Japanese football school in Vietnam starts online lessons – Offering exercise opportunity for children

PUBLISHED Aug 22, 2021

Online lessons from ADVANCE FC

ADVANCE FC, a Japanese school in Vietnam offers online lessons.

The school opened its first branch in Ho Chi Minh in April 2016. In May 2018, they open the second branch in Hanoi. In this school, kids usually practice football on the pitch, have matches with other teams, overseas trips, and other events. Due to lockdown since July 23, the school has been closed. However, Ryota Ikeyama, who is the owner of this school says “We have decided to open online lessons. The reason is that we worried if children do not have opportunities to do exercise.”

Lessons are 45 minutes per session and Ikeyama commented “Our lesson offers satisfactory programs that Kids can practice their football skill and let them sweaty during sessions.”

The school has various programs that fit from nursery kids to middle school students. Also, they have a variety of lessons such as exercise without using balls, a football exercise class that kids and their mother can join together on weekdays, and a fitness training class that kids and their fathers can enjoy on the weekends. The participation fee is 150,000VND per session. Besides lessons, they plan to have talk sessions with professional football players, and lectures about diet and nutrition.

Ikeyama says “We had many discussions with coaches to offer satisfactory lessons even though online methods. Kids can move their bodies as much as possible without seeing the screen. Also, we are welcome children who are not good at sports or usually play something else and girls. Participants are not only our club members but also people who do not have a membership.” He adds “It is not an easy situation but we try to overcome this hardship together.”

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Closed on Saturdays. To join in lessons, participants need to send messages to Ho Chi Minh branch: @255ufmkx, Hanoi branch: @ADVANCE2018 via LINE.

  • Online lessons from ADVANCE FC