The new season's Volleyball Super League will start in November, and the introduction of domestic and foreign aid for each team has come to an end. Which team Zhu Ting joins will directly affect the league's championship structure. Now the answer is revealed. According to Zhu Ting's hometown media "Dahe", in order to better prepare for the Tokyo Olympics next year, after discussing with the national team coaching staff, Zhu Ting chose to stay in the Tianjin women's volleyball team.
After the Turkish Super League last summer, Zhu Ting left Wakif Bank, where he had played for three years, and returned to the domestic volleyball Super League to help Tianjin Women’s Volleyball Team once again stand on the top podium in the Super League after a year. She also won the first domestic top league championship trophy and won the MVP. Of course, the significance of Zhu Ting joining the Tianjin Women's Volleyball Team is not just as simple as leading a team to win a league championship and MVP. From the perspective of preparing for the Tokyo Olympics, it is the main purpose of Zhu Ting to join the Tianjin Women's Volleyball team to strengthen the run-in with Li Yingying and other national players .
Last season, the Tianjin Women's Volleyball Team won the championship with an unbeaten record of 13 consecutive victories. Li Yingying is not only the team's top scorer, but also the team with the most passes. Tianjin Women’s Volleyball Team had 773 first passes in 13 games. Li Yingying received 395, accounting for more than one-half of the team. In most of the games, she has to undertake six rounds of one pass, which is completely different from the beginning of her debut. There is a sharp contrast. From not receiving a pass at all to receiving six rounds of one pass, Li Yingying's progress is visible to the naked eye.
Li Yingying's ability to become the player with the most passes after being chased by his opponent is inseparable from Zhu Ting's joining. The Tianjin women’s volleyball team used Li Yingying’s “one point attack” tactics because of the lack of a stable second scoring point. However, after Zhu Ting’s arrival, this situation was effectively alleviated because Zhu Ting shared the pressure on the offensive end. Therefore, Li Yingying can devote more energy to the first pass and defense.
Li Yingying is the first post-00 national player of the Chinese women's volleyball team. Although she has just turned 20, she has become one of the core members of the national team. There is no suspense to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics next year. However, although Li Yingying's first pass has made obvious progress, there is still a gap compared with Zhang Changning, especially the stability needs to be improved. Therefore, after discussing with the coaching staff headed by Lang Ping, Zhu Ting chose to stay at the Tianjin Women's Volleyball Team. Li Yingying had another season to improve her shortcomings through actual combat.
At the same time, Zhu Ting's contract extension with Tianjin Women's Volleyball Team will also help Yao Di compete for the Tokyo Olympic qualification. Since the Olympics and other international competitions have strict quotas for participants, each team in the Olympics has only 12 seats, so two setters are usually equipped. On the premise that Ding Xia locks a position, Yao Di and Diao Linyu are the main competitors of the bench setter. In addition, this year Lang Ping has recruited two young setters, Mei Xiaohan and Sun Yan, to compete for the bench setters. More intense.
The position of the setter on the field is quite special, and it plays the role of "the core of the organization", so this requires the setter to have an understanding of the technical and tactical characteristics of each teammate, otherwise it will easily form a mismatch. Therefore, Lang Ping guides the training of young two Passing is more like preparing for the next Olympic cycle.
And Yao Di and Diao Linyu, whoever cooperates with Zhu Ting more tacitly, can take the lead in the competition for the Tokyo Olympic quota. Now Zhu Ting continues to play for Tianjin Women’s Volleyball, which means that Yao Di will compete with Zhu Ting for two consecutive seasons. Zhu Ting became a teammate. Compared with Diao Linyu, the cooperation with Zhu Ting is more tacit, which is a big advantage of Yao Di.