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Ex Man Utd Chief Scout Mick Brown
Recommends IPSO Courses

Mick Brown is a former assistant manager and former chief scout of Manchester United. Mr. Brown was also former chief scout at Blackburn Rovers and has scouted at International level for England.

“IPSO is a great starting point for a career into scouting. Scouting is very underestimated. These courses will show you how to scout with the detail needed to work from grassroots up to the highest level in football. Showing you clearly the obstacles that will arise with the correct tips provided to get through them when assessing players at every level. These courses are a must for coaches and aspiring managers, the methodology used is marvellous’’ – keep up the good work IPSO.

Player Recruitment Analyst
"Praises IPSO"

“I reached out to IPSO as I was interested in learning their process of ‘Analysing 11 players at the same time, live at speed’.

Having worked previously as a pre & post match analyst at Blackburn Rovers and currently as a player recruitment analyst, my day to day work at Newcastle involves a lot of video work. With this I have the chance to pause, rewind and slow down the video to make informed decisions. I appreciate that taking in and noting information live on a large number of players requires a completely different skill-set. IPSO broke this process down and built it up to analysis all 11 players at speed, alongside taking in other key information from the match. I certainly took away elements that I can use when reporting live or on video moving forward.

Congratulations IPSO great course.”

– Kevin Metcalfe Player Recruitment Analyst at Newcastle United Football Club.

Bayern Munich ''Youth Scout''
Timon Pauls

I went on the course in Hungary and was not disappointed. Having been on several courses around Europe this was the best by far. A real productive course with lots of knowledge and details shared. Highly recommended as there was a lot to take away that improved my personal scouting procedures and thought process.

Well done! IPSO great courses. Timon Pauls .

Premier League Manager/Coach/Scout Terry Burton Talks IPSO

Former Professional Manager, Coach and Technical Director, Terry Burton, who has worked at Arsenal, WBA, Southampton, Wimbledon and many more clubs in various roles was the latest guest to pop on the IPSO Workshops & Courses. Terry is very knowledgeable professional with over 30 years experience in the game and has recently worked for the England national team as a scout over the last few years and had this to say about our Workshop Series.

“I have always had a passion and curiosity for scouting and as part of my research into what types of information that was out there to help scouts to either start learning about or continue with their development in scouting and recruitment that I first came across IPSO. I decided to take the level one intro to scouting course online and was really impressed with the content and information that was given.

I have since then been fortunate enough to be involved on some workshops conducted by IPSO and continued to be amazed at the quality of the presentations which are delivered with great enthusiasm and knowledge of the way scouts work with many practical examples of real life scouting.

I really recommend that scouts of all levels continue with their personal development and take the courses that are on offer with IPSO.”

Thanks Terry, it’s great when top professionals recommend our products and this only goes to prove we are the front runners when it comes to football education.

IPSO Acclaimed By
The India FA
All India Football Federation

On the right we have Head of Coaching Eductaion Savio Medeira. Savio is the former India National team coach and professional player. Savio greets Colin Chambers and was very impressed with what IPSO has to offer Indian football. “Scouts carry immense importance for a successful team. They need to scout according to the coach’s requirements. They have to understand which player is being sought by the coach and they will need to act accordingly. Good scouts will be able to identify better players and eventually, they’ll be trained by the coaches. At the end of the day, it will help Indian football to grow. IPSO has opened my eyes and will only improve our coaches, excellent courses and we are glad to partner with IPSO” he said.

IPSO’s ways of imparting knowledge is unique and you get glued the moment the tutors start their session. IPSO is doing a fantastic job of making future scouts understand that if they want to be thorough professionals, these are the type of courses that they need to attend.

For me personally, there is none better than IPSO. A playing career does help you in your scouting but you get to learn “Attention to Detail” in these courses. I would highly recommend IPSO for anyone taking a scouting pathway.”

Thanks and regards,
Savio Medeira
Head of Coach Education
All India Football Federation

Gilroy Takudzwa Chimwemwe
Full of Praise for IPSO
Performance Analysis Course

My name is Gilroy Takudzwa Chimwemwe and I am fortunate to play for play for TP Mazembe FC who are a Congolese professional football club. I also play for the Zimbabwe National Team  acquiring 15 international caps. I recently participated on the Level 1 Performance Analysis course with IPSO and I was really impressed with the attention to detail it gave to me. I highly recommend this  course for everyone even though I’m a professional footballer it’s really helped me understand the game from a different angle. Really enjoyable and educational I advise this course to everyone.

Gilroy Takudzwa Chimwemwe

Martin Gregory former Malta National Team Captain 63 caps.

After having observed IPSO’s first course in Malta last June, I surely recommend this course to coaches of any level, club administrators, journalist and even parents of kids attending our nurseries.

It’s an exceptional, highly interactive course that gave me a different perspective of how to observe players. It really helped me remove certain unconscious bias and helped me observe players in a more holistic manner.. looking forward to more course from IPSO as I believe this organization can really help raise the levels of our game.

Martin Gregory



Over the years i have had the great chance and honour to work and rub shoulders among some of the masters in the scouting and recruitment fields at some of the biggest clubs in Premier League (Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Spurs, Wolves, etc.) gaining some great experience and knowledge in the scouting field.

As a professional who thought he knew pretty much about scouting and recruitment, it was interesting and inspiring to join the scouting workshops organised by Federatia Romana de Fotbal and The International Professional Scouting Organisation last week. I have realized once again how dynamic scouting segment is and how much this has evolved, same as the football game.

I normally don’t share my professional achievements on the social media but i really wanted to thank you Colin Chambers and guys at the Federatia Romana de Fotbal for the initiative. Romania really deserves better professionals and well educated scouts.

Keep up the hard work, gents!

Tony Hamilton experienced
scout at RANGERS FC.


Andres Oper, a forward, who was named Estonian Footballer of the Year three times, in 1999, 2002 and 2005, and won the Estonian Silverball award twice, in 2001 and 2005 recommends IPSO. Andres Oper played as a forward for Lelle, Flora, Tervis Pärnu, AaB, Torpedo Moscow, Roda JC, Shanghai Shenhua, ADO Den Haag, AEK Larnaca, Nea Salamina and the Estonia national team. With 38 goals in 134 appearances, Oper is Estonia’s all-time record goal scorer. Andres had this to say after participating on the Level 3 Grassroots Youth Scouting to Pro-Academy 23’s. ‘’As a professional footballer and coach, I’d like to think I have a good eye for a player, and after this course, it reassured me I have. As the course was tremendous, the tutor rhymed off tip after tip of what to look for, and seriously, there were 100’s of great tips that are needed for someone starting at the youth level of scouting. I’ve not seen many scouting courses, but this surely must be one of the best. This course was well-structured to learn and develop your skills. Great delivery and brilliant content. I was also impressed with the material on the course and after. ‘’

Great job, IPSO! I look forward to the next one! Andres Oper (Assistant Manager National Team Estonia).

Former International Professional Footballer and Current Technical Director, Gert Kams, on IPSO.

Gert Kams is an ex Estonian professional footballer who played as a right-back for both Club and the Estonia National Team. He is currently the Technical Director for Paide Linnameeskond FC in Estonia. Gert attended our Level 3 Course, Grassroots to Pro-Academy Youth Course, live with the Estonian Football Association in May 2022. He had this to say about his time on the course. I have been working as a technical director for 3 years and I went to the IPSO scouting course for the first time in May and to be honest, I would say it’s really important for all technical directors to go on this course as soon as possible, it’s a very eye-opening experience in what is needed in the everyday work of a scout. You will get so much good information to make your work even more effective. Colin the education director of IPSO as a person is really humble and has a lot of experience from delivering courses from all over the world. The course has a good flow and good energy.

Lazio Star Stephen Makinwa Endorses IPSO Workshops

”I attended the IPSO workshops 1-4 series presented by the IPSO team in the past week. As an ex-professional and Nigerian International that was privileged to play at the highest level, I have some knowledge on scouting, but the IPSO workshops helped me put them in perspective. The attention to detail in these workshops was way beyond great. Now as I’m working as an agent this information is useful to my approach to recruiting new clients and helping them too. If these are “Only” workshops. Then I look forward to the Talent ID and Level 1 courses, exceptional content.” Stephen Ayodele Makinwa.




“Regardless of having several years experience as a scout this course was eye opening, informative and very helpful in my ability to evaluate players and their potential.  IPSO does a great job building your network and provides a wonderful learning platform. I would recommend this course to anyone regardless of their experience as a scout. I would even encourage coaching staffs to take this as it is vital information to have when understanding how scouts evaluate players”


Manager of the ROMANIA Football Federation Scouting Department
Ion Geolgău Welcomes IPSO

“It is the first time that such an event is organised at FRF. We received positive feedback from all participants, everyone was delighted by this experience. We hope that in the future we will organise such courses for the best development in this field for all FRF coaches.” said the manager of the FRF scouting department, Ion Geolgău.

Swedish Legend
Hans Backe Talks About IPSO

Former Swedish football player Hans “Hasse” Backe who once managed Finland’s national side and the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer was the special guest at the first IPSO course in Sweden held in Stockholm, at the Tele 2 arena home of Djurgarden IF. Hans a good friend of Sven Goran Eriksson who he worked alongside at Manchester City was welcomed on the course to share his experiences and knowledge. – “I loved the course and honestly I had learnt things with good tips that IPSO shares in their attention to detail approach. It was very enjoyable but also eye opening and perfect for novices or experienced people like myself. – said Hans

Scotland Star
Colin Hendry
Talks About IPSO

A very good and interesting course full of detail and tips of how to do the job properly and accurately. It won’t take long to before everyone’s on the course improving their football education in the scouting and recruitment world.

Estonia Football Association Applaued IPSO

Janno Kivisild the director of football at the Estonia FA shakes on a new partnership with IPSO director Kamil Potrykus. ”We are extremely pleased to partner our first football association” said Mr Potrykus ”we have worked very hard over the years to develop our products to suit the needs of associations and governing bodies. We are now being noted for the quality of our courses”. Mr Kivisild an experienced footballer at international level and coach educator had this to say on why the Estonia FA partnered up with IPSO. “Estonian Football Association is very grateful to have the opportunity to start collaborating with IPSO in order to take the Estonian football to the next level. Our football culture is still young and developing and that is the reason the collaboration is the most valuable for us, it gives our coaches scouting knowhow and ability to see the players from a different angle. So far, scouting has been the area where we lack knowledge and experience and thanks to IPSO we can improve our standards and quality. The knowledge that IPSO provides for the participants during the courses is also very useful to football coaches. Not only did they receive knowledge about scouting, but also certain aspects in coaching. Those courses are really informative and practical and it gives them many new ideas and knowledge how to evaluate individual players. Now the first steps of improving our football has been made together with great people in IPSO and I hope our collaboration will be long and fruitful.“

Ex-Scottish SFA Chief Executive & ex Man City Footballer Praises IPSO

“I think the course is excellent and the way IPSO explains it is also first class. More Scottish teams will be developing their scouting systems to a greater degree. That’s why I think the IPSO course will take off and more and more people will take part in it.”

USA International
MLS player
Nick Garcia
On IPSO Course

Another star attendee was ex footballer Nick Garcia formerly off Kansas City Wizards, San Jose Earthquakes and Toronto FC. Nick a former defensive player was very impressed with the course and wants more. – ‘’I was impressed with the whole structure and the program IPSO have put together I can see this doing well for sure and it’s just what’s needed over here. Great course loved it’’ – said Nick

Estonia National Manager
Karel Voolaid Compliments IPSO

Karel Voolaid is the National Team Coach at Estonia and has 20 years behind him in coaching. Karel had this to say about the course ‘‘Taking part in various courses I still found this course very interesting with important points and details for football coaches. How to understand about scouting work, I was very pleased with this open minded style of course. When you take up an IPSO course you are exposed to not only new and fresh ideas about the scouting world but it also keeps you updated to everything that is related to football in general.’’

Polish Football Association
Trained by IPSO

On the invitation of Head of department of the Polish FA Coaching School Dariusz Pasieka, we demonstrated how to put best practice into place and, by doing so, develop an infrastructure that would build stability and allow Polish clubs to select and develop players.

We provided guidance in match reporting and team assessments, focusing on attention to detail.

– “We invited IPSO to show our Pro-License students the ins and outs of scouting and analysis at a very high level preparing them for the European Championships in France. Any suggestions, details or new ideas which helps our coaches is more than welcome and IPSO provides this.” – said Dariusz

Nene Reis Ex Porto
Chief Scout Loved IPSO Course

Nene has a wealth of experience in scouting and has worked under José Mourinho. Nene said ‘‘I recommend all scouts around the world should participate on this course. It’s very, very, very, very good!’’

Poland National Manager
Jerzey Brzeczek Praises IPSO

Jerzey Brzeczek you can’t have enough knowledge about football as it changes all the time. The courses are great for beginners or people who have been in the game a long time. It’s good to hear views of other people from other countries especially from the premier league were IPSO are based, the knowledge of their football is great. Excellent courses and very useful education products for football.’’

Poland Under 21 National Manager Czeslaw Michniewicz Approves IPSO

Czeslaw Michniewicz IPSO is a fantastic organisation their courses are unique and innovative and polish football is benefiting very much from their expertise in the football education sector.

China Executive Director
Acclaims IPSO

Yang Xu Executive Director of Beijing Baxi FC This is what our professional football lacks and we need courses like this to advance our football infrastructure. Scouting will become very important in the future. This is a great amendment for football knowledge.

Millwall FC Captain
Steve Morrison Endorses
IPSO Courses

Millwall FC Club Captain Steve Morison said ’’In preparation for my football retirement and as I’ve just done my UEFA A license, I thought this would be a good opportunity to pop in and see what IPSO had to offer in the scouting and analysis side of the game. It was an excellent course and fully enjoyable. I picked up some great points that would only stand me in good stead in the future.’’

Byron Webster Millwall Star
Congratulates IPSO

While out injured with a cruciate ligament problem Byron Webster attended the course, Byron said ’’What an eye opener, it was really interesting to see how scouts at the highest level work. The attention to detail they have to explain to their chief scouts/managers was very meticulous and they left no stone unturned. I fully recommend the course as it was very informative and delivered to the attendants with great scouting knowledge from this IPSO tutor.’’

Irish International Shaun Williams
Praises The
Level 1 Content

The third player on the course was central midfielder Shaun Williams. Shaun had this to say. ’’It was really good and worthwhile, it had lots of things that I already know, but also lots of things that I didn’t know and this will help me further down the line when I come to the end of my playing career.

Scouting & analysis, coaching, managing or even if I became an agent, this was all good material that would really help. The content covered many aspects of scouting that I didn’t know, like statistical scouting and how to build up a data-base. It was a really intense and interesting course. I would advise anyone who’s coming to the end of their careers to go on the course and improve their football knowledge.’’

Staff Approve
IPSO Courses

Petr Hurych chief scout at Slavia Prague had this to say ‘‘I know how good the course was as I took a lot away from the course in Hungary knowing it would help my team and hopefully improve their work procedure and thought process when scouting and I’m sure the guys have took a lot away from this course our sports manager Jiri Bilek was very impressed as was our academy director Jiri Plisek as they both attended the course. It was a pleasure to have IPSO here, not only helping our club with new ideas and methods but helping Czech Republic football in general’’ 20 people attended the course not only the staff of Slavia but young football enthusiasts looking to learn more in football and try and get in the game in some capacity it was great to see the young guys mixing with our staff who shared some of their experiences.’’

Middlesbrough FC
Operations Manager
Stephen Gent
On IPSO Course

Top professional full of praises for ONLINE course. “For anyone wanting to become or starting out as a football scout, this is a fantastic and very informative course that will give you a great initial insight into scouting and will help you as you begin your scouting journey. “ Thanks Stephen Gent | Head of Scouting Operations

IPSO Courses

Marek Wachnik director of public relations had this to say.” For us as a Club, it is not only a valuable experience, but also building relationships for the future. Cooperation with IPSO will allow us not only to raise the qualifications of our employees, but also to build the Zagłębie Lubin brand in Europe. The number of IPSO training events or courses gives us new opportunities, such as opening up to new scouting aspects, but also allows us to prove ourselves as an organizer – which is also an excellent opportunity to expand the network of contacts. We hope that cooperation with IPSO will allow us to organize further training in Lubin, but also open up opportunities for us to gain valuable experience with other teams with which IPSO is associated. ”

Kuba Chodorowski ” The partnership with IPSO gives us new opportunities for further development of the club. Well-trained and organized people are the basis of scouting. We want to give our employees as many opportunities as possible to improve their skills and expand their knowledge. We are also open to acquiring new associates and expanding the scouting network. Cooperation with organizations such as IPSO allows for the mutual exchange of experiences and the development of more effective structures both at the youth scouting level as well as the senior scouting for the first team.’‘

Keep up the good work congratulations IPSO added Hans.

Applauds IPSO

Middlesbrough FC Footballer George Friend Applauds IPSO

I found the Online Course in the Foundations of Football Scouting very informative, interesting and enjoyable.

It is a fantastic introduction into what is required to be a scout and allows the user to learn from an easy to use, engaging platform.

I can highly recommend this online course as the perfect pathway for beginners into the world of scouting.

I’m looking forward to starting the next IPSO courses. Thank you IPSO

Mustapha Biskri
Assistant Manager of
Algeria National Football On IPSO

First of all it was a pleasure participating to this valuable training, it’s an added value for a coach to help him prepare for the match with more information about opponents on an individual or on a team. The first thing that impressed me during the training course was IPSO’s method of teaching and the process of information from the simple to deep, also I appreciated their approach to the students making everyone very comfortable especially in exchanging thoughts and ideas. This is the first level and we are looking to take the second level. Once again we wish you the best for all efforts you are providing to develop football around the world, thank you IPSO.

Footballer Othello Bah Of Miami FC

Slovakia International Footballer on IPSO Workshops

Every now and then on the IPSO workshops or courses we do get special people popping onto our programs without us knowing to see if they can gain that little extra knowledge that might help them in their career. This was just the case when Pavol Fakas a former International Footballer for the Slovakian national team and former player in Serie A with Chievo Verona. Pavol has also played in many leagues around Europe including Slovakia, Romania, Greece and Azerbaijan.

Pavol was full of praise for the workshops and noted they were of a very high standard as he participated on our 5-8 series in player positioning. Pavol had this to say ”I thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and even though I’m an experienced footballer i still picked up valuable tips and anecdotes that will stand good for me in the future. Congratulations IPSO, very valuable information and there is something in there for everyone from players learning how to improve themselves to scouts, analysts and coaches improving their observations in these roles.”

Thanks Pavol it was fantastic having you on the workshops especially with your input when we unraveled the modern centre-back.

Hope to see you in the future on more workshops or courses, thanks the IPSO team.

Ferenc Bene Hungary Under 18's National Manager Thanks IPSO

Ferenc Bene is a very highly respected professional football coach in Hungary. He has played the game and managed in Hungary acquiring a pro license coaching badge.

urrently the manager of the Under 18’s Hungarian national team, Ferenc had this to say about both Level 1 & Level 2 courses he participated in the last few months.

‘‘It was a great honor and pleasure to participate at the IPSO scouting course level 1 & level 2. At the very first moment of meeting one of their directors Colin Chambers I felt a considerate and open-minded person. After two courses and 4 days with him on the IPSO courses I now realize the qualities he brought as a really experienced scout and football coach as well. All the courses were professionally organized with a good cooperative atmosphere.

For me, as a coach it was a very valuable study, because I could gain new experiences from a different point of view on football. The Level 1 was very focused on the personalities and personal attributes of a player. The Level 2 was more complex and focused on the team tactics and organization. It was very detailed about the player’s tasks on the pitch. Both were really interesting and it’s changed my mind, and motivated me to think differently about players when thinking about the game and looking at players individually.’’

Thank you for everything and best regards from Ferenc Bene”

Under 18’s Hungarian National Team manager and UEFA Pro Level football coach.



Ross Maciver  takes his first club specific role with Georgian side Dinamo Tiblisi. Delighted to guide Ross to the first stage of his football journey. Plenty more to come as his development continues.

Manchester City Analyst
Praises IPSO

When I saw an advertisement for their courses in my university I registered and I wasn’t disappointed. The quality of their materials and methodology made me keep coming back for more therefore registering and completing the rest of the courses, seminars or workshops to improve my knowledge.

Moreover, the courses are created in such a way that help the individuals to interact with each other, listen to other’s opinions and perspectives and they create a great networking event within their products.

I was impressed from the IPSO philosophy of “Attention to Detail” which helped me to transfer this football knowledge and adapt it to my roles in the football industry. The aftercare I received was second to none and nothing was any trouble when asking for feedback or advice.
The partnership with the UCFB and IPSO has done me proud and I couldn’t gave wished for better tutoring. If it wasn’t for IPSO & the UCFB I wouldn’t be working for what I believe is now the biggest club in the world at Manchester City.

Impressed by IPSO

Scout at Santos of Brazil
Validates IPSO

I am a first team scout from one the biggest teams in Brazil Santos. In order to be fully ready for this new challenge, I’ve decided to take the Level 1 Course and besides the great theoretical content, this course helped me to understand more about the live scouting experience. The expertise from the teachers and the amazing interaction within the class were vital for me to extract everything I could from this 2-day live course. IPSO definitely helped me to achieve my biggest professional goal and improve.



The Scouting Directory CEO Praises IPSO

Having completed most courses, from various companies, The Scouting Directory, and myself personally fully endorse and support IPSO, and have no hesitation in recommending them to both experienced and novice Scouts. Whether you want to pursue Talent ID, Player Assessments or Opposition Reporting, IPSO will have a Workshop or Course available to help you get the right teachings.

IPSO have created a Learning Pathway, which is beautiful in it’s simplicity, but so effective at delivering the right courses to the right people, at the right time.

I have completed all eight workshops, and having worked in the game for over twenty years, naively thought I knew most of what there was to know, but the way the IPSO team present these two hour workshops left me amazed.

The first Workshop, “Investigating Bias” is an absolute MUST for any scout at any level. All Scouts will think they have no Bias when writing reports, myself included, but this was a real eye opener, and the attention to detail IPSO deliver leaves the learner a much better Scout than when they started. I personally learnt a great deal in the two hours, and it left me wanting to try the other Workshops and follow the IPSO Pathway.

Having been an Opposition Scout, I naturally assumed I could spot a talented player when I saw one, but the second workshop (Evaluating Youth Players & Team Shapes), even though only an introduction, showed me there were many many factors to take into account when being a Talent ID Scout for youth players, and again, the attention to detail IPSO go into had me amazed at all the tiny details that may seem insignificant, but can infact have a massive impact on a players ability to progress through the youth system.

This workshop is the perfect introduction to the IPSO Talent ID Course. Spread over three sessions (2 four hours or 1 eight hours), the level of information you gain is second to none. I then participated on the TID 6-23’s course. On the course I attended, there were Scouts who specialize in Talent ID, and they were blown away by the detailed information being delivered. Our tutor, delivered the course in a clear concise manner, and interspersed with relatable stories from his own extensive experience, and these really illustrated the point he was making, making learning easier and more fun. I have completed other companies Talent ID courses, and whilst these courses will teach you the basics, IPSO takes it to the next level. Every element of Talent ID is covered, and the course is structured in such a way, that more information is packed into this one course, than other companies fit into two or three courses. The value for money is unbelievable.

“Exploring Detailed Player Analysis” is the third Workshop, and again leads into the Level One First Team Scouting Course perfectly. This level 1 Course teaches you all about Scouting at a First team level. You learn every aspect, with an incredible attention to detail of what’s needed to become a first team scout. I don’t want to give anything away, but can honestly say this is the best course of its type currently available, and is levels above other courses available. Spread over three separate sessions, again, it is packed from start to finish with more detailed information than other Level 1, 2 and 3 Courses currently available. Complex scouting procedures and techniques are broken down and explained in a simplistic way. Great hints and tips are exchanged by tutors and students, and this again makes the whole learning experience enjoyable.

Workshops 5-8 are position specific, and IPSO bring in guest tutors who have played at the highest level in these positions. On the workshops I attended for example, we had a Goalkeeping Coach currently working at the highest level in the game, and a Central Defender who has played at International level. This adds credence to the whole experience, and just confirms everything you learn from IPSO is from the very top levels of the game.

All in all, I personally believe, IPSO are the best out there. Not only in terms of what you learn, but in the way you learn. All the tutors are true professionals, and having worked in the Pro game themselves, they are well equipped to answer any questions, and guide the student in the right direction. The Workshops are truly great value for money, and provide more information than some other companies Level 1 and even Level 2 Courses. There are no false promises with IPSO, no guarantee of a job upon completion of their courses, instead, you get an aftercare programme that is worth the course fee alone. All IPSO tutors are only a phone call or an email away, and will guide you with good honest advise. I personally know Scouts that have been guided after the completion of the courses and have landed first team roles. I would have no hesitation in recommending IPSO, and gladly put The Scouting Directory’s name to that effect. Whether you are an experienced scout, or just starting on your scouting career, IPSO Workshops and Courses WILL improve you and make you a better Scout.

Fermin C. Torrejon
Student-Athlete Advisor
At the World Famous IMG Soccer
Academy Praises IPSO


“I’ve had the privilege of playing soccer at the college and pro levels in the US and in Peru and always had a vision of the game which I thought was good. Most recently I had some coaching experience, and I currently recruit players for the worldly renowned IMG Academy. I’ve always been interested in Scouting and taking the IPSO Level 2 Scouting workshops 1-4 SERIES was much more than I expected. 

The workshop was an eye-opener to a whole new world of more than just Scouting, it’s a whole new level of Soccer Knowledge. It has opened up a whole new perspective of how I should watch a soccer game and especially has taught me the basics of how I could improve my scouting and recruiting. I will definitely register for the upcoming complete Scouting course and I strongly recommend any program IPSO offers. 

They are top-notch professionals led by Colin, who has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with coaches, managers, and players of all ages around the world. Thanks to the IPSO team for the opportunity.”

14 Years Ago I Began My Coaching In Grassroots Football.

I’ve coached various age groups from Under 8’s to Under 18’s and even helped with my son’s Sunday League Team. I thought I had a good knowledge of the game and really enjoyed my time helping young people become better players on and off the pitch. Christmas 2021 was a day that changed my life. We bought our four boys a trial with UK Soccer Trials, a chance for them to display their talents in front of a number of Scouts including the Premier League. Unfortunately, my misconception of what Scouting was about meant that we weren’t prepared properly and none of my lads were chosen for Trials. However, I had spoken to a few of the Scouts attending and pointed out a few of the talented players I had seen and a couple of them suggested I had an eye for talent and should look at becoming a scout myself. I searched the internet, hungry for information, and came across a few Scouting workshops and courses to which I signed up and began my learning. I contacted a few local clubs and offered my services on a voluntary basis to put into practice what I thought I had learned. 

Basingstoke Town FC took me on as a Talent/Tactical Analysis scout and I was soon away watching games and enjoying the live experience. After a year I thought I was well on my way until I came across IPSO. They were offering a trial of their workshops so I thought, why not !!! 

After the first four workshops, it hit me that what I had ” Learned ” so far barely scratched the surface. Colin and Steve were welcoming, engaging, fun, and absolutely jam-packed with excellent experience and knowledge. We even had specialists in their field ( Goalkeeper ) and former International players as guests sharing their knowledge and sharing their contact details for after-support. Since then I have booked onto all 12 workshops, completed Level 1, and I’m halfway through Level 3. Each day I sit and absorb the wealth of knowledge pouring from Colin and scribble away on my note pad trying not to miss a thing. My confidence with coaching has improved, my confidence in becoming a Scout is growing and I’m super excited to see where this journey will take me. The one thing I do know is that I’m now on the right road to take me on my journey to become a scout and I know with Colin, Steve, and the team behind me, my destination is one step closer with each Workshop and Course. These guys truly know their stuff and you couldn’t find a better place to learn. Whether you are a Coach, Agent, Manager, Teacher, or just want to expand your football knowledge, IPSO is the place you want to head. They are the Premier League of Scouting and I’m so glad I found them. My only bad thing is that I wished i’d found.


I’m excited to have recently participated in two enriching seminars organized by The International Professional Scouting Organisation: “Exploring Detailed Player Analysis” and “Analyzing Match Reporting”. These seminars deepened my skills in player scouting and offered me valuable insights into player analysis, empowering me to assess performance, identify strengths/weaknesses, and make informed talent acquisition decisions.

Additionally, they enhanced my ability to extract crucial information from match reports, gaining a holistic understanding of player performance, tactics, and team dynamics.

Grateful to IPSO for organizing these exceptional seminars and to Colin Chambers. The expertise shared by industry professionals was enlightening, and I look forward to applying these learnings in my professional journey.


I am delighted to have successfully completed the Level 2 workshops on Scouting and Analysis (1-4), conducted by IPSO. These workshops have been an incredible opportunity for me to deepen my knowledge and skills in the field of scouting and analysis.

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the IPSO team for their invaluable insights and guidance, which have made this learning journey truly rewarding!


IPSO has a range of fantastic workshops and the courses are even better! The tutors are insightful and the attention to detail is tremendous. IPSO adds extra layers to your football knowledge whatever level you might be. They have created a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, which is shown during and after their programmes, with networking opportunities as well as superb aftercare which add to the experience.



My Name is Hirwan Nenari, I am a grassroots coach from Singapore and prior to participating on the IPSO workshops I wasn’t really sure what I was getting myself into and what to expect. But the moment the first workshop 1 on Bias started, it immediately hit me that I’m onto something very interesting and I was very much looking forward to the next one after the Bias workshop ended. IPSO has presented me with an opportunity to grasp ”tonnes of knowledge” that will benefit me in my coaching journey. These workshops set me up to visualize what I can do in the future in helping develop the young players I coach. This is far more than a scouting course as the game knowledge and football intelligence I gained throughout will be super beneficial as I move forward in my football education. Thank you IPSO for these great workshops and courses. I am going to strongly recommend IPSO to my fellow coaches




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Norhisham Ibrahim

Former Professional Player & Grassroots Development Coach.

After attending the first Scouting and Analysis course in Malaysia with eh Football Association of Malaysia, I fully recommend this course to any level of coaches from State FC and NFDP. Once this course is completed, you will realize how rich the knowledge of information that you have received is. The course gives great information regarding scouting that we don’t even think about when looking at players. It has totally given me a different perspective on player observation and has taught m a lot about how to monitor or scout players, with a more holistic approach in my views and examination when analyzing a player.

I am looking forward to the next course, Level 4.





Mariano Trasande
From Argentina

Luis Braganca On
Level 1 & Level 2

Pedro Santos
Gains Head Role

IPSO graduate Pedro Paiva Santos is the new Head of the Scouting Department at Oliveira do Bairro Sport Clube and had this to say about IPSO: “If it wasn’t for the IPSO courses I may not be where I am today I highly recommend all IPSO courses and workshops, great information that makes a difference”.

Football Consultant
Praises Ideologies

I was more than satisfied and happy with the course, their approach, their teaching ideologies and finally the bond between students & tutors at the end of the course was the highlight. Without a doubt it was a stepping stone in a field I love the most. And now even in lock down in this trying period they keep impressing every passionate individual connected with football by their online course which I recently completed.

I’m now looking forward to the upcoming workshops & webinars. It’s with the help of IPSO I am now working with Score Sports Agency in India.

Thank You IPSO & Best wishes Nimesh Pitale.

Colin Hendry the Ex-Scotland International and Premier League winner with Blackburn Rovers who also played for Man City and Scottish Champions Rangers had this to say. Scouting is a big part in the infrastructure of a professional football club and IPSO provides that ‘‘Attention to Detail’’ that is needed in all scouting departments.

Malaysian Coaches
Praise IPSO

For me, grassroots and youth scouting is a significant factor in a national development program. In this course, I was amused by the thought process of how biased we are when looking at players and how to get rid of the old-fashioned philosophies when scouting. For me, this valuable knowledge and awareness is a step forward for the future development of our nation’s football” -Mohd Noradli Norani

“This course is beneficial for a coach or organization in a club. It can help to identify talents professionally and in detail, so you can comprehensively see the player’s abilities. Through continuous observation, you can improve a team’s performance to achieve your goals to a higher level.” -Hamshahril Hamdan

PSV Eindhoven Scout
Describes IPSO
As Quality

Intermediary Talks About IPSO

Football Commissioner
Discusses IPSO

Jack Watson

Football Consultant on IPSO

Female Scout Praises Course

Professional Scout Talks IPSIO

Robert Saade From Lebanon

Robert Saade from Lebanon visited the Level 1 course at the National Football Museum last weekend and had this to say. “The IPSO course covers perfectly the scouting department when it comes to a player’s abilities. The materials were so vast and detailed oriented in a way that you couldn’t skip anything regarding how to assess a player’s attributes in a live game. What are the qualities a good scout would want to pay attention to, and how to prepare a good analytical, accurate report about a football player. The environment was so academic and yet so friendly, opening up margins for interesting discussions around football in general and scouting in specific. IPSO guys showed us a lot of expertise and vast knowledge around the various topics we discussed and covered. I would recommend IPSO courses to any person who’s interested in the football industry.”

Simon Beulis
Travels To Join Courses

Simon Beuls had this to say ‘’I liked every part of this course. It started with a travel from Belgium to Scandinavia, which is one of my favourite places on earth. We had the opportunity to have this course in the Malmö FF stadium. This was a perfect backdrop for our tutor Kevin to transfer his extensive knowledge of football scouting to us.

The Course itself was very professional, very clear. It was a course that covered both theory and practice. We had the chance to see a Malmö FF youth game near the stadium. That’s exactly the place where someone called ‘Zlatan’ made his first goals.‘’

Contagious Tutors

Sports Manager
Makes Correct Choice

AFTERCARE ''Second To None''

Ahmed Shaban - Zamalek SC

Ajax Scout Takes IPSO
Scouting & Analysis Courses

This is what I personally need at this moment in time in my career and this is exactly what I required. I wanted to improve in scouting, in observation, tactics, player profiling and many other areas that IPSO teach on their courses, they delivered in abundance.’’

Srdjan Savic
Of FK Radnik Surdulica


The IPSO team would like to congratulate Nagy Laszlo for gaining an analyst role at the world famous Puskas Academy Football club.

12 Months ago Nagy participated on the IPSO workshops & courses. We are happy to say that Nagy with the help of IPSO has seen what the knowledge he gained can do for his career.

Nagy had this to say ”I visited IPSO scouting courses and I also participated on a couple of their workshops, both of them helped me a lot and extended my knowledge in scouting and youth football. Thanks to these great courses i have been lucky enough to gain a video analyst role at Puskas Academy Football Club. This club is very big in Hungary and I’m proud to be part of it.”

It’s great to see young men like Nagy progressing on the ladder through IPSO, this is what we are about building a scouting network worldwide with the correct education and knowledge that makes a difference. 

Good luck and we wish you all the best. Remember our aftercare is the best in the business contact us for any advice or support. Enjoy your journey the IPSO team.

Football Coach Jerry Crnogorac
Recommends IPSO

Having just completed all 12 workshops, I can’t emphasise how beneficial this has been for me as a coach.

Not only did it teach me many new ways of looking at players and help with how I look at my coaching sessions, but it has increased my love for the game. I believe any aspiring scout or coach should look seriously at how IPSO can help develop you in ways with their attention to detail.

Special thanks to Colin Chambers for his knowledge and his ability to make all workshops interesting.

Looking forward to completing more courses with IPSO.

Zane Barber has participated on all the IPSO courses and landed himself a technical Directors role. Zane said ”I couldn’t have got this far without the help and knowledge of the IPSO Workshops & Courses” thanks guys!