Youth Master Ekkono - Coaching education

Youth Master Ekkono course is specifically designed for U7-U13 age group coaches and coaching managers. The language of the course is English. Course is held at Eerikkilä Sport & Outdoor Resort. After completing the course you will receive 15h of updating education hours for UEFA C or UEFA B licences.

Master ekkono

Goals of the education

  • Learn specific concepts about all the initiation (U7-U13) contents
  • Resources to build game model based on the game understanding of the players in the team (including individual and collective concepts)
  • 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

Huuhkaja- ja Helmaripolku Eerikkilässä

Contents and schedule

Block 1: 27.-28.2.2023 Mon-Tue, Eerikkilä

  • Tactical intentions in the different ages: asking for the ball, protecting the ball and defending the ball possessor.
  • Training Methodology: Become an expert designing training tasks for initiation stage (U7-U13).

Block 2: 9.-10.5.2023 Tue-Wed, Eerikkilä:

  • Tactical intentions in the different ages: getting the ball (first touch), attacking spaces and marking.
  • Training Methodology: Become an expert leading training tasks.
  • Perception: Learn how to improve your players’ perception skills.

Block 3: 16.-17.8.2023 Wed-Thu, Eerikkilä: 

  • Tactical intentions in the different ages: progress or pass, pass and coverage.
  • Training Methodology: Behavioral guidelines at initiation stage (U7-U13 teams).

Block 4: 26.-27.10.2023 Thu-Fri, Eerikkilä

  • Tactical intentions in the different ages: beating the opponent in 1 vs 1 situations.
  • Motricity: Learn how to improve the coordination of your players.
  • Basic Offensive & Defensive Team Fundamentals for U7-U13 teams.

In addition, all blocks will include homework to guarantee the best understanding of all explanations.


Applying for education

For Youth Master Ekkono the maximum amout of coaches will be 25. The choices will be based on the applications. Also, please note that there must be at least 10 coaches in order to excecute the course.

Youth Master Ekkono course price is 1600 € per participant. The price includes the education (theory + model trainings), learning materials and full board (accommodation, meals, gym and sauna) in Eerikkilä.

The 2023 education is underway. You can ask more information about the upcoming educations from Antti Kekkonen antti.kekkonen@eerikkila.fi

Antti Kekkonen



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