I can't find the Spring High thread so
Spotlight on Yuko Okamoto coach of Asahikawa Highschool who came in 3rd at this year's Haruko. It's a historic feat for that unknown little school lol. 1987 was the last time they were champions so yeah it's a huge deal for them. According to some articles the school's volleyball club almost got demoted to a test Snow Volley club last 2022
Uhhhhh I'm not gonna go too much into detail but for those who followed Haruko, the school's ace, Kasai, seems to be the public fave or at least made a huge impression not only for her skills but also her full throttle attitude on the court (emphasis on attitude). She's going to or is already at Queenseis I'm not sure.
Anyway this line is what I wanted to point out
Okamoto: What I feel when coaching girls is that their emotions tend to come out first. Sometimes they say, "I don't wanna talk about it because I don't like it." But even if they don't like it, it's necessary to talk about it on the court. I told them, "Do what you need to do," rather than, "Get along with everyone."
This is the first time I've seen anyone say this including in V League and the NT since most coaches like to perpetuate the idea of UNITY or Death but no one likes to talk about the ugly side of clashing with your teammates. Ironic since that's what made Haikyuu a hit with teenagers. But I get it these are a bunch of hormonal highschoolers am I right? but does that magically change once you hit pro? obviously V Leaguers are legally not allowed to talk about it or hint at who they might hate lmao but I'm sure that's 78% of why some combinations are the way they are despite x being better. Just saying
i dont know who you're talking about but i agree with what you're trying to say. sometimes it's not even about players getting along or some players having an ego, sometimes you just can't be close to certain people who you're forced to work with and that's completely normal nothing wrong with that. kind of like koga and mayu but there's an age gap so it's understandable. even saori is rumored to not get along with shinnabe back in the day. but more importantly they just don't have synergy. chemistry is the only thing you can't force and no amount of talent can fill that.