The Pyeongtaek Kimhoon Basketball Class is off to Fukuoka, Japan, for its second local training camp.
The program is part of the Assist For Youth (AFYU) project that Assist has been running since 2022 to develop youth basketball in Korea. The Pyeongtaek Kimhoon Basketball Class, which is part of the project, has departed for Fukuoka, Japan, for three days and four nights from the 14th to the 17th.안전놀이터
The Pyeongtaek Kimhoon Basketball Class, which held its first training camp in Fukuoka on the 5th of this month, headed to Fukuoka once again in ten days. This time, the second training camp was accompanied by Director Hyung-hoon Tae, and a total of seven players, including Kim Na-hoo, Park Soo-chan, Cho Jin-won, Lee Seo-hyung, Eun Ji-soo, Jung Jae-yoon, and Jung Ye-gun, participated in the training camp.
The seven players, ranging in age from 6th grade elementary school to 3rd grade junior high school, will be heading to Fukuoka to play exchange games with Japanese youth teams and receive lessons directly from Japanese youth coaches, making the second training camp even more enriching.
The Pyeongtaek Kimhoon Basketball Classroom, which returned safely from its first training camp in Fukuoka with a variety of experiences and learned a lot from the exchange games with Japanese youth teams, plans to conduct its second training camp with the safety of the players as its top priority under the guidance of head coach Jang Hyung-hoon.
The Pyeongtaek Kimhoon Basketball Classroom, which is scheduled to play an exchange game with the Japanese youth team Groovy from the evening of their arrival in Fukuoka, will play a total of three exchange games during the training camp. The exchanges with local Japanese youth teams such as Groovy and Fukuma Minami are expected to be a great opportunity for the players to experience the level of Japanese youth players.
Pyeongtaek Gimhoon Basketball Class head coach Jang Hyung-hoon said, “This second training camp had a higher proportion of training and exchange games than the first. We plan to have a Japanese youth coach come and coach our kids. It will be a great opportunity for them to experience Japanese youth basketball with their whole body,” he said about the second training camp.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for them to experience a lot of things, win or lose. As with the first training camp, I asked the kids to keep their manners and etiquette as they are representing Pyeongtaek City and Pyeongtaek Kimhoon Basketball School in Fukuoka. We will guide them to participate in the schedule with a good attitude so that they can hear that Korean youths have good manners and good basketball skills.”
The team was able to hold the second training camp in Fukuoka after the first one, thanks in large part to the help of Mr. Eum Seung-min, who works as a youth coach in Japan.
“We have a long-standing relationship with Mr. Seung-min, and he was very helpful this time. He planned the itinerary and organized the team for the exchange game. I am very grateful for his attention to detail. I felt that he was a reliable and trustworthy teacher because of our previous relationship, but I would like to thank him again for his great help in the Fukuoka training camp.” He expressed his gratitude to Mr. Yin for his help in Japan.
Mr. Yoo Hyung-hoon, who said that he would come back with a lot of experience while prioritizing the safety of the children, said that he would take good care of the children so that the three days and four nights would not be wasted, and that he would try to experience a lot of Japanese youth basketball to help them grow.
- Assist For Youth is a project in which Assist will join forces with youth basketball classes across the country to promote youth basketball in 2022. For more information about the Assist For Youth project, please visit the official Instagram