Posts by brahmin

    Poland just needs Japanese to lose two sets against Korea, or to win 2 sets tomorrow to clinch their spot.

    Belgium can overtake Poland on sets ratio as well if tied on wins and points. But Belgium is in sweep mode to do that in their final 2 matches. Poland getting 2 set wins or Belgium with 2 set losses today eliminates Belgium.

    I have a question in general. We have 4 teams in ever pool for OGQ. We all know that 1st place gets a ticket for OGs. Is there any rule like 2nd place only gets a ticket for continental qualification or the rest of teams have a chance to play in continental qualification ? I'm oblivious about new rules.

    The teams that finish first are the only ones that qualify immediately in the 6 World Groups. The non-qualifiers have to apply to play in their continental qualifiers. How many teams participate are up to those Confederations.

    I totally get that, in theory. But as I'm new to this, I was wondering about examples of how it actually paid off for anyone. Of the players I know, who are actually playing in the NT or on a team, Miyashita, Namami Seki, Kurogo, Koga, came out of High School and kept going. I guess Kurogo had a half year on the bench, and might still be there if the Saori's didn't retire.. All these hitters for Hisamitsu: Imamura, Nomoto, Inoue, Nakagawa (she might still prove to be a player), Hikari Kato ... and but just think if Nagaoka wasn't injured (or in Europe). They'd never play.


    Did Risa and Yuki come out of H.S and sit on the bench? Nabeya? Miwako Osanai came out of H.S. and played for Hitachi and ... well, okay, I'm biased toward her BECAUSE I got to see her play.


    I'm really interested in this because I've just experienced H.S and college ball. I get that it's a major jump, and that being a star in H.S. is easier than being a star in Club, but it seems like the ones who continue with greatness (small g) are the ones who keep playing. Not sit on a bench and get trained well.

    In the old days of Yoko Zutterland in 1990s, Hitachi was the team to be on as it was basically the national team. Zutterland got asked to go from high school to Hitachi. Her mom was the head coach at Waseda, my school for a year but a Japanese Ivy League school. She wanted to get an education before playing. She was basically told to go to hell and she wouldn’t be playing on the national team. Her dreams was to play for the national team in Japan. However she was born in the States and made it to a USA national team tryout and made the USA team. She played for the Springs (then Daiei Orange Attackers). It was incredibly shortsighted by the coach.

    Some teams have to put the high school or college players immediately.

    Yes, it is 2019 now and ranking consists of WGP '17 , OG '16, WCH '18 and WC '15 :olympia:

    Ranking system has been 4 year range for a while like 15 years. Since taking out the Continental Championships results this has been the system. In the past rankings had reduced percentage values each year, but since London 2012 everything is 100%.

    VNL results will probably be included this year, minus WGP.

    Are there any players who got drafted out of high school and sat on the Hisamitsu or Toray bench for a few years, maybe serve subbed a little, and then blossomed into a star player at 22 years old?


    Doesn't seem like a good plan to me.

    Think of it this way. You are in the gym with some of the best players in the country and on the national team every day. It is a learning experience and a jump in skill. Plus you know that the team knows how to make the players succeed given their talents. Consistent coaching (few changes) makes it a gym you want to be in. Teams in constant flux with little to no talent are the opposite.

    There are really no deadlines with signing/transferring of players. I would bet that teams want players to be signed before training camp starts. The new season essentially starts after the Black Eagle tournament.

    Tashiro may have been released by Toray before her move. Tominaga and Sakamoto may have been on loan. With Nagaoka’s injury she won’t be back until the fall at earliest. It took a year last time, so another year seems possible.

    When I follow the games of VNL this edition, I've been wondering why this challenge system is so outdated and does not allow for challenging overreach above the net? This seems to be an area with the most controversial calls nowadays. The challenge system in Legavolley has already become very mature and can check players' overreach at ease. Is that system much more costly than the one FIVB is using?

    I would guess that the main reason is that head referee “up ref” is supposed to be watching for it as they are above the net height. Additionally there is not a corresponding line to follow upwards, unlike foot faults.

    FIVB does a horrible job on stats. The past had the 2 sheets P2 & P3, which right now is only P2. P3 sheets have all the data for every player for every category, which is now the statistics page. God forbid if FIVB could do something simple, enable us to see stats by the end of each day (selecting a day).


    Opponent errors are as follows to make the total.

    1. Service errors

    2. Spiking errors (errors-blocks, hit the ball out of play without being touched)

    3. Setting errors (double contact calls)

    4. Team errors (4 contacts, card/point penalties)


    The errors for blocking can be touching net or if the ball goes off the block out of bounds.

    For digging errors it means, you could not keep a ball in play after touching it.

    Serve receive errors are shanked passes and could not return the ball over the net (without a spikeable swing or free ball).


    Here are FIVB VIS details


    Things I like with new single sheet, points per set and substitution tracking.

    Things I don’t like. No details on hitting or service errors by the players.

    You missed that at the bottom they are bringing in a foreign assistant coach, Chris Gonzalez, with multiple years of experience with USA national teams, could be a great hire. http://www.aueagles.com/sports…8/releases/20180406i13rrj


    Mio Sato has played on national team in the past with Manabe as a defensive libero (not doing serve receive). Only 5 ft. 1 in tall (153 cm).


    Has been injured and missed a season a couple of years ago.

    I don't understand what some of the FIVB stats tell us. Specifically, the setter stats seem to only tell us who made the most sets/set, and the digs only digs/set. So they are about quantity not quality? Not too interesting.


    The reception stats are confusing because they appear to be about half as good as what I'm used to seeing. The best receiver has an efficiency of 31%? Usually good receptions stats are in the 60-70% range. What am I missing?

    With Setting stats, the running sets stat is if you can get a player one-on-one, while a standing set has 2 blockers. The average there is only for running.


    The reception stats are (excellent-errors)/attempts to get the percentage.


    Digs are only used not dig receptions. I usually lump them together because it makes more sense. Either way you kept the ball in play.

    Thanks. Fixed the "in" v "inter" thing. "In" is preferable to "intra", I think. I'd like to leave "AC Warfare" because I like that google translate, even though I'm not sure what "AC" stands for ... "Across Conference"? ... unless you think it should be "inter-conference".


    Maybe they won't have a two match Final. I worked backwards from the assumption they would ... Since I can't copy and paste or translate from the jpeg'd pdf :wall: what is going on with that Monday the 13th date? It doesn't have the same characters as the other January dates. And it's a Monday. I hope the girls get the day off work :rolll:


    Maybe 25th is semi final and 26th is Final? Top four from Final 8 play Saturday, two winners from that play Sunday?

    January 13 is a national holiday, "Coming of Age Day". So the characters are holiday. So three matches over three days.

    AC would probably be across conference, but I prefer Interconference.


    League has not mentioned Final 4 or 3 info yet for that last weekend in January.

    Interconference, means between conferences. Remember MLB used the term interleague (AL vs. NL in the regular season)?

    In conference, means within the conference.


    Right now I am looking at the Final Stage schedule. I think that you have it wrong.


    Final 8, will be January 4-19. 7 matches would take place, for the round-robin.


    The last two days of the season Jan. 25-26, could be semifinals or 2-leg final. No information as of yet from the league.

    Simple schedule breakdown.

    Each team plays in its conference 3x for 15 matches.

    Then they will play each team from the other conference 1x for 6 matches, for a total of 21 matches in the regular season.

    Top 4 teams from each conference make the Final Stage (playoffs).

    Bottom 2 teams may face relegation playoffs, this was not mentioned, however with last year as a base to look at, I think that it will be the same.


    Google translate sometimes does good and other times not so good with Japanese.


    Many matchdays will have 2 games in 1 arena (1 home team and 1 neutral site match), some just 1 game (in team’s primary or secondary base), and sometimes 3 games (1 home team and 2 neutral site matches).


    MyNameIst, are you going to go to Japan? If you are it is easier to say when you are going and to give you a schedule of possible matches.


    There are too many matches to list in the text boxes (too many letters) on the board, let alone each venue with those matches easily. For the playoffs no problem but regular season it won’t fit.