S4 Scouting

United Kindom

Interactive Courses & Workshops

About our founder

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Ged Searson

 

Ged Searson has over 25 years of football coaching experience, mentored along the way by among others the legendary Sir Bobby Robson, and over 11 years experience as a scout in professional football to deliver Scouting Workshops and Courses of the highest level. As a former First Team Domestic and European scout of Premier League Club West Ham United and Chief Scout of two Football League clubs, Ged passes on his vast knowledge to his attendees through his fully interactive Scouting Workshops and Courses.

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Experienced. Certified. Supportive.

This three-hour workshop will teach you how professional football clubs prepare for matches through scouting and analyzing their opponents. In addition to this, the Workshop will guide you through the process of how to scout and analyse opponents and compile your own scout reports the same way clubs at the highest level prepare.

Do you work or would like to work in professional or Semi-Professional Football or simply like to gain the knowledge to aid you and your club in analysing your upcoming opponents? If so then this is the workshop for you.

 

The theories of opposition scouting will be explained and taught 

  • how individual players are analysed

  • lighting team tactics and patterns of play

  • how set-pieces are studied

  • and to how to compile and present this information

  • With the use of video footage, you will get the opportunity to use your new-found skills to create a scout report during the workshop.

Experienced. Certified. Supportive.

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL – RECRUITMENT AND SCOUTING WORKSHOP – LEVEL 1

Presented by Professional Football Scout – Ged Searson

This three-hour workshop teaches and explains how Professional Football Clubs scout players and how they build and organise a recruitment department. The workshop will also guide you through the process of how to scout players efficiently in matches and how to assess the players with a structure.

This workshop is for people who would like to get involved in scouting professionally or are interested in working as a football agent / Intermediary. The Workshop will enable you to gain a better understanding of how professional clubs scout players and how to create and structure your own scouting report working towards building a database.

With the aid of video footage, scouting tasks will be set during the workshop for the participants to practice and use these scouting techniques to complete the tasks and reports.

The workshop will explain and show you 

  • How recruitment systems are created  

  • How to set up and build a Scouting + Recruitment system

  • How professional clubs scout players

  • How to observe a match correctly and what aspects to look for in players

  • How to assess and evaluate players and build rating systems

  • The process of creating and building a scouting database

  •  To track and follow targets

 
 

S4 SCOUTING 

e-learning 

INTERACTIVE SCOUTING COURSE - LEVEL 1

Our S4 – E-Learning - Interactive Scouting Course is the perfect way to start your scouting journey and will teach you the scouting techniques you will need to assess player performance.

On completion of this course you will have the tools to create your first scout reports.


Not only will the course teach you the principles and the basics of scouting, but the course will also set you observation video tasks to test your scouting understanding and knowledge. This unique scouting course not only teaches you how to scout but is also enjoyable and fun to complete while testing you throughout.

This scouting course is for anyone with an interest in football scouting or an interest in football in general.

VIDEO EXAMPLES AND VIDEO MINI-TASKS

This scouting course will show you video examples of good and poor play like a coaching Manuel to aid your understanding of the game, and this will teach you how to observe and assess player performance.
With over 100 interactive mini video tasks for you to complete through the course, your observation skills and scouting knowledge learnt through out the course will be tested helping your knowledge grow.

FULL SCOUTING TASKS

For you final tasks on the course you will be set for video scouting tasks to test your observations, understanding and assessment setting you on your path to scouting live matches.
You will have to create a scout report on each player and answer multi choice questions to assess your observations.

You will also receive a scouting hand book to aid you through the course which you would also be able to use as a scouting Manuel to aid you through live matches.


show you examples of good and poor play and
- The Role of a Scout
- Observation techniques
- What to look for player performance
- How to assess player performance when the player is in and out of possession of the ball
- Video examples of good and poor play.
- Over 100 video mini tasks.
- Four player scouting video assignments
- Muti-choice question tests
- Course handbook
- Course completion certificate

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL - RECRUITMENT AND PLAYER SCOUTING WORKSHOP LEVEL 1

Presented by Professional Football Scout – Ged Searson

Fully interactive Scouting Workshops for anyone interested in scouting, currently scouting, coaching, or working as a football intermediary.

Online workshops with a Maximum of 8 people in a group to ensure interaction between presenter and all attendees and to receive plenty of feedback. 

Five hours workshop spread over two evenings.

- How to prepare for a match as a scout
- observation techniques
- Scouting Hints and tips
- How to assess and grade player performance with a structure
- Video examples of player performance
- How to observe the player in and out of possession of the ball
- How to Assess the player at transitions
- Advanced report writing.
- Video scouting tasks to be completed on the workshop
- Group interaction and plenty of participant feedback
- Break down of the different types of scouting reports and assignments
- In depth Player position profiling
- How to scout players in different playing positions
- Examples and explanations of how recruitment departments are created and used at the highest level
- Workshop handbook
- Scout report templates and computer software
- Completion of workshop certificate


 

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL - RECRUITMENT AND PLAYER SCOUTING WORKSHOP LEVEL 2

Presented by Professional Football Scout – Ged Searson

Fully interactive Scouting Workshops for anyone interested in scouting, currently scouting, coaching, or working as a football intermediary.

Online workshops with a Maximum of 8 people in a group to ensure interaction between presenter and all attendees and to receive plenty of feedback. 

Five hours workshop spread over two evenings.

- How to assess players in different playing positions
- How to assess young players playing in senior football
- Further detailed areas to assess in player performance
- Advanced performance assessment and grading
- How to assess the signing potential of players
- Assessing the signing potential of players in previous transfers
- Video examples of good and poor player performance
- Video scouting tasks to be completed on the workshop
- Group interaction and plenty of participant feedback
- Advanced report writing techniques
- Homework tasks
- Scouting task scenarios from Professional Football
- Scout report templates and computer software
- Completion of workshop certificate

PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL - RECRUITMENT AND PLAYER SCOUTING WORKSHOP LEVEL 3 PRO

Presented by Professional Football Scout – Ged Searson

Fully interactive Scouting Workshops for anyone interested in scouting, currently scouting, coaching, or working as a football intermediary.

Online workshops with a Maximum of 8 people in a group to ensure interaction between presenter and all attendees and to receive plenty of feedback. 

Six hours workshop spread over two evenings


- How to assess players in further different playing positions and styles of play
- The Nine areas of player possession
- Evaluating player Character
- How to assess an experience senior player
- Further detailed areas to assess in player performance
- Advanced performance grading
- Scouting multiple players at once
- How to assess the signing potential of players and where they would fit into a club’s squad
- Assessing the balance of a club’s squad
- Homework tasks
- Video examples of good and poor player performance
- Video tasks to be completed on the workshop
- Scouting players over a number of performances
- Group interaction and plenty of participant feedback
- Advanced report writing techniques
- Scouting task scenarios from Professional Football
- Scout report templates and computer software
- Completion of workshop certificate