Japan still committed to boosting women's football
December 19, 2019
FIFA recently made official the four final candidacies for the organization of the next Women's World Cup in 2023.
Alongside Brazil, Colombia and Australia & New Zealand, there is Japan’s candidacy, a country with which Soccer Services Barcelona has been collaborating for more than 10 years in order to develop and promote its footballing level in every respect. Among the different projects we have been carrying out in the Asian country, our 3-year collaboration with the Japanese Football Federation is specially outstanding.
This project, which began in 2012, aimed to take Japanese football to the next level using the Ekkono methodology. To this end, a training programme for coaches was carried out throughout the country and a training methodology programme was developed for the Japanese federation's high performance centres for both men and women in the country.
Since then, many of the female players we directly work with have made the leap to professional football. Such are the cases of the U20 World Cup champions Hannah Stambaugh, Endo Jun, Miyu Takahira and the senior internationals Chica Hirao, Miyake Shiori, Hikaru Kitagawa, Rika and Moriya Miyabi.
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“The Ekkono Individual Performance Program helps me improve my performance and understanding of the game”
“Working with Ekkono helped me understand who I am as a player and how to improve”
“Ekkono did a fantastic job analyzing, organizing, and explaining their work so it was efficient, easy to understand and applicable. They can definitely help any player continue to improve.”
“Ekkono Method has been of great help to me in improving my performance during the Africa Cup of Nations. I am looking forward to continuing the program during the coming season”
“The Ekkono method focuses on the small details and this allows me to improve my performance”
“The Ekkono Method has helped me to gain a better tactical understanding of my position, as well as to identify details that I need to improve in my game in order to become a better player and take the next step in my career”
“The Ekkono Method has helped me interpret the game better and make better decisions"
"I got an immediate improvement on my performance due to my work with Ekkono"
"The Ekkono Method makes you a smart player, therefore it maximizes your performance"
"Ekkono has helped me to gain a better undestanding of football and become a professional player"
"I have improved my performance as a center back thanks to the Ekkono Method"
"I would recommend Ekkono to reinforce those tactical aspects you do not have time to work with your team"