Overview

Team profile

Japan

The Japanese U18 Girls National team has been one of the leading teams in the world for a long time and was World Champions in the recent past.
 
In 2012, the Japanese Youth Girls National team won the champion at the 9th Asian Youth Girls Championship held in China but will not be easy to win in the World Championship.
 
The key players of the Japan’s U18 Girls team, heading for the 2017 Girls’ U18 World Championship, as well as the new head coach since 2014, Daichi Saegusa, an enthusiastic coach, are from the top of the Japan’s high-schools teams. As their school study must take preference, the U18 Girls team can gather and practice together only during some weekends and long holidays such as summer and winter.
 
Japan is a well-balanced team in terms of defence and offence. There are some short players in the team and they will show their speed and accuracy skills in the Asian Championship.
 
Japan has been looking forward to competing in official competitions and the time has now come. We will do our best.

Six years has passed since the March 11 disasters. In order to encourage Japanese people to overcome the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster, Saegusa and his squad will go for great progress and achievements on the upcoming prestigious volleyball events in 2017!

Coach

Saegusa, Daichi

Saegusa, Daichi

Daichi Saegusa is an enthusiastic but cool volleyball coach. Saegusa firstly enjoyed playing volleyball in 1992 at the age of 12 playing volleyball at the junior high school near home in Kasai City, Hyogo Prefecture. After his graduating from university and taking up teaching in Chile, travelling through Japan International Cooperation Agency for about two years. As for youth categories, Saegusa firstly started coaching debuted, as the head coach, for Japanese Youth Girls’ national team in 2014 and then achieved a great success becoming a champion in the 10th Asian Girls’ U17 Volleyball Championship held in Thailand in 2014 and the 11th Asian Girls’ U18 Volleyball Championship held in China, and his motto is to play each match steady and develop one by one, is heading for 1st at the upcoming Girls’ U18 World Championship 2015!
 
Six years has passed since the March 11 disasters. In order to encourage Japanese people to overcome the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster, Saegusa and his squad will go for great progress and achievements on the upcoming prestigious volleyball events in 2017!
 
It has not been long since our team was brought together; however, making the most of team spirit and thanking the organizers and those who are involved in the competitions for their efforts and hospitality, we will do our very best. We would like to ask you to cheer for us. Leading by the head coach, Daichi Saegusa, our team is hoping to compete with dazzling performances which will catch the eyes of audience. Thank you very much.

  • Team Manager Ohta, Toyohiko
  • Assistant coach Funakoshi, Yuji
  • Second Assistant Coach Imura, Hitomi
  • Doctor Iwadate, Sakurako (Mrs.)
  • Physiotherapist Koyanagi, Yoshio

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Turkey
4 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 12 12 2 6.000 344 263 1.307
2
Japan
4 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 9 10 3 3.333 322 253 1.272
3
Dominican Republic
4 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 6 7 7 1.000 289 301 0.960
4
Peru
4 1 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 4 10 0.400 306 320 0.956
5
China
4 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 12 0.083 198 322 0.614

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