AIFF, IPSO to conduct 4-day online scouting workshop

NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation (AIFF), along with the International Professional Scouting Organisation (IPSO), is set to organise an Online Scouting Workshop from November 23 to November 27.

Those participating in the Online Scouting Workshop are mandated to complete an Online Scouting Course on or before November 23, 2020. From November 24 onwards, the attendees will be participating in a webinar every day, that gets underway at 7 pm IST daily. A total of 43 attendees have signed up for the workshop thus far.

The webinar is being delivered as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the AIFF and IPSO to deliver a number of courses and webinars with regards to scouting in India.

IPSO Director Colin Chambers, who is the instructor for the workshop, believes that the attendees can get down to the real fundamentals of scouting during the workshop since they would already have completed a course.

“The upcoming workshops are a great insight into scouting and analysis before you actually undertake the in-depth courses. We will start at what we believe is the beginning of real scouting now that you’ve got the foundations and fundamentals from the interactive online course,” said Chambers.

The AIFF and IPSO have previously arranged a number of courses and webinars in India as well, and speaking from past experiences, Chambers feels that the level of knowledge is good in India.

“The level of knowledge has been quite good in general and there have been some very interesting intelligent questions when we’ve done the live courses, so I know the coaches are detailed in what they are doing and want to learn. We look forward to a long collaboration with the AIFF,” he stated.