Sami Hyypiä Academy is the spiritual home of Finnish football training, research and development. The academy was founded in February 2011 under the title VKK (for football training and development centre). The academy is located on the premises of Eerikkilä Sports Institute.
Eerikkilä Sports Institute is an official training center for football in Finland. We provide your team with facilities of professional quality and a training environment that motivates you to become a better team.
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