Sami Hyypiä Academy – football

Events – Football Camps

Football camps in Eerikkilä bring together talented players at our National Training Centre for Football in Finland. Eerikkilä football camps host a number of visiting professional players. Get top tips from professionals and experience the action-packed camp at our training centre!

Eerikkilä football camps are carried out by Sami Hyypiä Academy. Sami Hyypiä Academy is the force behind all football operations in Eerikkilä. The camps’ expert instructors provide participants with high quality learning environment with a holistic approach to teaching.

In addition to quality teaching, accommodation and full board the participants will receive a football kit to take home.

The football camps listed below are taught both in Finnish and in English. You can Sign up by contacting Also available in our webshop (in finnish only).


Sami Hyypiä Academy football schools for 7 to 16 aged players

Check the next available football school dates from Eerikkilä staff, contacting

Welcome to a top quality football school in Eerikkilä!  

Sami Hyypiä Academy’s ambitious goal is to organize the best football schools in the Nordics. Coaching is based on Spanish learning method designed specifically for football, called Ekkono. The strength of Ekkono-method is that it goes deeply into developing player’s comprehension about the game: players learn to understand the game rather than just following instructions. Each training have clear and conscious technical and tactical objectives that help the player find out new things from his/her game. At the same time the quality and demanding level of the training stays high. Coaching approach is also taking into consideration age-related demands, in order to train relevant things, the right way ,and at the right time.

In addition to game changing coaching, our facilities in the middle of Finnish nature and high quality training grounds offer you unforgettable experience. You will also receive Puma shorts and t-shirt, and depending on the level of the camp, you may complement your camp with lectures, tests and video-based learning. Always wanting to visit Finland? Now it’s your chance, and at the same time develop as a football player!

We welcome parents to Eerikkilä during SHA Football Camp. Special activities have been designed with parents in mind. Parents may book their Active Holiday package from Eerikkilä reception. Activities are automatically included in the package without extra cost.

Football schools autumn 2017

  • 15.-17.10.2017, 180€, boys and girls between 8-13 years.

Watch this video to learn more about Ekkono-method.