Omiya Ardija (大宮アルディージャ, Ōmiya Arudīja) is a professional association football club based in Ōmiya in Saitama, Japan. Its “hometown” as designated by the league is the whole of Saitama city, which is shared with neighbours Urawa Red Diamonds.
Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo Youth Development System
Omiya Ardija Academy
In the training department of the academy, in the three categories of “U18”, “U15” and “U12”, the theme is to develop human resources who can play an active role not only as players who strengthen the team but also as members of society. doing.
In recent years, he has made remarkable achievements in various competitions in each category, and has been steadily producing results, such as constantly sending players to the top teams.
Information on the latest academy tryouts can be found by clicking here.
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On Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays, coaches from the extension department visit various parts of Saitama prefecture and hold soccer classes for about 1 to 2 hours. Unlike the soccer school, this is a one-day activity.
Since the content is tailored to the level of the participants, it is a program that anyone can enjoy, from those who have no soccer experience to those who usually play soccer.
In recent years, we have conducted a wide range of content, including soccer classes for beginners, women, and parents and children, as well as for each grade. In addition, we also hold instructor training sessions for coaches and parents of the soccer boys’ team to practice and introduce the instruction menu. Click here for more information.
The club was formerly named as the NTT Saitama Soccer Selection when it was established in Urawa, Saitama in 1968. They changed their name to the NTT Kant Soccer Club in 1969. They were initially elevated to the Division 2 of the Japan Soccer League (JSL) in 1987/88, and after the JSL disbanded, they joined what was once known as the Japan Football League.
1998 saw the formation of a separate company, NTT Sport Community K.K., with its headquarters in miya. This was done so the company could compete in the J. League. The name “Ardija” is a transcription of the Spanish word “ardilla,” which means “squirrel.” The ardilla is the mascot of miya, and the park in which their home stadium is located is also called “Ardija.” The name “Saitama Derby” has been given to their competitions against the Urawa Red Diamonds.
Due to expansion works being done at their home field during 2005–2007, the majority of Omiya’s home matches were played at either Saitama Stadium 2002 or Urawa Komaba Stadium instead. When October of 2007 rolled around, the expansion was finished. The Ardija and ita Trinita played in the reopening match of the J. League season on November 11, and the score was 1–1.