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Youth Master Ekkono

Sami Hyypiä Academy organizes Youth Master Ekkono at Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort.

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:

Contents  and schedule (2017-2018)

Block 1: 7.-8.11.2017, Eerikkilä   

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

Block 2: 7.–8.12.2017, Eerikkilä  

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

Block 3: 29.–30.1.2018, Eerikkilä

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

Block 4: 21.–22.3.2018, Eerikkilä 

  • Team Offensive – Defensive

In addition to blocks in Eerikkilä, the curriculum includes homework


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


Application period for 2018-2019 will start soon!

  • 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
  • maximum 20 participants will be selected to the course