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Exciting News: PFSA Football Trials and PFSA Scouting Network Join Forces!
We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking collaboration between the PFSA Football Trials and the PFSA Scouting Network. This partnership will revolutionise the way players showcase their skills, thanks to cutting-edge technology and the booming popularity of video scouting.
We are now offering players of all skill levels the opportunity to upload their performance videos. Our team of professional football scouts and analysts will meticulously evaluate each submission, providing valuable insights and reports. This highly requested feature has finally arrived, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with you.
As the UK’s premier showcase trial event, the PFSA Football Trials attract scouts from all levels of the football pyramid. With events held nationwide, we consistently experience overwhelming demand and reach maximum capacity every time.
In joining forces with the PFSA Scouting Network, a division within our organisation, we can now offer unparalleled access to over 250 certified football scouts who serve professional football clubs. This extensive network ensures that your talents will be seen and recognised by the right people.
Analysed by professionals
Players can upload a video of themselves to the PFSA, allowing senior professional football scouts to review the footage. When uploading the video, it is important that players provide detailed information about themselves, including age, position, individual strengths and weaknesses and any other relevant background data. Players should also include clear game footage so that scouts can get an accurate assessment of their performance. Once the video has been uploaded, experienced professionals can provide detailed reports on each player’s performance, complete with advice on how to improve their skillset. By utilising this kind of service, players can gain invaluable insight into their own abilities and make informed decisions regarding future actions in order to take their game to the next level.
Your video will be assesed by professional football scout/analysts who will generate a detailed report focussing on the following areas.
As a football analyst, one element of the game that cannot be overstated, is the importance of accuracy of passes and distribution. This aspect is often the backbone of a team’s offensive strategy and can significantly influence the flow and outcome of a match.
Passing accuracy refers to a player’s ability to deliver the ball to a teammate in the most effective way possible. It’s not just about getting the ball from point A to point B; it’s about delivering it at the right pace, to the right space, and at the right time.
Accurate passing can help maintain possession, build up play, and create goal-scoring opportunities. When players can consistently find their teammates with precise passes, it allows the team to dictate the pace of the game and control the midfield. It also minimizes the chances of turnovers, reducing opportunities for the opposition to counter-attack.
Distribution, on the other hand, is about how the ball is spread around the pitch. Good distribution can stretch the opposition’s defense, open up spaces, and create imbalances that can be exploited. This is especially important for players in playmaking roles, such as central midfielders or attacking midfielders, and also for goalkeepers, who often initiate attacks with their distribution.
Effective distribution requires a good understanding of the game, excellent vision, and superior decision-making skills. Players need to recognise the spaces, anticipate the movements of their teammates, and deliver the ball accurately to exploit these situations.
Inaccurate passes and poor distribution can break down attacks, give away possession cheaply, and put the team under unnecessary pressure. Therefore, teams that prioritize and excel in accurate passing and effective distribution often dominate matches, irrespective of the individual talents of their players.
In conclusion, the accuracy of passes and distribution is a crucial part of football. It’s a fundamental skill that influences a team’s attacking prowess, defensive solidity, and overall control of the game. It’s the key to unlocking defenses and creating scoring opportunities, making it a critical aspect of a successful team.
Upload your video
In order to generate a report, your video must meet the following requirements:
The video must be of sufficient quality for the scouts to report on. If the footage is too grainy or out of focus, it will be rejected.
The footage needs to be of sufficient length for an informed decision to be made. The longer, the better!
Clarity of Player
We must be able to make out the player, so please enclose as much as you can on the individual we should be focusing our analysis on
As much background information as possible is required, including the players current status, previous clubs and experience.
Use your PFSA Football Trials Footage
The PFSA offer trials footage for analysis analysis purposes on the day. We use start of the art VEO cameras which are industry standard for analysts. The trials footage below is an ideal example of the best possible footage you can upload. If you have access to this footage and had purchased it on the day, then feel free to upload. Alternatively, if you have an upcoming PFSA Football Trials, please see our analysts on the day to gain a copy of your upcoming trials.
Your PFSA Scouting Report will be expertly crafted by a certified professional football scout or analyst. Rest assured, all our scouts and analysts have earned their PFSA certification and have a proven history of producing top-notch reports.
After you've registered and we've assigned a professional scout and analyst to your case, you can anticipate receiving the report within a timeframe of 7-14 days.
The length of the report is largely contingent on the specific footage and corresponding recommendations. The report will be of an appropriate length to sufficiently cover the analysis and conclusions drawn from the particular gameplay.
Our approach is to strip away all the unnecessary frills from the report, ensuring it's straightforward and easy to understand. We've seen numerous reports in the past that, while aesthetically pleasing, provide minimal actual analysis. Our reports will feature several sections, which may differ based on the specific performance being analyzed.
We need the video footage to make a meaningful conclusion. All video must be of good quality and of a decent length. If the video footage does not meet these requirements then we will be unable to provide a scouting report.
All our football scouts and analysts are either currently associated with a club or have strong connections within the industry. If your performance stands out and we believe you could be a beneficial addition, we will certainly initiate a conversation to explore potential opportunities.
Absolutely. This service will be emailed to all players prior to the start of their trials. All you need to do is follow the instructions.