Coaches get the final say on whether video they’ve uploaded is public (visible to anyone who visits Hudl) or private (only visible to logged-in members of the team). If you’re an athlete or a parent of an athlete, this means that some aspects of your highlights are out of your control.
Let us explain what we mean:
Private vs. Public Highlights
By default, clips marked as highlights for an individual (or for the entire Team) are public in Hudl. So, when you send a link to Grandma, Uncle Bob in Iraq, or a college recruiter, they can view your highlighted videos with no restraints.
However, some coaches are not comfortable having highlights publicly available for competitive reasons. We let those coaches “opt-out” and mark their whole team’s highlights as private.
If you’re a logged-in member of the team, you will still be able to see and interact with your highlights. But if you share that page with others, they’ll see a message explaining that the team’s highlights are private.
Private Video Angles
If a coach wants to keep the team’s highlights public (as most do), they can still restrict access to certain angles of video. For example, it’s typical in football for coaches to record two angles: one from the press-box (called “Sideline” or “Wide”) and one from the end-zone behind the field goal posts (called “End-Zone”). Most coaches prefer not to include their End-Zone footage in any highlights.
That’s why Hudl gives coaches an option to toggle on or off any angle of video.
But, there’s a catch!
- Sometimes angles are named incorrectly (e.g. the “End-Zone” angle really is the “Wide” view).
- Sometimes only one angle is available for a certain clip (the other cameraman fell asleep).
If either of these things happen, a clip you mark as a highlight might not show up correctly to someone outside of your team.
Long story short: the team’s coaches are the highlights gatekeepers. If your highlights aren’t public but you think they should be, explain your position to your coach. Let us know how we can help.
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