(ONLINE) TALENT IDENTIFICATION COURSE Grassroots to pro-academy 6's to 23's

May 21st (18-00 pm to 22-00 pm GMT), 22nd (09-00 am to 13-00 pm GMT) & 23rd (09-00 am to 16-30 pm GMT)


WHAT’S THE TID Grassroots to pro-academy 6's to 23's course about?

The course is a look into young football players in their development from the ages of 6 at grassroots level to pro-academies all the way up to under 23 football. It is developed by Premier League Scouts and Heads of Recruitment touching on all aspects when looking at young players in a more accurate and detailed calculation of the player.

The course will delve into key areas vitally important to football scouting at youth level. It explores sophisticated scouting strategies and procedures that will improve any coach, scout or analyst after the evaluation of the young player. From a coaches point of view they will gain clearer observation skills to help their players and their own progress in their development. It shows you how to make justified, evidence based decisions when improving or recruiting players to your club. It will also show the most effective ways to manage any young player’s development.

This course helps students especially coaches improve their analysis of young players with a more accurate outlook, therefore affecting their own coaching procedures when coaching any young players. By assessing quicker, it improves the player quicker meeting the player’s individual needs with a more professional result. This also helps parents or agents understand the player’s needs when assessing their young player with the attention to detail process that is needed. The programme will allow you to share knowledge and experiences with other scouts and explore how world-leading clubs and academies operate.



When participating ONLINE: The course is made up of three-days Friday (night 18-00 pm to 22-00 pm), Saturday morning (09-00 am to 13-00 pm) & Sunday (09-00 am to 16-30 pm) other dates can be provided, please check each course individually. You will be shown new techniques and procedures throughout the course, you will also take part in tasks and assessments assisted by industry experts (Scouts) from the premier league and international football.

Over the three-days you will explore the role of an academy scout using age specific scouting tools and procedures, reflecting on your current working practices in terms of scouting young players from grassroots under 6’s to under 23 football and you will be fully supported in your continuous improvement by the IPSO tutor. There is a small exam within the course.

The course is endorsed and approved worldwide by the YMCA awards. The India FA (AIFF,) Estonia FA and Romania Football Association along with many football clubs across Europe including Malmo FF, Slavia Praha, Legia Warsaw and Ludogorets who all regularly appear in the Champions League, all endorse this course.

The UCFB University based at the Etihad & Wembley Stadiums also endorse all our products.

The course has been developed in line with the EPPP.

There are no prerequisites for this course.


When participating on the CLASSROOM Courses: They are based on 2 days Saturday & Sunday (other days can be arranged) from 09-00 am to 16-30 pm on both days. It's the exact same course on both ONLINE & CLASSROOM the only difference is when on the classroom course we take in a live game when possible as part of the proceedings.

The classroom courses will be advertised in the scouting area and are differently priced to the ONLINE courses please note this.



Observation skills and processes.

Age specific analysis.

Early indicators.

Position specific.

Analysing different players at different times.

What is there ability? Working out strengths & weaknesses.

Looking at the characteristics of a young player.

Psychological aspects of the young player.

Writing and logging data.


After you’ve successfully completed this course you will have a clear understanding of what makes an effective scout working at academy level and how to make important decisions relating to the recruitment of players within a professional football club from under 6’s to under 23’s football. 

By completing the IPSO TID Grassroots to pro-academy 6's to 23's course you will receive an IPSO certificate with a worldwide endorsement off the YMCA AWARDS. It’s a great way to pursue full time employment within a professional club. With your new found skills, talent and qualification you will be ideally placed if any opportunities arise in any professional clubs or agencies looking to build up their scouting departments when looking for scouts.

IPSO is proud to partner with several of the markets leading analysis platforms used by the world’s best football clubs and associations.


BONUSES: All new customers who participate on this TID course will receive 4 weeks exclusive access to jobs4football and 4 week access to Noisfeed, you will also gain Metrica Sports Play and for IPSO scouts (only) you will gain free use of footballersglobal.

jobs4football: Will give you the up to date job opportunities worldwide in football, scouting jobs and opportunities before anyone else.

Noisefeed : Will give you the up to date social media findings with footballers (worldwide) which could have a bearing on signing players.

footballersglobal.com:  Is a website for young players worldwide who post their videos on a special platform where you could check them out in your area. For IPSO scouts only.

Metrica Sports Play: You are now entitled to an exclusive trial of Metrica Sports PLAY software. You will have access to all the features and visuals the software offers, 50 minutes available of automated tracking and an extension for a month of the trial period.

(Please note you only get this offer once when participating on any IPSO product)



This course has been specifically designed for anyone looking to improve their scouting skills when assessing young players at all levels. If you’re already working or aspiring to work at an academy or professional academy this is perfect. If you’re a coach looking to gain that extra knowledge to take yourself to a new level and improve you’re coaching, this course will help and have an impact giving you a different perspective when analysing a player. Analysts, recruitment intermediaries or anyone else working within the game in any position this course will make an impact to your day to day working practice. Some of the best clubs, federations, and leagues in the world work with IPSO.

The IPSO Courses are attended by many full-time scouts, ex-professional footballers, performance analysts, current and aspiring coaches, agents, heads of recruitment, journalists and representative from all around the world, football clubs include; Manchester City, Liverpool FC, Leicester City FC, Everton FC, FC Bayern Munich, Slavia Praha, Legia Warsaw, and many more.



For those who want to continue their learning in this field, the next step is onto the IPSO Level 1.

This is learning how to work as a first team scout. You will learn what to expect when working in the environment of first team scouting at a professional club.



If you need more information contact us for more help or support.education@ipsofootball.com 


When on the ONLINE COURSE (Important): You may be required to receive video links for the course on occasions were you look at the clip through a separate window with other students in tasks then jump back to the course under instructions from the tutor. The course is interactive and participants can ask questions at any time when participating. Your video is required to be turned on throughout the course to create the classroom effect.


Where: Through Zoom software products.

Materials: Books will be provided and sent by email in PDF format, on the live courses they will be handed out.

Presenters: This will vary. But all presenters are very experienced scouts working at the highest level for over 15 years.

Presenter: Colin Chambers is an example of one of our lecturers. He is the Education Director at IPSO. Colin has wealth of experience with over 20 years in scouting & analysis in the Premier League and at international football. Colin has travelled the world delivering seminars and courses to a worldwide audience including Football Associations and high level professional football clubs such as Malmo FF & Slavia Prague.

Language: English (But also translated in some countries dependant on the organisation)

Duration: May 21-23rd (06-00 pm to 10-00 pm GMT), 22nd (09-00 am to 01-00 pm GMT) & 23rd (09-00 am to 04-30 pm GMT)

The times will all be ENGLISH TIME but other times are available if you would like a group booking, please contact us at scouting@ipsofootball.com 

Price: Online £200 (RRP £395) we have an instalment payment plan available, please contact us about this at scouting@ipsofootball.com

Online and Classroom:

When participating in the online version it will be based 100% online. Once you’ve made your payment, you’ll receive a confirmation email. Please check your spam/junk folder, emails can often get found in this area. We advise for best effects that you take the course on a PC or Mac with the latest version of Google Chrome installed for optimal speed and ease of use. Mobile phones are not advised for this course.


When participating live in a classroom version of this course an email will be sent and further instructions will be forwarded the for venue and starting times.

Talent Identification Course
21-23rd May ONLINE


  • For Instalment plan

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