Mal Saville, UDA’s visiting “coach liaison officer” in the UK, will be attending the national signing day and recruitment event at New Mexico State, March 27th -29th.
In addition to attending this event Mal will be visiting the region and the New Mexico Campus to meet the surrounding soccer communities to outline his role at the NMSU program and give insight into his work as a professional scout.
Mal’s work, as a professional scout, has spanned over thirty years with clubs from across the football league pyramid, including, Leyton Orient, Walsall, Cambridge United and Brentford. Mal presently works for premier league team, Aston Villa FC and spends most weekends and weeknights scouting their upcoming opposition as he visits grounds such as the Etihad, Anfield and Old Trafford to name a few.
Mal Saville, professional scout at Aston Villa FC and UDA Visiting coach liaison officer in the UK will visit during UDA’s national signing day at NMSU, March 27-th to 29th
Mal, at the event will speak about what is needed, and give insight to what it takes, to make a professional player from the perspective of the clubs he has worked with. He will focus on what is referred to as the A,B, L of players and explain that the scouting of players goes way beyond the tactical and technical ability of players.
In addition to Mal’s insight into what it takes to play at the top level, he will outline how the visiting coach program will work and what type of coaches UDA students at the New Mexico program can expect to see in the program.