To all my football athletes in high school looking to play a the next level. The highlight reel is part of your resume' along with your academic transcripts, interviews, and recommendations etc. Many of the schools and college coaches use HUDL for film study. The visual can improve your chances of being selected for a scholarship and I want to share some tips.
Make Your Highlights Stand Out
1) Do not make the video too long. I'm thinking 3 - 4 minutes in duration.
2) You have only 3 or 4 plays to grab the audience attention. Putting your best plays later in the video will not benefit you at all
3) Put impact plays only (Interceptions, Touchdowns, Big Hits, Effort Plays, Sacks, etc)
4) Stop putting the music on videos.
Roderick Rogers Interception against Purdue
5) Show where you are at the beginning of the video
6) Place your HT, WT, Stats, GPA, SAT/ACT, and Social Media Tags in the video
7) Have your HS coach contact, graduation year and the school you attend visible
8) Display your skills, for examples, show your speed as a route runner, or if you have an elite level burst on defense. If you have a great vertical, show it as you "Moss" the defensive back or show good footwork as you cover your man.
Your highlight video should be a movie. Have a trusted person tell you the truth about your video. If you have any questions feel free to email me at astrategyathlete.com