CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW

The purpose of the campaign was uniting the sports community, through sharing stories and ways to cope to the current unpredictable times. In 2020, every industry got greatly hit, the sports sector being no exception. Professionals like coaches had to face game cancellations, dealing with team’s disappointments, handling the stress of possible unemployment, all which can weight so much in such a sudden context. Therefore, it was our pleasure to hear out the measures taken to cope and adapt to our new reality, simply by sharing these, along with the hashtag #SBforCoach via any of our social media platforms.

MEET THE COACHES

Our second insight was brought by Mr. Kazuyoshi Yamaguchi, Toyo University Ice Hockey Club coach, former Universiade head coach of U20 Japan National Team, and former ice hockey player of Nikko Ice Bucks, Kokudo, Seibu, and the Japanese National Team.

Another story was shared by Mr. Takahito Suzuki, head coach of Toyo University Ice Hockey Club, former right winger, and later head coach of the Japanese National Team, former player of Charlotte Checkers in the ECHL, as well as Kokudo, Seibu, Nikko Ice Bucks, Japan Ice Hockey League, and Asia League.

Alongside our hockey coaches, Mr. Yan-Ting Hou shared his experience as a physical education teacher and track-and-field coach within elementary school in Taipei, Taiwan.

Likewise, the next insight was shared by Mr. Hank / Han-Yang Huang, physical education teacher, and assistant coach at Guangrong Junior High School Rugby Team, in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Last but not least, we got to know the story of Mr. Oscar Stigebrand, assistant coach of the IF Sundsvall Hockey J18 and goaltending coach of IK Oskarshamn J20, Sweden.

WHAT HAVE WE LEARNT?

Overall, we’ve learnt that, regardless of the fact that everything seems to have stopped and to be so far out of reach lately, we are all actually achieving much more than are able to notice or even allow ourselves to believe. Having so much to process and adapt to, so abruptly, can blur out our actual accomplishments — so it is important to maintain faith in ourselves and keep pushing forward — as it can be observed from our participants’ experiences.

WISHES FOR OUR READERS AND PARTICIPANTS

FUTURE INITIATIVES

Driven by our passion for sports, we have made it our goal to contribute to the development of the sports world. // 私たちはスポーツへの情熱を胸に、スポーツ界の発展に貢献することを目標としています。

Driven by our passion for sports, we have made it our goal to contribute to the development of the sports world. // 私たちはスポーツへの情熱を胸に、スポーツ界の発展に貢献することを目標としています。