Seok Jin-wook, former director of OK Financial Group, went on a training trip to Europe. Director Seok left Incheon International Airport on the 20th and departed on Asiana Airlines flight OZ051 bound for Paris, France. Head coach Seok Jin-wook led OK Financial Group for four seasons, and after his contract expired, he planned to train in Europe and put it into practice. Director Seok Jin-wook, whom I met at Incheon International Airport, had a calm expression. He said, “First of all, I have decided to stay in Paris for about 3 months. I will share all the schedules of the club in Paris and Bali. I will closely monitor the entire process before and after the game.”
Paris Volley, which coach Seok chose as his first training ground, is a prestigious club with a long tradition, and Polish national teams Leon and Kubiak invested money in it. This season, Miyaura, an opponent of the Japanese national team, will be with them. Coach Fabio Storti (Italy/Born in 1978), a former power analyst, takes the baton and starts anew. Coach Seok Jin-wook said, “It’s the first break in my volleyball career. I became a coach right after I retired, and I became a coach while coaching. After 4 years of coaching, I was offered a commentator for a broadcasting company, but I politely declined. I wanted to do it. I wanted to go abroad and learn more.”
Director Seok Jin-wook added, “Her wife told me not to get hung up on money, so I went with peace of mind (laughs). The budget is quite expensive, but I take it and leave.” Going abroad for training on a personal budget is not an easy task. Family support is also essential. Manager Seok Jin-wook said, “I’m trying to have a good time. I heard that Paris and Bali clubs don’t have many staff. I want to see how the coach leads the team in this situation and how he leads it psychologically.” He said, “The European volleyball I’ve seen so far has only seen the game. This time, I’m going to watch the non-game part together. The reason why I decided to leave today is to be together from the club’s first meeting ahead of the season. Training starts on Tuesday, the 22nd. “he said.
Director Seok Jin-wook signed a contract for a local apartment. When you get off at the airport, you have to take care of everything yourself. he started laughing He smiled once again, saying, “It’s a challenge. I’m going to go and bump into it. I didn’t take any food with me and only put red pepper paste in my luggage.” I’ve been on numerous business trips abroad, but this is the first time I’m going alone. Director Seok gave strength to his voice, saying, “If someone is with me, I will definitely lean on them. They will also interpret for me. I am alone now. I am going to experience it while solving everything by myself.”
There is quite a distance between the gym and the apartment, but Director Seok mentioned, “I’m going to use public transportation. There is a bus.” Coach Seok Jin-wook also watched the game at the AVC (Asian Volleyball Confederation) Challenge Cup held in Taipei, Taiwan in July. He said, “When domestic players faced foreign players, I felt that they lacked the game experience. The players were anxious. They did not look relaxed. He continued, “If you look at other countries, it is volleyball that is almost similar to ours in a big frame. However, Korean volleyball has many mistakes, and other countries are reducing mistakes. If that happens, I think it will go up enough.”
Regarding the fact that Europe plays volleyball using middle blockers, coach Seok Jin-wook said, “It is true that middle blockers take the center of blocking. In the meantime, side blockers have to move organically. “The blocker side makes a point. Even when defending, the side side gives instructions to the middle side. That’s a sad situation. Middle blockers need to take the center while equipping themselves with more basic skills. I’m going to take this opportunity to look into this as well.” . Manager Seok Jin-wook was called a volleyball guru during his active career. Receive received the highest praise. He seemed to have a lot of thoughts about volleyball based on the play he played during his active career.
Coach Seok Jin-wook said, “If you look at overseas volleyball last year or this year, there are a lot of serve games. The team that served well won. 토토 The ups and downs are severe. We need to reduce this part. Also, the ability to cope with strong serves is raised to some extent and the trend is to make set plays again after rebounding. We must also follow this global trend together. We also need to learn Korean volleyball.” . Coach Seok Jin-wook plans to play Polish or Italian volleyball during his three-month stay in Paris. Afterwards, he plans to continue training in other countries in Europe or Japan.
When asked how he felt about leaving, coach Seok said, “Honestly, I am anxious and a little afraid. I am also excited. I think it will be a good experience for me. I hope that this training will be a turning point in my volleyball life. I’m leaving.” He smiled.