Daniel Keller (No. 62 Overall Pick 2015 MLS Superdraft, LA Galaxy)
College Recruitment and Highlight Videos are a great way to get a player exposure to coaches all around the country with the click of a button, and are probably the main method of the first stage in the college recruitment process. We know from extensive personal experience how influential a good (and bad) recruitment video is to a college coach in helping them decide if a player is worth elevating to the next level of the recruitment process, or discarding altogether. A good video will make a player look as good as they are at their best, but a bad video can be discarded in a matter of seconds by a coach before they get a chance to see how good a player is. The choice and arrangement of clips in the video, along with the editing, are vital in showcasing the full array of talents a player possesses.
Our experience working in professional and collegiate soccer has allowed us to produce the optimal college recruitment videos, having learned from top coaches across the country what keeps them watching and what makes them turn off. Producing an effective recruitment video requires not just an expertise of video editing, but more so a knowledge of the game that drives the selection of the right video clips for specific players, dependent on the player’s best positions and their strengths and weaknesses on the field.
We hope that we can help as many young players as possible to achieve their goal of playing college sports, and at their desired level, by showcasing them in the best possible light in the initial stages of the recruitment process.
Our College Recruitment and Highlight Videos are between 5 and 10 minutes in length (depending on quality and availability of video) and consist of footage from up to 5 games (more games or a longer video can be negotiated on request, for an additional fee). The disparity in the length of our videos is something we have learned from working in college soccer. We believe it is important to show only relevant clips of a player, and it is better to show 5 minutes of great clips and end the video, than continue with an additional 5 minutes of average or poor clips simply to fill time, which may in fact make a recruiter think twice about the player.
Our Recruitment Videos come with no sound, as we have found this of no benefit to coaches when viewing them, but we understand that many players want some background music on their video, and therefore we are happy to add music to the videos, as requested by our clients.
Our videos are purely focussed on showcasing a player's talents through the careful selection of relevant instances.
The player will be circled in each clip to highlight them to coaches and recruiters, and a title page added to the start and end of the video displaying the player's picture and vital statistics.
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Individual Player Game Clips
Individual Player Game Clips are our most popular educational product for young players. These clips are a massive benefit to young players looking to learn, develop and improve their game, particularly their positioning and decision making.
Simply viewing yourself play from an elevated angle enables a previously unavailable appreciation of your position and spacing on the field, something that is very difficult to achieve in heat of a game, particularly from young players.
Watching your performance back post-game, without the pressure, fatigue and other external factors inhibiting your ability to think quickly and decisively, allows you to really analyze what you have done both on and off the ball, the decisions you made, and the other options that were available to you.
This kind of reflective practice is the cornerstone of development in the sports world. This process can make a huge difference to a player's tactical knowledge of the game, something that is often overlooked in youth sports, but that is a vital component of the college and professional game. Players who already have this at youth level can integrate into the college and professional environment much easier, boosting their chances of playing significant minutes when they make the step up.
Individual Player Game Clips include EVERYTHING a player does on, and around, the ball in a game, with everything else edited out, allowing the player to watch their entire performance in 10-20 minutes, rather than the full 60-90 mins.
Over the past few years, video analysis has become an increasing important part of the coaching process, and one which we feel every coach should have the chance to take advantage of.
Reviewing video of good and bad performances allows a coach to use reflective practice to assess what is working, and what isn't, in their philosophy, formation and team selection, and achieve personal and professional growth through this.
We offer Basic Team Tactical Analysis, which includes 4 sections, which are Attacking Play (Open Play), Defensive Play (Open Play), Attacking Set Plays, and Defending Set Plays (all corners, free kicks and long throw ins).
We also offer more Advanced Team Tactical Analysis, which is tailored to the needs of the coach, and can include categories such as Building Out of the Back, Pressing, Team Defensive Shape, Playing Between the Lines, and many more.
Please contact us directly about these services, as we try to limit costs to coaches and educators, often providing them with analysis at little to no cost, when other services are purchased by a team, player or parent on a specific game.
This is part of our commitment to help improve youth soccer in this country
We offer specifically tailored Tennis Analysis services to our clients, allowing them to break down matches and focus on the small details that can be the difference between a good player and a great player.
These range from video and statistical breakdowns of shots and points for in depth analysis, to simply editing matches to remove the 'dead time' in between points to allow the coach or player to watch a full match in roughly half the time. No job is too big or too small....
Please contact us directly to discuss your tennis project