Soccer

The Essential Checklist for Soccer Coaches

We have your go-to resource to help you maximize Hudl's soccer features.

We have new tools available for you and your team and want to make sure you’re ready to rock and roll with your Hudl account this season.

Our checklist will help you get started.

Set up your roster.

A new season will inevitably bring about roster changes. Whether it’s new additions to the team or graduating seniors, you’ll need to get in and update your roster. 

  • Disable old accounts that are no longer active and start adding the new players
  • Organize your athletes custom groups to make sharing videos and reports even easier.
  • Make sure every player has a working email address so they can log in to their own accounts.

Check out the new tools. 

This round of updates to Hudl might be the biggest yet, full of new features designed to make finding key moments easier than ever

  • Video review is made easy with clip creation. Add clips to new and existing playlists to easily share with your team. 
  • Use custom tags to track the information that matters most to your team. 
  • Create playlists with clips from multiple games. 

Add the 2017-2018 schedule.

  • Check out the Hudl + MaxPreps integration to automatically transfer your schedule to MaxPreps-or from MaxPreps to Hudl.

  • Set the 2017-2018 season as your current season on the Schedule page so it’ll load first when you’re using Hudl.com or the Hudl app.

Get some help from Hudl Assist.

Save some time this season by letting our team break down your matches. Submit your video and within 24 hours you’ll receive stats for both sides of the ball.

  • Select your opponents from the drop-down list on Hudl when you add your schedule. This helps us match your opponent correctly for faster turnaround times and more accurate stats.

  • Submit your matches or scout videoto Hudl Assist and receive all your stats within 24 hours. 

Make sure the bills are paid.

Not sure if you’re set for another season? Want to get on your billing secretary’s good side? Pay your bill so you have access to Hudl when you need it most. 

  • Check Billing & Invoices on your account to download your invoice or pay your bill.
  • Pay with a credit card or mail checks to Agile Sports Technologies, PO Box 310305, Des Moines, IA 50331.

Have every team member download the Hudl app.

  • Encourage your team to use the Hudl app to review video you’ve uploaded from anywhere to make sure they’re learning from mistakes and improving their performance.

Side note: You can record all of your matches using the Hudl app! Exciting, right? Any coach with an iOS device can record and upload games or practices directly to their team’s account. It even uploads live over Wi-Fi-saving you the hassle of uploading post match.

Get on the same page with Hudl messaging.

Communicating with your entire team or individual players has never been easier. You can easily update workout schedules and send tips to your players and coaches without fear of them missing the message.

  • Set up your messaging groups for specific positions.

  • Chat with your coaches to make sure the messages you send are consistent and relevant.

  • Lay the ground rules with your athletes for what types of messages to send.

Plan your process for uploading.

With new tools for soccer, there are two ways you can upload video to your Hudl account.

  • If you’re recording with a camera and uploading with a computer, do a test upload to make sure there aren’t any issues.

  • Or record from the Hudl app and upload with a Wi-Fi network. Decide where you’ll upload your games, whether it’s at the school or at home, and be sure there are no firewalls to block you. Give it a test run to get comfortable with the process.

Save time with live tagging.

Remember that Hudl app we told you to install? This is where it comes up big in the clutch.

Unlock your maximum potential with reports.

“So I have all this data. Now what?”

  • Head on over to your Reports page. There you can see an overview of your team’s stats as the season goes on. Want to see how many shots you average per game? It’s all there on the reports page.
  • All of that data is linked to your video. Crazy, right? Simply click any stat to see the video of those moments. Here it is in action.

Check out additional coaching resources.

Looking for some tips on how to run a particular formation or add something new to your team’s training regimen? We compiled a list of the top websites with everything you need to stay on top of your game. Check it out here.

We couldn’t be more excited to help you and your team dominate more games with video this season. Here is a digital copy with everything you need to check off your list before your season starts.

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If you have any questions at all about the new features, check out our tutorials on our Help Center.

Best of luck this season.