The “KBO Coach Academy” was held at the YBM Training Institute in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi-do from December 4th to 22nd. 13 leaders took the course, less than in previous years, due to a slight delay in the composition of coaches for each KBO league team, but the enthusiasm for learning remained hot.헤라카지노
The lecture was conducted by inviting experts in various fields, including baseball technologies such as batting, defense, baserunning, and pitching, as well as biomecanics, data utilization, leadership, communication, and computer practice. Among them, it was Kim Jong-moon, former general manager of the NC Dinos, who gave a lecture on “How to Appeal to the Club and Learn, Conversation, and Evaluation of Coaches” to improve coaching skills. Former general manager Kim is serving as a professional coach (certified by the Korea Coach Association) who helps bring out individual potential and achieve maximum results. After the lecture, he said, “I thought everyone would be tired because it was the last three weeks of the lecture, but I could feel the enthusiasm to learn without missing any.”
Among the 13 students, two amateur coaches stood out. “After 20 years as a coach and coach, I feel like my vision is getting narrower,” said Kim Jae-deok, manager of Gwangju Dongsung High School. “I’m taking this course to broaden my perspective.” “Now that I know the latest theory, I know how to communicate with the younger generation without just sticking to my experience, I earn a lot of money,” he said.
It was Kim Jung-rok, the head coach of Sujin Elementary School, who first took the class as an amateur leader before Kim Jae-deok. “It is a professional leader-centered education, but baseball is the same whether it is professional or professional,” manager Kim Jung-rok said. “It was a process of reflecting on what we learned or overlooked when we learned what we didn’t know.” In particular, he said, “There is a rare culture of discussion in the baseball community, and learning various methodologies through coaching and communication helped him,” and emphasized, “What is important is the will to learn.”
If there is a will to learn, the KBO coaching academy is open to everyone. “I got a lot of calls from amateur coaches,” manager Kim Jae-deok said. “I asked them about their lecture details and expressed my intention to take the academy next year.” However, we should not forget that the KBO coaching academy is the starting point for learning. This academy offers an opportunity to broaden understanding of various fields related to baseball and open the way for deeper and more systematic study.
Recently, an exponential number of retired players and coaches are learning baseball after going to graduate school. Yomiuri Giants coach Masumi Kuwata went to Waseda University in 2009 and former Softbank Hawks coach Kudo Kimiyasu and Chiba Lotte Marines coach Yoshii studied baseball at Tsukuba University in 2013. Since then, professional coaches and players who played key roles in professional baseball have been knocking on the door of graduate schools as if they were natural. There are many reasons why these players go to graduate school, but they usually want to learn not only their own experiences but also systematic and professional principles to broaden the methodology of coaching. This serves as the driving force behind the growth of Japanese professional baseball (NPB).
In July, Kookmin University’s Graduate School of Sports Industry created “baseball coaching” as a master’s course and accepted new students starting from the fall semester. Professor Lee Ki-kwang of Kookmin University, an authority on biomecanics, provided a place for professional and systematic learning for baseball players. However, only three baseball players took the fall semester. None of them applied for the spring semester. If things get worse, the class will be closed.