The Basics: It All Starts with Clips

Create clips and playlists from your video to jump-start your lessons.

The Basics: It All Starts with Clips

Create clips and playlists from your video to jump-start your lessons.

Every coach has expe­ri­enced a video ses­sion that’s gone on way too long. Players lose focus, assis­tants are itch­ing to get on the field and no one’s pay­ing atten­tion to what mat­ters: the video.

The abil­i­ty to break a full game into short­er clips is crit­i­cal to a suc­cess­ful video ses­sion. Coaches can quick­ly move through the game and not waste valu­able time search­ing for a spe­cif­ic play.

The Building Blocks

Clips are the foun­da­tion of your video on Hudl. And they’re easy to cre­ate. As you watch the game, be on the look­out for any moments worth review. Create clips of those moments to add to playlists, which can be shared with the team or used for video ses­sions. Athletes will learn more effec­tive­ly when they don’t have to sift through an entire game, and coach­es can eas­i­ly find what they need. 

Have tags added to a game? Use that infor­ma­tion to make the process even eas­i­er — one click and you have all instances queued up and ready for a playlist.

Construct Your Playlists

You’ve done the ground­work of cre­at­ing clips – now orga­nize them into playlists to build your lessons. Use playlists to make your life eas­i­er and video review more ben­e­fi­cial for your team. 

Coaches can cre­ate playlists focused on gen­er­al ideas, like offense, or specifics, such as attacks from the left side. It comes down to how you want to orga­nize your library. As the sea­son pro­gress­es, you can con­tin­ue to add to exist­ing playlists to rein­force lessons. Each indi­vid­ual clip can be named to avoid con­fu­sion as more and more clips are added. 

Playlists can also be shared with indi­vid­u­als to speed up their devel­op­ment. An indi­vid­u­al­ized video of a player’s per­for­mance pro­vides a visu­al ref­er­ence to what you com­mu­ni­cate ver­bal­ly. As the sea­son pro­gress­es, add to that playlist so the play­er can see their improvement.

If you need to share clips with mul­ti­ple peo­ple, like all the play­ers for a spe­cif­ic posi­tion, send it to a group to review.

Frame the Conversation with Comments

Go fur­ther with clips and add con­text to increase your ath­letes’ under­stand­ing. A lot can hap­pen in one play so help them focus with com­ments. Coaches can even add mul­ti­ple com­ments to a sin­gle clip to help dif­fer­ent play­ers know what to watch.

Comments are now a con­ver­sa­tion with the abil­i­ty for ath­letes to respond. Team mem­bers can dis­cuss the video with each oth­er and the coach­es. Rather than wait until prac­tice to ask about a clip, your ath­lete can use com­ments to get an answer sooner.

The dis­cus­sions aren’t lim­it­ed to com­ments — updat­ed draw­ings are now avail­able, too. 

Detail with Drawing Tools

Bring lessons to life with draw­ings. The updat­ed draw­ing tools allow you to illus­trate the points you make in your comments. 

A cir­cle is ide­al for coach­es who want to direct atten­tion toward a cer­tain area or play­er. The cir­cle size and posi­tion can be adjust­ed for more accu­rate emphasis. 

Want to quiz your ath­letes? Use the arrow to give play­ers options and ask for the cor­rect answer. Or use it to point out the route an ath­lete could have taken.

And there’s the free­hand draw­ing tool to cre­ate cus­tom dia­grams for your team.

These tools can make video review more impact­ful for your ath­letes. Everything added to video can also be seen from the Hudl app – avail­able to study from anywhere.

Check out our quick start guides to dive deep­er into clips and playlists, and don’t for­get to vis­it our Help Center for tips on get­ting the most out of our video tools.