Japan Women's NT 2022

  • He's disgustingly self-absorbed.


    This "invisible power" which sounds like a pseudo-unity term for the lack of the team's friendship probably. And is Manabe burying his Rio team? The Rio team was not as clever but they weren't a bunch of weaklings either. Granted the middles were the worst and Miyashita fell too short of a genius that he so wanted her to be at that young age.


    What makes this team any different?

  • He's disgustingly self-absorbed.


    This "invisible power" which sounds like a pseudo-unity term for the lack of the team's friendship probably. And is Manabe burying his Rio team? The Rio team was not as clever but they weren't a bunch of weaklings either. Granted the middles were the worst and Miyashita fell too short of a genius that he so wanted her to be at that young age.


    What makes this team any different?

    I'm guessing because the stars of Rio post- the 2 Saoris are still active: Miyashita, Ishii, Nagaoka, Arisa Sato? he also had Yamagishi and Uchiseto as backup then too and now Airi is back

  • setting clear goals has given rise to hopes, however slight they may be

    :white:

  • The coach's policy of motivating his players by setting clear goals has given rise to hopes, however slight they may be, that a repeat of the success of 10 years ago may happen again.

    People are just setting themselves up for unnecessary disappointment... The team is COMPLETELY new, and you're building it from the foundation up. Who knows how the 2 years leading to the Olympics will go, but the main priority is not to give additional unnecessary pressure and get all pissy when the team (inevitably or understandably) doesn't win a medal at the upcoming international tournaments.


    Having hopes is great, but having realistic hopes is even better :teach:

  • Training Camp

    Just for fun but a lineup in that clip suggests an Ishinnabe :)

  • Manabe said that this is a young team in the video. He knows that the expectations right now should not be high. Also, he wants the younger players to learn from those that have succeeded. This is not a sprint, it took years to get the Women's team to turn around under his watch, but that run from 2010-2012 shows that it can be done, but you need some luck, some talent and a good core of players.

    Takeshita with her experience of failure before ultimate success is also a reason why she is there. She can basically tell her critics, I needed support when I failed and these girls need it right now.

    This will be an interesting year to see where it goes.