Having a quality highlight video is a crucial aspect of recruiting for all team sports, and many individual sports as well. Statistics and awards look good on paper but having a video package for a coach to review could mean the difference between being an active prospect, and being one among a hundred of emails in a coaches inbox.
Access Sport does not produce highlight videos, however, we can recommend companies that will produce high quality recruiting videos such as the general outlines below.
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BASIC HIGHLIGHT VIDEO
For a basic video package expect to have at least 2 games filmed, as well as a practice session to showcase your individual skill. The film will edit together the best individual and team highlights and will give coaches an idea of your skill and the general level of play in your league.
Basic videos will usually cost you somewhere in the range of $500-$600 and you should receive a professionally edited digital highlight reel 5-10 minutes in length. Typically extra games or more training times can be added at additional cost.
There are also more involved video packages available, these are for athletes that want a professional video that showcases not only their athletic ability, game highlights and skills, but also portrays those little intangibles that make a coach take notice. Through including interviews with coaches and teachers, the watcher will get to know and understand things about the athlete such as leadership, work ethic, coachability, how they perform under pressure and other strengths beyond what can be seen in a basic highlight video.
These ultimate videos will usually cost you somewhere in the range of $1200 and should include up to 2 games, one training session and 3-4 interview with the athlete, coaches, teachers or other adult character references. You should receive a professionally edited digital highlight reel 5-10 minutes in length as well as a documentary style reel that has interview and game footage (5-10 minutes). Typically extra games, training or interviews can be added at additional cost.
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Don’t let the cost of a professional video deter you though!
Here are some tips for producing your own recruiting highlight video.
- Film from as high above the field as you can.
- Don’t zoom in on the athlete, show the surrounding context of the game as much as possible
- Choose clips from the game that showcase your individual AND team skills (that is off ball movement, cutting/leading, distribution, elimination, anything that shows athleticism or leadership).
- The clips do not need to be chronological – Always show the best highlights first
- The final video should not be longer than about 7 minutes
- Don’t get too fancy with music, video transitions and lots of text. As much as you can, let your skill speak for itself!
Upload your video to your athlete profile or to youtube and contact your target coaches to let them know how to view it!