Mito HollyHock Tryouts

Mito HollyHock (水戸ホーリーホック, Mito Hōrīhokku) is a Japanese professional football (soccer) club, currently playing in the J2 League. The team’s hometown is located in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture.

Mito HollyHock Youth Development System

At Mito HollyHock, the club philosophy is “Mito Restoration: People grow up, clubs grow up, Mito grows up”. At the Mito HollyHock Academy, nurturing “people”, that is, “personal growth” is an important issue, and the following three are important.

・ Awareness of goals aiming for self-actualization (soccer, school, future occupation)
・ Individuals in an organization (society) (living “single-mindedly” in an organization with others and gaining social power)
・ Living well Learning period to live well (improvement of human power)

In addition, at Mito HollyHock, while expanding the base of soccer through school activities by kindergarten children and elementary school children, both “heart” and “body” are given to many boys and girls through the fun and fun of soccer, making friends, and rigor. We are focusing on training.

Soccer School

The purpose of Mito HollyHock Soccer School is not only to improve soccer play, but also to improve human power in order to live well as a person, and to raise boys and girls who can play soccer.

Hoping to grow into a prosperous human being through various activities of children, mainly on weekends, hands-on learning, exchange games with other prefecture teams of 5th and 6th grade, escort kids at the time of J League home game and We carry out welcome flag corps.
Past achievements: Rice planting, rice harvesting, forest bathing hiking, buckwheat noodles, catching fish, building a house, etc.

If you have any questions or concerns when joining the soccer school, please contact us at the following.
Mito  HollyHock Soccer School TEL.029-212-7780 FAX.029-212-7705
E-mail: [email protected] Location. 136-1 Kasahara-cho, Mito-shi, 310-0852 (charge: Shibata)
Or click here to visit the schools official website for more information.


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In 1990, the factory employees of Prima Ham (a food firm) in Tsuchiura established the club, which at the time was known as Prima Aseno FC. After finishing in second place in the 1996 Regional League play-off, the club rebranded itself as Prima Ham FC Tsuchiura and earned promotion to the Japan Football League.

It was prior to the beginning of the 1997 season when Prima Ham made the decision to no longer provide financial assistance to the team, and as a result, the club amalgamated with FC Mito, which had been established in 1994, and renamed itself Mito HollyHock.

MITO, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 10: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Players of Mito HollyHock make the huddle prior to the J.League J2 match between Mito HollyHock and Ehime FC at K’s Denki Stadium Mito on November 10, 2019 in Mito, Ibaraki, Japan. (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)

Mito’s application to play in the first season of J. League Division 2 in 1999 was initially denied because of an unstable financial and fan base. Mito’s application was first rejected. In spite of this, the team was welcomed into the J. League in the year 2000 after achieving a third-place finish in the Japan Football League in 1999 and receiving support.

As of the year 2016, Mito HollyHock fields teams in both ice hockey and women’s football, competing in the Ibaraki prefecture league for the former and the Kanto league division 2 for the latter.