The RIASA Scouting Network.

RIASA is a unique program that looks for students who are committed to a life changing opportunity as they pursue their degree and aim to reach their optimal playing ability.

In order for students to be accepted into the soccer academy a RIASA scout in their region must first approve their suitability for program.

Please contact the International Director, Brian Haley at: regarding how to be scouted for the program.



THE RIASA Scouting Process.

RIASA has several different ‘pathways’ into its program.


Five pathways to football acceptance include:
1. Be seen by a scout at a tournament/game
2. Attend one of the 'Experience RIASA' Prospect Camps.
3. Visit the campus in Leeds, England for training and evaluation
4. Video footage of a recent game
5. Coach's Recommendation along with Soccer Resume.

RIASA requires two of the above pathways. The major path for prospective students is to attend one of the Experience RIASA events in San Antonio (Dec), Orlando (March), Seattle (June), St Louis (June) or Long Island (June). See the link above for details. This is the best way to be scouted for the program.

RIASA attends several showcase events around the country. Contact Brian Haley, International Football Director, if you want a scout to attend one of your events. We cannot guarantee a scout will be available but if possible we will try to get a RIASA scout out to see you. RIASA does not send scouts to the regional showcase events but to more national showcase events.

Regional RIASA Scouts In the USA


West Coast: Paul Bayly

Director of Experience RIASA Event in Seattle.

Northern California, Washington, Oregon

Contact: 415 810 0149

Dallas Region

Rob Napier

Virgina/ Carolina Region

Mark Peckham


South West: Jeff Thompson

National Scout at All Experience RIASA events in the USA.

Contact: 575 644 5764

Florida: Pete Anderson/Nick Grounds.



Directors of Experience RIASA Orlando Event.

Cell: 407 408 3811

South: Jay Sparrow

Texas Region

Director of RIASA Summer Experience, Elite and Club programs

Director of Experience RIASA San Antonio Event.

Contact: 210 219 7278

NorthEast Region: Dennis Brown

Contact: 413 - 273-3015


Chris Graham





Interested in Joining the RIASA Scouting Network?

RIASA is a player development and showcase academy. We look to recruit college bound players who are seeking an American University degree while playing in a professional soccer academy.

If you are connected in the soccer community and have an eye for talent then you may be considered for a position working as a scout for the RIASA program.

RIASA is continually looking for regional scouts to join our network from all parts of the world.

As a RIASA Scout you will have the opportunity to build your own scouting business as you search for talent.  Our goal is to help student-athletes succeed, academically and in the soccer world, while building business success for you.


Successful scouting representatives possess the following aptitudes:

        • Keen eye for athletic talent

        • Sincere desire to help student-athletes make the most of their talent

  • Vision for business success
  • Leadership skills especially strong Interpersonal Skills
  • A full understanding of the mission, value and purpose of the RIASA program.


What our Scouting Representative does

Our scouting representatives carefully observe the local and regional soccer scene for outstanding talent. Our scouts makes contact with the top soccer academies and schools in theie region.

We will assist the scouting representative in contacting qualified recruits. The scouting representative then contacts the interested athletes and their families and presents the RIASA program.

A full power point and web information is available to help scouts in their recruitment efforts. In addition, RIASA has a fully integrated web based recruitment manager to help scouts keep organized and work in their business.

Build your own network, set your own hours, watch athletic events, attend camps and clinics helping hometown athletes realize their academic and athletic dreams.

At RIASA, we are understandably, very particular about who is allowed represent us as a local scouting representative.

For more information on becoming one of our scouts, contact the International Football Director, Brian Haley at: or call his cell at (419) 618 5455 (US Mobile number)

Please email your soccer resume outlining your background and experience within soccer. Include a statement of why you believe you would be a good representative of the Richmond,  International Academic and Soccer Academy.


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