Japanese female baseball players practicing in snow goes viral

Japanese female baseball players practicing in snow goes viral
09/02/2021
The team was formed one year ago. "These players do work hard," commented manager Keisuke Chagi.

We may have been given another clue as to why Japan is the top-ranked nation in the WBSC Women's Baseball World Rankings and why their national team has won the last six Women's Baseball World Cups.

The Japanese high school girl's baseball team loves the game so much that a field covered with snow would not stop a recent training session in Hokkaido.

The Komadai Tomakomai High School student-athletes practicing in the harsh conditions attracted quite a lot of interest on social media.

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The women's team of the Komadai Tomakomai High School was formed in the Spring of 2020 and is managed by Keisuke Chagi. The 43-year old has been on the coaching staff of the men's team. He helped the school win back-to-back Koshien titles (2004 and 2005).

"This is my first time coaching girls," told Keisuke Chagi to the local press. "These players do work hard."

Future NPB, MLB star Masahiro Tanaka was part of the Komadai Tomakomai High School championship teams.