We heard you. It’s now eas­i­er than ever to host dig­i­tal video review sessions with our new shared sessions feature.

You prob­a­bly miss gath­er­ing around the TV or pro­jec­tor with your team in-per­son to break down film. You prob­a­bly miss it even more when you host a dig­i­tal video review ses­sion, try to share your screen, and all your play­ers see is slow, chop­py video.

If that’s you, get excit­ed about the new shared sessions fea­ture we’ve been work­ing on to make vir­tu­al coach­ing eas­i­er. Now while you’re on a video call, you and your play­ers can open a sep­a­rate brows­er, nav­i­gate to Hudl, and watch the same video at the same time. All from the com­fort and safe­ty of your own homes. 

Use any teleconferencing tool

When you’re ready to start a video review ses­sion, pull up your pre­ferred tele­con­fer­enc­ing tool. Zoom, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting — they’ll all work. Then have every­one open up Hudl on their com­put­ers and nav­i­gate to the same video to watch togeth­er. It’s that simple.

Smooth, seamless video for everyone

Slow, chop­py video is a thing of the past. When you host a review ses­sion on Hudl, there’s no need to share your screen on Zoom or Google Hangouts. Now each team mem­ber can watch the same high-qual­i­ty video at the same time through their per­son­al Hudl account. 

Control playback for the whole team

You might be won­der­ing, ​“How can they see what I’m doing if I don’t share my screen?” We’re glad you asked. As soon as you start a ses­sion on Hudl and share the link with your team, they’ll see what’s hap­pen­ing on your end on their own com­put­er. When you rewind, their video rewinds. When you skip ahead five sec­onds, their video skips ahead five sec­onds. You get the picture.

Teach with text and drawings 

They’ll also be able to see effects you pre­vi­ous­ly added to the video, so get cre­ative with your visu­al feed­back before you meet. Use arrows and spot shad­ows to point out the open donut to your out­side hit­ter or call out the need to switch on a back­side screen. Pro tip: Make your video review ses­sion effi­cient by using the ​“Next” but­ton to jump from one effect to another.

Virtual Recruiting Visits

We understand that during these times of social distancing, it can be hard to have visitors present at your facilities. The shared sessions feature allows you to host virtual visits to give recruits the experience of a true official visit. 

Record and share videos of your program, facilities and campus then upload them to Hudl. From there it’s easy to start a shared session with recruits in order to give them an in-depth virtual tour. 

Review all types of video

Whether you want to ana­lyze your team’s last game, scout an oppo­nent or dig into the details of a playlist, you can. The option to host a review ses­sion is avail­able in the video play­er for all con­tent types.

We’re excit­ed to see your teams take advan­tage of this fea­ture not only dur­ing COVID-19, but also out­side of it.

It’s cur­rent­ly avail­able for all users on the lat­est ver­sion of Hudl. Check out these steps to see how it works, then log in to your account to start a ses­sion.