2012 Pro Soccer Combine – Men's Player Profile
Valerie Taku
Player Profile
Positions Played   Defensive Midfielder
Height   6' 1"
Weight   180 lbs.
Nationality/Passport   Cameroon passport
Birthdate / Birthplace   January 4, 1988 / Cameroon
School/Last Season of Eligibility   N/A
Last Professional Team   N/A
Combine Coach   Brian Haynes

Scouting Report
Technical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Dribbling 2 Work on accelerating on the dribble
Passing 2 Need to work on longer passes
1st Touch 3 Very good but get it done faster
Crossing 2 Did not get into these positions much
Finishing 2 Add this to your game
Heading 3 Use this as a weapon to score goals

Tactical (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Decision Making 2 Needs to be quicker
Communication 2 Organize the team with your talking
Executes Under Pressure 3 A presence on the field and pressure did not affect him
Movement Off Ball 2 Always be an option so get open for the ball
Small-Sided Game 3 Great in transition, but no goals
Full-Field Game 3 Got better as the combine progressed

Physical Ability (1 - 5: 5=strongest)
Category Score Comments
Strength 4 Very strong
Speed 3 Great when he got going
Quickness 2 Work on side to side movements
Endurance 4 Never seemed tired
Agility 2 Again, quick feet are an issue here

Combine Coach's Overall Comments
Needs to take advantage of his size. In the modern game, great size and clean feet (e.g. Yaya Towe) are an absolute advantage. Work on weak points and clean up strengths and playing at the next level could be yours. He has USL capability now and higher levels will take work.

Collegiate Soccer Career

Professional / Semi-Pro / Club Soccer Career

Injury and Medical Information
No injuries or other medical conditions reported

Contact Information
Email: soccer@infosportinc.com

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