The MIKASA indoor volleyball(V200W), beach volleyball (VLS300) and water polo balls(W6000W and W6009W) will be the official game balls for the 30th edition of the South East Asian Games, which The Philippines will host from 30th November to 11th December 2019.Mikasa Corporation is exceedingly honored with the partnership with the SEA Games and sincerely hopes to play an effective and productive role in the continued growth of Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Water Polo in South East Asian Countries as well as in the rest of the world.
Moscow, Russia, August 9, 2019. The CEV and Mikasa Corporation have extended their long-term partnership for another four years up until 2024, following a signing ceremony held on Friday late afternoon in Moscow, right at the iconic venue that is currently playing host to the 2019 edition of CEV EuroBeachVolley. The two organisations continue to work closely together to grow the game at all levels, as they both strive for innovation and work hard to modernise the sport. CEV President Aleksandar Boričić and the President and CEO of Mikasa Corporation, Mr Yuji Saeki, signed the extension of the cooperation for another four-year term. “We had very fruitful and productive negotiations with our long-term partners and friends at Mikasa,” the CEV President said. “I am especially happy to see that we share the same vision and determination to grow the sport at all levels, from the grassroots to the top events, and this is where the extension of our partnership becomes especially important,” he continued. The CEV have fostered a tremendous transformational journey of European Volleyball and its governance under the leadership of President Boričić. “Mikasa understand the virtuosity of this process and its benefits towards the further growth of Volleyball and I am pleased that they have accepted to support us for another four years, with an unprecedented level of commitment. The prolongation of the partnership truly shows that we are one Volleyball team, sharing the same goals and vision,” the CEV President concluded. “Mikasa Corporation is extremely honoured with the extension of our partnership with the CEV and with the opportunity to support their Volleyball and Beach Volleyball events as well as the long-term growth of the sport in Europe by providing everyone involved with the right products to play Volleyball and Beach Volleyball, Together with the CEV we will continue to work hard and strive for more excellence,” Mr. Saeki concluded.”
Hamburg, Germany, July 6, 2019 – Mikasa Ambassador, Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes won the gold medal at FIVB Beach World Championships on SaturdaySarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes topped April Ross and Alix Klineman, 2-0 (23-21, 23-21) to capture that gold medal, prize money of US$60,000 and an automatic qualification spot for their country to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Congratulations!! Please see more details as below:confident-canadians-pavan-and-humana-paredes-claim-championship by FIVB website
IMOCO VOLLEY CONEGLIANO WON THE FIRST DERBY BETWEEN MIKASA TEAM UNIFORMTHE PANTHERS DEFEATED IGOR GORGONZOLA NOVARA AND CONQUERED THE ITALIAN SUPER CUP The Mikasa Team Uniform project has never been so ambitious and competitive in the Italian women's volleyball championship and the test took place during the Italian Super Cup. To compete for the first trophy of the 2018/19 season were two clubs that chose Mikasa as a technical sponsor. On one side the Italian Champion of Imoco Volley Conegliano, on the sixth consecutive year of sponsorship, on the other the Igor Gorgonzola Novara, our prestigious new entry for the Mikasa Team Uniform.These two teams are the maximum expression for technical, organizational and budget quality of the Italian women's movement. After having been dueling last season in all the national competitions (Supercoppa, Coppa Italia and Scudetto), these two teams met in Treviso in front of almost 4000 spectators who came to watch live performances of six protagonists of the 2018 World Championship final: Danesi, De Gennaro and Sylla for Imoco Volley Conegliano and Egonu, Chirichella and the gold medalist Stefana Veljkovic for Igor Gorgonzola Novara. Imoco Volley Conegliano, coached by Daniele Santarelli, with a 3-1 win over Novara, repeated the 2016 victory and conquered the fifth title of their history.In the first two set Conegliano has controlled the game even though both were equally strong teams. Under 2-0 came out the great pride of a team like Novara. Coach Barbolini has given balance and experience with the eternal Francesca Piccinini and has relied on the powerful spikes of Paola Egonu. Movements that seemed to be able to write another end to the match until Wolosz and her teammates changed their rhythm again. A spike by Miriam Sylla kicked off the party.Among the winners Ms. Miyu Nagaoka, the spiker in the Japanese National Team, at her first experience in Italy moved from Hisamitsu Springs in Japan. Her name enters the history of Italian women's volleyball: she is the first Japanese player to have won a title in Italy. The media coverage of this event was also record-breaking: there were 115 nations that broadcasted the match.
CAVB (CONFEDERATION AFRICAINE DE VOLLEY-BALL)-contract renewalCAVB (CONFEDERATION AFRICAINE DE VOLLEY-BALL) and Mikasa Corporation have renewed the Official Game Balls contract of all the tournaments organized by the CAVB during 2019 to 2023. The contract was signed by Dr. Amr Elwani the president of CAVB and Mr. Yuji Saeki the president of Mikasa Corporation on October 19th, 2018 in Yokohama, Japan.Mikasa Corporation is exceedingly honored to renew the contract and look forward to a long lasting partnership well in the future.
VTL-contractVolleyball Thailand League （VTL） and Mikasa Thailand have entered a new contract to make the Official Game Balls of all the tournaments organized by the TVL for 2018 through 2021. The contract was signed by Mr. Jaksuwan Tocharoen, Secretary General of VTL and Mr. Daisuke Akiyama, Director of Mikasa Thailand on October 4, 2018 at Kobe, Japan.Mikasa Thailand is exceedingly honored with the contract and look forward to a long lasting partnership well in the future.
The bronze medal at the 2018 CEV Champions League Final Four is the last victory of an unforgettable season There is a new team in the elite of male volleyball. It is the Sir Safety Conad Perugia. The Umbrian club, at the sixth season in the top Italian series has realized investments, ambitions and dreams dominating Italy.Relive the amazing season of this Mikasa Team Uniform plus MIKASA balls, obviously.OCTOBER 8th 2017: ITALIAN SUPERCUP The final of the Italian Super Cup 2017 was the sixth in the history of the Club. In the previous five, the Block Devils could not ever win. This possible frustration of five second places has been completely eliminated by the spike of the American spiker Aaron Russell who has bent the resistance of the hosts of Lube Cucine Civitanova Marche. Four sets that have not only been the first trophy of Club history in the Italian Superlega, but were above all a message for all the opponents: in the 2017/2018 season Sir Safety Conad Perugia is there.SUPERLEGA REGULAR SEASON The first great success has given confidence to the men trained by Lorenzo Bernardi who have dominated the Italian Regular Season since the first round, closed at the top both at the end of the first and second half winning the pass for the next edition of the Champions League.JANUARY 28th 2018: THE ITALIAN CUPThe Sir Safety race continued in 2018. In January, the peak season weekend was January 27-28. Superlega stopped to give space to the Final Four of the Italian Cup in Bari. The Block Devils have conquered again the final and they still play it with Civitanova Marche. The stronger Italian Team had to win the final match as expected by the Volleyball world. So the top players showed their full strength. The Capitan De Cecco has raised the second seasonal trophy, the Italian Cup is of the Sir Safety Conad Perugia for the first time.CEV CHAMPIONS LEAGUE With eleven wins in twelve matches played, the Sir Safety Conad Perugia conquered the pass for the second Final Four of Cev Champions League in row.ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP After the finals of the Italian Super Cup and Italian Cup, the Sir Safety Conad Perugia has won the right to participate in the third final championship of its history. On the other side of the net, Civitanova who is ready to defend the national title won in the last season. The two teams have dueled for four exciting matches, capitalizing the home factor and playing everything in the match 5. In its Sport Hall, sold out in every order, the Sir Safety Conad Perugia did not miss the best opportunity to cheer once again their own people beating 3-0 opponents in a match that was a skirmish of nerves and high-level gaming actions. In the last set, the hurricane Sir lashed out against the defense of the opponents until the last attack by Ivan Zaytsev. For the Mikasa Team Uniform is the second championship won in season. Seven days before Imoco Volley Conegliano conquered the second Italian Female title.FINAL FOUR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE For Sir Safety Conad Perugia there was no time to celebrate a historic 3 Competitions/Events winning in the season. After dominating the Italian scene, Perugia is called to a last and splendid effort: the Champions League Final Four. In the semifinals De Cecco and his teammates failed to oppose Dinamo Kazan but in the bronze match the Block Devils went on to take a third place that ended a winning and unforgettable season.
A championship that the Panthers have won for playing the best volleyball in Italy in the most important moment of the season. The regular season ended bitterly with a defeat that meant the loss of the primacy, the qualification in the Champions League 2018/19 in stand by and, above all, the lack of power to play the decisive challenges of any semi-finals and finals in the PalaVerde Arena.Imoco Volley played with a new determination quarter-finals and semi-finals. An agonism that has granted two sets in five games to the opponents and, which, almost forgets the absence of two players like Robin De Kruijf and Megan Easy, out for injury and cornerstones of the roster at the beginning of the season. In the final, on the other side of the net, there was once again the Igor Gorgonzola Novara, in this season already opponent in the finals of Italian Super Cup and Italian Cup.The series, at the best of the five games, opened with a clear home victory for Novara. The Panthers have not broken up and closed the battle for Race 2 with a win at the tie break. A match that was a balanced duel, but that Imoco Volley knew how to make his own by not giving in to nervousness. It was the first turn of this final, the victory with which Wolosz and her teammates ended their negative cycle with Novara, the first success after 4 consecutive KO.The second turn of the series was Race 3 in which Imoco Volley blew up the field factor. A Novara, Imoco played the game of the heart especially after the bad injury to her left knee suffered by the middleblocker Raphaela Folie at the beginning of the second set. Wolosz and teammates were able to react to the last bad joke of bad luck and to shrink so much to impose themselves with a 3-0 with no right of reply. Race 4 began with the applause of the 5344 spectators of the PalaVerde Arena. The Panthers house, as it is well known in Italy, was the extraordinary setting of the last and decisive victory of the Imoco Volley in a match that showed how the Yellow/Blue players believed in their group and their strength. The show of this final championship has crossed national borders with 80 countries that have broadcast the last acts of one of the most competitive women's championships in the world.The Panthers season is not over.Imoco Volley Conegliano finished 2017/2018 with the bronze medal at the CEV Champions League. For the second time in the history, Imoco Volley Conegliano won the medal at the prestigious club competition and after silver medal in 2017 this time the champions of Italy must be satisfied with the bronze.
In the 2017/18 season the Sir Safety Conad Perugia, one of the Mikasa Team Uniform of the men's SuperLega, continues to fulfill its dreams.After raising the Italian Super Cup last October, the Block Devils conquered the 2018 Italian Cup in front of the sold out crowd at PalaFlorio in Bari.This venue was another a good bet by Serie A Volleyball League, one of the most prestigious partner of Mikasa, who organized the Italian Super Cup in one of the 2018 Men’s World Championship cities.Sir Safety Conad Perugia weekend was superb. The semi-final with Diatec Trentino slipped away easily: score 3-0.The Final was a very emotional game between the two best teams of this first part of Italian volleyball season.Lube Civitanova, the holder of the trophy, started in the best way possible by winning first set 25-16, Perugia being in very difficult in reception and under pressure to the net. From second Lorenzo Bernardi's team reacted with class and continuity, improving the reception and putting in trouble Lube's reception with strong serves with Alexander Atanasijevic, Ivan Zaytsev and Aaron Russell.A show that has not gone unnoticed even to those who watched the game from the sofa at home: the duel between Sir Safety Conad Perugia and Civitanova has totaled the peak of seasonal ratings on RaiSport HD, thanks to a large event production with 11 cameras that have captured the game but also the emotions of the protagonists in the field.The 2018 Italian Cup has become an international event thanks to the TV coverage that involved Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosna Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Bermuda, Bahamasm, Antigua and Barbuda, Caiman Islands, Jamaica, Granada, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, San Vincenzo and Grenandine.The success in the Italian Cup handed over to Sir Safety Conad Perugia two passes for the next season: the Block Devils are already certain to dispute the Cev Cup 2018/2019 and the Italian Super Cup 2018.