The Korea Volleyball Organization (KOVO) has revised the rules of the V-League Asia Quarter for the 2024-2025 season. The league has increased the annual salaries of players and changed the selection method for the women’s draft in an effort to level the playing field and maintain its popularity.
“Today, we held a general manager’s meeting to discuss the operation of the Asia Quarter for the 2024-2025 season,” KOVO said on August 8. 메이저 토토사이트 “We plan to increase the annual salaries of Asia Quarter resources and implement a differential probability lottery for the women’s draft.”
The annual salary increase for Asia Quarter players will be slightly different for men and women. Previously, both men and women earned $100,000 (approximately KRW 130 million) in the first and second year, but the men’s salary will remain at $100,000 for the first year, but will increase to $120,000 (approximately KRW 160 million) for the second year. For women, it’s $120,000 for the first year and $150,000 for the second year.
There will also be changes to the draft process for Asian Quarterfinalists. Previously, all clubs had equal odds in both the men’s and women’s drafts. However, starting with the 2024-2025 season, the women’s draft will be a sliding scale. On the women’s side, the last three teams in the standings this season will draw first. Last place (7th) will receive 30 marbles, 6th will receive 25, and 5th will receive 20. After that, 1st through 4th place will draw a second round, with each team receiving 20 marbles.
A KOVO representative said, “Both the men’s and women’s teams responded positively to the Asian quota system for the first time this season. There was a consensus that the target countries should be expanded and salaries should be raised in order to attract more outstanding players and make the system more stable,” said a KOVO representative. “The women’s team expressed a desire to increase the salaries of the Asia Quarter resources due to their higher playing time and performance, while the men’s team felt that it was too early to make changes.”
Last month, KOVO held its 20th Board of Directors meeting, where it decided to expand the number of countries eligible for the Asia Quota and the locations and dates of the 2024-2025 season’s tryouts and draft, expanding the number of countries eligible for the Asia Quota from four in East Asia and six in Southeast Asia to all 64 members of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC). The tryouts and draft will be held in Jeju Island in late April.