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World League 2011
22nd Edition

 
 JPN / Japan - Team Composition

 
Team manager YOSHIDA Seiji
Head coach UETA Tatsuya
Assistant coach NAKAGAICHI Yuichi
Doctor HAYASHI Mitsutoshi
Therapist / trainer KANNO Satoshi
Journalist WATANABE Keitaro
 
  No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  L 1 Daisuke SAKAI SAKAI 22/10/1981 180 75 320 305 JT Thunders
  2   Yuta ABE ABE 8/08/1981 191 85 342 320 Suntory Sunbirds
  L 3 Takeshi Nagano Nagano 11/07/1985 176 69 315 300 Panasonic Panthers
  4   Yusuke Matsuta Matsuta 31/10/1982 200 90 345 340 Panasonic Panthers
  C 5 Daisuke USAMI USAMI 29/03/1979 184 88 320 310 Panasonic Panthers
  6   Yoshifumi SUZUKI YOSHIFUMI 31/03/1983 200 95 340 300 Suntory Sunbirds
  7 Takahiro YAMAMOTO YAMAMOTO 12/07/1978 201 98 345 335 Panasonic Panthers
  8   Yuya AGEBA AGEBA 30/09/1983 191 70 350 330
  9 Takaaki TOMIMATSU TOMIMATSU 20/07/1984 192 85 350 330 Toray Arrows
  L 10   Osamu TANABE TANABE 10/04/1979 181 73 330 300 Toray Arrows
  11 Naoya SUGA SUGA 17/05/1985 178 85 325 315 JT Thunders
  12   Kota Yamamura Yamamura 20/10/1980 205 95 350 335 Suntory Sunbirds
  13 Kunihiro Shimizu Shimizu 11/08/1986 192 97 345 335 Panasonic Panthers
  14   Tatsuya Fukuzawa Fukuzawa 1/07/1986 189 86 355 345 Panasonic Panthers
  15 Tatsuya YONEYAMA TATSUYA 23/09/1986 183 84 330 310 Suntory Sunbirds
  16   Yusuke Ishijima Gottsu 9/01/1984 197 102 345 335 Sakai Blazers
  17 Yu Koshikawa Koshikawa 30/06/1984 189 87 340 320 JT Thunders
  18   Yuta Yoneyama Yuta 29/08/1984 185 85 340 320 Toray Arrows
  19 Shogo OKAMOTO OKAMOTO 30/03/1987 180 80 320 310 Suntory Sunbirds
  20   Takashi Dekita Dekita 13/08/1991 199 90 350 330 Sakai Blazers
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Tatsuya Ueta, who became Japan coach after the squad failed to qualify for the 2004 Olympics, has been working tirelessly for his players ever since. He led the team to qualification for the 2008 Olympics and in 2009 they took their first FIVB medal in 32 years when they won bronze at the World Grand Champions Cup. Ueta has tried to improve his players’ morale and professionalism as top athletes, and has worked on improving their fitness and fundamental skills with a combination attack. As a result, Japan has improved remarkably in every aspect in the last few years and they triumphed at the 2010 Asian Championship. They also qualified for the 2010 FIVB World Championship in Italy, where they finished 13th. Despite this disappointment, they collected gold at the Asian Games in China later on in the year and have qualified for the World League for the first time since 2009. 


Coach profile

Tatsuya Ueta became Japan coach in 2004, immediately after the squad failed to qualify for the Athens Olympics. He joined Nippon Steel Blazers in 1987 and played for Japan from 1989 to 1993, before becoming a coach in 1995. He worked with the Japan Volleyball Association as coach of the junior national team in 2001. His best result so far has been a bronze medal at the 2009 FIVB World Grand Champions Cup. Most recently, he saw his side finish 13th at the FIVB World Championship in Italy.

 

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