Youth Development ● Dec 07, 2023

The Talent Identification department to conduct talent-scout courses in January and March 2024 (Courses are full)




SINGAPORE, 7 DECEMBER 2023 – The Talent Identification (Level 1) course is aimed at scouts, future scouts, coaches, and talent developers who work to evaluate players, primarily in youth football. This applies to both the evaluation of the club’s players and the scouting of external players to potentially recruit at a later stage.



The Talent Identification (Level 1) course aims to give the attending talent scouts an insight into the basics of talent identification and to train the talent scouts to identify and scout talented players at the academy level. The course will be conducted on the following dates: 23 and 24 January 2024, and 16 and 17 March 2024. Each day consists of a duration of 6 hours, totaling 12 teaching hours. The talent scout will be required to come prepared, as FAS will send reading materials prior to Level 1.



The course includes the following topics:

  • What is a talent?
  • Performance and potential
  • Live scouting and/or video scouting
  • A model for reporting on individual players
  • Introduction to common football and scouting language
  • Safeguarding, FAS guidelines and rules for scouting and recruitment



The Talent ID education sessions will take place at the FAS headquarters, although individual evenings and days may be conducted elsewhere if necessary. The teaching approach incorporates a blend of presentations led by an instructor, group discussions, plenary debates, and live or video scouting.



Admission to the Talent Identification (Level 1) course does not necessitate any coaching license but rather a curiosity and passion for talent identification and spotting. Registration for the courses will close on January 10, 2024, or when capacity is reached.



The cost of the Talent Identification (Level 1) course is set at SGD349, with only 24 available slots for each session. Participants will be selected based on their respective football coaching and playing experiences (The courses are full).





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