For the Love of the Game: Hudl Interviews Jen Welter 

Jen Welter has seen it all as a play­er, coach and foot­ball ambas­sador. Learn about play­er devel­op­ment, safe­ty in foot­ball and more in these exclu­sive video clips.

For the Love of the Game: Hudl Interviews Jen Welter 

Jen Welter has seen it all as a play­er, coach and foot­ball ambas­sador. Learn about play­er devel­op­ment, safe­ty in foot­ball and more in these exclu­sive video clips.

Equipped with an exten­sive foot­ball back­ground and a doc­tor­ate in psy­chol­o­gy, Jen Welter knows a thing or two about effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion between play­ers and coaches. 

With her expe­ri­ence as both a play­er (seri­ous­ly, check out her high­lights) and coach, Jen has seen first-hand where feed­back can be mis­con­strued by either par­ty. Players can be defen­sive when they receive con­struc­tive crit­i­cism and coach­es can be inef­fec­tive when try­ing to com­mu­ni­cate key teach­ing points to their team. 

As evi­denced by her rise to becom­ing the first female coach in the NFL, Jen learned almost imme­di­ate­ly that cou­pling the right mind­set with emerg­ing video tech­nolo­gies can go a long way in ensur­ing play­ers reach their max­i­mum poten­tial while coach­es round out their foot­ball knowledge. 

We sat down with Jen to pick her brain, not only about best prac­tices regard­ing play­er devel­op­ment, but also her jour­ney to the NFL and how coach­es can make the game safer. 

There Is Always More to Learn

Jen discusses the importance of self-criticism and how video can provide key insights for continuous player development.

Keeping the Game Safe

When it comes to safety, playing the right way trumps making the right play. Jen breaks down why repetition and video analysis are essential to teaching proper technique.

Getting Better is a Gift

There’s a science to being coached and reviewing game film. Jen offers advice for athletes that want to take up film study.

Path to the NFL

Jen’s journey to the NFL is one of the most inspiring stories in sports. Listen as Jen describes the highs and lows, and recounts her experience coaching with the Arizona Cardinals.

What’s Next for Jen Welter?

Jen’s passion for the game of football has steered her in many directions. The big question now: What’s next for one of football’s biggest ambassadors?

We have plen­ty of addi­tion­al con­tent from our inter­view with Jen com­ing down the pipe. In the mean­time, check out this arti­cle to learn more about how you can use video to devel­op bet­ter players. 

To fol­low Jen in her jour­ney to expand the game of foot­ball, vis­it jen​wel​ter​.com. To see Jen in action, check out this high­light reel from her play­ing days.