Overview

Team profile

The 2015 USA boys’ youth national team seeks to carry over its gold medal performance at the 2014 NORCECA Boys’ Youth Continental Championship to the FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship in Argentina. The United States placed 16th at the last U19 World Championship in 2013, but this year’s team brings in new athletes for the age classification. The year 2015 marks the sixth time USA has competed in the U19 World Championship, where their best finish was in seventh place in 1995. The boys’ youth national team has a successful history at the NORCECA Boys’ Youth National Championship as well, earning two gold medals, three silver medals and two bronze medals over the course of nine competitions.

Coach

Shibuya, Ken

Shibuya, Ken

Ken Shibuya returns as head coach of the USA boys’ youth national team after coaching the team to the gold medal in the 2014 NORCECA Boys’ Youth Continental Championship and an 11th place finish at the 2011 FIVB Volleyball Boys’ U19 World Championship. Shibuya has been a member of USA Volleyball boys’ youth national team coaching staff since 2002, when he came to staff as an assistant coach. Shibuya brings 25 years of coaching experience to the boys’ youth national team. Shibuya has also been coaching for the Select A1 and A2 teams from 2010 to 2013. Shibuya has been an assistant coach for the Stanford University men’s volleyball team since 2006 and has been a key figure in Stanford’s rise to prominence.

Staff

  • Team Manager Hoke, Heath
  • Assistant coach Keller, Brad
  • Second Assistant Coach Berzins, Krisjanis
  • Physiotherapist Yonka, Bryan

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
USA
4 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 10 12 5 2.400 388 363 1.068
2
Argentina
4 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 8 9 7 1.285 373 356 1.047
3
Turkey
4 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 7 9 7 1.285 354 345 1.026
4
France
4 1 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 6 10 0.600 350 372 0.940
5
Belgium
4 0 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 5 12 0.416 369 398 0.927

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