Team profile

NEC Red Rockets


Yamada Akinori

Yamada Akinori

Hokkaido-born Akinori Yamada first took charge NEC Red Rockets in 1998 and has also served as assistant coach in Japan's women's National Team and leading some of the country's age-group sides.

The 41-year-old returned to the Red Rockets in 2003 and has been head coach of the squad since 2008.


  • Team Manager Yabuuchi Shozo/Nakamura Takashi
  • Assistant coach Omura Satoru
  • Second Assistant Coach Kaneko Takayuki
  • Physiotherapist Ogawa Mio