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ACADEMY

Academy

Academy Overview

GAMBA OSAKA Academy: Nurturing the talent of the future

GAMBA OSAKA's academy, which is run under a consistent coaching system, has many players enrolled, ranging from kindergarteners and elementary school students to high school students.
Our professional staff provide instruction with a common understanding, and our academy students work hard at training every day, dreaming of joining the top club.

Gamba Osaka Academy: Nurturing the talent of the future

In 2024, the top team includes eight players who graduated from the academy.

GAMBA OSAKA Academy is run with the aim of further improvement based on three pillars: good players, good coaches, and a good environment. Many players from the youth and junior youth teams have joined the top team. This season, the top team includes players who have been selected for the Japanese national team, such as Masaaki HIGASHIGUCHI, Shu KURATA, and Takashi USAMI, as well as Isa SAKAMOTO, who returned to the team after a loan transfer, Shoji TOYAMA, who is in his fifth year as a professional, and ZHANG Ao Lin, who was promoted from the youth team. In total, eight players from the academy are on the team.

Academy players currently in the first team in the 2024 season
GK 1 Masaaki HIGASHIGUCHI, FW 7 Takashi USAMI, FW 8 Ryotaro MESHINO, MF 10 Shu KURATA, FW 13 Isa SAKAMOTO, GK 31 ZHANG Ao Lin, FW 40 Shoji TOYAMA, MF 41 Jiro NAKAMURA
Academy players currently on loan to other clubs in the 2024 season
Kosei TANI, Harumi MINAMINO, Ryuta TAKAHASHI
2023 Japan Youth and Junior Youth National Team Selected Players
U-17 Japan National Team Daiki MIYAGAWA, Kana Nagata, and Rui ARAKI
U-16 Japan National Team Kana Nagata, Naru Nakatsumi, Rui ARAKI
U-15 Japan National Team Yuya Yokoi and Tsukasa Yasui

Main achievements of Youth and Junior Youth

  • GAMBA OSAKA Youth
    94 Victory J Youth Cup Championship
    98 Victory Japan Club Youth Soccer Championship (U-18)
    00 Victory J Youth Cup Championship
    02 Victory J Youth Cup Championship
    06 Victory Japan Club Youth Soccer Championship (U-18)
    07 Victory Japan Club Youth Soccer Championship (U-18)
    08 Victory J Youth Cup Championship
    14 runner-up J Youth Cup Championship
    15 Victory Prince Takamado Trophy U-18 Football League Premier League WEST
    17 runner-up J Youth Cup Championship
    19 runner-up J Youth Cup Championship
    twenty three Victory Japan Club Youth Soccer Championship (U-18)
  • GAMBA OSAKA Junior Youth
    06 Victory Prince Takamado Trophy All Japan Youth Soccer Championship (U-15)
    07 Victory Prince Takamado Trophy All Japan Youth Soccer Championship (U-15)
    Victory Premier Cup
    09 Victory Premier Cup
    12 Victory Premier Cup
    runner-up Manchester United Premier Cup
    (World Convention)
    Victory Japan Club Youth Soccer Championship (U-15)
    Victory Prince Takamado Trophy All Japan Youth Soccer Championship (U-15)
    15 runner-up Prince Takamado Trophy All Japan Youth Soccer Championship (U-15)
    19 Victory Prince Takamado Trophy All Japan Youth Soccer Championship (U-15)
  • 2023 Japan Club Youth Soccer Championship (U-18) Winner

    2023 Youth
    Japan Club Youth Soccer Championship (U-18) Winner

  • 2019 Junior Youth Takamadonomiya Cup All Japan Youth Soccer Championship (U-15) Winner

    2019 Junior Youth
    Winner of the Prince Takamado Trophy All Japan Youth Soccer Championship (U-15)

  • 2015 Youth Takamadonomiya Trophy U-18 Football League Premier League WEST Champion

    2015 Youth
    Prince Takamado Trophy U-18 Football League Premier League WEST Champion

Professional staff will teach you according to your child's development.

Professional staff will teach you according to your child's development.

GAMBA OSAKA Academy is made up of three categories: kindergarteners (preschoolers), juniors (1st to 6th graders), junior youth (junior high schoolers), and youth (high schoolers). Each category has experienced coaches to help develop players and provide the necessary guidance for each age group. With the top team at the apex, and a consistent coaching system in place for players from juniors to youths, we are committed to developing truly professional players.

A training system based on three pillars

A training system based on three pillars

The players who have graduated from the GAMBA OSAKA Academy and gone on to play in the J.League and on the world stage are one of the results of the "integrated coaching system." The Academy strives to improve every day to become an even more fulfilling organization. In 2018, we established a dormitory exclusively for the GAMBA OSAKA Academy, and will continue to focus on developing players and coaches while aiming to establish a "development system that only a professional team's academy can provide," laying the groundwork for a solid future.

  • Aiming to "develop rich characters," extracurricular activities such as rice planting are conducted.

    Aiming to "develop rich characters," extracurricular activities such as rice planting are conducted.

  • English conversation classes are also offered, with a view to venturing out into the world in the future.

    English conversation classes are also offered, with a view to venturing out into the world in the future.

In-club learning

  1. Developing talented top athletes from GAMBA OSAKA Youth who have acquired many skills even off the pitch
  2. By introducing a variety of educational programs unique to GAMBA OSAKA Osaka Youth, we aim to cultivate the foundations of sociality, and to foster independence and rich sensibilities.
  3. Developing talent that players can be proud of as former GAMBA OSAKA Osaka youth players

The club offers its own unique learning program with this goal in mind.

GAMBA OSAKA Academy Development Partner

"Dream team .Inc"

  • Educational Advisor / Dream team .Inc Toshio Iwai
  • English / Dream team .Inc Multiple instructors
  • Japanese / Tomoko Seto and Junko Yamawaki
  • Computer Basics and Logical Thinking Course/ Ikko Akakura

Other study programs

  • Career guidance lecture
  • Work Experience
  • EIKEN
  • Language training
  • Nutrition training
  • Food education (rice planting practice/rice harvesting practice)
  • Community contribution activities
  • Traffic safety training
  • Sex education course
  • Mental Training
  • SNS training