Salary is world-class, but VNL 27 consecutive losses… Korean women’s volleyball current address

According to the 2023-2024 season V-League player registration data announced by the Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) on the 30th of last month, the average salary (salary) for the women’s division increased by 13% from last season to 150 million It was 2 million won.

This is more than the average annual salary of KBO League players in the 2023 season of 146.48 million won, and it makes you realize the blast of the V-League Women’s Division called’Popular Peak’.

In fact, the V-League salary is the highest level even if you turn your eyes to the world stage.

Volleyball Volleyball, a media specializing in volleyball, released the estimated annual salary for each world professional league in January of this year.

According to the media’s tally, female professional volleyball players receive an annual salary of about 25,000 dollars (about 33 million won) if they are mediocre, and seasoned players with a lot of experience receive 100,000 dollars (about 130 million won). .

Of course, there are very few cases of earning more than $1 million by playing in the Turkiye League like Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life Insurance) in the past, but the annual salary of the national team player who participated in the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) ranges from $100,000 to $300,000 (approx. 390 million won) Cider.

Naturally, among Korean players who participated in this VNL, there are cases where players who heat up the warm-up zone (waiting for replacement players) receive a higher salary than the main players of the opposing team.

It is said that it is a professional stage where ‘salary is a business card’, but it was confirmed again in this VNL that salary and skill are not directly proportional.

The Korean women’s volleyball team, which lost by a set score of 0-3 in the third week of VNL held at Chilbo Gymnasium in Seosuwon, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do on the 2nd, ended the tournament with a total loss of 12 matches.

Including this tournament last year, they did not even win 1 point for 2 consecutive years, and including 3 consecutive victories in the VNL in 2021, Korea lost 27 consecutive losses in the VNL, where 16 world-class countries compete.

Korean women’s volleyball is going through a harsh generational transition after Kim Yeon-kyung, Kim Su-ji (above Heungkuk Life Insurance) and Yang Hyo-jin (Hyundai Engineering & Construction) retired from the national team after the Tokyo Olympics.

Although the sluggish performance at VNL last year, the first time they played after returning the Taegeuk mark, is tolerable to some extent, the fact that they did not even get 1 point until this year, the second year, makes us face the reality of Korean women’s volleyball, which has become a weak team.

Coach Cesar Hernandez Gonzalez, who leads the Korean women’s volleyball team, honestly acknowledged the difference in quality.

After the game with Poland, coach Gonzalez said, “The current state of Korean women’s volleyball is that it does not reach the level of VNL. International volleyball is getting faster, but I can’t keep up with it.”

It is good to point out the reality of Korean women’s volleyball like a world-class coach, but it is pointed out that he is trying to avoid responsibility by repeating only ‘rebuilding (rebuilding power)’ for two years.

Leaving the Asian Championships, Paris Olympic Qualifiers, and Hangzhou Asian Games in the future, he gave an explanation that would have been a manager who would have taken on a new team, saying, “Korean volleyball has a retired veteran, so it is a process of discovering new players.”

Still, Korean women’s volleyball saw hope in the last two VNL games, against China (1-3 loss) and against Poland (0-3 loss).

Against China, they fought fiercely, winning one set, and against Poland, who put all their key players in order to win the tournament, and fought every set.

For young players who rarely had the chance to participate in international competitions, this competition was a stimulus.

Some players expressed their intentions to advance overseas despite the difficult environment.

National team setter Kim Da-in (Hyundai E&C) said after losing the match against China, “My teammate Lee Da-hyun and others dream of going overseas. There are limits to my physical condition and height, but I always think about it.”

It is not an easy choice to challenge the overseas stage after receiving a lot of salary as a star player in Korea.체스카지노

If you go abroad, even if your volleyball skills increase, you have to give up various conditions such as annual salary.

If some players’ sense of crisis that they can no longer stay as ‘frogs in the well’ leads to actual overseas advancement, it can be the foundation for a new leap forward in Korean women’s volleyball.

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