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Super elite class Katano

About the Super Elite Katano Class

The GAMBA OSAKA Super Elite Katano Class aims to develop creative players who can compete on the world stage. Selected players from 4th to 6th grades take part in high-level training sessions every Thursday to prepare for the next age group.

The staff includes experienced and proven coaches, as well as former GAMBA OSAKA top team players, who provide a wide range of training content and guidance with an eye to the future. Although this course started in 2019, some players have been promoted to GAMBA OSAKA Junior Youth. There are no player registrations in the Super Elite Katano class. There are no activities during the spring/summer/winter holidays. You can continue to play with your current team. Let's grow together at the GAMBA OSAKA Academy, competing with top-level players of the same age and getting good stimulation.

Instructors (2024)

  • Koji Kamogawa
    Koji Kamogawa
    July 28, 1970
    Born in Osaka Prefecture
  • Takahiro Futagawa
    Takahiro FUTAGAWA
    June 27, 1980
    Born in Osaka Prefecture
  • Fernandinho
    Eldis Fernando Damasio(FERNANDINHO)
    January 31, 1981
    From Brazil
  • Ryujiro Ueda
    Ryujiro Ueda
    January 29, 1988
    Born in Osaka Prefecture
  • Tatsuya Uchida
    Tatsuya UCHIDA
    February 8, 1992
    Born in Hyogo Prefecture
  • Tsubasa Saratani
    Tsubasa Saratani
    August 30, 1999
    Born in Osaka Prefecture
  • Atsuo Harada
    Atsuo Harada
    December 21, 1998
    Born in Osaka Prefecture
  • Keita Goto
    Keita GOTO
    September 8, 1986
    Born in Ibaraki Prefecture


We will nurture top-level players of the same age to become elite soccer players who can soar into the world!!

GAMBA OSAKA runs the "GAMBA OSAKA Super Elite Class Katano" program for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders with the aim of "developing players who can compete on the world stage."
This class is for small groups of approximately 20 students of each age group, and will be directly instructed by experienced and proven coaches, with the aim of developing high-level play and mentality.
(We will not operate as a team and will not be registered with the Football Association.)

We will be holding a selection process to enter the GAMBA OSAKA Super Elite Katano Class. Only those who pass the selection process will be able to participate in the 2024 GAMBA OSAKA Super Elite Katano Class training. For those who want to do high-level GK training, a GK coach will provide direct instruction in small groups.

2024 GAMBA OSAKA Super Elite Class Katano Overview

Target grade Boys currently in "5th grade (new 6th grade)", "4th grade (new 5th grade)", or "3rd grade (new 4th grade)"
* Selection available for all grades
Capacity Approximately 22 students from each grade level (including goalkeepers)
Achievements GAMBA OSAKA Junior Youth Promotion 2019: 1 player, 2020: 1 player
Number of practice days Approximately 3 times per month, 33 times per year
(April to February *Excluding August *Scheduled on Thursdays in principle, not on public holidays)
Practice time 19:15-20:45 (*May change during spring, summer and winter holidays/holidays)
Practice venue

Sakibe Park Multipurpose Ground (*The location may change due to various circumstances)
Address: 3-chome , Sakibeminami, Katano-city

Expenses Registration fee: 1,100 yen
2024 GAMBA OSAKA Fan Club Membership Fee: 1,700 yen
*Students in the Super Elite Katano class are required to join the fan club.
*If you are already a member, this is not necessary.
Annual fee: 48,400 yen (April to July) 2nd term 72,600 yen (September to February)
Other costs: Those who wish to purchase training wear will incur additional costs.
  • We will not register with the Japan Football Association.
  • Friendly match with Super Elite Class Suita scheduled
Contact Information GAMBA OSAKA Super Elite Katano Office
Phone: 072-892-7710

Application Requirements

Regarding the selection of "GAMBA OSAKA Super Elite Katano" for 2024

Date and Time Current 3rd grade elementary school students (new 4th grade): Sunday, March 3, 2024, 16:45 Registration
Current 4th grade elementary school students (new 5th grade): Sunday, March 10, 2024, 16:45 Registration
Current 5th grade elementary school students (new 6th grade): Sunday, March 17, 2024, 16:45 Registration
subject ○ Currently, boys in 5th, 4th, and 3rd grade
○ If you pass the exam, you will be able to attend the practice field in Katano City.
○Those who, if accepted, can obtain consent to participate in the program from their current team (school)
venue Sakibe Park Multipurpose Ground
Address: 3-chome , Sakibeminami, Katano-city

Test Content Game Schedule
*Test content may be subject to change.
Entry fee 4,000 yen
*Please write your name and grade on the envelope and prepare the exact change.
*Payment will be collected on the day.
How to apply

Please apply using the selection application form below.

Please fill in all the required information in the application form.
Applicants for the selection process will be sent information and an examination ticket after the application deadline.

[Input item]

  1. email address
  2. Name (candidate name)/furigana
  3. Date of birth / Gender
  4. Parent's name
  5. address
  6. A phone number where you can be contacted during the day
  7. school name
  8. School year (new school year)
  9. height
  10. body weight
  11. foot size
  12. Dominant foot
  13. blood type
  14. position
  15. Football career
  16. Current team name (school name)
  17. All information about past training centers, selected grades, and careers
  18. Other: Details if there are official games or school events on the selection candidate dates)
*Please fill in all fields without fail.
Deadline Deadline: Monday, February 26, 2024
  • You cannot choose the date and time of the selection. The date and time will be decided by the GAMBA OSAKA Super Elite Katano Office.
  • If you wish to participate in the selection process, please be sure to fill in the details only if your event overlaps with "(1) an official match of your current team" or "(2) a school event" → (for official matches, "tournament name/match date/time" is required, and for school events, "event date/content/time" is required). Please note that matches other than official matches and personal reasons will not be considered for scheduling. Furthermore, we cannot accommodate any schedule adjustments after your application has been completed, so please make sure to research the details in advance and make sure you do not forget to enter any information.
  • In the event of cancellation, participation fees will not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • If you are accepted, please inform your current team (school) of your participation.
  • Please be sure to get approval from the representative of your current team before participating in the selection process.
  • Your personal information will be used to contact you regarding this selection and will not be used for any other purposes.
Contact Information GAMBA OSAKA Super Elite Katano Office
Phone: 072-892-7710
(Tuesday to Friday 10:00-17:00 *Excluding club holidays and public holidays)