Sudeva and Scouting are synonymous and inseparable. One cannot exist without the other. It will not be an exaggeration to say that Sudeva without its scouting system is like a body without a soul.
One of the significant differences in European football and Indian football is their robust scouting system compared to our rickety and almost non-existent scouting system.
In many ways we are trying to fill that void in our own individual way.
Scouting is not only the first step in our development process but it is also one of the most crucial ones. On an average, the scouting team, which primarily comprises of both the co-founders, spends close to 60-75 days just in the process of scouting. Every year a roster/calendar is prepared to scout from various states, cities, towns and remote villages of the country. Subsequently, trials are conducted in these places with the support of state associations and local authorities.
The idea is to handpick the ‘best of talent and give them the best of platform’
Up till now Sudeva has conducted trials in various places such as- Churachandpur, Imphal, Lunglei, Shillong, Guwahati, Aizawl, Solan, Chandigarh, Sohna, Delhi, Dehradun, Bhopal, Baroda, Ahmadabad, Jaipur, Dausa, Kolkata, Bangalore, Kochi etc. The plan is to continue these trials and keep making inroads in towns, cities and villages wherein the talent has remained untapped.
Our aim is to not only to do talent scouting but to also work in tandem with the state and district football associations to create a robust scouting system.