The Scouting world has evolved over the years with Clubs Scouting departments requiring their scouts to include more detailed information about players scouted.
Yes, scouts will still be scouting in the future, while their GM’s may carry universal scouting devices in their pockets.
The art of the scout is also seeing the future, beyond the numbers.
After technology measures everything it can measure, what still need to be factored into the equation are the intangibles of the athlete – drive, dedication, competitiveness and clutch-play.
To access dictation for any text field just tap on the microphone button in the bottom left of the keyboard. Speech to text functionality is available on devices that have access to Siri. Siri is available for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation). Siri requires an internet connection for all of its functionality.
Scouting technology will continue to grow in importance as the information being managed multiplies, and as the ways to evaluate talent evolve. A scouts ‘fantasy’ would be to have a single, universal device that performs every scouting function: radar gun, stopwatch, super hi-def video camera, augmented reality simulator, data analyzer, report-writer, and communication link.