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Self-development

Many of the world’s top footballers invest in their own careers by hiring personal assistants specialised in different areas. Cristiano Ronaldo, for example, has been reported to have invested millions of euros in his own coaches and experts who have helped him to develop into a better player.

In the day-to-day life of a team, it is not always possible to focus on all the details of significance to an individual player, and coaches hardly ever have the chance to give sufficient personal feedback and guidance from the player’s point of view. However, players who want to develop can take responsibility for their own careers and invest in personal development.

The FPA wants to offer its members opportunities to develop themselves and promote their playing careers. We have brought together a network of top experts in different fields who offer their coaching to various areas that support the game. We have negotiated top offers with these professionals, available only to the members of the Players Union. For example, we offer nutrition and kicking technique coaching, personal physique surveys and mental training. Members can also order Ekkono Method’s personal video coaching programme.

Kicking technique coaching
(Orsa Sport & Eeva-Maria Saari)

Nutrition coaching
(PULS Nutrition & Sara Lehterä)

Physique survey and speed training
(Hospital NEO & Marko Yrjövuori)

Mental coaching
(Antti Peltonen)

Video coaching
(Ekkono Method)

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Antti Okkonen, JPY:n hallituksen jäsen