Tokushima Vortis Tryouts

Tokushima Vortis (徳島ヴォルティス, Tokushima Vorutisu) is a Japanese professional football club, currently playing in the J1 League. The team is located in Tokushima, Tokushima Prefecture.

Tokushima Vortis Youth Development System

Academy Mission

Contributing to the revitalization of Tokushima through sports

Academy Vision

At a packed and enthusiastic stadium, by 2030, more than one-third of the team will be from the academy, raw, or prefectural, and will participate in the ACL.

Academy Code of Conduct

Passionate when it’s hard.
Increase your potential and value with high aspirations.

Share goals and play your part. Learn from each other through activities (accept differences).

Play independently without fear of failure.
Can perform objective self-analysis.

What is important at the academy?

Rather than considering each element separately, we will consider the whole as one element and aim for development where each growth leads to the growth of Vortis football.

The growth of “human power” cultivated through football at the Tokushima Vortis Academy
will be a great advantage for each player to survive and play an active role in society even when they jump out into society.

Academy Recruitment

At the time of this writing, there is no official academy selection / trial information for Tokushima Vortis. Please come back at a later date while we monitor this club or visit their official news section by clicking here for more information.


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Tokushima Vortis School

Tokushima Vortis has opened a soccer school for kindergarten children and elementary school students in Tokushima Prefecture with the principles of “discovering and training players who are active in the world,” “building affluent human beings through soccer,” and “promoting local sports.” doing. There are 8 schools in the prefecture, and we practice guidance according to age based on the following guidance policy. In addition, in special classes and super classes with selections, we aim to develop players who will lead to junior youth by providing guidance so that they can play at a higher level and acquire awareness. Please consider enrolling by clicking here for more information!

Guidance on human formation
At Tokushima Vortis Soccer School, we focus on greetings, rules, manners, cooperation, gratitude, tidying up, discipline, and not giving up as guidance for human development. To that end, I will convey the attitude and words of the coach in the teaching scene, such as becoming a person who is supported by everyone, helping friends, and having a compassionate heart. In addition, I try to give guidance to properly use what I should do now, such as praising, admitting, and thinking without talking, depending on the situation, and I tried to make the school students think about what to do now and then challenge. We will acknowledge what we have done and what we have tried to do, and work to develop our strengths.

Soccer coaching
In soccer technical guidance, the essence of soccer, “attack = scoring a goal” and “defense = scoring a ball and defending a goal,” is taught according to the individual differences of school students at the developmental stage. I will continue. To that end, through the overall practice, you will acquire a sense of accomplishment and a sense of ball by setting goals and achieving them. In addition, by communicating well with parents, we will give guidance by thinking about what each school student needs and what he wants to acquire. Then, we will teach you to look around and develop players who can do the opposite of their opponents.

Activity results in 2020
A total of 9 school students, 7 from the super class and 2 from the special class, have joined the Junior Youth of Tokushima Vortis Academy. In the “Super Class” and “Special Class” where the selection is conducted, you can receive guidance at a higher level.


VORTIS Soccer Club was established in 1955 and was formerly known as the Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Soccer Club. The club joined the J-League in 2005. They still have the Pocari Sweat sports drink, which is Otsuka’s most well-known brand, as their sponsor.

They were initially promoted to the previous Japan Soccer League Division 2 in 1989, but due to the company’s unwillingness to professionalize the team, it was compelled to compete in the former Japan Football League as well as the current Japan Football League instead. They initially competed under the name Vortis Tokushima during the 1997 old JFL season; however, due to the low level of interest shown by fans at the time, they were compelled to revert to their corporate identity.

When they became winners of the new JFL in 2004 and were promoted to a higher division, they made the decision to permanently change their name to the Tokushima Vortis. The first season for Vortis in J2 was bound to be a challenging one, but the team’s dogged persistence and impressive level of play were able to convince many doubters of their potential. The squad’s best finish of the season was ninth place after climbing as high as fourth place earlier in the season.

However, the team finished in ninth place overall. In 2006, the squad was forced to rebuild since the players who had taken the team into the J.League had begun to reach the limit of their ability and were replaced with younger players. This allowed the team to compete more effectively in the J.League.

As a consequence of this, and despite the fact that a local rivalry with Ehime FC served to boost them, Tokushima slid down the table, and they continued this trend by finishing in last place in both 2007 and 2008.

In 2013, they finished in fourth place in J2, which was the same placement they had two years before in the division and twenty years before in the old JFL Division 1; however, this time they won the playoff, defeating Kyoto Sanga F.C. in the final round at the National Stadium in Tokyo, which allowed them to become the first professional Shikoku football club to compete in the top division of their national league.

They were the only former JSL member presently playing in the J.League who had never played in the highest level of Japanese football prior to their promotion, making them the only team in that category. In 2014, when both promotion and the J3 League were introduced, Blaublitz Akita was given the opportunity to assume the role of champion.

In the 2019 season, they again ended in fourth place and were one win away from a return to J1 in the playoffs; however, they were eventually unable to beat Shonan Bellmare away in the final game. This resulted in their elimination from the playoffs. In 2020, in spite of the widespread pandemic, they improved on their previous performance and became the J2 champions.