Data is a powerful tool for identifying players, but it can’t capture everything. Whatever the data says about a player, analysts still need to see them perform. Fortunately, as well as huge databases, analysts have access to deep libraries of video footage.
This level 1 module introduces the methods analysts use to assess players using video. You’ll learn how elite analysts in the Premier League and La Liga gain deep insights from key video clips. The module follows their process from preparation to the final report.
In the final interactive exercise you’ll take on the role of a video scout, using your new knowledge to assess a goalkeeper and report your judgement to your club. This module is CPD accredited.
This model is part of a Level 1 Qualification
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The information you’ll learn in this module was provided by a group of recruitment analysts with experience in the Premier League, the Championship and La Liga. You can visit our Experts page to see a selection of the analysts who have contributed to our courses.
Our award-winning content team worked closely with the analyst group to create a fully-interactive course based on their expertise. Our content team are not only football fans: we have years of experience creating digital learning for football professionals.
This module forms the final part of our Level 1 Foundation in Recruitment Analysis, so it leads on naturally from “What is Recruitment Analysis?” and “The Player Search”, the other modules in the course.
As a standalone module, it’s a great introduction for anyone who wants to get to grips with video scouting and analysis, including journalists, coaches and football professionals as well as budding analysts.
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Once you’ve chosen your course, you’ll be taken to a web page where you can get started. You can take the course entirely in your browser. It’s made up of text pages with images, animations, interactive exercises and a final questionnaire. Audio narration will guide you through.
You can complete the course at your own pace. It’s yours for life, so you can revisit it whenever you want.
You can take the course entirely in your browser. You don’t need any other materials, but you might want to take notes on paper or on another device.
Our courses contain a lot of detail and hands-on interaction. This makes them difficult to use effectively on a phone or tablet. We recommend using your laptop or PC, with the largest screen you have access to.
We have done everything we can to make our courses accessible to those with visual, auditory and cognitive challenges. Please get in touch if we can support your learning in any way.
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