Instant Replay: The Need for Speed in Play-Calling

Hudl Sideline can keep up with the speed of the game—no matter where you are on the field. To understand just how fast we’re talking, you have to see it in action.

Instant Replay: The Need for Speed in Play-Calling

Hudl Sideline can keep up with the speed of the game—no matter where you are on the field. To understand just how fast we’re talking, you have to see it in action.

As up-tempo offenses continue to permeate every level of football, coaches need video in their hands fast. As a play caller on either side of the ball, it’s important that your replay solution really be instant. Before you can make an effective adjustment, you need to see the previous play, and you need to see it now — not one drive later.

Hudl Sideline Is Built for the Speed of the Game

After recording a play (with either an iPad, iPhone or your existing camera) Hudl Sideline wirelessly sends the video to every viewing device. Powered by a router with a built-in directional antenna, Hudl Sideline can keep up with the speed of the game — no matter where you are on the field. To understand just how fast we’re talking, you have to see it in action.

The Data Speaks for Itself

The proof of Hudl Sideline’s speed also lies in the data. A replay is available for viewing in about half as many seconds as duration of the actual play. When you record a 10-second play, it downloads within five seconds on your iOS devices. Here’s a chart from a recent game where Hudl Sideline was used:

Adjust on the Fly as a Play Caller

Communication is key for offensive and defensive coordinators. Every staff has been in the position where you’re trying to communicate what you see from the sideline and the press box. With instant replay, getting on the same page becomes a lot easier, giving everyone on your staff the same view no matter where they’re at on the field.

It also brings a flood of information you’ve never had before, making the same game day conversations you’ve always had quicker and more effective.

No-huddle Offense? No Problem

Here’s how one coordinator of a no-huddle offense used Hudl Sideline last season:

“One of our offensive assistants would watch and I would be in communication with him. If somebody made a tackle on a play, I would say ‘Hey, who made that tackle?’ and we’d get to the bottom of what position it was. 

As I’m calling plays, I’m getting information about how they’re defending certain things on the fly without me necessarily having to look at the replays, but an assistant giving me the information I need most.” Kurt Earl, head coach at Lincoln Christian High School

So, why wait to adjust at the end of each series when you can get everything you need to change the very next play? That’s the advantage of Hudl Sideline. Learn more at hudl.com/sideline.

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