Revolutionizing Talent Identification

Objective Player Pathway

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Objective PLAYER PATHWAY

COPA STC’s FREE Objective Player Pathway revolutionizes talent identification by utilizing comprehensive assessments to measure an athlete’s technical, physical, and cognitive abilities. These laboratory-style assessments extend beyond traditional skill evaluations, employing advanced sports science techniques such as bone density analysis to determine a player’s skeletal age, thus providing deeper insights into their potential.
By comparing players’ objective data against standardized benchmarks for chronological and skeletal age, the pathway identifies talent that might be overlooked by conventional scouting methods. This innovative approach ensures equitable opportunities for all players, regardless of their background, to be recognized and connected with Talent ID Organizations.
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Create Your Own Opportunities

Change Your Future

Advance through the stages of the FREE Objective Player Pathway by excelling in COPA STC's standardized assessments. Players reaching the final stage will receive an invitation to COPA STC's Talent ID Day, where they will have the chance to showcase their skills to some of the world's premier organizations. This innovative approach provides opportunities not found elsewhere, enabling you to achieve dreams previously out of reach.

By providing this pathway free of charge, COPA STC is establishing an accessible platform for all players to be discovered.

STEPS:

Sign up for your Free Cube Rating

The Cube Rating serves as the first step in COPA STC’s Objective Player Pathway. Register for the Free Cube Rating to begin your pathway!
First timers get this for free. First, register for a Free Cube Rating Pass. Then, schedule your desired Cube Rating time and use the Free Pass at checkout.
*Free pass for 1st timers only

Stage 1

Free Cube Rating and Qualifying Thresholds

The Cube Rating is a 32-ball assessment that evaluates an athlete’s first touch, speed of play, passing accuracy, and 360-degree spatial awareness. Although the COPA Score protocol offers a more comprehensive analysis, preliminary results show that the Cube Rating has an 82% correlation with the COPA Score protocol, thus providing a reliable initial assessment. For more than 12 years, TSG Hoffenheim has relied on this protocol as a crucial element of their proven and successful talent identification strategy.
Athletes who meet or exceed the benchmarks for their age group will be awarded a Free COPA Score, offering them the opportunity to advance through our Objective Player Pathway.
Stage 2

The COPA Score

Players advancing to step 3 will receive a Free COPA Score.
The COPA Score provides an extensive evaluation of players’ potential, utilizing advanced measurement technologies to assess technical, physical, and cognitive abilities in standardized conditions. This objective scoring system assists in identifying prospects’ potential and establishing crucial skill benchmarks for player development.
Stage 3

Enhanced Evaluation

Every athlete progresses through their biological maturation at a unique pace. Detecting these differences can be challenging, leading to a bias favoring physically mature individuals in traditional scouting methods.

The pathway addresses this issue by integrating COPA Score data with an analysis of the athlete’s skeletal age, which is a more accurate measure of biological maturity. This holistic strategy not only pinpoints players ready to make immediate contributions but also acknowledges those demonstrating exceptional potential relative to their stage of maturation.
Furthermore, in-depth cognitive assessments evaluate stress tolerance and cognitive flexibility, both vital attributes for success in high-performance sports.
Stage 4

Free Talent ID Day and Further Opportunities

The selection process for the Talent ID Day by COPA STC and its partners is data-driven and systematic, focusing on objective assessments. Chronological age comparison help identify those performing at or above the level expected for their age, meanwhile, skeletal age insights allow for the identification of athletes who may be late bloomers.
The comprehensive COPA Score, analyzing overall and individual performance metrics, is used to identify well-rounded high achievers as well as those with special talents in specific areas. Each Talent ID Organization may prioritize certain traits differently, based on playing philosophy or positional needs, in their search for their next talent.
Stage 5

Talent ID Organizations

For decades, clubs have relied on traditional scouting methods to find talent. However, in the United States, navigating through the vast pool of 13+ million soccer players, understanding players’ long-term potential, and making unbiased comparisons present significant challenges. Every year, countless players are overlooked by youth, college, and professional scouting processes. Additionally, various barriers prevent equal visibility for all players, complicating the identification of current talent and the talent of tomorrow.
Our growing list of forward-thinking organizations who recognize these challenges, are turning to COPA STC’s FREE OBJECTIVE PLAYER PATHWAY as an innovative tool to support their talent identification needs. They’re looking for their next star!

PROFESSIONAL CLUBS

COLLEGES

COMING SOON

ELITE YOUTH CLUBS

Stage 6
STAGE 1

Sign up for your Free Cube Rating

The Cube Rating serves as the first step in COPA STC’s Objective Player Pathway. Register for the Free Cube Rating to begin your pathway!
First timers get this for free. First, register for a Free Cube Rating Pass. Then, schedule your desired Cube Rating time and use the Free Pass at checkout.
*Free pass for 1st timers only

Free Cube Rating and Qualifying Thresholds

The Cube Rating is a 32-ball assessment that evaluates an athlete’s first touch, speed of play, passing accuracy, and 360-degree spatial awareness. Although the COPA Score protocol offers a more comprehensive analysis, preliminary results show that the Cube Rating has an 82% correlation with the COPA Score protocol, thus providing a reliable initial assessment. For more than 12 years, TSG Hoffenheim has relied on this protocol as a crucial element of their proven and successful talent identification strategy.
Athletes who meet or exceed the benchmarks for their age group will be awarded a Free COPA Score, offering them the opportunity to advance through our Objective Player Pathway.
STAGE 2
STAGE 3

The COPA Score

Players advancing to step 3 will receive a Free COPA Score.
The COPA Score provides an extensive evaluation of players’ potential, utilizing advanced measurement technologies to assess technical, physical, and cognitive abilities in standardized conditions. This objective scoring system assists in identifying prospects’ potential and establishing crucial skill benchmarks for player development.

Enhanced Evaluation

Every athlete progresses through their biological maturation at a unique pace. Detecting these differences can be challenging, leading to a bias favoring physically mature individuals in traditional scouting methods.

The pathway addresses this issue by integrating COPA Score data with an analysis of the athlete’s skeletal age, which is a more accurate measure of biological maturity. This holistic strategy not only pinpoints players ready to make immediate contributions but also acknowledges those demonstrating exceptional potential relative to their stage of maturation.

Furthermore, in-depth cognitive assessments evaluate stress tolerance and cognitive flexibility, both vital attributes for success in high-performance sports.
STAGE 4
STAGE 5

Free Talent ID Day and Further Opportunities

The selection process for the Talent ID Day by COPA STC and its partners is data-driven and systematic, focusing on objective assessments. Chronological age comparison help identify those performing at or above the level expected for their age, meanwhile, skeletal age insights allow for the identification of athletes who may be late bloomers.
The comprehensive COPA Score, analyzing overall and individual performance metrics, is used to identify well-rounded high achievers as well as those with special talents in specific areas. Each Talent ID Organization may prioritize certain traits differently, based on playing philosophy or positional needs, in their search for their next talent.

Talent ID Organizations

For decades, clubs have relied on traditional scouting methods to find talent. However, in the United States, navigating through the vast pool of 13+ million soccer players, understanding players’ long-term potential, and making unbiased comparisons present significant challenges. Every year, countless players are overlooked by youth, college, and professional scouting processes. Additionally, various barriers prevent equal visibility for all players, complicating the identification of current talent and the talent of tomorrow.
Our growing list of forward-thinking organizations who recognize these challenges, are turning to COPA STC’s FREE OBJECTIVE PLAYER PATHWAY as an innovative tool to support their talent identification needs. They’re looking for their next star!

PROFESSIONAL CLUBS

COLLEGES

COMING SOON

ELITE YOUTH CLUBS

STAGE 6
FAQ

HAVE QUESTIONS?

How do I register for a Free Cube Rating Pass?

Choose the ‘REGISTER FOR FREE PASS’ link above. The following video will also help you through the process.

How do I use my Free Cube Rating Pass when scheduling my Cube Rating?

Following the link ‘BOOK YOUR CUBE RATING’ and scheduling your desired time, you can select Apply Pass when in the checkout.

Use the tutorial video below for a step by step process:

Can I register for multiple Free Cube Rating Pass?
No, you can only register for the Free Cube Rating Pass once.
What if I don’t meet the thresholds?
You can sign up for another Cube Rating to try again whenever you like. After your first, free one, you will have to pay for each additional one.
How did you establish the thresholds?
We conducted hundreds of tests with athletes from various levels of the game, including professionals, elite level academy players, and local youth athletes.
How many times can I take the Cube Rating?
You can take the Cube Rating as many times as you like. You can only keep one score per day, so if you do multiple Cube Ratings in one day, your last one will be kept whether or not it is your best.
How does the Cube Rating scoring work?
You score is calculated from your average speed of play and accuracy. The faster your speed of play and the higher your accuracy, the better your score.
Why did my athlete receive a ‘0’ in their Cube Rating?
If your athlete receives a 0, that means that their speed of play and accuracy did not meet the required thresholds. They must have a handling time of 3.5 seconds or better and accuracy of 50% or better to get a score.

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