How Athletic Directors Can Help Coaches Buy in to Video

Ready to bring Hudl to every pro­gram in your ath­let­ic depart­ment? Here’s how you can ensure all your coach­es and ath­letes get the most from video. 

How Athletic Directors Can Help Coaches Buy in to Video

Ready to bring Hudl to every pro­gram in your ath­let­ic depart­ment? Here’s how you can ensure all your coach­es and ath­letes get the most from video. 

Video is the ulti­mate coach­ing tool — when it’s used across your entire ath­let­ic depart­ment, every stu­dent and coach can benefit.

Hear how Tony Harris, Saint Ignatius College Prep ath­let­ic direc­tor, and his staff worked with every coach to bring Hudl to the entire ath­let­ic program. 

Here’s What You Can Do

Step 1: Sit down with your coaches.

Arrange an infor­mal, one-on-one meet­ing with all your coach­es before the begin­ning of the year or their sea­son. Your goal is to walk away from this meet­ing with a sol­id grasp on what’s cur­rent­ly going well, where there’s room for improve­ment and what you can do to help. 

Step 2: Understand their challenges. 

Ask ques­tions to get a clear pic­ture of what’s going on in your coach­es’ pro­grams. Are they strug­gling to attract ath­letes to their team? Do they have trou­ble fundrais­ing? Is it tak­ing them too long to break down their game stats? Are logis­ti­cal issues, like find­ing a vol­un­teer to film games, wast­ing their time? 

Step 3: Learn about their process.

How do they teach tech­nique? What roles do their assis­tant coach­es play? What do they do to scout their oppo­nents? How are they track­ing stats? If you can uncov­er the pain points in their process, you’ll be bet­ter equipped to help fix them.

Step 4: Ask how they currently use video.

Are they run­ning team film ses­sions, or ask­ing ath­letes to review on their own time? Do they use video to help play­ers improve tech­nique? Or do they watch it to scout oppo­nents? If video isn’t part of their work­flow, ask how they accom­plish these things with­out it. Once you under­stand how video fits into their process, you can com­mu­ni­cate how Hudl can help. 

Step 5: Show them they’ll be supported. 

Finally, make sure your coach­es know they’ll be trained to use all of Hudl’s prod­ucts. They’ll also have access to online class­es and tuto­ri­als that will keep them up to speed on new technology. 

Are your coach­es still skep­ti­cal about video? Have them check out: