2020 Soccer Season

SMWW-Soccer Syndicate Soccer 4-Month Apprenticeship

START
DATE

January
2

Live Audio Chats

Monday 1pm PST, 9pm London

Prerequisite:

Must be a graduate of one or more of these courses: Soccer Management & Scouting or Soccer Analytics.

  • Access to SMWW professional network
  • Resume Enhancement
  • Professional Scout Portfolio Development
  • Ongoing career advice

Apprenticeship Includes:

  • Live & virtual scouting opportunities - produce opposition analysis and individual player assessments requested by professional clubs and Soccer Syndicate
  • Opportunity to shadow experienced scouts
  • North America Scout Apprentices will be credentialed for a minimum of 5 college soccer games. (ticket included)
  • UK based Scout Apprentices will gain accredited club access to a minimum of 5 professional games at first team and academy levels. (ticket included)
  • Pre and Post Scout Apprenticeship career assessment and consultation with a professional scout or Soccer Syndicate Staff
  • Access and training on both Wyscout and Instat scouting and analytics platforms
  • Develop professional report writing and delivery skills expected by professional clubs
  • Professional training in the Soccer Syndicate scouting process.
  • One year subscription to the Top Drawer Soccer.
  • Scouting reports will be critiqued by Soccer Syndicate staff to meet standards for EPL, MLS, USL, CPL, NCAA, and international professional soccer clubs.
    • Writing content for games covered or articles requested which may be featured on:
    • Professional resume/CV rewrite to meet soccer industry standards.
    • Scouts will be able to use SMWW-Soccer Syndicate Apprenticeship in pursuing relevant job opportunities.
    • SMWW polo $50 value.
    • SMWW Soccer Scout business cards ($50 value).
    • Full web page with photo and bio for 4 months on the SMWWscouts.com website. ($240 value)
    • Weekly live audio chats for 4 months to develop knowledge, skills, and ensure continuing professional development
    • Q and A opportunities with professional scouts
    • SMWW Soccer Scarf

     

    This opportunity is limited to 20 scouts per year. 
    May be limited to one scout per geographical location.

    Learn More About Apprenticeship Mentors

    (You will be assigned to one of the Scouts below who fits your career goals & location.)

    Steve Simmons

    Steve Simmons is a UK/European Scout & Opposition Assessor for Sunderland AFC. He has over 15 years of scouting experience working for clubs across all tiers of professional football in England at first-team level whilst holding various positions ranging from working as a Next Opposition Analyst, Video Analyst, Senior UK/European Scout & as a first-team Scouting Manager whilst also directly working directly for some of the most respected figures in English football including former staff at Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, England senior national team & English Premier League winning captains! As a result of Steve’s experience, he's gained a large portfolio of contacts ranging from Scouts, Agents, Managers, Directors, and Coaches across the World of Football. In 2007, Steve took SMWW's Soccer Management & Scouting Course and eventually became the youngest first-team Premier League European football scout at just the age of 21. Now he is excited to assist SMWW students to follow in his footsteps! Steve has proven evidence of recommending players such as Dele Alli, Luke Shaw, Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Declan Rice & Eden Hazard before playing at senior level & prior to becoming household names. Steve will share his secrets to success in scouting.

    Matt Martin

    Matt Martin is the Soccer Syndicate's Director of Scouting. Previously Matt has been the Director of Academy Scouting for Real Salt Lake, Matt Martin focuses on scouting USL, NASL, NCAA and MLS matches in the USA. He coordinated and managed the efforts of a team of regional scouts for recruitment and advance scouting purposes. Prior to Real Salt Lake, Matt was the Director of Domestic Scouting for the Portland Timbers of the MLS. Before joining the Timbers, Martin was the National Scouting Coordinator for Sporting Kansas City, covering the East Coast, and a scout with the New York Red Bulls. Matt's professional career began with The Scouting Network (TSN) out of Birmingham, England after completing SMWW's Soccer Management and Scouting Course. Now he's a course mentor and a highly connected resource in the world of domestic soccer.

     

    Lee Fraser

    Lee Fraser has been with Newcastle United FC for over 14 years as a Technical Scout, Talent ID & Data Analyst, while also consulting in analytics for many soccer operations, including for the South African "Road to World Cup" in 1998, the UEFA Champions League in 2003, the UEFA Cup from 2003 – 2007 and the Welsh FA in 2007. Lee is a sought after Analytics speaker having spoken in several countries.

     

    Paul Molesworth

    Paul Molesworth has spent over 20 years scouting the game at every level in the English game. He is currently Chief Scout of EFL League Two side Newport County. Last season Paul was Heritage Scout for the Scottish FA and Talent ID Scout for Inverness Caledonian Thistle, He also worked as a freelance talent ID scout and identified and recommended Cohen Bramall to English League clubs from Hednesford Town. He eventually signed for Arsenal FC in January 2017. In 2012/13 Paul was Chief Scout at Burton Albion and was responsible for player recruitment ahead of a very successful 2012/13 season in which Burton Albion reached the playoffs, narrowly missing out on automatic promotion. In 2011-12 he was Chief Scout for League 2 title winners, Swindon Town and was also Chief Scout for Bristol Rovers, helping the club reach the Johnson Paints Trophy Final in 2006, followed a year later with a League 2 Wembley Playoff Final win and reaching an FA Cup Quarter Final in 2008. He began his scouting career working for Liverpool FC as Chief Scout for the Midlands area, a position he held for over 11 years. Paul has worked as a Chief Scout through all levels of English football including Swansea City, Port Vale, Kidderminster Harriers, Greenock Morton, Luton Town, Mansfield Town, Oxford United and Northampton Town. As a player, Paul Molesworth was an accomplished left-back making professional appearances for Walsall FC in England, Hamarun Spartans in Malta and AEK in Cyprus.

    John Print

    John Print is SMWW's Director of Soccer, registered intermediary with the English FA/USSF and a Licensed FIFA Players Agent for over 8 years. As an agent, John has represented clients at all professional levels in England, across Europe and the USA, including the EPL, MLS, and USL. In addition, John also works as a freelance soccer scout for professional teams in England providing opposition analysis and individual player assessments. Besides working in soccer, John represents Olympic/Paralympic athletes and other sports personalities. Prior to working with SMWW, John worked with UK Sport within their International Relations and Drug-Free Sports Departments. He was also a partner with a London-based sports agency, SIML before setting up his own agency called Sports Talent, which focused on promoting athletes to promotional and media projects. Highlights include proving talent for Global TV Commercials on behalf of Nike, Adidas, EA Sports, Pepsi and Castrol, and soccer talent for Timbaland's Worldwide No. 1 music video - "The Way I Are". John has a tremendous understanding of what it takes to market a player at every level of the game. 

     

    Scott Rezendez

    Scott Rezendez is the Soccer Syndicate CEO and Co-Founder. Scott helped launch the MLS Players Association in 2006 while completing his MBA in Sports Management at George Washington University. During his three years at the Players Association, he helped open their first office, advocated daily on behalf of the players as their liaison to the MLS Player Relations department on compensation and benefits issues. He worked tirelessly to prepare players & their agents for contract negotiations with the league, audited the league’s annual player payrolls, and compiled & released the first player salary survey.  Scott moved to General Manager of the Wilmington Hammerheads in preparation for their 2012 season. He was instrumental in building a competitive USL Pro roster that clawed its way to the Cup Final that season, despite having one of the lowest player budgets league-wide. Scott moved to Sporting Kansas City as a domestic scout for the next 4 seasons. During Scott's era, Sporting Kansas City had a tremendous amount of success in the MLS Super Draft, identifying and selecting key contributors to their MLS roster. That success gave the club critical depth to withstand the grind of long MLS seasons and led to an MLS Cup and US Open Cup Championship. Scott has also assisted the Oklahoma City Energy FC & Swope Park Rangers in preparing for their inaugural seasons with in-depth player analysis. In 2016, Scott became Technical Director of the Oklahoma City Energy and helped guide both their USL first team and PDL U-23. In 2017, the USL roster advanced to the Western Conference Finals while the U-23 roster held the best record nationally throughout all of PDL.

     
    Cost: $1,450 
    (includes all course textbooks, headset, microphone and access to web based classroom. Shipping additional.)
    Payment plans available (as little as $495  a month).
    See if you are eligible for an economic discount based on your country of residence.
    6 months free financing via PayPal for those who qualify and pay for the course in full.
    Length: 8 Weeks; "Live" audio online chats weekly with renowned instructors!
    Prerequisites: Must be 18 or older to participate and have a passion for sports
    Payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Enroute, JCB, Diner's Club
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