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Date Tech High
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Kanji 伊達工業高校
Romaji Datekōgyō Kōkō
Team
Captain Kaname Moniwa / Kenji Futakuchi
Manager Mai Nametsu
Coach Takurō Oiwake
Colors White / Teal

Date Tech High (Japanese: 伊達工業高校 Datekōgyō Kōkō) is a high school in the Miyagi Prefecture.

Uniform Edit

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Date Tech's volleyball uniform

Date Tech, like most Japanese schools, has a uniform and dress code. The male uniform is in the "catholic" style, consisting of a white shirt, yellow tie, dark teal blazer, and grey pants.

The boys' volleyball club's uniform consists of a white tracksuit with teal details. The members wear light grey t-shirts and teal shorts during practice matches. During official matches, the majority of players don a white jersey and shorts with teal details. The libero has a contrasting jersey in teal with white details.

Volleyball Club Edit

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"Date's Iron Wall"

The Boys' Volleyball Club is well-known for its exceptional defense and tall players; it has the highest blocking rate in the country, thus nicknamed the "Iron Wall". In accordance with that name, the team's banner reads "Date's Iron Wall".

The team's employs bunch shift in their blocking, in which all three blockers gather at the center of the court and form a stance there. The blockers would move together to block opponents' spikes and overwhelm them with sheer numbers. There is a downside to bunch shift as it makes it harder to defend the two sides. However, the Date Tech blockers overcome this weakness through their skilled read blocking . This so called "bunch read" has been noted to be absolutely terrifying when synchronized and rehearsed. [1]

MembersEdit

Name Position Year Status
Takurō OiwakeCoach?Active
Mai NametsuManager2nd YearActive

Interhigh Preliminaries:

Name Number Position Year Status
Yasushi Kamasaki#1Vice Captain / Middle Blocker3rd YearActive
Kaname Moniwa#2Captain / Setter3rd YearActive
Takehito Sasaya#3Wing Spiker3rd YearActive
Kenji Futakuchi#6Wing Spiker2nd YearActive
Takanobu Aone#7Middle Blocker2nd YearActive
Yutaka Obara#12Wing Spiker2nd YearActive
Kōsuke Sakunami#13Libero1st YearActive

Spring Tournament Preliminaries:

Name Number Position Year Status
Takanobu Aone#1Middle Blocker2nd YearActive
Kenji Futakuchi#2Captain / Wing Spiker2nd YearActive
Yutaka Obara#3Wing Spiker2nd YearActive
Kanji Koganegawa#7Setter1st YearActive
Tarō Onagawa#8Wing Spiker2nd YearActive
Jingo Fukiage#11Middle Blocker1st YearActive
Kōsuke Sakunami#13Libero1st YearActive

Practice Matches Edit

  • Date Tech High School vs Karasuno High School (4:4 / 19-25, 23-25, ??-??, 25-23, ??-??, ??-??, ??-??, 25-21)

Interhigh-Preliminaries Edit

For Interhigh's Miyagi Preliminaries, Date Tech was registered as team 6, Block A. Their venue was the Sendai City Gymnasium, along with Block B. Because they lost in the second round to Karasuno, they only played two matches on the first day.

First Round

  • Date Tech High School vs Sakurashita High School (2:0 / 25-7, 25-8)

Second Round

Spring High-Miyagi Prefecture Representative PlayoffsEdit

For the first preliminary, Date Tech was registered as team 2, Group 1. Their venue has not been revealed in either the manga or anime. Because they won all three of their matches, they were allowed to move on to the representative playoffs held in October.

First Preliminary

  • Date Tech High School vs Tenzen High School (2:0 / ??-??, 25-20)

For the representative playoffs, Date Tech was registered as team 14. They played at the Sendai City Gymnasium over a span of two days (one game on the first day, one on the second) before losing to Aobajōsai in the second round. Overall, they placed within the top 8.

First Round

  • Date Tech High School vs Shirato High School (2:0 / 25-22, 25-23)

Quarter Final

TriviaEdit

  • Date Tech's primary strategy is to start off with a powerful serve, which is aimed to break the opponent's formation, and then to block the return-attack.
  • The Date Tech was named after the famous Japanese Historical Figure Date Masamune.
  • It has been noted by several players that whenever they hear Date Tech's cheer "Go, go, let's go, let's go Datekō!!", they find themselves wanting to cheer along.
  • Instead of staying after Inter-High like most third years from other high schools, Date Tech's third years graduated and did not go on to play in the Spring High.

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