Both athletes and coaches have the ability to add video to an athlete’s profile.
Not only do athlete profiles with video receive 4X more views from college coaches, but most college coaches also won't even view an athlete's profile that doesn't contain video.
What Type Of Video Do College Coaches Want To See?
Practice and Drills: College coaches want to see repetition. For example, a college baseball coach would rather see a hitter take 10-20 swings than hit a single home run, and a college soccer coach would rather see an athlete complete dribbling drills than watch him/her score a goal.
Gameplay: College coaches love watching unedited film of a recruit competing in a game. This allows them not only to see your skills but how you move away from the play, how to handle adversity, and how you interact with your teammates.
Lifting: Showing college coaches how you practice and how you work in the weight room is a great way to display your work ethic. Practice drills, weight lifting, and conditioning are all big components of college sports, so show college coaches you're ready to work hard away from the competition.
Highlights: Footage of a big play you made can highlight your capabilities and potential for college coaches. Be sure not to heavily edit the highlights as college coaches want to see the full play. Also, make sure your profile isn't simply one big highlight reel. Incorporate other types of video we discussed above to show the full scope of your abilities.
How To Post Video To Your Profile?
The most effective way to add a video to your profile is to upload it directly from your computer or smartphone onto your timeline. Your videos can be 3 minutes each, can be a maximum of 600MB, and can be any format of video including .mp4, .mov, etc. You can also upload a video link from YouTube, Hudl, etc onto your timeline. This allows your videos to be viewed by college coaches instantly within your profile.
Note: You can create a YouTube account for free. Talk to your coach about your team's Hudl account.
Athletes and coaches should frequently add video to an athlete’s profiles. Not only can any college coach access your video on FieldLevel, but your videos also appear in the feeds of any colleges that are Following your profile.
As a general rule, we recommend athletes post at least one new video every 1-2 months.