Kings Lacrosse Provides Players with Path to Success through Hudl

See how this Massachusetts-based club val­ues Hudl and Hudl Assist to help play­ers grow and get recruited.

Kings Lacrosse Provides Players with Path to Success through Hudl

See how this Massachusetts-based club val­ues Hudl and Hudl Assist to help play­ers grow and get recruited.

With 27 youth teams and four high school teams, Kings Lacrosse is one of the pre­mier youth lacrosse clubs in the country.

As over 200 for­mer play­ers have pro­gressed to play col­le­giate­ly, Kings Lacrosse puts a pre­mi­um on pro­vid­ing ath­letes with tools to com­pete at a high lev­el and stand out to recruiters.

Ryan Murphy is the direc­tor of the Cape Cod Kings, one of the three teams that make­up Kings Lacrosse. Each direc­tor serves as an advi­sor to 25 play­ers. The direc­tor is respon­si­ble for meet­ing 1-on-1 with the ath­letes to pro­vide guid­ance on recruit­ment and skill-build­ing technique. 

For this approach, Murphy says Hudl is a must-have.

We’ve had a four-part recruit­ing series for high school­ers,” he said. The first series is to set up your Hudl pro­file. Make a Hudl high­light video. That’s big for part one. Then each part we bring a dif­fer­ent col­lege coach on to talk about the recruit­ing process and time­line, and the impor­tance of academics.”

Murphy also coach­es and recruits for UMass Dartmouth. He knows the val­ue of a good high­light reel. He looks at Hudl when he can’t make it to a tour­na­ment or see a play­er live.

Joe O’Brien, a local high school lacrosse coach, has a son on the Kings 2022 team. He said the Kings have done a phe­nom­e­nal job” coach­ing and pro­vid­ing recruit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties on Hudl. 

Kings Lacrosse also gets a leg up from Hudl Assist, Hudl’s data break­down service.

The Assist fea­ture is just awe­some in so many dif­fer­ent ways,” Murphy said. After the game, I may go Wow, we played awful on offense.’ I can go and pick all the offen­sive pos­ses­sions, put them in a playlist, and boom, shoot them out to the kids. 

For play­ers mak­ing high­light reels, they can put their num­ber in and it pulls up all the plays they’re in. And on the director’s side, it helps me cre­at­ing [reels for] social media for the kids.”

O’Brien said hav­ing Hudl and Hudl Assist as well as hav­ing con­sec­u­tive years of video on Hudl will ben­e­fit his son, who was a sopho­more this past year. He said he’ll be able to make bet­ter high­lights as his son devel­ops with Kings Lacrosse, matur­ing phys­i­cal­ly via work­outs and men­tal­ly through watch­ing film.

O’Brien believes the val­ue of Hudl speaks for itself:

It’s been tremendous.”

For seniors, mak­ing the most of their final year with the club is vital to their future success.

This is such an impor­tant year and sum­mer for them to be seen by [col­lege] coach­es,” Murphy said. Having Hudl and hav­ing our film from the fall to make those high­light reels to send to them is real­ly huge.”

Learn how Hudl pro­vides lacrosse the best tools for suc­cess.

Originally pub­lished: USLacrosse Magazine.