Sami Hyypiä Academy has been founded on the operating strategy of the Finnish FA and the premises of the football process implemented in 2009-2010. The task of the academy is to bring Finnish football closer to the international top level in collaboration with the entire Finnish football community and other quarters of cooperation.
SHA is focused on advancing operations in accordance with top level football requirements from childhood to adulthood.
Essential core choices include:
- Development and monitoring of comprehensive individual player development
- Development of training contents and methods for different football coaching target groups
- Development and use of an electronic development environment to support coaching and education
- Implementation of football research and sharing information with the field