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 the leading foundational course within technical scouting. Developed by a senior consultant to the likes of Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid to name a few, the Level 1 in Technical Scouting delves deep within the profession by intoducing data and how it can used to significantly improvie your reports.
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:
The PFSA Level 1 Technical Scouting In Football course is 100% online and self-paced, meaning you can complete this course in your own time and at your own pace. Expect to spend 4-6 hours completing the course, with additional time spent on assessments and research.
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