Course Introduction

Our foundational course in technical scouting will give you a deeper understanding of how data-driven modern scouting techniques are used in professional football.

Get a glimpse of what's included in the course

Course Content

  1. 1
    • A message from the instructor

    • Course FAQ's

    • Getting access to the SciSports Recruitment Application

  2. 2
  3. 3
    • Position specific Traits - How to Create and Why

    • Test your learning - Position Specific Traits

    • Questions for the instructor: Position specific Traits

  4. 4
    • Benchmarking

    • Test your learning - Benchmarking

    • Questions for the instructor: Benchmarking

  5. 5
    • Data Knowledge and Misinformation

    • Test your learning - Data Knowledge and Misinformation

    • Questions for the instructor: Data Knowledge and Misinformation

  6. 6
    • Data Gathering/ Harvesting

    • Test your learning - Data Gathering/ Harvesting

    • Questions for the instructor: Data Gathering/ Harvesting

  7. 7
    • Data Mining and Analytics

    • Test your learning - Data Mining and Analytics

    • Questions for the instructor: Data Mining and Analytics

  8. 8
    • Video Analysis

    • Test your learning - Video Analysis

    • Questions for the instructor: Video Analysis

  9. 9
    • Creating A Player Profile

    • Test your learning - Creating A Player Profile

    • Questions for the instructor: Creating A Player Profile

  10. 10
    • Working Within Traditional Scouting

    • Test your learning - Working with Traditional Scouting

    • Questions for the instructor: Working with Traditional Scouting

  11. 11
    • Case Studies and Measuring Success

    • Test your learning - Case Studies and Measuring Success

    • Questions for the instructor: Case Studies and Measuring Success

  12. 12
    • Building Data-Driven Player Profiles

    • Questions for the instructor: Building Data-Driven Player Profiles

  13. 13
    • Data Literacy

    • Questions for the instructor: Data Literacy

  14. 14
    • You're almost done!

    • Before you go...

Course Extras

Signing up to the course will also give you access to the following add-on benefits:

  • Recruitment application access

    Currently available only for industry professionals, students will gain unique access to a 2-week trial of SciSports' Recruitment Application.

  • Bonus module with Floris Goes

    Learn how to transform a coach’s philosophy into data-driven player profiles by using an industry-level data set.

  • Bonus module with Lee Fraser

    Learn about data literacy and how it can help you stand out in the football industry.

Learn with SciSports

  • Learn from the best

    Courses designed by experts in the field of data analytics and talent identification, who work with the best clubs in the world.

  • Learn at your own pace

    Online learning and unlimited access to your course materials whenever and wherever you need it.

  • Get certified

    Get certified in the skills that can accelerate your journey in professional football and set your apart.

Course Instructors

Director of Global Scouting and Data Processes, Spotlight ID

Lee Fraser

Lee Fraser has over 20 years+ of experience in the Football industry. He is the former Head of Talent ID and Analysis at Newcastle United Football Club and is an experienced Soccer Analytics course mentor at Sports Management Worldwide.

Lead Data Scientist, SciSports

Floris Goes

Floris Goes, is the Head of Data Science at SciSports and leads a team of data scientists with a passion for football analytics and bringing state of the art data science solutions to the pitch.

Your journey as a football scout starts here

Get incredible value by accessing a wide range of resources through the course

  • 10 modules

  • Bonus module with SciSports data scientist Floris Goes

  • Bonus module with Lee Fraser

  • Free data set

  • 2-week recruitment application trial

  • Completion certificate

  • Lifetime access

Course Testimonials

Jesper Gudde

Head of Scouting at Sparta Rotterdam

"This course is essential knowledge for new joiners in the professional scouting domain.”

Dr. Sebastiaan Platvoet

Sport & Talent Lecturer & Researcher at HAN University

“Overall, the course looks and works great. It is a very professional environment in which people interested to start working in football scouting can understand the basics.”


"It was an enjoyable course to take. Clear, practical examples and a solid build up to start data scouting."

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is the course designed for?

    This Level 1 course is an introductory program aimed at anyone who is interested in learning more about modern scouting techniques with a focus on data.

  • Are there any prerequisites for the course?

    To get the most out of this course you should be familiar with common football terminologies and have a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.

  • How does the course work?

    It’s very simple. Once you create an account on the course website and make the payment, you will get access to all the content. You can watch the course videos and complete the quiz and assignments at a time that suits you.

  • How long is the course?

    The course is approximately 6 hours in total. This includes 12 modules with video lessons, end of module quizzes and assignments.

  • Does the course expire?

    No it doesn't. Once you've paid for the course you have lifetime access to the content.

  • Do you offer a student discount?

    No student discounts or refunds are available. The introductory course discount is our only offer.

  • Can I pay in installments?

    No, the course fee is payable in full before you start.

  • My company is paying for the course. Can I get an invoice?

    Yes, we can. Email us on [email protected] to request an invoice. Please include the following information: Your full name, name of course, company name, address and VAT number. Once payment is received, we will provide you access to the course. Please note that you need to indicate this in advance, as we cannot provide this retrospectively.