More Scouting Time Pays Big-Time Dividends for Michigan High School

With Hudl Assist breaking down his games, this Michigan coach had more time to dive into scouting.

More Scouting Time Pays Big-Time Dividends for Michigan High School

With Hudl Assist breaking down his games, this Michigan coach had more time to dive into scouting.

Imagine if you freed up 60 hours during the season, through no extra effort of your own.

Would you capture that moment? Or just let it slip?

For Tim Olszewski and the rest of his staff at Howell High School (Mich.), this was reality last season. The head women’s coach, Olszewski reaped the time-saving benefits of Hudl Assist, which took care of the busy work and allowed him to dive deeper into his scouting reports.

“It freed us up to put energy in other places,” he said. “We get the stats and we’re able to focus more on the film. It’s just nice not having to worry about it. It really helped de-stress us.”

“(Assist) saved us 60 hours over the course of the year.”

The additional scouting time showed on the court. The Lady Highlanders finished last season 20-3, and held their opponents to 36 points or fewer 16 times. Opposing offenses suffocated against Howell’s defense, partly because the Lady Highlanders often knew exactly what the opponent was trying to run.

Unburdened of having to break down his games, Olszewski had more time to watch upcoming rivals. He then created playlists, peppered them with comments and sent them out to the girls to review before the next practice.

The team only watches video together for about an hour each week — now the athletes could watch far more on their own.

“We were able to spend more time scouting and doing all the diagrams and having kids get online and see what we’re talking about before we get into the scouting room,” Olszewski said. “They already knew because we had the clips for them to look at beforehand. We spent our time doing that as opposed to doing the numbers.”

Ultimately, what Olszewski likes most about Assist is how it allows him to spend more time on his favorite aspect of his job — coaching. Instead of tagging games, he immediately dives into the video itself, which helps his players be more prepared.

“Coaches like to coach,” Olszewski said. “We don’t necessarily want to spend our time doing bookwork type of stuff. Having the information is important to us, but having it in a timely matter is about as important as having the information. What Hudl Assist allows a coach to do is coach while still receiving quality, accurate timely information that is so valuable.”

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