Chinese Female Superleague 2022/2023 (with 2022 Chinese National Championship)

  • Ok, you are right, Tianjin has their eyes on it again.


    According to Tianjin Sports channel, they will participate in AVC Club Championships from 4.25-5.2 in Vietnam. There is only one goal: to get the qualification spot for CWC. the rest of the post is about 2019 stuff and other history.

    Looks like Tianjin is backtracking now saying they no longer intend to participate since they have players abroad and currently in the NT. They will focus on other competitions coming up.

  • Looks like Tianjin is backtracking now saying they no longer intend to participate since they have players abroad and currently in the NT. They will focus on other competitions coming up.

    I heard Shanghai will go instead and they are supposedly interested in Kim again

  • I heard Shanghai will go instead and they are supposedly interested in Kim again

    I don't think their chances will be any better than Tianjin without their core players since they'll be without Zhong Hui, Gao Yi, and Xu Xiaoting, but good opportunity to gain experience for the younger players Wang Yindi and Chen Houyu.


    It'll probably be a Japanese or Thai club that gets it.

  • Why they should go without their core player? Why China is not planning to go with Tianjin with full squad (except Vargas)?

    Also to add to the post above, the last time Tianjin participated was in 2019 when China hosted and they won. This year the event is in Vietnam and they likely don't want to travel with such close schedules.

  • AVC Club Championships is played much sooner than Champions League final, so doesn't make sense to skip for VNL.

    But there is always absurd decisions in China (like playing preliminary phase of VNL with main and then send 2nd team to the final or how they prepared for olympics 2021 and failing miserably, etc...)

  • But there is always absurd decisions in China (like playing preliminary phase of VNL with main and then send 2nd team to the final or how they prepared for olympics 2021 and failing miserably, etc...)

    I rarely defend CVA these days, but let's be logical about our criticisms.


    1. If there was no covid delay we wouldn't be talking about the failure in 2021.

    2. Lang Ping also had funny things like military training (2014) and long training camps (pre 2019). We didn't criticize her for those. In fact Yuan Xinyue's improvement from 2018 to 2019 was credited to those, since played in the league with Jiangsu instead in 2017-18 and not in 2018-19.

    3. Cai Bin thinks he's Lang Ping so he emulates every move, except he wants to try the players that to put it crudely, Lang Ping discarded, but it's obvious to everyone that he's not, can't coach a strategically complex game, and even the fundamental training is not there.

    4. Playing preliminary VNL with main and sending 2nd team to finals was regarded as a brilliant move, since we didn't show our hand against Turkey in IOQTs or USA in WC.

    5. In contrast, both An Jiajie and Lang Ping were criticized for overusing Zhu in 2017 WGP/2018 VNL.

    6. Nobody cares about AVC Club events (no, not even Li Yingying although she would never admit it) except for a few Tianjin sports officials and only the most diehard of their fans.

  • Looks like those few Tianjin sports officials want to bid and host potential future Asian Club Championships, Club World Championships, and even VNL based on recent rumors. They have this action plan to make Tianjin's name an international volleyball and sports powerhouse.


    It's all about timing for them, but we'll see if it pans out.