Team Report

Samurai Japan Women's National Team training camp wrapped up - Survival race will begin in the next training camp in Kochi

February 25, 2018

SAMURAI JAPAN Women's aiming at the sixth straight victory hit 3-day training camp in Miyazaki-shi, Miyazaki in "8th WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup" (August 22-31 days, Florida, America) on 25th.

 For rainy day, it is change in practice field in Omuro from great king Valley movement park baseball field of Hyuga-shi that planned practice venue at first in Minamikyushu short term of Miyazaki-shi. We sweated for batting practice and warm-up pitch, three hours including conditioning from the afternoon.

"Did it become rainfall eagerly longed for? Manager Megumi Kitta who looked back saying we felt that physical strength to change to the full for three days did not remain to them. We assigned hard practice menu which performed *da and *shu after intrasquad game two games on the second day for eight and a half hours on the first day. Although we felt lacking something on physical strength side of players, this is expected, too. We considered saying "there is difference with player who entered in season and player who did not enter in season" and did not choose daringly this time.

 On the other hand, we gave homework. This day, trainer initiate into ten kinds of human trunks, training method of seven kinds of shoulder circumferences. Players wrote in at notebook with earnest expression while carrying out by oneself. In meeting after practice, we told manager in this way

"Please do what you were taught by trainer this time well. 100% own performance be shown in April. When menu which is harder than this time came, you do not complain, and please make body with next camp well"

 Full-scale survival race begins in Kochi camp planned in April on the next time. Words of manager were right the gongs.

It may be said that in a sense this camp that featured the theme of "learning" and "communication" was warm-up. We bring that we learned in own team while players taking communication, and drawing each other's good points and connect with improvement of Women's baseball world. Candidate national team of 36 record highs that such a mission was imposed, and gathered did nothing but hard practice day in and day out while learning technical idea. The weight, temperature, measurement of the pulse were required, too, and awareness of physical condition management was promoted, too. The side as survival race had a big implication as place of learning small.

 Species is sprinkled, and result is called into question in the next camp. "All the members can start camp of April in flat state. As we just informed that we do the above-mentioned thing, we think that it is player when player who takes it, and prepares well plays an active part for the United States in August. Next wants to see there you arrest, and how you finish how. Manager Kitta explained, we think that preparations for that purpose were possible in this Miyazaki.

 Start from line horizontal as for professional and the flax all the members. How does each keep thing made of camps, that we were not able to do it alive next now? We evaluate approach and result and are plan to considerably narrow down member to.

 We count backward from this meeting in the United States of August and push forward preparations. Stadium that meeting is held is entire surface artificial turf. Manager Kitta who inspected in the end of January "must think about position of sliding very hard as slip. Throw is quicker in one bound, too. We say, we are thinking about strategy using artificial turf.

 It is necessary to take measures for new artificial turf and it is stage of April and squeezes member and is planning to finish while confirming careful play. It shows the battle formation of the member in Kochi camp of April.

8th WBSC Women's Baseball World Cup

Overview Players

Meeting Schedule

From August 22, 2018 to August 31

Opening round

The Wednesday, August 22 23:00 Japan 8-0 Dominican Republic
Thursday, August 23 23:00 0-23, Hong Kong Japan
Saturday, August 25 7:00 Japan 2-1 Canada
Sunday, August 26 7:00 Cuba 1-4 Japan
Monday, August 27 7:00 Japan 5-1 Australia
※The start time Japan time (Florida: at time difference -13 time)

Super Round

The Wednesday, August 29 7:00 Japan 3-0 United States
Thursday, August 30 2:00 Japan 2-1 Chinese Taipei
Thursday, August 30 22:00 Japan 10-0 Venezuela
※The start time Japan time (Florida: at time difference -13 time)


Saturday, September 1, 2018 7:00 Japan 6-0 Chinese Taipei
※The start time Japan time (Florida: at time difference -13 time)


The United States (Florida)

Participating Countries and Regions (provisional)

Group A
United States, Venezuela, Chinese Taipei, Korea, Netherlands, Puerto Rico

Group B
Japan, Canada, Australia, Cuba, Hong Kong, the Dominican Republic

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