Asian volleyball players challenge the V-League.
The Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) will hold a tryout for foreign players in the 2023 Asian Quarter at the Stanford Hotel in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul on the 21st.
The Asian quota is a system that selects only players from the Asian continent, separate from the current foreign player system that selects one player per team.
It is the first time since its inception in 2005 that the Asian Quarter, which has already been implemented in professional soccer and professional basketball, will be implemented in the V-League.
The women’s Asian Quarter will be held non-face-to-face without practice games in consideration of players who have difficulty participating due to national team or club schedules.
A total of 24 players from Asian countries submitted applications for this tryout. Thailand has the largest number of 8, followed by 6 from the Philippines, 3 from Japan, 3 from Indonesia, 2 from Taiwan, and 2 from Hong Kong.
In terms of position, there are 11 strikers, including outside hitters and apposite spikers, and 5 middle blockers. 3 liberos and 5 setters.
The most eye-catching player is Phonpun Gedpard, a setter from the Thai national team. Teams that do not have strong setters may show interest in Phonpun.
Setter Soraya Pomran,먹튀검증 also from Thailand, is also well-received.
Unlike the draft of foreign players last season, which was conducted in reverse order with a differential probability lottery method, the Asian Quarter determines the order of selection by drawing 10 marbles each with equal probability among seven clubs. The annual salary of Asian quarter players is $100,000, which is excluded from the total remuneration of domestic players.
The Men’s Asia Quarter will be held at Jeju Halla Gymnasium for 2 nights and 3 days from the 25th to the 27th. A total of 32 people applied for the men’s division, including 9 from Taiwan and 7 from Indonesia.
Meanwhile, unlike the Asian quota, tryouts for foreign players with no nationality restrictions will be held in Turkiye next month.