“Sport has the power to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
The transformative and unifying power of sports can inspire communities and empower individuals from all walks of life.
How else do you explain every citizen in Iceland tuning in to see their national soccer team upset England in this year’s Euro Cup? Or LeBron James and company turning a city’s mentality on its head by putting an end to decades of sports misery?
From youth sports to the highest levels of competition, Hudl has helped teams and athletes win by providing them with the tools to improve. What we’ve learned over the past decade is that the sports community is brimming with stories of triumph and inspiration. But these stories aren’t exclusive to professional franchises and senior national teams.
They’re happening in your neighborhood – driven by people just like you.
To spotlight these achievements, we’re profiling 100 individuals, teams and organizations that have recently made a significant impact in at least one of the following principles we value most at Hudl:
- Educate – you help teams and athletes improve through instruction
- Celebrate – you publicly acknowledge successes achieved through sports
- Inspire – you motivate the sports community to take a desired action
How did we decide on the 100 profiles to be included in this feature?
It wasn’t easy. We surveyed Hudl employees and select members of the sports community for nominations, ultimately featuring the 100 nominees with the most votes across the following categories:
- Coaches & Administrators
- Organizations & Associations
- Data Analysts & Video Coordinators
- Sports Media
Now, we’re thrilled to present to you the first ever Hudl 100.
The leaders of change for programs and organizations, these individuals guide players and teams to heights never imagined.
Educated students and players on the importance of teamwork.
Educated coaches and athletes about effective leadership techniques.
Educated individuals about how they can be the best person possible through speaking engagements, applications and training sessions.
Educated youth football coaches on how to run effective programs with healthy environments.
Motivated his peers to embrace technology in sports.
Educated golfers through video analysis.
Inspired female athletes to challenge themselves to leave a lasting legacy.
Knocked down barriers for female football players and fans.
Embraced the power of video analysis as a way to improve player technique.
Educated the water polo community on the importance of technology in the sport.
Exhibited great determination when he decided to leave a powerhouse behind to pursue a new challenge.
Educated the football community through engaging content.
Encouraged the adoption of technology related to video review and statistical analysis.
Fostered conversations between thousands of coaches.
Drove interest in American Football in Mexico through technology and inspired students to seek higher education.
Stressed the importance of video in player development.
Fostered collaboration and conversation with key leaders in youth football.
Educated golfers through engaging instruction and entertaining analysis.
Educated the football community on effective training and scheme tactics.
Celebrated the athletic achievements of youth football coaches and athletes.
Expanded the reach of American football.
Educated the sports community about progressive professional development techniques.
Inspired athletes through uplifting motivational tactics.
Established and developed American football across Europe.
Educated players and coaches about the importance of video in personal development.
These players are the living embodiment of grit and grind, redefining what it means to be an athlete.
Inspired prospective college athletes from across the country to dream big and get creative in marketing themselves.
Inspired athletes around the world to believe they can contend at the highest levels of competition.
Inspired high school players to improve their combine scores to gain recruiting attention.
Inspired bench warmers everywhere to embrace their role on the team.
She is educating athletes everywhere about the power of technology in sports.
Inspired female athletes to pursue opportunities in sports and educated the sports community about maximizing their physical well-being.
One inspired an entire city, the other helped to change the way the game is played.
Inspired America’s youth through his charitable work.
Inspired athletes through the popularity of her highlight clips.
Inspired athletes to never give up on their goals, no matter how long they’ve been away from their sport.
Formed to empower communities, these groups work to help members and fans navigate the ever-changing sports landscape.
Provided the best athletes across the country with a platform to showcase their talents.
Challenged golfers to improve and pushed the boundaries with its innovative shot-tracking technology.
Educated members and recognized deserving coaches with both awards and scholarships.
Educated both coaches and athletes by compiling useful articles, podcasts and book excerpts into one easy-to-use resource.
Bonded coaches together to improve the group as a whole and recognized both athletes and coaches for individual and team success.
Instructed football players, mainly quarterbacks, on how to improve in many aspects of the game.
Researched how to make football safer, conducted flag football leagues for the nation’s youth, and organized the U.S. National Team.
Educated attendees on how to become better football coaches.
Teaches volleyball coaches how to take their teams to the next level.
Transformed camp attendees into better basketball players.
Created playbooks for youth football coaches and educated about ways to improve youth performance.
Promoted basketball in the state of Queensland.
Enhanced students’ experiences across the United Kingdom through sport.
Set the standard for embracing analytics and social media trends among fans.
Encouraged and empowered youth, particularly those who are underprivileged, in the Bay Area.
These teams find innovative ways to overcome common challenges, inspiring the sports community in the process.
Netted winning results by embracing big data.
Provided a template on fostering a culture of competitiveness.
Utilized technology to drive player development.
Engaged the football community through innovative content.
Proved that state-of-the-art video solutions aren’t just for the “big” schools.
Produced winning training programs through the use of performance analysis tools.
Implemented a detailed and consistent academy structure that helps create technically efficient players who love the game of soccer.
Fostered a winning environment for players through a detailed curriculum.
Built a sense of enthusiasm for athletic programs through donations.
Empowered individuals interested in careers in sports performance analysis.
Showed how the term “elite” doesn’t just apply to professional sports teams.
Provided innovative educational opportunities for coaches and players within their academy structure.
Collaborated with developers in order to make better products for the football community.
Leveraged their video analysis expertise to put their players in the best position to win.
Engaged players through the use of video analysis tools.
Pioneered new teaching techniques for their league.
Helped progress the level of play in Australia.
Fostered an environment for their athletes to thrive on and off the field.
Promoted player development through the use of video technology.
Developed a winning culture through the use of advanced stats.
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Educated video analysis software experts on how to best cater to the needs of sports video coordinators.
Educated his peers and the sports community about the importance of video in sports.
Educated teams across multiple sports about the power of video.
Educated the sports community about what video and performance analysts really do behind the scenes.
Educated their players at the senior and development level through video and custom reporting.
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Educated the basketball community through his work as a commentator and a skills instructor.
Celebrated and educated his community’s coaches and athletes through digital broadcasts.
Educated football fans about individual player performance through detailed and provocative analysis.
Educated and entertained the basketball community through in-depth yet digestible analysis.
Educated the sports community on the most important news related to sports, digital media and technology.
Celebrated the long journeys of college football prospects everywhere by providing them with a platform to announce their college choices.
Educated coaches, athletes and fans about the ins and outs of college football recruiting through in-depth analysis.
Educated the sports community through their media platforms and educational programs.
Empowered elite athletes by providing them with a platform to share their stories.
Educated and entertained the sports community by sharing compelling stories told through statistical analysis.
Educated the sports world by bringing together a collaborative community of sports tech innovators and influencers.
Educated the sports community on the biggest news stories and inspired female writers by producing some of the best written work in sports media.
Educated fans and industry experts on cutting-edge developments with in-depth analysis.
Educated college football fans with insightful analysis.
Inspired podcasters and educated fans through highly entertaining content.
These companies are changing the way athletes prepare and games are played. The world of technology-driven sports is here to stay.
Helped coaches make educated decisions by creating a seamless experience for gathering stats and creating reports.
Educated coaches and athletes on the best ways to train through online strength and conditioning.
Introduced a unique point of view for fans through interactive, user-generated stories.
Inspired athletes to reach their potential through the development of training applications.
Educated coaches and athletes on the best ways to train through their strength and conditioning software.
Motivated the sports community to lead a healthier life through their health and fitness network.
Educated the sports community through detailed live sports data.
Educated the basketball community through statistics gathered by their camera system.
Propelled the presentation of game footage to new heights through state-of-the-art video and audio technology.
Celebrated the global sports community by giving athletes and fans a platform to showcase their talents.