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2010 Pro Soccer Combine: Men's Player Profile -- Aaron Baker

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Positions Played:

Outside MF

Height:

5' 5"

Weight:

140 lbs.

Nationality/Passport:

US passport expired

Birthdate/Birthplace: April 30, 1988 / Arkansas
School/Last Season of Eligibility:

Sterling College / 2009

Last Professional Team: N/A
Combine Coach: Tim Regan, Toronto FC

 

Scouting Report from InfoSport 2010 Pro Soccer Combine
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category

Score

Comments
Dribbling

he dribbled well when going inside; he lost the ball way too much by taking too many touches  

Passing

1

for a player with good skill, his passes were very poor; the decisions & execution were not good 

1st Touch

his first touch was good and he was smooth when receiving difficult balls 

Crossing

2

for a wide midfielder, his service was average & must improve 

Finishing

he didn’t get involved in the attack enough to get scoring chances 

Heading

he’s undersized, but could be better
 
Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category

Score

Comments
Decision Making

he took too many touches, his passing wasn’t good, & he never left the right sideline 

Communication

his communication was limited 

Executes Under Pressure when the intensity of the game picked up, Aaron improved because he’s a feisty player 
Movement Off Ball

his movement was very limited; he only ran up & down the right side on a straight line 
Small-Sided Game

he looked good in the small game because he went & found the ball & was all over the field  
Full-Field Game

he got stuck on the right side of midfield and didn’t make many offensive or defensive plays 

 
Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength

2  

when he fights hard, he has good strength

Speed

Not very fast over long distances 

Quickness

Very quick and as good/quick feet with the ball too 
Endurance

This hurt his ability to perform 

Agility

Good in tight spots with the ball and moved well side to side 

Combine Coach's Overall Comments:
Aaron didn’t have enough consistency throughout the combine.  There were moments when he would show fight and spirit and be a positive influence on his team.  Then there were times when he would stand on the right side of the field and never be part of the game for very long stretches.  Some negative parts to his performance were losing the ball too much on the dribble, poor/slow passing, being stuck on “railroad tracks” on the right side of midfield, and not adding enough to the attack.  The small-sided games is where he showed the best.  He was quick with the ball and dynamic with his dribbling by going inside.  He also moved around the field to find open spots for receiving the ball. This may be a sign that the indoor game is his best chance of becoming a professional. 

Collegiate Soccer Career:
Head Coach: David Underwood

 

Prior to Sterling, attended Alabama-Huntsville and Coffeyville Community College.
 

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Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career:
Memphis Futbol Club. Little Rock
Futbol Club.

Injury and Medical Data:
No injuries or medical conditions reported.

 

Contact Information:
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

 

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