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Preliminary brackets for 2014 All Japan University Championships released

by on Apr.22, 2014 @ 12:06 pm, under College
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Date Game Venue Time First Base Side Third Base Side
6/10
Tue
J1-1 Jingu 09:00 北東北大学野球連盟
North Tohoku Universities Baseball League
九州六大学野球連盟
Kyushu Big 6 Baseball League
6/10
Tue
J1-2 Jingu 11:30 神奈川大学野球連盟
Kanagawa University Baseball League
九州地区大学野球連盟
Kyushu University Baseball League
6/10
Tue
J1-3 Jingu 14:00 札幌学生野球連盟
Sapporo Universities Baseball League
中国地区大学野球連盟
Chugoku University Baseball Federation
6/10
Tue
J1-4 Jingu 16:30 愛知大学野球連盟
Aichi University Baseball League
北海道学生野球連盟
Hokkaido Universities Baseball League
6/10
Tue
T1-1 Tokyo
Dome
09:00 四国地区大学野球連盟
Shikokuchiku University Baseball League
北陸大学野球連盟
University Baseball League of Hokuriku
6/10
Tue
T1-2 Tokyo
Dome
11:30 東京新大学野球連盟
New Tokyo University Baseball League
京滋大学野球連盟
Keiji University Baseball League
6/10
Tue
T1-3 Tokyo
Dome
14:00 東海地区大学野球連盟
Tokaichiku Universities Bseball League
南東北大学野球連盟
Minami Tohoku University Baseball League
6/10
Tue
T1-4 Tokyo
Dome
16:30 福岡六大学野球連盟
Fukuoka Big6 Baseball League
広島六大学野球連盟
Hiroshima Big-Six6 Universities Baseball League
6/11
Wed
J2-1 Jingu 09:00 仙台六大学野球連盟
Sendai Big-Six University Baseball League
J1-1
6/11
Wed
J2-2 Jingu 11:30 J1-2 東京六大学野球連盟
Tokyo Big6 Baseball League
6/11
Wed
J2-3 Jingu 14:00 J1-3 J1-4
6/11
Wed
J2-4 Jingu 16:30 T1-1 関甲新学生野球連盟
Kankoshin Student Baseball Federation
6/11
Wed
T2-1 Tokyo
Dome
09:00 千葉県大学野球連盟
Chiba Prefecture Baseball League
関西六大学野球連盟
Kansai 6 University Baseball League
6/11
Wed
T2-2 Tokyo
Dome
11:30 近畿学生野球連盟
Kinki University Students Baseball League
関西学生野球連盟
Kansai Students Baseball League
6/11
Wed
T2-3 Tokyo
Dome
14:00 東都大学野球連盟
Tohto University Baseball League
T1-2
6/12
Thu
J3-1 Jingu 11:30 J2-1 J2-2
6/12
Thu
J3-2 Jingu 14:00 J2-3 J2-4
6/12
Thu
T3-1 Tokyo
Dome
09:00 T1-3 T1-4
6/12
Thu
T3-2 Tokyo
Dome
11:30 首都大学野球連盟
Tokyo Metropolitan Area University Baseball League
T2-1
6/12
Thu
T3-3 Tokyo
Dome
14:00 T2-2 阪神大学野球連盟
Hanshin University Baseball League
6/13
Fri
J4-1 Jingu 11:30 T2-3 T3-1
6/13
Fri
J4-2 Jingu 14:00 T3-2 T3-3
6/14
Sat
J5-1 Jingu 11:30 J3-1 J3-2
6/14
Sat
J5-2 Jingu 14:00 J4-1 J4-2
6/15
Sun
J6-1 Jingu 13:00 J5-1 J5-2

[3/6/2014] JSBA releases list of newest former players to earn coaching licenses

by on Mar.06, 2014 @ 10:45 am, under College, High School
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The Japan Student Baseball Association (JSBA) released an updated list of former players that have earned coach licenses through the new training program.  208 names were released during the first round on January 20.  225 additional names were released on Tuesday.  Of the 468 former players that took the training course, 433 applied for licenses.  Reviews for the remaining thirty-five former players will be scheduled when/if they submit applications.

Meio High School in Akita announced on Wednesday that Shigeru Yagi, among the group listed in January, will take over as manager on March 14.

Source: official list, Jiji Press 3/4/2014, Sponichi 3/4/2014, Sponichi 3/4/2014

[UPDATE @ 10:49am]

Hiroshi Toyama and Yasuhiro Hagiwara were accidentally left off the original list released by the JSBA on Tuesday.  The list was updated on Wednesday.  The total stands at 435.

Source: Sponichi 3/6/2014

[UPDATE 4/9 @ 4:55pm]

Twenty JSBA added twenty more names to the list of former players that earned certificates through their training program.  There are now 455 names on the list.

Source: Sponichi 4/9/2014

[3/3/2014] Tokyo Big6 Baseball League Ticket Price Changes

by on Mar.03, 2014 @ 6:27 pm, under College
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Seating Area Old New
特別内野席券*
Special Infield Seat
1,300 yen 1,500 yen
内野席券
Infield Seat
1,100 yen 1,300 yen
学生内野席券
Student Infield Seat
800 yen 800 yen
外野席券
Outfield Seat
700 yen 800 yen
応援席券
Oen Seat
500 yen 500 yen
ファミリーシート[5名]
Family Seat (5 people)
7,500 yen 8,500 yen
ファミリーシート[4名]
Family Seat (4 people)
6,000 yen 6,800 yen
ファミリーシート[2名]
Family Seat (2 people)
3,000 yen 3,400 yen
ペアシート[2名]
Pair Seat (2 people)
3,000 yen 3,400 yen

* formerly 特別指定席 Special Reserved Seat

Notes

  • Infield and Outfield Seats are free for kids through elementary school.
  • Student Infield Seats are good for junior high school, high school, and university students.
  • Outfield Seats are free for women, large junior high school student groups, and people sixty-five and older.
  • The changes were made ahead of the scheduled consumption tax hike in April.

More information can be found at the league's official ticket information page.

[2/25/2014] Hatta, Ohashi reappointed chairmen of JSBA, JUBF; Waseda University to hold workouts in Los Angeles

by on Feb.26, 2014 @ 1:35 am, under College, High School

The Japan Student Baseball Association (JSBA) and the All Japan University Baseball Federation (JUBF) announced held meetings on Tuesday.  Eiji Hatta and Hideitsu Ohashi were reappointed as chairmen of the JSBA and JUBF, respectively.  Both terms last two years.

NPB Commissioner Katsuhiko Kumazaki visited Hatta, Ohashi, and Japan High School Baseball Federation chairman Takayasu Okushima after the meetings.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/25/2014

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The Waseda University baseball team will be in Los Angeles from February 28 until March 7 for spring workouts.

Schedule

Date Description Time Location
2/28 Arrival
Los Angeles Camp Day 1
  Urban Youth Academy
3/01 Los Angeles Camp Day 2 10:00 Urban Youth Academy
3/02 Los Angeles Camp Day 3 13:00 Dodgers Stadium
3/03 Los Angeles Camp Day 4
Exhibition Game - University of Southern California
18:00 USC
3/04 Los Angeles Camp Day 5
Exhibition Game - University of California Santa Barbara
14:00 UCSB
3/05 Los Angeles Camp Day 6
Exhibition Game - University of California Los Angeles
18:00 UCLA
3/06 Los Angeles Camp Day 7   Urban Youth Academy
3/07 Departure    

Source: official announcement

[2/9/2014] Coaching License Program, Coach Training Seminar

by on Feb.10, 2014 @ 6:10 am, under College, High School
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The Japan Student Baseball Association (JSBA) held their fourth Coaching License Program over the weekend in Osaka.  Kimiyasu Kudo was among the 101 former players that attended the session.

2013 Coaching License Program:

Source: Sponichi 2/9/2014, Sports Hochi 2/9/2014

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The first day of the Pro Yakyu Coach Training Seminar took place in Tokyo on Saturday.   The seminar is a part of the NPB's Official Coaching Certification Program and is geared toward providing former players that have taken and passed the Coaching License Program with information about how to improve their skills as coaches.  Seventy-three former players are taking the three-day seminar in Tokyo.

First Pro Yakyu Coach Training Seminar

  • Tokyo Session - February 8-10
  • Osaka Session - February 21-23

Source: Sponichi 2/8/2014, Sponichi 2/9/2014, official annoucement

[1/31/2014] Samurai Japan, Coaching License Program

by on Feb.01, 2014 @ 5:28 am, under College, High School, Samurai Japan
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The 1st Samurai Japan Summit will take place in Okinawa on February 10.  Various officials with connections to Samurai Japan, including Hiroki Kokubo (Samurai Japan top team manager), Hirotami Kojima (Samurai Japan amateur team manager), and Yoshinobu Suzuki (Baseball Federation of Japan vice president), will attend the summit to discuss the 2014 schedule and a number of other issues, like methods to improve the national teams at all levels.

Source: official announcement, Sponichi 1/31/2014

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The Japan Student Baseball Association (JSBA) held their portion of the High School/University Coaching License Program on Friday.  A total 138 (Daily Sports) or 131 (Nikkan Sports) former professional players attended the course, including Don Nomura, Masato Yoshii, Soichi Fujita, Norihiro Komada, Katsumi Hirosawa, and Kazumi Takahashi.

Source: Daily Sports 1/31/2014, Nikkan Sports 1/31/2014

Sessions that have taken place so far:

[UPDATE 2/2 @ 3:06am]

The JSBA's fourth session will take place on the 7th and 8th in Osaka.  Former players that complete both the NPB and JSBA portions of the Coaching License Program will be able to apply for a license.  The application review committee is scheduled to meet on March 4.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/1/2014, Sponichi 2/1/2014

[1/21/2014] Norovirus hits members of the Matsumoto University baseball team

by on Jan.22, 2014 @ 3:27 am, under College

Matsumoto University in Nagano announced on Tuesday that twenty students on the baseball team living in a dormitory complained of nausea.  Seven of the students were diagnosed with the Norovirus.  The university pointed to a meal served at the dormitory as the cause.

According to Nagano Prefecture, on the evening of the 15th, thirty-one students ate Saba-no Misoni (a cooked mackerel dish) and Rei Shabu Salad (cold pork salad) for dinner.  Of the thirty-one students that ate the meal, twenty felt sick on the morning of the 16th.  The Norovirus was also found in fecal matter taken from a cook at the dormitory.

Source: Sponichi 1/21/2014

[1/21/2014] JUBF names coaches for 2014 National University Team

by on Jan.21, 2014 @ 10:45 pm, under College
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The All Japan University Baseball Federation (JUBF) selected Asia University Manager Tsutomu Ikuta, Tokai University Manager Hiroki Yokoi, and Kyushu Sangyo University Manager Tetsuya Okubo to the coaching staff for the 2014 National University Team.  They will hold the positions for one year.  Meiji University Manager Tatsuya Yoshinami will remain manager.

Source: Sanspo 1/21/2014