The game of football which seems to be getting bigger and bigger with every passing year in India attracts international football organisations to elevate the sport and opportunities in it to another level.
India Khelo Football (IKF), which is one of the finest people led grassroots initiatives in India under the mentorship of ProSoccerGlobal has decided to collaborate with the UK based Professional Football Scouting Association (PFSA) to inculcate grassroots ecosystem in India.
IKF’s collaboration with PFSA thoroughly focuses on progressing grassroots football in India by providing ample opportunities and creating several football development platforms. The official announcement of the partnership was made on April 24.
The PFSA Level 1 Talent Identification in Football Course was developed by recognized Premier League Football Scouts, Academy Managers and Heads of Recruitment. The level 1 course dives deep into various aspects of talent identification. This course will kick start the process of developing a scouting ecosystem of European level in our country. They have launched two options:
⦁ Option 1: PFSA certified Level 1 Course only at Rs.4100
⦁ Option 2: PFSA certified Level 1 Course + ProSoccerGlobal certified Course + Paid Internship Opportunity to Top 40 with IKF as a Scout at Rs.6750
Jimmy Hayes – Premier League Academy Scout and Chris McGrath – A licensed Intermediator, will conduct an instructor-led online session to cover the Four Corners Players assessment. They will select the top 40 students which will be given an opportunity of a paid internship as a scout by IKF.
Taking into consideration the COVID-19 pandemic, the top 40 students will be also getting an opportunity to attend a classroom session with the Premier League Scouts in Mumbai. After the face to face classroom session in Mumbai, the selection committee will be shortlisting the top eight from the selected 40 students. Those refined top eight students will assist ProSoccerGlobal at IKF National Finals in Mumbai to select the top 18 kids who will go to Europe for trials.
The courses offered by PFSA are well known and highly acclaimed. Clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, and many others have worked with PFSA to get more advanced into talent identification.
Any particular individual who is passionate about the sport is eligible for the course. There’s no compulsion that you need to be a coach or player, but the candidate is required to have in-depth knowledge about the game and should be willing to travel for scouting internships. Candidates will be receiving e-certificates by ProSoccerGlobal and PFSA at the end of the course.
The program hands you an amazing opportunity to commence your career as a scout and to also be a part of India’s largest organization which is looking forward to developing football at the grassroots level.
The registration for the program has begun and to register yourself please visit https://indiakhelofootball.com/certification-program/