The national football training centre – improve your performance in the best possible surroundings

The national football training centre, located at Eerikkilä, provides excellent conditions for training all year round. Here you can improve your performance level both as an individual and as a team, whether you are a player or a coach.

Eerikkilän ja Palloliiton yhteistyö

Sami Hyypiä Academy becomes part of the Huuhkaja- ja Helmaripolku

Sami Hyypiä Academy and regional coaching centres have merged under the new Huuhkaja- ja Helmaripolku unit. The aim is to raise Finnish player development to top international standards and reach motivated and talented junior players and clubs all over Finland. The aim is to also increase the number of skilled and trained coaches and enable clubs, the Football Association of Finland and Eerikkilä to share central football development data.


Learn new skills in a football school

In our football schools, a young player gets to taste the life of a professional footballer for a weekend with comprehensive coaching and top-class facilities. Our goal is to offer an unforgettable football weekend in the company of new friends.

Ekkono Football Camp Eerikkilä joulu 2022

Evolve as and individual and as a team

One of Eerikkilä’s guiding principles is to provide the best possible conditions for players to train all year round. Top-class training facilities, accommodation and restaurant services are located close together so no time is wasted in transits.

Jari Litmanen Areena

Jari Litmanen Areena

The football stadium in Eerikkilä is named Jari Litmanen Areena. The new name and the gallery of honour in the arena’s hallway are a tribute to the greatest Finnish footballer of all time and to the whole Finnish football culture. The arena has a fullsize high quality undersoil heated grass field and stand for 700 persons.


Complementary training for coaches


Cups & tournaments


Sports facilities

Eerikkilä provides high-quality facilities for football and floorball, but also also other sports, all year round.


Ekkono Method

The Sami Hyypiä Academy utilizes Soccer Services Barcelona’s Ekkono Method, which is a modern football learning program for technical and tactical skills. The Ekkono Method has been structured, prioritized and phased logically as a learning program for game comprehension from child to adult.

FC Honka at Eerikkilä

Check out the FC Honka first squad preparing themselves for a match in Eerikkilä.


More than just training

We want to offer our guest athletes at least as good conditions for getting inspired and relaxed, as for training.


For the athletes' parents

Eerikkilä welcomes also the parents, grandparents and siblings of young athletes.



Have a nice and comfortable stay at our top-class villas, apartments or the hotel.


Restaurant and cafés

At Eerikkilä, we serve a versatile and tasty selection of locally produced food.

In cooperation