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Course 9:   A Guide to Hudl Assist

Lesson 2:   Capture Great Video

  1. Find your filmer. Have a student manager, injured player or parent record so coaches can stick to coaching. 

  2. Choose your favorite device. An iPad or iPhone gets video online faster because it can upload live with a WiFi connection, but a camera gives you better zoom and quality options. It’s all about finding what makes sense for your team. 

  3. Plan your setup. Bleachers too far away? Filmer can’t keep the camera steady? No worries. Check out our rec­om­men­da­tions for the best lenses, cases and tripods to ensure you get quality video. 

  4. Know where to record. A high vantage point near center field is best. Recording from this angle gives you a better opportunity to analyze positioning and see jersey numbers. If a high angle isn’t possible, do your best to find a spot where others won’t walk in front of the setup. Make sure the setup is either far enough away to capture both ends of the field, or high enough to get the full field in frame. 

  5. Use a tripod for smoother video. No one wants to watch shaky video. Plus, the height of a tripod can help you reach that high vantage point. 

  6. Set your filmer up for success. Share the above tips with them so they’re equipped to capture the best video possible.

  7. Record the scoreboard. Take quick scoreboard shots throughout the match, especially at the end of each half. This will help our Hudl Assist analysts as they tag and you as you review. 

  8. Capture referee signals and sub­sti­tu­tions. Keep the referee in the frame so we can tag all sub­sti­tu­tions and fouls correctly. 

  9. Go easy on the zoom. Stay far enough away to get both teams without using the zoom too often — we can’t properly tag an assist without seeing who passed the ball. 

  10. Only pause at long breaks. Don’t risk missing crucial parts of the match — keep recording unless it’s a timeout or halftime.

  1. Take it to the next level

  2. Test it all at practice. This is the ideal way to get your hardware and the person behind the camera up to speed.