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 PFSA Level 1 is exclusively endorsed by Instat, the worlds leading football analysis platform to elite clubs.
The PFSA are pleased to announce a groundbreaking 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.
Major advancements in information technology and numerical data science have recently transformed football player evaluation and the scouting process. These quantitatively-based information systems complement and build upon existing forms of scouting to help provide a complete and more thorough player assessment.
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 scouting:
In technical scouting:
By the end of this course, you will know:
4 hours (approx.)
Teaching & Learning styles:
Self-paced including online presentations and interactive tasks, multiple choice, short answer and matching questions, review exercises and private study.
The assessment for this course will consist of satisfactory completion of the online learning tasks and exercises.
This course is available to be started anytime and completed at your own pace.