KB Stars’ off-season, which aims to restore its reputation, is busy. Early on, he starts to check his performance through overseas battery training.
Cheongju KB Stars will be training in Taiwan from the 22nd to the 31st. KB Stars will stay at the Taiwanese women’s professional team’s Cathay Life training center and hold 4-5 practice matches.
KB Stars, who achieved a combined victory in the 2021-2022 season, lost their pride last season by finishing in 5th place. KB Stars, who gave the team a vacation after the last game of the regular league on March 2, started preparations for the next season early as they finished the season early. On April 9, players other than those eligible for free agency were convened to check their condition through light training.
KB Stars, which has completed a power reorganization through FA negotiations and trades, is spending the offseason gradually increasing the intensity of training. Taiwan’s field training will be digested by the team, excluding Park Ji-soo and Kang I-seul, who have been selected for the national team, and Kim Min-jung and Yeom Yoon-ah, who are in rehabilitation.
Coach Kim Wan-soo said, “It would be nice to have 5 practice games, but depending on the condition of the players, I think we can only do 4. Bench members and players who haven’t played a lot are focusing on gaining experience. If it’s okay, it could be an opportunity to cover the boulder.”안전놀이터
KB Stars could not overcome the aftermath of Park Ji-soo’s panic disorder and finger injury last season. Currently, I have recovered my health, but I am determined to prepare for unexpected situations more carefully. It is also important for newly added players to enhance their breathing with existing players.
Coach Kim Wan-soo said, “In the absence of (Park) Ji-soo, I plan to pursue fast basketball. Newly joined players such as (Kim) Ye-jin and (Lee) Chae-eun will be helping them quickly adapt to the team in Taiwan as they are playing practice games for the first time. Both have strong defense and have good personalities. He is also doing a good job of attracting juniors.”
In field training, the role of senior players such as Sim Seong-yeong and Kim So-dam is also important. Coach Kim Wan-soo said, “I am grateful that (Shim) Seong-yeong and (Kim) So-dam have guided their juniors well as seniors. Since they are experienced players, I think they will improve their condition well according to their recovery. The key to the offseason will be how young players close the gap with their main players,” he added.