Player Tryout’ will be held face-to-face for the first time in 4 years at the Alagas Gymnasium in Khaldun, Turkiye Istanbul, from May 6-8 (men’s) and May 11-13 (women’s).” said.
Face-to-face tryouts have been held non-face-to-face for the past three seasons, with the last event held in Toronto, Canada in 2019. As COVID-19 regulations were eased this year, in-person events were held again.
From February 20th to March 28th, KOVO received 86 men’s and 55 women’s new tryout applicants. Afterwards, the team will go through evaluation and finalize the list of the top 40 invitees for tryouts for men and women. In addition, the final list, including players who have been active in the V-League this season within 7 days after the championship match ends, will be released on April 12th.
In this tryout, many V-League careers showed their faces. In the men’s division, Yosbani Hernandez, who played for OK Financial Group in the 2018-19 season, Hyundai Capital in the 2019-20 season, and Korean Air in the 2020-21 season, was named on the application list.
In addition, Kyle Russell, who played an active role at KEPCO in the 2020-21 season and Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance in the 2021-22 season, and Leo Andrich, who debuted as OK Financial Group in the 2019-20 season and played at Woori Card until the beginning of this season, all who belonged to KEPCO last season Woody Okello and others throw a gauntlet once again.
The women’s team has the most prominent player among the applicants. Yasmin Bedardt, who led Hyundai E&C for consecutive seasons and left midway due to a herniated disc, once again knocked on the door of the Korean stage.
Helen Russo, who played for Hyundai E&C in the 2020-21 season, was also listed on the tryout list. In addition, IBK Industrial Bank Santana, GS Caltex MoMA, Heungkuk Life Insurance Yelena, and Korea Expressway Corporation Catbell all announced a re-challenge for the V-League next season. 토토사이트
For the outside tryout, after 3 days of practice matches and meetings for invited players, the men’s division plans to conduct drafts on May 8 (Mon) and women’s division on May 13 (Sat).