Hudl Assist: The Bridge Between Great Coaching and a Personal Life

Imagine how refresh­ing it would be to get some time off dur­ing the sea­son. With Assist, you don’t have to.

Hudl Assist: The Bridge Between Great Coaching and a Personal Life

Imagine how refresh­ing it would be to get some time off dur­ing the sea­son. With Assist, you don’t have to.

Mike Sharp didn’t love the fact that his staff met each Saturday dur­ing the fall to review their games, but there was sim­ply no get­ting around it. The head coach at Park Hill South in Kansas City, Mo., Sharp accept­ed the extra time was the nature of the beast, and if the coach­es didn’t meet they wouldn’t be ful­ly prepared.

That is, until Hudl Assist came around.

Sharp knew Assist would deliv­er a com­pre­hen­sive, accu­rate report to him with­in 24 hours of sub­mis­sion, elim­i­nat­ing the busy work that often bogged down his week­ends. With the work­load sig­nif­i­cant­ly light­ened, he gave his staff Saturdays off this past season.

It gives time back to our coach­es and fam­i­lies,” Sharp said. A lot of that infor­ma­tion is mind­less — down and dis­tance, ODK… it doesn’t take some­body with a spe­cial­ized tal­ent to fig­ure that out. By the time we get in the play­offs and you’re maybe break­ing down six or sev­en games, it takes a lot of time. It gives those guys more time with their families.”

The Panthers went 2 – 8 in 2015, Sharp’s first sea­son. They jumped up to 10 – 2 last year.

Stories like Sharp’s poured in from all across the nation as coach­es reaped the ben­e­fits of skip­ping the tag­ging process. All they had to do was sub­mit their video to Assist and wait for the reports to roll in.

Once they had the data, coach­es were free to choose what they want­ed to do with all the time they got back. Many, like Sharp, allowed their staffs to take some much-deserved time off, let­ting the coach­es spend time with their fam­i­lies and vis­it their kids in college.

Others sim­ply repur­posed that time into more film study. Instead of hav­ing to pick through the film and look for cer­tain sit­u­a­tions or plays, these coach­es were able to access playlists of spe­cif­ic moments with a sin­gle click.

Usually I spend Sundays work­ing on my prac­tice sched­ules for the week,” David Cook, head coach at Herculaneum High School, said. I had that piece of it pret­ty much done Saturday evening. We got the film back on Sunday and it was much soon­er than we would nor­mal­ly have.”

Coaches work extreme­ly hard, and much of the extra hours go unno­ticed. Long nights at the office have become the expec­ta­tion now, as coach­es feel if they aren’t burn­ing the mid­night oil they’ll fall behind and see their team suf­fer the consequences.

So let Hudl help. More than 1,800 teams ben­e­fit­ed from Assist last year, but we want to help every high school coach save time and effort.

It’s just the lit­tle things that save us four hours every week­end, and that’s a ton of time to coach­es,” Randy Barnes, head coach at Rains High School (Texas), said.

Even the hard­est of work­ers deserve a break every once in awhile. Coaches raved about the extra time they received in 2016. Will you join them this season?