The most important spring camp to prepare for a season. At that time, a team’s first team and Futures League coaches all head to the national team coaching staff. Why did kt wiz make that decision?
The 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Korean national team will set up a national team camp at the Kino Complex in Tucson, Arizona, from the 토토사이트 14th of next month. Eight coaching staff, including coach Lee Kang-cheol (57), and a team of 30 registered players (15 pitchers, 2 catchers, 8 infielders, 5 outfielders) will join the team. The national team players will leave their teams and become members of the national team from mid-February, when the camp begins, to the end of March, when the biggest final will be held.
While many people have been recruited from various clubs, attention is focused on the coaching staff. It is because of national team coach Lee Kang-cheol and national team hitting coach Kim Ki-tae (54). Coach Lee Kang-cheol and coach Kim Ki-tae are in charge of the 1st team and the Futures League, respectively, in the original team kt. At the most important time to prepare for the new season as the head coach, both the first team and Futures League coaches have left their positions as coaches of the national team.
The process is like this. At the end of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (2021), the full-time coach system was abolished, and the active professional team coach took over the leadership of the national team. After consulting with kt, KBO appointed coach Lee Kang-cheol, who led kt’s combined championship in the 2021 season, as the national team’s command tower. Afterwards, after discussions with coach Lee and the technical committee, a coaching staff was formed, and coach Kim Ki-tae was included. Coach Ki-tae Kim was selected as the national team hitting coach after signing a contract with the club to coach the Futures League, and the club president and general manager gave permission.
During the spring camp, kt made the difficult decision to leave the first team and the Futures League head at the same time. For the club, the national team and international competitions are important, but the upcoming 2023 season may be more important. Considering that spring camp is the most important time to prepare for a season, the decision was even more attention-grabbing.
A kt official said, “Of course, the team and season are important for the club. However, isn’t it an international competition? (Baseball) The responsibility for box office success and good results is also very important.” Since there is no change in the team (first team, Futures League coach selection is in preparation for the season), I judged that there would be no problem at all.”
Coach Lee Kang-cheol and coach Kim Ki-tae are planning to join the national team after pouring everything into their team kt. Coach Lee Kang-cheol, as the team coach, must lead the team to advance to the postseason for four consecutive years, and as the national team coach, he must defeat Japan and Australia to advance to the quarterfinals and championship round (semifinals). It is expected that he will be busier than ever and have a lot of responsibility.
Attention is focusing on how kt’s grand victory, which gave away both the first team and the Futures coach, will affect the national team’s propaganda.