Youth Development ● Feb 18, 2024

The Talent Identification department to conduct talent-scout courses in April 2024



SINGAPORE, 18 FEBRUARY 2024 – Interested participants can now register for the talent-scout (Level 1) course that will be held this April. Aimed at scouts, future scouts, coaches, and talent developers who work to evaluate players, primarily in youth football, the 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. 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 course will be conducted on April 6th and 7th, 2024, with each day consisting of a duration of 6 hours, totaling 12 teaching hours. Talent scouts are required to come prepared, as FAS will send reading materials prior to Level 1.


The following topics will be taught in the course:

  • 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 primarily occur at the FAS headquarters, although individual modules and days may be conducted elsewhere if required. The teaching approach integrates a variety of methods, including presentations led by an instructor, group discussions, plenary debates, and live or video scouting.


Admission to the Talent Identification (Level 1) course does not require any coaching license; rather, it demands a curiosity and passion for talent identification and spotting. The cost of the Talent Identification (Level 1) course is SGD349, with only 24 slots available for each session. Participants will be selected based on their respective football coaching and playing experiences.


Participants can register their interest by scanning the QR code above. Registration for the courses will close on March 10, 2024, or when capacity is reached.




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