St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club

Video Footage

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
    • Dribbling
    • 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
    • Footwork
    • 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.