How to Join Juventus Football Academy Here in Nigeria [Step by Step]

I have worked with people I guided into the Juventus Academy in Nigeria. This club has an academy in Nigeria, and it’s called Juventus Academy Nigeria. I also consider this academy one of the best you can find here in the country. I will hold you by your hand and walk you through the complete application process. By the end of this guide, you will know just how easy it can be to join the Juventus Academy in Nigeria.

Here, you will be learning from UEFA-accredited coaches. It’s also no news that Cristiano Ronaldo played for Juventus between 2018–2021. So, this club has the talent and experience to train you to something world-class. Let’s get started.

What is it Like Here?

Well, the typical experience here at the academy is cool. However, there are other things you should know about. Juventus Academy Nigeria usually offers year-round training which is the annual program and Juventus camps. And then we have the tryout and training programs. We have Juventus Academy in Abuja, Lagos, and recently Port Harcourt (PH) in Nigeria.

You will learn football from qualified coaches who are based in Turin. Juventus Academy also has an Area Manager who provides support to projects and visits the camps to make sure everything is up to standard, according to the Juventus Academy project.

When you join this academy, there are 33 weeks of high-intensity technical programs. You will train two times a week. There is also matchday every other weekend. As an academy or non-academy player, you can also participate in the Juventus Academy World Up in Turin, which is held in June every year.

How to Join Juventus Football Academy in Nigeria

And now let’s get into the main thing. This is going to be quick, but I’ll also cover as much information as possible.

1. Make sure you’re in the required age group

Juventus Academy admits people between the ages of 5 and 17 years old. They admit both boys and girls into each age group. For each age group, they make sure that the students are of the same age or a maximum of one year difference older. If you are within this age bracket, this academy is for you. Of course, you will have to present your birth certificate as one of the documents.

2. Sign Up for a Tryout with J-Academy

J-Academy means Juventus Academy, don’t be confused. You’ll sign up via This is one thing I like about this academy because, unlike others in Nigeria where you get to pay at the training center, you pay online for Juventus.

Your payment is processed by Paystack. The direct payment portal for your tryout is but I deliberately gave you the first link because this payment portal can change. Therefore, use the first URL I’ve given, and from there, it’ll lead you back to this same portal. You’ll just have to click on the Sign-Up button on the previous page I’ve given.

Please note that this tryout isn’t joining the academy! No, you are not an academy player yet. This tryout is only for Juventus officials to check if you have technical, physical, and tactical skills. If you do, you will receive an offer to join the academy.

You can enroll for this tryout at any point during the season. Unfortunately, if you apply for a tryout during the season, you will not be considered for the scholarship.

When making your payment on Paystack, you will enter your name, email address, phone number, and age. You will also enter your preferred center, whether it’s Mainland Lagos, Abuja, or Island Lagos. Other information you have to provide includes the name of your parent or guardian and their phone number. Under the section that says, “How did you hear about us,” you can enter there “Through”. Just copy this and paste it there.

3. Wait for Juventus Staff to Contact You

Once you have signed up after making the payment, a Juventus staff will contact you to schedule a tryout date that works for you. You will receive an offer letter to join this academy or rec program. The tryouts are available in Abuja and Lagos, and recently PH. In Lagos, the training center is Meadowhall School @ Meadowhall Way, Alma Beach estate, Lekki, Lagos. This first one is for those staying in Island, Lagos. If Mainland Lagos is closer to you, go to Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. In Abuja, the training center is Turf Arena @ Riverplate Park. Sani Abacha Way, Abuja.

Note that you will attend pre-medicals after you receive the offer letter.

4. Pay for the Academy

To join this academy, you will pay your fees, complete your medicals, and become documented as a student. Now, this training is for 33 weeks. As I mentioned earlier, you train twice a week and a matchday every other weekend. The academy fee depends on your age. Unfortunately, Juventus Academy Nigeria is not free. Below are the fees:

Age Categories Fees
U9 270,000
U11 330,000
U13 330,000
U15 390,000
U19 390,000

Perhaps, if you register for a tryout before the season starts, you might get a scholarship that might waive your academy fees. Some people think that the fee is too much. No, it isn’t. In fact, outside Nigeria and other African countries, the cost of joining an academy like Juventus runs into millions. You can apply for the recreational program—it’s cheaper but obviously not what you want if you want to seriously learn European-standard football. We have Juventus Abuja Recreational Program, which costs 50,000 naira, Juventus Mainland Recreational Program also costs 50,000 naira, while Lekki Recreational Program costs 70,000 naira. Under any of these recreational programs, you will enjoy 30 weeks (3 Terms) of fun and developmental football programs. Training is done once a week on Sunday.

I mentioned that just recently, Juventus Academy Center is now in Port Harcourt City at The Grove School, GRA. However, the training duration is only 10 weeks, and the fee is 50,000 naira per term. Correct to say that it’s cheaper than in Lagos and Abuja.

5. Start Your Bianconeri Football

What Bianconeri simply means is the ‘white-and-blacks’. Juventus football club wears white with black stripes or areas that are covered in black. It’s just the same way we know Manchester United to wear red, which they are known as the Reds. The same with Chelsea who wears blue, and they are known as the Blues. That said, you will learn a lot from this “Old Lady” (Juventus).

How much does it cost to join Juventus Academy in Nigeria?

The cost depends on your age group. For example, the fee for those Under 9 is 270,000 naira while the fee for those under 19 is 390,000 naira per person. Yes, the fee is 100% worth it. If you want to join any international Juventus trip, that will cost you an additional 100,000 naira. You can join as an academy or non-academy player. The only problem is that it only has limited slots, which are usually occupied if one doesn’t register early.

The Training Time

In Lagos Mainland and Lagos Island, Juventus Academy training time is 5pm to 7pm. In Abuja, the training starts at 4 pm and ends at 6 pm.

Juventus Football Academy Won’t Pay You to Learn Football

You are not yet a professional, so don’t expect any contract. If you are a parent or guardian, your child won’t be paid. But it also depends on the player’s age and talent. A youth player only receives a salary after they leave school and sign a professional contract.

I did come across Olajide’s phone number, 07016594626, which you can call to find out any more information you need. Olajide is listed officially on Juventus’ website. Finally, I promise that this article has covered a lot you need to know about joining Juventus Academy in Nigeria. It’s left for you to make the move, and show your talent to the world.

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