“If you want to make it to the WKBL and represent your country, flexibility is a must.”
The ‘2023 Ahn Deok-soo-Assist Girls Basketball Camp with Wilson’ was held at Sookmyung Girls Middle School Gymnasium in Seoul on July 17. Organized by Assist, which has been running the Assist For Youth project to develop youth basketball in Korea since 2022, the camp is open to elite female middle school players in the country.
The first day’s training, which started at 10 a.m., was nonstop with the coaches’ enthusiasm and the players’ thick sweat. After a two-hour break, the afternoon training session began, and welcoming faces entered the Sookmyung Girls’ Middle School gymnasium.
Kim Bomi, the head of the WKBL (Korean Women’s Basketball League), who is also a senior of the players, visited the camp and encouraged the juniors.
Kim, who is also a senior member of the WKBL, visited the camp during the stretching session ahead of the full-scale afternoon training, and helped the players stretch at the request of camp director Ahn Deok-soo.
The lighthearted Kim quickly got into the training and even took off her outerwear to help the juniors train.
The campers’ eyes lit up under the guidance of WKBL legend Kim Bomi.
Kim helped the players with great care, and during stretching exercises, she emphasized flexibility to the players who lacked flexibility training.
메이저사이트 “The players who participated in this camp want to play basketball well,” said Kim. Flexibility is essential to play basketball well, but when I saw them stretching, I was surprised that their bodies were stiffer than I thought,” she said.
“If you want to play in the WKBL and represent your country, flexibility is a must. Stretching your hips and core is very important, and I think middle school players are still lacking in that area. If you don’t have time to train at school, it’s important to learn Pilates on your own to improve your flexibility. We have a stretching program in the WKBL, and you can get the materials if you ask for them,” he said, emphasizing the importance of flexibility.
Kim Bomi, the WKBL’s Director of Competition Operations, stayed to watch the players train and talked a lot with Sookmyung Women’s Basketball Coach Bang Bang-yoon.
Then, once again, Kim was called by Ahn Deok-soo to the camp site, and she worked hard for the juniors, skipping the fastball drills.
After watching the first day of the camp until the end and talking with Camp Director Ahn Deok-soo, Kim said, “I got a lot of inspiration from watching the camp today. If the WKBL camp is held in the future, I know what parts to strengthen and what parts to prepare.” “I hope that the 17 dreamers who participated in this camp will grow up well and become the bright future of Korean women’s basketball,” she said.