On a cold December day in rain and sleet, Haruka Ayase comes to the soccer pitch where the Oita Junior High School Soccer Club is training. And, the Manager (Name) Kawasaki, the Coach (Name) Fujikawa and all the boys welcome her. Ms. Ayase joins the boys for the warmup. She’s learns about footwork training using a ladder, ball passing and kicking by watching them practice. Then tries defense and shooting in a mini game and says “It’s a lot harder than it looks.” For the boys, “Soccer is fun to watch and fun to play.” They train wholeheartedly aiming to play world class soccer and participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Filmed: December 2016 in Yufu City, Oita Prefecture