It has been about three months since I started teaching Asian volleyball. Still a long way to go and busy.
On February 18, Heungkuk Life Insurance appointed a European coach for the first time in the V-League women’s division. Of course, the background isn’t very good. In addition to the controversy over the club’s authority, former coach Kwon Soon-chan was suddenly sacked in early January, and the team drifted for about 50 days under the ‘acting manager’ system.
At the end, the team turned its attention to a foreign coach, and finally, coach Marcello Abondanza (Italy) filled the vacant position at the command tower.
Director Abondanza is well known to volleyball fans for his relationship with ‘Volleyball Emperor’ Kim Yeon-kyung. In the 13-14 season, he took charge of Fenerbahce in the Turkiye League and collaborated with Kim Yeon-kyung, who was with him at the time, to win the league. After 10 years, they reunited at Heungkuk Life Insurance and received great attention.
Head coach Abondanza, who recently met with this magazine at the Yongin training ground, said, “(During the FA period) I spent more time understanding and adapting to the system, club, players and staff,” and reported the off-season status. In addition, through free agency, veteran middle blocker Kim Su-ji was recruited to reinforce the midfield.
This off-season will be the first full-fledged test bed to install the ‘Abon Danja style’ volleyball. After confirming first place in the regular league at the IBK Industrial Bank match in March, he mentioned “the volleyball I want”. He predicted that he would melt and change his leadership style into the team.
He said, “It seems to be about 20% equipped now,” but “in fact, I think it is difficult for any team to accommodate all the demands of the coach. said. He also added that the most important basic skill is “the ability to control the ball after receiving”.
In the process of asking questions about that part, there was a slight communication barrier (?) with director Abondanza. Earlier last month, when he finished the 5th game of the championship match, he said, “Korean volleyball seems to stay in the past where only two wings attack.” In addition, setter Lee Won-jung, who conducted an interview earlier, also said, “The coach prepares all players except for the libero to attempt a pipe attack.”
Regarding this, I asked, “Is there any difficulty in equipping the team with volleyball in the way that all strikers prepare for the pipe?” However, director Abondanza showed a reaction as if he did not understand the initial question. Soon after, the misunderstanding was cleared up. He thought, “(All strikers’ attack preparations) are taken for granted.” 카지노사이트
Head coach Abondanza said, “I came to Korea to equip that method.” I am trying to fulfill that role. Personally, I liked the game I played in the 6th round against Hyundai E&C the most out of all the games I have ever played, and it was the game that was closest to my idea.”
In the match against Hyundai E&C, which was the last game of the regular season at the time, back-up players such as Kim Da-sol, Jung Yun-joo, Park Hyeon-joo, and Kim Da-eun played a game of life, scoring 17 back goals. In particular, Park Hyeon-joo scored 25 points, an attack success rate of 41.51%, and scored 8 points only from the back.
What was the domestic league style like through his eyes for two months? Regarding this, coach Abondanza said, “I don’t use a lot of back attacks, and I have little power.” , This depends on the team’s inclination rather than national inclination, but if the back attack is used well, you don’t have to rely on the side.”