Technology and Soccer – Now, Professional Teams Are Scouting Players Online
How do you stand out? How do professional soccer clubs scout players? There are a myriad of ways talent is identified and scouted — all across the planet. Here is a new recruiting method using technology that is making lives easier harnessing the power of the internet. Want to play professional soccer? This might be for you. The Fieldoo Challenge
The strength of the football industry relies on not only how it develops with its players, but also within the global market in which it is situated. The speed of its evolution is based on the market’s current, and social media is setting the stage for the next advancement. Platforms such as Facebook and Twitter do more than report on the sport, but improve it by evolving with players and clubs and creating trends in response to its larger community.
Technology is engrained to such an extent in football that the benefits are naturally associated with peak performance. We see this not only in team and individual training, but in scouting new talent. In the age of the internet, we are global citizens and players and the soccer industry exist within the same dimension. A common misconception is that sports technology exists only during trainings, but integrating social media into the mix is evolving the type of player available to clubs, and ultimately, improving future teams’ dynamics. Ultimately, clubs no longer have a choice if they do social media, but what they do with it and the power in this form of technology is that it drives change.
Professional clubs are now catching on to the scouting possibilities found on online platforms. We see this extend off the pitch with companies such as Fieldoo, a football career network for amateur/professional players, partnering with Spain’s U.D. Almeria (2. Division) to scout their next player in “The Fieldoo Challenge”. By creating a free membership and a thorough “football CV”, amateur and professional players are eligible to advance through multiple virtual scouting rounds based on their technique and talent. A panel of experts from U.D. Almeria’s club, including directors and coaches, will select the finalists who will receive an all expenses paid trip to Spain for a week-long trial with their premiere team. Should their skills be exceptionally demonstrated, U.D. Almeria will offer them a professional contract.
The competition is open until 20 December 2015, with the trial taking place in January 2016. You can apply here: Fieldoo
If competitive index is based on how far as its players are scouted, Fieldoo’s talent market is in a league of its own. If players only promote themselves to their nation’s agents, then club opportunities are nationally bound and with social media, career advancements now turn into global possibilities. Each generation redefines the athletic standard and the industry now has a tool that responds to its changes, challenges and opportunities.
Now the world has changed again with the impact of social media and the chance to shape the identity of the modern athlete: the online presence which can drive endorsement.
Agents from around the world now have portals to which they can scout and sign talent regardless of the players location. Imagine the power of technology and the internet empowering every industry demographic like this. Now top soccer players no longer have to wait for the ‘approach’, but they can take the initiative of shaping their own career through opportunistic ventures such as “The Fieldoo Challenge” – a new and interesting idea.
Fieldoo is a great way for both aspiring talents and experienced players to promote themselves and showcase their skills to the agents, scouts and clubs — Jasmin Kurtic, Serie A footballer & Fieldoo user