“Learning from Director Min Seong-joo is difficult but good. Since he is a professional, he learns a lot. The strength of our basketball class is that we practice a lot, but we are learning hard because we think it is an opportunity to improve our basketball skills.”
Assist For You (Assist For Youth) project, which is underway for the development of youth basketball in Korea from 2022. Lee Kun-woo of the Ilsan national team LINE basketball class, who is also working on this project, boasted a love of basketball that was unlike his young age.
Lee Kun-woo, who is currently in the 4th grade of Yangil Elementary School, said that he started learning basketball at the national team LINE basketball class in Ilsan about 5 months ago. Although he is 143 cm tall, Lee Kun-woo is learning basketball more passionately than anyone else.
He had never played basketball with friends for fun until he attended the Ilsan National Team LINE Basketball Classroom, but one day he suddenly had the thought, ‘I want to learn basketball’, so he visited the Ilsan National Team LINE Basketball Classroom gym.
Lee Kun-woo said, “There was no special occasion. I just wanted to learn basketball while going to the gym. Director Seong-ju Min taught me about basketball, so I started going to basketball class. He expressed his satisfaction with the basketball he started.
In March of this year, Lee Kun-woo, who said that he had fun participating in a basketball tournament for the first time, said, “I was nervous and I can’t remember the details of the game. But I definitely remember the fun. He said that the first tournament in his basketball career remained as a pleasant memory despite the tension.
Lee Kun-woo, who said that basketball became more fun because he felt good when shooting, said that it was difficult to go back and forth on the court due to his weak stamina. However, Lee Kun-woo says he is trying to grow by learning basketball twice a week.
Lee Kun-woo, who said that he felt a lot while learning basketball directly from professional director Seong-ju Min, said, “Learning from director Seong-ju Min is difficult but good. Since the director is a professional, we learn a lot. The strength and weakness of our basketball class is that we practice a lot. I’m learning hard because I think it’s an opportunity to improve my basketball skills. I want to learn harder and become a better player in the future. And I want to continue learning basketball from Director Min Seong-ju while having fun playing basketball,” he expressed his affection for Director Min Seong-joo. 안전놀이터
The Ilsan national team LINE basketball classroom, which was newly opened earlier this year, is currently growing step by step and is located in Sarihyeon-dong, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do.
Assist For Youth is a project that assists to spread youth basketball by joining forces with youth basketball classes across the country from 2022. Inquiries about joining the Up For You Project can be made through the official Instagram account (@assist_for_youth).