WBC national team, official departure from Arizona on the 15th… 5 practice matches

 Lee Kang-cheol, who is aiming to advance to the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) semifinals, is finally leaving.

The Korean baseball team will gather in Tucson, Arizona, USA, on the 15th (Korean time), the place of convocation training, and begin preparations for the WBC, which will open on the 9th of next month.

Excluding Ha-seong Kim (San Diego Padres) and Tommy Hyeon-su Edman (St. Louis Cardinals), who play in the Major League Baseball (MLB), 28 national team members and all eight coaches will participate in this training.

Team players stay at a resort in Tucson. The resort is about 25 km away from Kino Sports Complex, a training ground, and takes about 25 minutes by car.

It is equipped with various facilities such as a weight training room for athletes to do personal training.

Team players belonging to kt wiz, KIA Tigers, LG Twins, NC Dinos, and Kiwoom Heroes, who are participating in team training in Arizona, USA, plan to join with vehicles provided by the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO).

Players from the Samsung Lions, Doosan Bears, Lotte Giants, and SSG Landers will gather in Arizona by air.

On the first day of the convocation, the national team will receive uniforms and various equipment at the accommodation and take a break.

The first training, which will be held on the 16th, is focused on conditioning for jet lag and local adaptation.

From the next day, I focus on checking my organizational skills rather than adjusting my condition.

National team coach Lee Kang-cheol 메이저사이트judged that the players had already improved their physical condition in each team’s spring camp, so on the 17th, the second day of training, they held a practice match against the NC Dinos.

The national team will return to Korea on the 28th after playing four more practice matches on the 20th (KIA), 23rd and 25th (above kt), and 27th (LG).

Players will have breakfast and dinner at the resort, and lunch will be served at the training ground cafeteria.

KBO has concluded a contract with a Korean food catering company to suit the taste of the players.

The national team will return to Incheon International Airport on March 1 after the last training session in Arizona on the 28th of this month.

The national team will train at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on March 2, and Ha-seong Kim, the main infielder, will join the team from this training.

Lee Kang-cheol will depart for Japan on the 4th, and Tommy Edman will accompany him from the first official training session of the WBC on the 5th.

After two practice games against the Japanese professional baseball team in Osaka, Japan, Korea will move to the Tokyo Dome to play its first match against Australia in the first round of the WBC finals on the 9th.

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