Two players from Albirex Niigata Academy make their first team debut in an official match 3 years later
September 6, 2021
Last June, Oya Mizuki and Takano Shuya, both from Albirex Niigata’s U18 team, had the pleasure of debuting with Albirex Niigata’s first team during an official match.
The debut was made during the first round of the Emperor's Cup played against Zweigen Kanazawa and ended with a 4-1 result in favor of Albirex Niigata.
This great news gains even more weight taking into account that it has been 3 years since a player from the Albirex Niigata Academy made his debut with the first team. A fact that shows the high level that an U18 player must have to be able to compete in the J-League.
Since we reached an agreement in early 2019 with Albirex Niigata to use the Ekkono Identity method in their academy through the creation of the Methodology Department, we have prepared and presented to Oya Mizuki and Takano Shuya a total of 9 individualized reports that served to improve their performance and enhance their strengths.
From Ekkono we would like to congratulate both players and the club for this great news which reflects the great job that the entity does both in improving its academy and in building club identity.
Finally, we would like to show our special thanks to Uchida Jun (Academy Director), who not only coached both players in the past, but as Academy Director he perfectly takes care of the structure of the Academy and helps the Methodology Department carrying out all established processes, and to Irie Toru (U18 team Head Coach) for the great work he is doing with the players on his squad.
Albirex Niigata Oficial Page
BACK TO MAIN PAGE
HAVE TRUSTED US
THAILAND FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
JAPAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE
CHINA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
ASIAN FOOTBALL CONFEDERATION
EERIKKILÄ SPORTS INSTITUTE
HAPOEL TEL AVIV F.C.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
SHANDONG LUNENG TAISHAN F.C.
CLUB DEPORTIVO O'HIGGINS
LATINO COACHES GROUP
CATALAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION
CHRISTCHURCH UNITED F.C.
POLISH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (PZPN)
“The Ekkono Individual Performance Program helps me improve my performance and understanding of the game”
“Working with Ekkono helped me understand who I am as a player and how to improve”
“Ekkono did a fantastic job analyzing, organizing, and explaining their work so it was efficient, easy to understand and applicable. They can definitely help any player continue to improve.”
“Ekkono Method has been of great help to me in improving my performance during the Africa Cup of Nations. I am looking forward to continuing the program during the coming season”
“The Ekkono method focuses on the small details and this allows me to improve my performance”
“The Ekkono Method has helped me to gain a better tactical understanding of my position, as well as to identify details that I need to improve in my game in order to become a better player and take the next step in my career”
“The Ekkono Method has helped me interpret the game better and make better decisions"
"I got an immediate improvement on my performance due to my work with Ekkono"
"The Ekkono Method makes you a smart player, therefore it maximizes your performance"
"Ekkono has helped me to gain a better undestanding of football and become a professional player"
"I have improved my performance as a center back thanks to the Ekkono Method"
"I would recommend Ekkono to reinforce those tactical aspects you do not have time to work with your team"