The 2023 KOVO foreign player tryout hosted by the Korea Volleyball Federation (President Cho Won-tae) will be held face-to-face for the first time in four years.
The tryout, which was held in Toronto, Canada in 2019 and was conducted non-face-to-face for the past three seasons, will be held in Istanbul, Turkey on May 6-8 (men’s) and May 11-13 (women’s) this year.
Among the 86 male and 55 female tryout applicants received from February 20th to March 28th, the club evaluated the top 40 male and female players on the final list. In addition, a total of 90 players, including 46 men and 44 women, will participate, including those who applied for tryout among the players who played an active part in the V-League in the 22-23 season.
In this tryout, players who have been active in the V-League and various players who have served in the national team threw a challenge on the Korean stage. In the men’s division, familiar faces such as Yosbani Hernandez (18-19 OK Financial Group, 19-20 Hyundai Capital, 20-21 Korean Air) and Grozer (15-16 Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance) knocked on the door of the V-League once again.
Players such as Igor Bogachev, who played for the German national team, and José Masso (Cuba), who are receiving a lot of attention from men’s clubs, will participate. In addition, seven players from the African continent, including Kenya, Tunisia and Uganda, will participate.
In the women’s division, Catbell, who won the championship MVP by leading Korea Expressway Corporation to the championship this season, and Yelena of Heungkuk Life Insurance, who swallowed the disappointment of runner-up, expressed their intention to re-challenge. New challengers such as Palma Dalira, former member of the Cuban national team, and Vanja Savic, former member of the Serbian national team, will participate. 스포츠토토
On the other hand, the order of nomination rights is determined by lottery after being given marbles based on the final results of the last season. For men, 7th place Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance 35 beads, 6th place KB Insurance 30 pieces, 5th place OK Financial Group 25 pieces, 4th place Woori Card 20 pieces, 3rd place KEPCO 15 pieces, 2nd place Hyundai Capital 10 pieces, 1st place Daehan Aviation 5 marbles are given.
For women, 7th Pepper Savings Bank beads 35, 6th IBK Industrial Bank 30, 5th GS Caltex 25, 4th KGC Ginseng Corporation 20, 3rd Hyundai E&C 15, 2nd Heungkuk Life Insurance 10, 1st Receive 5 marbles from Korea Expressway Corporation.
For the tryout, the draft will be held on May 8th for the men’s division and the 13th for the women’s division after three days of practice matches and meetings for invited players.