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Volleyball Coach Ogino Says “There is No Compromise”

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Volleyball coach Ogino says “there is no compromise”… Abandon strong serve and focus on blocking


Many coaches in Korean professional volleyball place great importance on serve.

This is because if a serve ace comes out, stamina consumption due to the rally can be reduced, and even if it does not immediately lead to a score, it can shake up the opponent's receiving line and significantly reduce the attack success rate. 스포츠토토

When a foreign player or local main player takes the right to serve, there are often scenes where he turns the game around with a few cannonball serves.

This is why many coaches order bold serves even at the risk of the ball being stuck in the net or leaving the court.

However, Ogino Massage OK Financial Group director, who took office this year, has a different opinion.

He is the first Japanese coach in the history of the Korean professional volleyball men's division.

Coach Ogino met with reporters at the Uijeongbu Gymnasium in Gyeonggi-do on the 24th and said, “It is very regrettable to miss the serve.

I think the team atmosphere is greatly weakened when there is an error in the serve.”

At the same time, he announced that he would play the game with solid defense, such as systematic blocking and digging, rather than aiming for a serve score.

Coach Ogino explained, “We are preparing a blocking system.

It may be a chance ball (to the opponent), so we hand the ball over and we are thinking about how to play our own game.”

He said, “Rather than taking risks with serves, I try to put pressure on the opponent with the (blocking, dig) system.

I thought it was the right color for the current OK Financial Group.”

Coach Ogino limited the number of serve errors per game to less than 10.

The average serving error per game for all seven teams in the 2022-2023 regular season was 15.69, and OK Financial Group's was 16.56.

If you give up a serve, you will have to endure many rallies, so the teamwork and stamina of the players must be supported.

Kwak Myeong-woo, the starting setter, said, “The coach emphasizes team elements rather than individual techniques.

He orders us all to move together regardless of whether things go well or not.

He also pays a lot of attention to physical strength and always emphasizes protein intake.”

Kwak Myung-woo said, “It seems like he pursues a volleyball game that persistently harasses (the opponent).

The coach said, ‘I don't compromise with the players.

You have to do this to get good results.'”

He added, “The players are also following along without complaint. “He said.

First of all, OK Financial Group started the season on a good note with two consecutive wins after the opening.

He leads both categories with 3 successful blocks and 4.1 effective blocks per set.

There are only 13 sub offense rooms and 28 total offense rooms.

The difference with Hyundai Capital, which made 33 sub errors and 66 total errors during the same 9 sets, is clear.

Japan, ranked 4th in the men's volleyball world rankings, is the strongest country in Asian volleyball, ranked 4th in the men's division of this year's Volleyball Nations League (VNL).

On the other hand, Korean volleyball suffered the humiliation of being eliminated in the semifinals for both men and women at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games for the first time in the history of the competition.

This is why Coach Ogino’s experiments this season are attracting attention.



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