HJK believes in the added value of the Ekkono Method

Sami Hyypiä Academy (SHA) and HJK are doing close co-operation. HJK has taken SHA’s technical partner Soccer Services Barcelona’s Ekkono Method in use as part of their junior coaching.

Sami Hyypiä Academy (SHA), based in Eerikkilä Sports Institute, has during its first years focused particularly on children’s phase football development and co-operation between Finnish and international clubs.

– The key challenges in Finnish football are the tactical and technical abilities both from individual and team playing point of view. One can call these as “game fundamentals”. By mastering these fundamentals, one can execute team tactics, system and collective also in the later age, Eerikkilä performance center and SHA’s director Kyösti Lampinen comments.

Related to solving these technical and tactical challenges in the long term, SHA has a technical partner in the process. Soccer Services Barcelona’s Ekkono Method is a modern football learning program for technical and tactical skills. The Ekkono Method has been structured, prioritized and phased logically as a learning program for game comprehension from child to adult.

The co-operation between SHA and HJK is working well

In addition to SHA, Ekkono Method has gained popularity also internationally. In Finland SHA has organized several Ekkono educations and camps at Eerikkilä and in various clubs. Also, coaches have used the chance to educate themselves through Ekkono Online courses.

The most successful club in Finland, HJK, has taken Ekkono Method comprehensively as part of their junior coaching. HJK’s junior coaches are getting education based on the method, and also SHA’s Ekkono coach works weekly with HJK’s most talented junior players.

– We are working closely together with Sami Hyypiä Academy, and making use of the Ekkono Method is a relevant part of our co-operation. Ekkono has a strong added value to us in our player and coaching development. We are planning to get the co-operation even more close in the future, HJK ry’s director of coaching Erkki Valla

– From SSB we are very proud of co-operating with top organizations such as Sami Hyypiä Academy and HJK. We are also very happy of how the process is evolving in Finnish football. At HJK the technical structure and the academy players have improved a lot so far, and that is the most important objective for our co-operation, SSB CEO Miquel Farrerons comments.

Additional information:

Kyösti Lampinen, +358 40 134 4391

Erkki Valla, +358 40 531 7812

Miquel Farrerons +34 93 213 58 70

Video: UHC Laupen in Eerikkilä

Swiss floorball team UHC Laupen is having a floorball camp in Eerikkilä. Watch the video!

Eerikkilä is an official training center for football and floorball in Finland. National teams and clubs from all over the world come and enjoy the great athmosphere and top class facitilities only one hour from the capital city Helsinki. Swiss floorball team UHC Laupen heard about the place and came for one week to have training camp in Eerikkilä. Listen what Annina Eisenbart says about the week in Finland and Eerikkilä.


Read more about the training camps in Eerikkilä (Finnish) >>


Austrian and Finland Women under 18 football teams are visiting Eerikkilä Sports Institute. First match will gbe played today wednesday at 18.30. The second match will be played on friday. Welcome to follow international football! Both matches will be played on Eerikkilä Arena.



Finland hosts U16 UEFA Development tournaments at Eerikkilä Sports Institute. Tournament gives  young male and female players the opportunity to showcase their talents and develop their skills.

U16 (boys) tournament matches are played first 30.4.-4.5.  and after that is turn for WU16 (girls ) tournament, 6.-10.5.2016

Teams participating the tournament: Finland, Sweden, Iceland and Russia.



SHA: International event

Sami Hyypiä Academy’s (SHA) international progression followup event starts tomorrow in Eerikkilä. During three days six teams will play a tournament against each other and the players will be tested physically and mentally. This event is for boys born year 2001.

Welcome to Eerikkilä, everybody!


KuPS (Finland)

Ilves (Finland)

SHA United (Finland)

Brabant United (Holland)

FC Midtjylland (Denmark)

Brighton (England)


Match Programme: https://www.eerikkila.fi/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Match-programme-6.-8.1.2016.pdf

Read more about SHA progression followup events: https://www.eerikkila.fi/en/training-center/sami-hyypia-academy/progression-followup-events/

International Tournament 13. – 15.12.2015

Coming up at Eerikkilä Sports Institute! International invitational tournament for boys (born 2003).

The tournament will contain games and development monitoring of the teams. During the tournament, there will be physical, technical and basic skill test for the teams. All the games will be recorded and the team will get a playing analysis from the data recorded. During the tournament every team has a possibility to have a video meeting concerning the recorded data and playing analysis.


  • RJO Brabant United, Waalwijk, Netherlands
  • FC Honka, Espoo, Helsinki
  • Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi, Helsinki, Finland
  • Sami Hyypiä Academy United, Finland ( Replaces Käpylän Pallo, Helsinki)
  • FC Midtjylland, Herning, Denmark
  • FC TPS, Turku, Finland

Update 2.12.2015: 

IF Brommapojkarna cancelled –  replaced by FC Honka Espoo

Match Programme

UEFA Development tournaments at Eerikkilä

UEFA development tournaments for Under-16 national teams are played at Eerikkilä Sports Institute 27.4 – 6.5.2015. Tournament gives  young male and female players the opportunity to showcase their talents and develop their skills.

National teams participating the tournament at Eerikkilä are Finland, Russia, Latvia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

U16 Tue 28.4.
15.00 Bosnia-Hertsegovina – Latvia
18.00 Finland – Russia

Boys U16 Wed 29.4.
15.00 Russia – Bosnia-Hertsegovina
18.00 Finland – Latvia
Boys U16 Fri 1.5.
11.00 Bosnia-Hertsegovina – Finland
14.00 Latvia – Russia

Girls U16 Sun 3.5.
15.00 Bosnia-Hertsegovina – Latvia
18.00 Finland – Russia

Girls U16 Mon 4.5.
15.00 Russia – Bosnia-Hertsegovina
18.00 Finland – Latvia
Girls U16 WED 6.5.
11.00 Bosnia-Hertsegovina – Finland
14.00 Latvia – Russia

All matches are played at Eerikkilä Arena. Free entry. Welcome!