In most cases, coaches observing events, league play and or scrimmage games will recruit players’. Sometimes coaches will attend training sessions to see how players do in a more controlled environment. So for 90% of the players’, video footage may not be necessary. However there will be some situations that require a coach needing video footage to evaluate a player due to demographics, time in the recruiting process or institutions travel budget restrictions. If you plan to make a Video, follow the guidelines below.
A good videotape will include:
- 10 to 15 minutes of unedited game film. It should be no longer than 15 minutes.
- Some highlight clips. Show different skills. Use game film when possible.
- A skills tape. For field players, that consists of:
- Receiving, both in the air and on the ground
- Distributing, different types
- Shooting, both power and finesse
- Agility with the ball, how fast in a straight line and how fast going 30 yards in and out of 6 cones
- For a goalie it can consist of:
- Crosses and shot stopping
- Verbal communication in a game situation
- Participation in different goalie drills
- It doesn’t have to be professional
- Please do not include music
- It does help to use a tripod when filming so the footage is consistent.