Chinese Taipei are one of the up and coming nations in Menís Volleyball and could be one of the dark horses in the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tokyo.
The National Team, ranked No. 39 in the world, have been developing players over the last few years to create a strong foundation and solid link between Youth and Senior Volleyball.
In the last year, a group of young players have been selected to train together every weekend in preparation for the future.
It is a step in the right direction after disappointing results linked to the Chinese Taipei Enterprise Menís Volleyball League.
An anomaly in recent history was the excellent third-place showing at the Asian Games in 1998.
In 2002, they finished sixth at the Asian Games, while in the Asian Senior Menís Volleyball Championship they picked up a creditable fourth place in 1997 before finishing seventh in 1999, sixth in 2001, ninth in 2003, 13th in 2005 and eighth in 2007.
Chinese Taipei have decided to pick a young team to take part in the Tokyo Olympic qualifier.
The players have varying degrees of experience in the Asian Youth, Junior and Senior Championships.
In order to prepare for the qualifier, Chinese Taipei have had the players from the beginning of April. The ultimate goal is for the future, but the team will be hoping to exceed expectations in Tokyo.
Jung Hsiang Chang is a former National Team player turned Head Coach for Chinese Taipei.
After finishing his career as a player he taught Volleyball at various universities. He has been Head Coach for the National Team in 1997, 1998 and then 2003.
Chang, born July 12, 1952, now teaches Volleyball at Ta Jen University and is a Member of the Coach Committee of the Chinese Taipei Volleyball Association.
Chang faces a tough task in rallying the young group of Chinese Taipei players ahead of the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tokyo. He has been working hard with the players since the beginning of April in preparation for the event.