If you want to improve your ability to assess talent, you need to build your library.
Yes, your library.
Your library should be an extensive collection of actions and moments that can be recalled when assessing for talent. You build it by watching and studying a shit ton of games. Eventually, you can start using your library to compare players using things they’ve done.
For example: The Neymar Pass and Assist vs. Peru
Your library (your brain) should be filled with tons of different examples like this.
Sounds easy, what next?
When you see a player execute a specific action that you have stored in your library… okay… cool.
Don’t jump to any conclusions.
But now you should be (appropriately) triggered to take a closer look at the player. That’s when you need to determine if the player checks any of the other boxes. And that’s when you’ll really be putting your assessment skills to the test.
Start by building your library, though.
Little by little.
PS, we’re in the process of building something else that you might be interested in. It’s a brand new online course dedicated to individual player training and development. The course itself is an extensive library of clips for players (and parents and coaches) to view, dissect, and store in their memories. It’s not quite ready for launch, but soon. You can add your name to this list and we’ll tell you when it’s done.