SHA for a five-year extension agreement to utilize the international Ekkono Method

Eerikkilä Performance Center Sami Hyypiä Academy (SHA) and Soccer Services Barcelona (SSB) have signed a five-year co-operation agreement to deepen the development of technical areas in the Finnish football. The new contract extension allows SHA to utilize Ekkono Method as technical partner in a long-term and systematic way.

”The first three years of cooperation have shown that there has been a good start for learning the game in a modern way. During this process, common content and direction have been found. It has been realized that the method is a concrete way to develop technical and tactical skills from children to professional players”, Performance Center’s director Kyösti Lampinen comments.

”We are very satisfied for extending our cooperation with Sami Hyypiä Academy and Eerikkilä. Their high quality facilities, know-how, staff and vision fit 100% into our strategy. After 3 years of cooperation we can see already many positive results regarding players, coaches and clubs”, comments Miquel Farrerons, the Managing Director of SSB.

The new agreement will enable to expand and deepen the co-operation to develop Finnish football. In addition to Finnish coaches, the educations have had participants also from other Nordic countries.

”The most important thing is that the clubs have given positive feedback, and the coaches have felt they’re getting new details for their daily coaching. At the end of the day, we are developing players who understand the game better, and make intentional solutions in the field in different situations,” Lampinen adds.

Sami Hyypiä Academy carries out a systematic process with its co-operation clubs that develops coaches and players in a holistic way. The Ekkono Method adds value especially to the technical-tactical capabilities of the process.

”Learning to apply the Ekkono Method requires patience from coaches and players. The process is about patient work, so that players are supported to take responsibility about their own self-development. It is also relevant that SHA’s process and the Ekkono Method are both based on a holistic humanistic approach and on a modern way of learning.”

Additional information:
Kyösti Lampinen,
Miquel Farrerons,