PFSA Level 2
Opposition Analysis In Football
Leading opposition analysis course in the UK and overseas delivered by industry-experts
Get certified and establish a career in professional opposition scouting. Designed and developed by leading experts to equip football scouts with the ability to effectively analyse the opposition using industry best practice. EXCLUSIVELY endorsed by Instat.
Collecting precise, up-to-date and insightful information about upcoming opponents (and reporting it effectively) is absolutely vital to team and club success. This PFSA Level 2 Opposition Analysis in Football course was developed by elite Premier League Opposition Scouts, Scouting Department Heads and Academy Managers.
Successful completion of the course leads to a certification as a professional Opposition Scout, a membership to the PFSA Scouting Network, with opportunities to generate real, detailed opposition reports for active first-team managers and coaches, career advice and much, much more.
Developed within the guidelines and framework of the English Premier League’s Elite Player Performance Plan (the EPPP), the course offers an unmatched insight into the world of elite-level opposition scouting. Equally important, it equips you with the tools needed to assess the matchday strengths, weaknesses, shapes, strategies and set pieces of opposing teams through the guidance and eyes of experienced and hard-working opposition scouts. Take your football analysis skills to the next level!
Successful completion of the PFSA Level 2 Opposition Analysis In Football course will provide you with the knowledge to:
Delivery, Dates and Prices
Overview: The PFSA Level 2 Opposition Analysis course is offered through Zoom, facilitated by highly experienced tutors actively participating in the industry. This format enables learners to harness technology for networking and connecting with professionals via our interactive platform.
Delivery and Time: 2 x 4 Hour Sessions (Tutor-led via Zoom) plus additional homework and assessments.
Tutors: Delivered by TWO of our UEFA Pro License tutors and one of our expert opposition analyst currently engaged as Head of Opposition Scouting for a Championship club.
Teaching and Learning Style: Online Zoom sessions with large group presentations by lead tutors, online breakout sessions and interactive tasks, tutor and student-led group discussions, workbook completion comprising player analysis tasks, multiple choice, short answer and matching questions, review exercises and private study.
Assessments: The assessment for this course will consist of satisfactory completion of two course workbooks. The workbooks comprise additional course content, opposition analysis tasks, true/false, ranking, multiple choice and short answer questions, review and reflection tasks and private study. Once successfully completed, access to the Scouting Network will require successful completion of an additional individual assessment by a course tutor.
Day 1: Dec 16th (9am till 1pm) | Day 2: Dec 17th (9am till 1pm) (NEW)
Day 1: Feb 24th (9am till 1pm) | Day 2: Feb 25th (9am till 1pm) (NEW)
Day 1: Apr 27th (3pm till 7pm) | Day 2: Apr 28th (3pm till 7pm) (NEW)
Meet the team
Every PFSA Level 2 Opposition Analysis session delivered via Zoom will have a minimum of two tutors. All have an extensive background in football including 2 UEFA Pro coaches and a current Head of Opposition Analysis for a popular Championship club.
Steve holds over two decades of experience working within football, most recently as Head of Opposition Analysis for Cardiff City and Millwall FC. In addition to tutoring on the PFSA Level 2 Opposition Analysis course, Steve is a full-time 1st team analyst.
Having started as a guest tutor, Steve now delivers every month with the PFSA giving our users a 1st hand experience of life as a professional opposition scout at the top of the game.
Jason holds the UEFA Pro coaching badge and has previously worked with Burnley in several senior positions under managers Sean Dyche and Eddie Howe through the academy and 1st team. Jason tutors for the PFSA across all of our tutor-led programmes, including talent identification, opposition analysis and advanced reporting.
Prior to his role with the PFSA, Jason was approached to work in the Chinese Super League with Dalian Yifang and was also Director of Coaching at UCFB a leading sports University and PFSA Partner.
Kevin is one of the PFSA’s lead tutors and has an exceptional background in football. Kevin currently holds the UEFA Pro License and has worked in several first-team roles from opposition analyst to scout throughout the football pyramid, including the Premier League.
Alongside his role with the PFSA, Kevin is head of UCFB’s Coaching Programme. UCFB are a leading Sports University in the UK and Overseas, with campuses at Wembley Stadium, Etihad Stadium and the 100k capacity MCG In Australia. UCFB is also a strategic partner to the PFSA and collaborates on several courses.
Richard Bredice and Guests
The Level 2 Opposition Analysis course have welcomed many guests over the years. One popular guest is PFSA member, Ex-Manchester City First Team Analyst and current Burnley FC 1st Team Analyst Richard Bredice.
Richard has worked with the PFSA for several years, helping create the Level 1 and 2 Opposition Analysis courses. He also contributes to our tactical reviews, which he produces once a month. He currently works full time with Burnley FC having been asked to by Vincent Kompany during his days at Manchester City.
Level 1 Included
The PFSA Level 1 Opposition Analysis course is 100% self-paced and can be taken at your own pace and in your own time. This is also included in the Level 2 Opposition Analysis in Football course. Once registered below, a member of the PFSA will be in touch with all the details on how to enrol, and claim the free Level 1 Scouting Course.