Course Introduction

The third course in our Academy is led by James Yorke and discusses how integrating data and traditional scouting can help you make better recruitment decisions

Following on from the success of Introduction to Football Analytics and our live webinar Coaching and Analysing Set Pieces, welcome to our third course, Modern Scouting and Data-Driven Recruitment. The course is full of original material and covers a wide range of topics in this area including:

  • Team Analysis
  • Squad Building
  • Player Analysis - Strikers
  • Player Analysis - Centre Backs
  • Scouting Integration and Bias
  • Scouting Workflow
  • Advanced Data Integration
  • Player Evaluation
  • A bonus lesson from CEO Ted Knutson
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in our Modern Scouting and Data-Driven Recruitment course

Course curriculum

  • 1

    1. Welcome and Team Analysis

    • Welcome and Team Analysis | with James Yorke

  • 2

    2. Squad Building

    • Squad Building | with James Yorke

  • 3

    3. Player Analysis - Strikers

    • Player Analysis - Strikers | with James Yorke

  • 4

    4. Player Analysis - Centre Backs

    • Player Analysis - Centre Backs | with James Yorke

  • 5

    5. Scouting Integration and Bias

    • Scouting Integration and Bias | with James Yorke

  • 6

    6. Scouting Workflow

    • Scouting Workflow | with James Yorke

  • 7

    7. Advanced Data Integration

    • Advanced Data Integration | with James Yorke

  • 8

    8. Player Evaluation

    • Player Evaluation - Example | with James Yorke

  • 9

    Bonus: Lessons Learned at the Flame

    • Lessons Learned at the Flame | with Ted Knutson

  • 10

    Conclusion

    • Conclusion | with James Yorke

StatsBomb Course Instructor

Head of Analysis at StatsBomb

James Yorke

James has been involved with StatsBomb since 2014, first as a writer on the site and then as Managing Editor between 2015 and 2018. He currently heads the analysis department and is involved in a wide range of activities from player and manager reports for clubs, course design, data visualisation as well as keeping his hand in with regular articles on the blog site.

Co-Founder at StatsBomb

Ted Knutson

Ted worked as Head of Player Analytics for Brentford and Midtjylland, and has consulted for multiple Champions League football clubs. His areas of expertise include recruitment, data visualization, and set piece design. A founder of StatsBomb.com, he has also appeared on Sky, been published by The Guardian and Daily Mirror, and is often consulted as an expert in the application of stats and analytics to football. When he is not working on football, Ted is usually playing football with his son or cooking for the family.

FAQ's

  • Who is the course for?

    This course is aimed at anybody who is interested in modern recruitment techniques. We cover all aspects of the process with a focus on data and scouting.

  • How does the course work?

    It’s very simple. You will need to create an account on our courses website, then you can watch the course videos at a time that suits you.

  • How long is the course?

    There are 9 modules, each lasting between 30 and 70 minutes.

  • How much does the course cost?

    It’s £300 plus VAT for all 9 sessions, payable before you start. No student discounts or refunds available.

  • Who should I contact if I have questions?

    You can email support@statsbomb.com with any questions about the course.

  • Are there any technical requirements to access the course?

    This is a web based course - we recommend using Chrome but it also works on Safari. We recommend watching the videos in 1080p - you can set the video resolution in your settings when watching each video (bottom right hand corner of your screen). There are no particular tools or software introduced in this course. .

  • Will I receive a certificate for completing the course?

    Yes you receive a StatsBomb certificate of completion once you finish the course.

  • My company is paying for the course, can I get an invoice?

    If your company is paying for the course we can arrange an invoice in advance and once payment is received we will provide access to the course. To request an invoice please email accountsreceivable@statsbomb.com including the following details below; Course Required, Business Name, Address and VAT number to be included on the invoice. Please note that we cannot provide B2B invoices retrospectively if not indicated in advance, as payment is processed as a B2C transaction.

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5 star rating

Well designed course with great insights

Marc Kriegl

Very good course and great teaching. Explained well why the 5th phase of a game is so important, yet still very under appreciated. Gave good ideas to explore...

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Very good course and great teaching. Explained well why the 5th phase of a game is so important, yet still very under appreciated. Gave good ideas to explore further and getting people excited to start focusing more on set pieces and draw more attention to detail.

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Excellent

M Suwaid

Fantastic course and I look forward to taking more. Loved the expected goals module in particular because of the little test. I think it's fantastic that thi...

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Fantastic course and I look forward to taking more. Loved the expected goals module in particular because of the little test. I think it's fantastic that this is being made available.

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5 star rating

Fantastic!

Sean Atkinson

Great way to dip my toe into analytics without getting overwhelmed. Can't wait for courses that go deeper into this stuff so I can throw my money at you.

Great way to dip my toe into analytics without getting overwhelmed. Can't wait for courses that go deeper into this stuff so I can throw my money at you.

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Intro to Football Analytics

Greig Robertson

Really enjoyable and insightful course

Really enjoyable and insightful course

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Fantastic introduction to football analytics

Douglas Hagey

I probably can't overstate how much I learned from this course. Not only from the amount of detailed material covered but, perhaps more importantly, how it g...

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I probably can't overstate how much I learned from this course. Not only from the amount of detailed material covered but, perhaps more importantly, how it got me thinking more about the possible usage and ways of using analytical football data. Whether you're a football professional, aspiring to be one, a fantasy football fan, or just a plain lover of football, you will find valuable nuggets of information in this class.

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