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ONLINE COURSE: Making the best choices when Scouting youth Soccer Players!

  • Do you want to understand what you should consider to make the best choices when selecting young talented Soccer Players?
  • Do you want to know which are the key factors when creating a path to the excellence of your young Soccer Players?
  • Do you want to know what are the tools available to help you out when choosing the most talented players?

In this course, the Dean of the Faculty of Sport Science and Physical Education of the University of Coimbra and experienced expert in Youth Coaching and Scouting, António Figueiredo, will deliver high-value content that will help both youth coaches and scouts, to be more efficient in the selecting process of young talented players!
For you to make the best choices, you must understand why are the young players so different and how they will evolve and develop expertise during the path to excellence!
This way you will be able to predict with accuracy which players are more likely to become the next Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo!

Course Content

Total learning: 18 lessons Time: 12 weeks
  • 1. Intro  0/1

  • 2. Main Role of the Youth Soccer Coach   0/1

  • 3. All players are different  0/3

    • Lecture3.1
    • Lecture3.2
    • Lecture3.3
  • 4. Selecting Players  0/3

    • Lecture4.1
    • Lecture4.2
    • Lecture4.3
  • 5. The path to expertise  0/8

    • Lecture5.1
    • Lecture5.2
    • Lecture5.3
    • Lecture5.4
    • Lecture5.5
    • Lecture5.6
    • Lecture5.7
    • Lecture5.8
  • 6. Concluding  0/2

    • Lecture6.1
    • Lecture6.2


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Born in Portugal, António Figueiredo has dedicated most of his life to the research and practice of the best solutions to improve youth training and developing strategies to better understand the process allowing the coaches and scouts to make the best choices when scouting young talented players! Acting currently as the Dean of one of the most prestigious sports universities in the world, the Faculty of Sport Science and Physical Education of the University of Coimbra, António Figueiredo adds to his researching capability many years of practical work as a youth coach, youth department coordinator of a Portuguese Professional Club and Vice-President of Académica de Coimbra OAF, being responsible for the management of the club’s youth department! He also holds a Ph.D. degree in Sport Sciences with the dissertation “Growth, maturation and training – A study of youth soccer players 11-15 years of age”!


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  • Coachmurf


    Great job in bringing into perspective the often ignored or overlooked aspects of youth development. By just using 2 of the aspects mentioned I can already see the benefit in the players progress.
  • LuisVieira1989


    A course that allows to disrupte with the statuos quo of the youth soccer problems giving a different perspective in the approach of identifying talent as well as work it trough the youth ranks until the profissionalization.
  • picona

    Open minded

    Opened the eyes of the truth and approach to young footballers given the different pace of growth and development process.
  • vinblaine

    Coach Blaine

    Well organized course. Short spurts of information that are specific to areas that affect the outcome of how coaches should approach talent identification and how that talent should be nurtured. I had already done a course in Talent Identification, however, this course enhanced my knowledge.
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    Its a perfect course if you want to understand what should you look for when you are looking to youth players! The maturation aspect of the athletes are very well explained here! Its a really indispensable course!
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  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Intermediate Level
  • Full lifetime access
  • Language: English
  • Certificate of Completion