Overview

Team profile

Japan

The Japanese U20 National Team consists of members selected from various teams of the country's top club teams in the V.League (Japan's premier league), the Challenge League and Japan's top high school teams. Each and every player has been selected for their exceptional volleyball talent.

Using typical characteristics that define volleyball in Japan -dexterity, hard work, discipline, and an endeavour to bring out players' individual personalities- the team is set to fight fiercely point by point, match by match at the 2015 U20 World Championship in Puerto Rico.

Furthermore, adding the esprit de corps of the team to the resolute and speedy combination volleyball, which is regarded as a tradition of Japanese volleyball, the squad is determined to play dynamic and consistent volleyball.

The Japan U20 team has not been together very long; however, making the most of team spirit but the will to perform at their best is there.

The team is led by head coach Kiyoshi Abo, whose coaching methods have a good reputation. He has iven emphasis to develop powerful blocking and his coaching policy is not to stereotype his players, but to develop their potential to the fullest.

Coach

Abo, Kiyoshi

Abo, Kiyoshi

Kiyoshi Abo, 44, is a specialist in defense. He graduated from Meiji University and University of Tsukuba - Graduate Schools and Programs

From 2000 until 2009 season he coached Ito Yokado Prior -Takefuji Bamboo Women's Club Team. As of 2009 and until  2013 he has been an assistant coach with the senior Women's National Team of Japan. He was on the coaching team that led Japan to the bronze medal at the 2010 World Championship and the London 2012 Olympic Games.

During the 2013-2014 season he coached the women's First Division National League team of Hisamitsu Springs and from 2014 until now he has been head coach of the Japanese U23/U20 Women's National Teams.

Staff

  • Team Manager Endo, Toshiro
  • Assistant coach Nakaya, Kodai
  • Second Assistant Coach Matsuda, Kentaro
  • Doctor Fukuda, Naoko (Ms.)
  • Physiotherapist Matsuda, Atsumi

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams 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
Dominican Republic
3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 0 MAX 228 159 1.433
2
Japan
3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 6 3 2.000 205 190 1.078
3
Peru
3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 6 0.500 198 208 0.951
4
Bulgaria
3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 9 0.000 154 228 0.675

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