Information about SHA - Sami Hyypiä Academy

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



Sami Hyypiä Academy implements football-related research activities in cooperation with KIHU-Research Institute for Olympic Sports and UKK-Institute.

Main areas of study includes:

  • The comprehensive development of players throughout their careers (technical, tactical, physical, psychological, social)
  • The development of the quantity and quality of training
  • The development of individual and team play
  • Injury prevention
  • The development of the competence of coaches and directors of coaching

Sami Hyypiä Academy shares research information with the field through annual seminars as well as national and international publications. In addition to this, SHA organises info events around Finland.


Coaching seminars

Sami Hyypiä Academy (SHA) is organizing international coaching seminars at Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort. We offer international level coaching events in order to give coaching professionals modern and new ideas to develop themselves, their players and their teams.




MyEWay is an electronic development and learning environment for coaching and coach training. The secure system is Internet-based. The diverse properties of the MyEWay system can be utilised in comprehensive player development monitoring and development and in supporting different training processes. MyEWay enables efficient collaboration between players, coaches and directors of coaching regardless of time and place.



Sami Hyypiä Academy carries out a systematic process with its co-operation clubs that develops coaches and players in a holistic way. The Ekkono Method adds value especially to the technical-tactical capabilities of the process.

More information about our football services


Football camps for individual players

Sami Hyypiä Academy football camps with Ekkono-method for 7 to 13 aged players in the top facilities of Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort.


Football camps for teams

Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort is an official training center for football in Finland. We provide the team with professional facilities and the tools to perform. All of our training facilities are located within short walking distance and surrounded by beautiful landscape of lakes and forest. Eerikkilä has a good central location within one hour drive from cities of Helsinki, Tampere and Turku.


Development monitoring

Sami Hyypiä The Academy’s progression followup concept can be used to ensure the correct development and training of Finnish players, and to train coaches in the use of the right type of coaching path.


International coaching education

Eerikkilä and SHA unites motivated coaches for education and network with each other.


For the parents

We take good care of our young athlete guests. In addition to training, rest, nutrition and mental well-being are key to our operations.

Eerikkilä is near

Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort

Urheiluopistontie 138

31370Eerikkilä (Tammela)

100 km from Turku 100 km from Helsinki 240 km from Jyväskylä 320 km from Vaasa 120 km from Tampere