Become a better video scout with our online course

Video Scouting Insights

Master the three most important concepts of video scouting

This scouting course is designed to improve your knowledge as a scout and help you put that knowledge into practice by performing scouting tasks and receiving feedback. You will discover and master the three most important concepts of video scouting: understanding football actions, player roles within a team, and effective reporting.
Three online lectures

Comprehensive lectures delivered by an industry expert cover three key aspects of video scouting: football actions, player roles, and reporting.

Each session is limited to 12 participants to ensure interaction and personalized attention. Actively participating is encouraged (but not mandatory).

You will effectively implement the knowledge you gained by performing three scouting tasks: evaluating football actions, individual player compilations and a full match.

After completing a scouting task, you will receive personalized feedback to identify your strengths and weaknesses as an aspiring scout.

How you benefit

Gain real-life
scouting experience

Master the most critical scouting concepts

Receive personalized feedback

Increase your football industry network

Who is this course for?

Aspiring scouts worldwide

This course is designed for anyone who wants to improve as a remote video scout, whether you are just starting out or already have some experience. It doesn’t matter where you live or what your background is – all you need is a good understanding of English, a laptop with a reliable internet connection, and a passion for the game.

Price: € 190

The course is limited to 12 participants to ensure interaction and personalized attention, so don’t wait too long to enroll. 

Taught by an industry expert

With years of experience across various clubs, settings, and levels, Marco has deep knowledge of what it takes to excel as a video scout.

Marco
van der Heide

Tutor of this course

Marco van der Heide is a former professional football player and the founder of 360 Scouting. After his active career, Marco has become a video scouting expert, spending thousands of hours analyzing matches and players. 

For almost ten years, he has worked for professional clubs, individually or through 360 Scouting. At AZ Alkmaar, he reported to current Liverpool head coach Arne Slot as their opposition analyst. As a video scout, Marco worked for various clubs, ranging from Champions League teams to second-tier clubs.

 

What others say about Marco

Time investment

This is what the course program includes:

  • 3 online lectures (4 hours in total)
  • 3 individual assignments (~8 hours in total)

Course schedule

Every course has three lectures. They start at 8 pm Central European Summer Time (CEST). When you enroll, you can pick the course that best suits your schedule.

  • July/August on Mondays. Dates: 29 July, 12 August and 26 August
    (fully booked).
  • August/September on Wednesdays. Dates: 28 August, 11 September and 25 September.
  • September/October on Sundays. Dates: 29 September, 13 October and 27 October.

Course program

First meeting (course week 1) - understanding football actions

Learn to understand the anatomy of football actions, which enables you to understand the whole game better.

  1. Four phases every football action goes through.
  2. Four characteristics of every football action.
  3. Other ‘lenses’ to evaluate football actions.

Perform the first scouting task by describing football actions in six selected tactical situations. Complete the task in your own time within 12 days. Receive personal feedback to improve your level.

Learn to understand and apply everything about players and their position and role within the team.

  • Basic team tactics: structure, principles, patterns.
  • Roles and requirements per position.
  • Differentiating per position in Wyscout.

Perform the second scouting task by evaluating players based on individual clips that we’ll send you. Complete the task in your own time within 12 days. Receive personal feedback to improve your level.

Scouting is not only about evaluating players, but also communicating your conclusions. 

  • Writing reports that are clear, concise and vivid.
  • Discussing players verbally like in a scout meeting.
  • Using football action language to be specific.

Perform the third scouting task by evaluating seven players based on full match footage. Complete the task in your own time within 12 days. Receive personal feedback to improve your level.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can enroll in this course by filling out this form.

The price to participate in this course is € 190. 

You will receive an invoice before the course starts. We offer multiple payment options, including credit card, local bank transfer, ACH bank debit, PayPal, and direct bank payment.

The course includes live sessions and assignments with set deadlines, so it’s not entirely self-paced.

The course consists of three online lectures, three practical assignments, and personalized feedback.

The course spans six weeks, with three lectures and three individual assignments. 

  • Video meetings (fixed time slots): 4 hours
  • Assignments (in your own time): ~8 hours
  • Total 12 hours

Yes, we plan to offer additional courses and advanced modules.

Yes, participants will receive a certificate upon completing the course.

You only need a good understanding of English,  a reliable internet connection, and the ambition to become a better football scout.

Yes, the course provides essential skills and knowledge to help you pursue a career as a video scout. However, it does not offer any additional benefits in our application procedure.

Recordings of the live sessions will be available to catch up on missed content.

Yes, support is available via email and questions can be asked during video lectures.

Personalized feedback will be provided via email for each assignment.

You only need a reliable internet connection and a device capable of streaming video content. The meetings will be conducted using Google Meet. No other software is required.

Questions?

We are here to help you

Do you have any questions or remarks about the course? Feel free to contact us by sending an e-mail to info@360scouting.com.

Ready to take your scouting skills to the next level?

The course is limited to 12 participants to ensure interaction and personalized attention, so don’t wait too long to enroll.