PFSA Level 1
Technical Scouting In Football
Created by a pioneer in data science engaged with Real Madrid, PSG and Chelsea
Developed by an ex-Cambridge lecturer and leading statistical consultant who has consulted for the likes of Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid. The NEW PFSA Level 1 is Exclusively endorsed by Instat, the worlds leading football analysis platform to elite clubs.
The PFSA are pleased to announce a ground breaking new online course within technical scouting. Developed by a senior consultant to the likes of Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid to name a few, the new Level 1 in Technical Scouting delves deep within the profession.
What is Technical Scouting?
Technical scouting is an approach to player evaluation which draws on information technology and data science. It is not a replacement for traditional scouting. Instead, it makes new kinds of information available to scouting teams, including objective measures of performance.
Technical scouting also creates new possibilities for scouting teams. For example, while the coverage of a traditional scouting team is limited by its resources, technical scouting methods can be used to screen a virtually unlimited number of players, all over the world.
Although technical scouting uses advanced mathematical techniques in the background, the basic principles are straightforward. Even those with little mathematical knowledge can use technical scouting insights to evaluate players.
What Is the Difference Between Traditional and Technical Scouting?
The key difference between traditional and technical scouting lies in the kind of information each method relies on.
In traditional football scouting:
In technical football scouting:
By the end of this course, you will know: