Samurai Japan Top Team manager Atsunori Inaba encourages three different age groups' national teams, cheering on members playing against teams in the world
August 25, 2017
Atsunori Inaba director who led SAMURAI JAPAN Top Team was Chiba Inst. of Tech. ground in Chiba on August 25 and encouraged national team team of three generations (U-15, U-18, Women's).
For U-15 "SAMURAI JAPAN fights in the same Uniform from Top Team to Women's. Unexpected thing happens in international game. We have pride toward carrying the Japanese flag on the back and want to make good preparations and to reach meeting. We shook firm handshake with each player after encouragement saying please aim at 1B of the world.
Scene which caught question was seen in Women's. At first about "how to spend day before game."
"It is thing which feeling puts too much, but it is important to be relaxed. We hear music and want you to spend one's time carefully"
And about "routine."
Just because of "international meeting, it is not necessary to be unusual. It is important to always keep state of street. Therefore you should always know "oneself usual"
Players listened attentively to explanation of plain Manager Inaba.
This day, U-18 are foreign game first matches. Manager Inaba watched a game of practice game with Chiba Inst. of Tech. We received 17 to four and result that won a clear-cut victory, and started and said in this way.
It "is impression to be strong. Team formation that we could wave bat, and a lot of players who ran fast got balance. We threw ball which pitcher was good for. Cleanup slot, Kotaro Kiyomiya (early fruit) gave off 108 which became the each generation alone first place by the high school total.
"Flying distance is great. How to catch is good (ball), too. Yasuda (naoken, Riseisha) is so (we hit 2 home runs), too, but swing speed is fast. Two people are the same L batters and think that there is rival feeling. Good fight is done in team. Tsutsugou and Nakata fought for cleanup slot, but think WBC of this year to be good for each other"
After 12th grade, we may be in Top Team from this U18 Age Range by Tokyo Olympics of 2020.
"We want you greatly to grow up as it is. In it, you must be used to speed. Result goes to allot for desired rest, and swing might become small. Player whom extra-base hit can touch can wave bat. We want you to pursue there. "Solidarity power becomes important for U-18. We hear that meeting felt regrettable in First Runner-Up last time. We sent hot Yale saying we want you to do your best for with pride of SAMURAI JAPAN, 1B of the world.