Connecting a State: How Hudl Helped Unite Basketball Queensland

Queensland is a massive territory, but Hudl has aided in helping bring its basketball teams together.

Connecting a State: How Hudl Helped Unite Basketball Queensland

Queensland is a massive territory, but Hudl has aided in helping bring its basketball teams together.

Basketball Queensland has a lot of moving parts. The program includes more than 4,000 players across 20 associations around the state. Keeping the entire machine in sync is a unique challenge.

But the organization is dedicated to growing the game in Queensland and isn’t intimidated by the daunting task in front of it. The wingman helping them accomplish their goal is Hudl.

Tom Kyle has seen the benefits since becoming the QBL’s Coach Development Manager last June. A coaching veteran of 40 years, including a stint as the leader of the Australian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team, Kyle is the primary contact for all basketball coaches in Queensland and is dedicated to helping them improve.

“Hudl has been used in the QBL for a couple years as it enables us to store and share video footage of various QBL games across the league,” Kyle said. “It’s an excellent tool in the distribution of video footage, especially with the latest additions that allow coaches to create their own clips and share with players for review.”

With 14 men’s and 14 women’s teams, communication is critical in the QBL. To ensure the success of all squads, it’s important that the teams are effectively able to exchange video.

Hudl has proven to be a major help in this area. Each team is expected to record their home games and upload them for use by other teams. A failure to do so within a certain time frame can result in denial of access to other games across the league.

“Exchange has really changed the way in which the league has evolved,” Kyle said. “All teams now rely on the exchange to provide footage of teams they are playing so they can better prepare scouting reports.”

But video exchange isn’t the only way Hudl is assisting Queensland Basketball. The organization is always searching for the state’s top talent, and now it’s easier to identify.

With all QBL game on exchange and available for viewing, Kyle said talent identification has become much more efficient. Coaches have an easier time finding the state’s top players, which helps not only the teams but also the players themselves.

“Coaches across the league, and at the state level, have access to all games to view performances of existing State players as well as potential State players,” Kyle said. “This has proved enormously effective in analysing and assessing the improvement rates of players across the state.”

Hudl has helped Basketball Queensland shrink its massive borders and identify the state’s best players. Check out what Hudl can do for your organization here.

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