After a four-year hiatus, Park Chan-ho’s youth baseball camp, Camp 61, has announced its roster of national-level coaches.
Camp 61, which has become a dream camp for youth baseball players by inviting the best players every year since 2011, is known for the participation of legendary coaches who led the renaissance of Korean baseball.
After being canceled for the past three years (2020-2022) due to COVID-19, Camp 61 will resume for the first time in four years and will be held for the 10th time this year. This year’s camp included not only national team veterans, but also younger players who were the gold medalists at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. 메이저사이트
Pitchers include “Legend” Park Chan-ho, specialist left-handed bullpen Kim Jae-woong (Kiwoom Heroes), Hangzhou Asian Games gold medalists Kwak Bin (Doosan Bears), Won Tae-in (Samsung Lions), and Moon Dong-joo (Hanwha Eagles).
Catchers Kang Min-ho (Samsung), Lee Ji-young (Kiwoom), and Yang Yang-ji (Doosan) are all national team veterans on the luxury coaching staff.
The outfield will be led by legendary commentator Park Yong-taek, who holds the KBO League’s record for most hits in a career, as well as top hitters Koo Ja-uk (Samsung), Lee Jung-hoo, Kim Hye-sung (Kiwoom), and Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha). In particular, Lee Jung-hoo, who is on the verge of entering the major leagues, will be participating and is expected to receive intense attention from youth players.
Also joining the camp will be Cha Myung-joo, a former KBO batting champion who is in charge of training and injury prevention seminars at the camp every year. Cha will be leading the training portion of the camp again this year, helping Korean baseball aspirants realize the importance of training.
“After the hard work of the legendary coaches who led the heyday of Korean baseball, the future of the camp is even brighter this time around with the participation of the best veterans in the game and the up-and-coming stars who will lead Korean baseball in the future,” said Lee Jun, CEO of Hall of Fame Company, who is directing the Park Chan-ho Camp for the 10th time. “We hope that this year’s participants will be able to come to the camp as coaches in the years to come, just like Kim Hye-sung, who became a top star after graduating from the first Camp 61.
Meanwhile, this year’s ‘Camp 61’ will be held at the NH Talent Center in Goyang City on the 28th and 29th, and 120 youth athletes selected by pre-application will participate.