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Youth Master Ekkono

Sami Hyypiä Academy organizes Youth Master Ekkono at Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort. Application period open!

Who is Youth Master Ekkono for?

  • specifically designed for advanced U7-U13 coaches and directors of coaching

Course Objectives

  • Learn specific concepts about all the initiation (U7-U13) contents
  • Discover new important contents for the U12-13-14 years old like individual pressing – heading – shooting
  • Resources to build game model based on the game understanding of the players in the team (including individual and collective concepts)
  • Prioritize important aspects to select talented players
  • Focus on the most important behaviors of the coach during trainings and competition in order to help the players and improve the performance of the team
  • the video-interview of the course:
  • participant feedback of the course:

Contents  and schedule (2019-2020)

Block 1: 16.-17.10.2019, Eerikkilä   

  • Tactical intentions in the different ages: progressing, asking the ball and defence 1 vs 1

Block 2: 4.-5.12.2019, Eerikkilä  

  • Tactical intentions in the different ages: getting the ball, attacking spaces and marking

Block 3: 5.-6.2.2020, Eerikkilä

  • Tactical intentions in the different ages: progress or pass, pass and coverage

Block 4: 25.-26.3.2020, Eerikkilä 

  • Team Offensive – Defensive

In addition to blocks in Eerikkilä, the curriculum includes homework


1600 € (including the education and full board at Eerikkilä)


  • Personal details, CV, coaching experience + education, current coaching position (club, team, length of contract, club’s coaching director’s contact information)
  • the applicants will be evaluated and selected based on previous coaching experience and education
    • Experience from previous Ekkono educations will be valued (for example Intensive Level 2 education)
  • maximum 20 participants will be selected to the course
  • More information about the course:

Experiences from previous course

”The best part of the education were the organized contents and detailed approach towards the topics. There were lots of rewarding discussions, theoretical know-how and new ideas.”  

”I thought the model trainings and going deep into the concepts gave me new tools towards my coaching.”

”The educators were excellent.”