3 Ways to Improve Your Video Sessions

Get the most out of your team meet­ings by fol­low­ing these sim­ple tips.

3 Ways to Improve Your Video Sessions

Get the most out of your team meet­ings by fol­low­ing these sim­ple tips.

Correcting and teach­ing through video ses­sions is an essen­tial part of your work­flow, but not all meet­ings are cre­at­ed equal. You can only ask so much of your ath­letes until their atten­tion begins to wane.

We have a few ideas to make your video ses­sions effi­cient and impact­ful, keep­ing your ath­letes’ full atten­tion at all times.

Invite the Right People

For many ses­sions, it’s manda­to­ry for the entire team and coach­ing staff to be present. It’s impor­tant to stress con­ti­nu­ity and cama­raderie, to rein­force that team suc­cess requires buy-in from each member.

But film ses­sions are put to bet­ter use when they’re more focused. If you want to go over why you’re turnover rate is up, maybe you just need to invite your guards and wing play­ers. The infor­ma­tion is most per­ti­nent to them. Keeping the group small­er will help give the meet­ing an inti­mate feel and will allow you or an assis­tant to com­mu­ni­cate on a more per­son­al lev­el. Your mes­sage is more like­ly to sink in when tar­get­ing a select group of individuals.

Many coach­es find near­ly as much val­ue in one-on-one meet­ings as they do for team ses­sions. While group meet­ings are great, it’s also impor­tant to have the play­ers meet indi­vid­u­al­ly with you or an assis­tant coach.

teaching with hudl

Make the Purpose Clear

Let the play­ers and coach­es know specif­i­cal­ly what you plan on address­ing in the video ses­sion before­hand and send them playlists to watch. If they know the top­ic, they can can review before­hand and come to the meet­ing pre­pared with some ideas of their own.

This will also help keep the meet­ing on track. Instead of host­ing a video ses­sion to address the defense, let the atten­dees know you’ll be exam­in­ing how the team defends high screen and rolls. The more focused the pur­pose of the meet­ing, the more locked in every­one will be.

hudl remote

Get the Right Tools

The Hudl remote was built to max­i­mize film ses­sions. The device oper­ates regard­less of inter­net acces­si­bil­i­ty, and it can con­trol Sportscode or Hudl through Bluetooth.

The remote has all the nor­mal func­tions — play, pause, fast for­ward, rewind — and, unlike iOS appli­ca­tions, has phys­i­cal but­tons that are easy to find and push. The remote also has a built-in laser point­er and has the abil­i­ty to mark moments on the fly, allow­ing you to quick­ly tar­get moments you want to save for later. 

If you want to expe­ri­ence the pow­er of this remote for your­self, click here.

Got any oth­er ideas on how to max­i­mize your video ses­sions? Leave any sug­ges­tions in the com­ments below.