Coach Lee Min-jae’s enthusiastic guidance helped the youths a lot.
On the 23rd, the 2023 Basketball Youth Club League (i-League) One-Day Clinic was held at the Huns Sports Center in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do.
The one-day clinics are being held in eight regions across the country for 320 players participating in the i-League. (1st Incheon, 2nd Cheongju, 3rd Asan, 4th Seoul, 5th Changwon, 6th Pyeongtaek-Osan, 7th Sejong, 8th Glory)
In the 6th edition of the Pyeongtaek-Osan League in Gyeonggi Province, coaches Jung Sun-kyu from Yongsan High School, Lee Min-jae from 카지노 Myeongji High School, and Jeon Jung-kyu from Myeongji Middle School served as daily instructors to help the kids improve their skills.
Lee Min-jae, who is currently coaching players at Myeongji, said it was his first time coaching youth players. Why did Coach Lee Min-jae, who was recently busy with the Autumn Federation Games in Haenam, travel all the way to Pyeongtaek?
In response, Coach Lee said, “Mr. Lee suggested that there is a club league for a good cause. It’s actually my first time coaching youth. However, I have always liked children and wanted to contribute a little to the development of youth basketball.”
Over the course of two hours, the three coaches carefully taught the kids the basics of basketball, including passing, dribbling, shooting, and tactical drills. Minjae Lee’s focus was on passing.
Passing the ball to a teammate. It’s so simple and easy that it’s one of those things that kids can do without realizing it.
Lee realized this, so he worked hard to deliver detailed practical know-how on chest passes, bound passes, wrist snaps for overhead passes, and passing strength.
“I’ve been a professional athlete for 10 years, but I didn’t do it with flashy techniques. I got here by sticking to the basics. For young players, the basics are very important. I think I taught them the basics in detail because it’s the most important time for them, and they need to grow.”
As a player, Lee had a long run with four different teams from the 2010-2011 season to the 2019-2020 season.
As mentioned earlier, Lee was far from glamorous, but he was a player who knew how to get the job done and come off the bench to change the game when his team needed him. The habits he developed while surviving in the pros are still present in his current coaching philosophy.
“I’m a corpse without the word ‘hard,'” says Lee. I wasn’t a famous star player, so hard work was basic. I think I taught him even harder because he is a meticulous and detail-oriented personality (laughs).”
There is a common theme among the instructors of youth clinics. Compared to the past, the base of Korean basketball is getting 카지노사이트 bigger and bigger, and there is still a lot to be desired on the field. Coach Lee Min-jae, a daily instructor, agreed.
“I wish we could do this more often,” he said. Above all, I realized today that there are a lot of friends who like basketball more than I thought. Now, it is important to expand the base, and I hope that it will become more active and that leaders like us will take the initiative to donate their talents and show a lot of interest.”
The 40 children who participated in the program were very happy to learn various skills from the professional instructors. As happy as the children were, Coach Lee Min-jae’s face was also smiling. He approached the children with his playful behavior and kind guidance throughout the training.
Finally, Coach Lee said, “It was meaningful to come and sweat and breathe together. It was a very good experience. Above all, I was very proud that the children listened and responded as I taught them with passion,” he said.