Both athletes and coaches can 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.
How To Post Video To Your Profile?
The most effective/easiest way to add a video to your profile is to upload the video file or link from Hudl or YouTube directly from your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other devices by selecting the "Add Video" button. Your videos can be 3 minutes each, a maximum of 600MB, and almost any video format, including .mp4, .mov, etc. You can also select the video website link/URL option from the drop-down menu to upload videos from YouTube and Hudl. Right now, we only support video link uploads from YouTube or Hudl. If you have videos from other sites, you can copy the video links and paste them into your timeline from your profile page. This allows your videos to be viewed by college coaches instantly within your profile.
How To Edit, Delete, Organize, and Pin Your Videos
Edit / Delete
To delete a video or edit the title or category, click the "..." on the right side of the video thumbnail. If you're deleting a video, please keep in mind any video views from college coaches will also be deleted.
Organize / Pin
Videos are ordered chronologically in your videos section and timeline by default, including videos uploaded directly or videos added from YouTube, Hudl, or other sites. You can pin your favorite video to the front of your video section for college coaches to watch first. Select the three dots (...) on the right to pin a video and select the "Pin Video" option.
You can categorize your videos to help college coaches easily sort, filter, and view specific videos. Your videos can be categorized into three main categories: Highlights, Game Footage, and Skills/Drills.
Athletes and coaches should frequently add video to an athlete’s profile. Not only can any college coach access your video on FieldLevel, but your videos also appear in the feeds of any colleges following your profile.
As a general rule, we recommend athletes post at least one new video every month.
What Type Of Video Do College Coaches Want To See?
Skills / Drills / Practice Reps: 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.
Game Footage: 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.
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 entire 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.
Weightlifting/Speed Training: Showing college coaches how you practice and work in the weight room is a great way to display your work ethic. Practice drills, weight lifting, and conditioning are all significant components of college sports, so show college coaches you're ready to work hard away from the competition.