FAS ● Jul 24, 2023

Talent Identification department to conduct talent-scout courses this August, September and October


Identification trials for boys, June 2023. 


SINGAPORE, 24 JULY 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 evaluation of the club’s own players as well as scouting of external players with a view to potentially recruiting at a later stage.



The aim of the Talent Identification (Level 1) course is 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 academy level.



The content 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 (Football Association of Singapore) guidelines and rules for scouting and recruitment




The Level 1 course is conducted on the following days:



  • Dates: 10th August, 15th August, 22nd August (Registration is closed, the course is full)
  • Time: 6pm-10pm
  • Venue: Seminar room at JBS



  • Dates: 6th September, 18th September, 19th September (Registration is closed, the course is full)
  • Time: 6pm-10pm
  • Venue: Seminar room at JBS


  • NEW Course – October
  • Dates: 2nd October, 3rd October, 11th October (Registration is closed, the course is full)
  • Time: 6pm-10pm
  • Venue: Seminar room at JBS


Each evening has a duration of 4 hours; a total of 12 teaching hours. The talent-scout will be asked to come prepared, as FAS will send materials to read, prior to Level 1.


The Talent ID education will be carried out at the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) headquarters, but individual evenings and days may be carried out elsewhere if necessary. The teaching method involves a mixture of presentations delivered by an instructor, group discussions, plenary debates and live or video scouting.


Admission to the Talent Identification (Level 1) course does not require any form of coaching license but requires that the participants be curious and have a passion for talent identification and talent spotting. (Registration is closed, both courses are full)


The introductory price of Talent Identification (Level 1) course is set at SGD299. There are only 24 available places, which will be selected based on their respective football coaching and playing experiences. Registration for both the above courses are closed, if you wish to register your interest in joining one of our future Talent ID – Level 1 courses, please click here.


Next “Open” Talent Identification (Level 1) course, will be conducted in January 2024, sign up above to be notified once dates are released, There are only 24 available places.



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