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Ekkono Coaching pathway - Valmentajakoulutus

The Ekkono Method – how to create intelligent players?

Ekkono is a coaching method specialized in teaching football game understading, originally developed by Carles Romagosa and David Hernandez. The method is the result of a long development process of more than 20 years, which has been utilized in training centers, universities, clubs and with professional players and coaches.

The starting point of the method is to gather all the information available about the game and structure it into an understandable way of teaching game understanding. After this, the goal of the Ekkono Method is to help players reach their full potential through cognitive exercises and to teach them the key individual fundamentals of the game.

Ekkono Coaching Pathway

Ekkono Coaching Pathway includes 4 levels. The Level 1 is organized online, and other educations (L2-L4) are organized in Eerikkilä. The levels are meant to be carried out in order, however inside the level the order can vary. In the level 3 & 4, the coach don’t necessarily need to participate in the age phase that is not relevant to his/her team. For example U13 coach don’t have to go through the educations 3.3 & 3.4, and therefore can continue straight to Youth Master Ekkono after 3.1 & 3.2. The level 3 education 3.5 is only organized for the clubs’ directors of coaching.

 

 

Ekkono Footbaöö Camp Eerikkilä 2022

Ekkono Level 1

As the starting point for the Ekkono Coaching Pathway, this Level 1 Ekkono Method online-seminar will help coaches to understand what the Ekkono Method is, as well as checking how its application can greatly help both players and coaches. The Ekkono Method is a training methodology which objective is to ensure that players are capable of correctly interpreting the game and finding intelligent solutions in the field. Moreover, by the presence and demonstration of a well-known guest, it is intended to show how implementing Ekkono Method could help your club to differentiate from the rest in terms of knowledge.

Schedule:
13.12.2023
8.1.2024

Online-seminar is free of charge.

Valmentaja jalkapallo Eerikkilä

Ekkono Level 2

The Ekkono level 2 is specially designed for youth coaches and coaching managers. The language of the course is English. Courses are held at Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort and online.

Ekkono level 2 includes three different modules:

  • 2.1 Ekkono Smart 1 –  Games & Questions
  • 2.2 Ekkono Smart 2 –  Perception & Concepts
  • 2.3 Team Identity – Principles and Applications

Duration of each module is two days. Each module has two different date options from which you can choose the one that suits you best. One module will be held in Eerikkilä and another one online.

2.1 Ekkono Smart 1 –  Games & Questions

Ekkono Smart is the proposal created by Ekkono Method for the tools to develop intelligent players.

In this course we will learn:

  1. Key guidelines to create quality trainings to improve specific fundamentals
  2. How to organize the information during the trainings tasks to become more efficient and improve the learning process of the players
  3. Essential didactical and methodological aspects to lead in the most effective way the training sessions and become a top youth coach

Dates:
17. and 24.1.2024 – Online
26.-27.1.2024 – Eerikkilä

Price:

  • 210 € per person in double room, 245 € per person in single room
  • 140 € Online

2.2 Ekkono Smart 2 –  Perception & Concepts

In this second part of the Ekkono Smart proposal, the coaches will get started in game analysis and perception abilities, which is a key to optimize the skills of the players. This course will introduce the coaches to planning principles, which are also developed in further courses.

In this course we will learn:

  1. Concepts and resources to work properly perception: What we need to train, when do we need to train, how often. Also, we’ll see best practices to improve this ability in every age group
  2. Learn to analyze the game from the player’s tactical intentions and get to know what the Individual Fundamentals & the Concepts are and when they should be learned
  3. Basic elements about how to plan correctly during the different stages

Dates:
12. and 21.2.2024 – Online
26.-27.2.2024 – Eerikkilä

Price:

  • 210 € per person in double room, 245 € per person in single room
  • 140 € Online

2.3 Team Identity – Principles and Applications

Ekkono Identity is the proposal created by Ekkono Method for clubs and teams to develop and/or strengthen their identity. This contributes to the integral education of the player and helps to create a better and healthier atmosphere. It can also help to improve the performance and the quality of the learnings happening during the training session.

In this course we will learn:

  1. The four pillars of the Ekkono Identity proposal: Talkmade, Co-Learning, Smartfielder & Committees.
  2. Learn and experience certain processes that can be used and implemented to strengthen the identity in your team/club.
  3. Add tools to achieve a more comprehensive learning of the players and to accelerate it.

Date:
5. and 12.3.2024 – Online

Please note that 2.3 education is online only.

Price:

  • 140 € Online
Master ekkono

Ekkono Level 3

Ekkono level 3 course is specifically designed for youth coaches and coaching managers. The language of the course is English. Courses are held at Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort and online.

Ekkono Level 3 includes 5 different modules:

  • 3.1. Expert in designing training
  • 3.2. Expert in leading your team
  • 3.3 U13-U20 coach: Team Fundamentals: Offensive phase & defensive transition
  • 3.4 U13-U20 coach: Team Fundamentals: Defensive phase & offensive transition
  • 3.5. Education for Directors of Coaching

Duration of each module is two days. Each module has two different date options from which you can choose the one that suits you best. One module will be held in Eerikkilä and another one online.

3.1. Expert in designing training

In order to help the players, it is necessary to be able to generate an appropriate learning context into the training tasks. In this course, coaches will learn how to make it possible. To do so, they must know a lot of important details regarding how we identify a context, how we build it and what are the elements that allow the coach to generate a suitable training context for their team.

In addition, coaches will also learn how to use correctly analytical tasks and reduce the complexity of the games to adjust it to the level or understanding of the players if needed.

Dates:
15.-16.3.2024 – Eerikkilä – Sign In
2. and 9.4.2024 – Online – Sign In

Price:

  • 210 € per person in double room, 245 € per person in single room
  • 140 € Online

3.2. Expert in leading your team

Coaches will understand the importance of managing and leading a team both in training and in competition, to maximize the performance of the coach and including ideas to be taken into consideration before, during and after each happening.

Moreover, coaches will go through the most important didactical aspects and how this methodological process has a direct impact on the motivation, learning capacity and the performance of the players.

Dates:
21.-22.8.2024 – Eerikkilä – Sign In
29.8. and 5.9.2024 – Online – Sign In

Price:

  • 210 € per person in double room, 245 € per person in single room
  • 140 € Online

3.3 U13-U20 coach: Team Fundamentals: Offensive phase & defensive transition

Coaches will learn the key Team Fundamentals to work in the specialization stage which will give them good basis for the performance stage. Coaches will improve their understanding and game analysis abilities during the offensive phase – including fundamentals which aims to set up a good organization for the team in the different moments, and key ideas to disorganize the opponent team’s organization and break through. And also for the defensive transition, which is essential in the modern football.

Also, coaches will go through different training examples for both offensive phase and the defensive transition.

Dates:
17.-18.4.2024 – Eerikkilä – Sign In
22. and 29.4.2024 – Online – Sign In

Price:

  • 210 € per person in double room, 245 € per person in single room
  • 140 € Online

3.4 U13-U20 coach: Team Fundamentals: Defensive phase & offensive transition

Coaches will learn the key Team Fundamentals to work in the specialization stage and that will serve as a basis for the performance stage. Coaches will improve their understanding and game analysis abilities in the defensive phase – including fundamentals which helps the team to not to be disorganized by the opponent team and prepare the next attack- and in the offensive transition, a key moment in modern football in order to create chances to score.

Also, coaches will go through different training examples for both defensive phase and the offensive transition.

Dates:
26.9. and 3.10.2024 – Online – Sign In
13.-14.10.2024 – Eerikkilä – Sign In

Price:

  • 210 € per person in double room, 245 € per person in single room
  • 140 € Online

3.5. Education for Directors of Coaching

Directors of coaches will learn the most important elements to steer their club into the right direction to improve the structure and processes within the club.

This includes ideas as how to create a methodology department inside the club, how to organize the content program for the different age groups within the club, and also how to generate debates inside the club in order to help the coaches to work in the same direction and synergize their efforts.

Education is useful for directors of coaching but also, for instance, for coaches who are in charge of the whole age group. The education will be held only online.

Date:
9.-10.5.2024 – Eerikkilä – Sign In

Please note that 3.5 education is held only at Eerikkilä.

Price:

  • 210 € per person in double room, 245 € per person in single room

Ekkono kurssi antoi päivittäisen arkeeni paljon laatua. Kurssin aktiivinen suorittaminen ja opiskelu haastoivat minut päivittäin pohtimaan omaa valmentamistani ja toimintaani. Kurssi auttoi esimerkiksi Methdodology-osan avulla jäsentelemään peliä paremmin ja ymmärtämään, miksi tietyissä ikävaiheissa tulee keskittyä tiettyihin asioihin. Se auttoi minua luomaan kokonaiskuvaa jalkapallovalmentamisen kokonaisuudesta ja ymmärtää, miten progressiivisesti viedään pelaajaa eteenpäin. Esimerkiksi Planning-osio auttoi taas suoraan kenttätoimintaa ja auttoi rakentamaan tiettyyn ikäluokkaan ja opetettavaan asian sopivan harjoitteen ja harjoituskokonaisuuden. Kurssissa ehdottomasti oli myös loistavaa kouluttajalta saatava palaute. Palaute oli tarkkaa ja sieltä nostettiin hyvin asioita joihin pitäisi keskittyä lisää, ja annettiin kysymyksiä ja pohdintoja. Tehtäväskaala oli myös ihailtavan laaja ja haastoi jokaisen osion lopuksi pohdiskelemaan tarkasti käsiteltyä asiaa.

Aleksi Lalli, HJK

Aleksi Lalli, HJK

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