Here’s the defin­i­tive pre­sea­son check­list for Hudl coach­es, for when­ev­er you’re ready to start. 

The Basics

Set up your roster.

Add your 2020 – 2021 schedule.

Manage your storage.

  • Be sure you’re not over your limit. Here's how to clean up your account.

Re-learn the ropes.

Make sure the bills are paid.

  • Visit the Billing & Invoices page on your account to down­load your invoice or pay your bill with a credit card. 

See What's New

Your library just got more efficient

Scouting with Hudl just got simpler. Explore these new features in your library.

Analysis Beta
In just a few clicks, you’ll instantly uncover the tendency breakdowns you need to own Friday night.

Quick Filters
Create playlists in seconds with expansive pre-loaded filters under your playback controls, or customize your own.

Get Your Team Online

Update team and athlete profiles.

  • Update the team pro­file pic­ture, cov­er pho­to, team bio and colors. 
  • Remind your ath­letes to cre­ate high­lights and update their vitals. 
  • Add any key testing numbers (40-yard dash, ver­ti­cal jump, etc.) to their profile page.

Get on the same page with Hudl messaging.

You can eas­i­ly update work­out sched­ules and send tips to your play­ers and coach­es with­out fear of them miss­ing the message.

Plan Your Data

Create and update breakdown data values.

Make sure you’ve established what data you’re tracking before the season starts. Remember, it’s always easier to subtract during the season than add.

    Get some help from Hudl Assist.

    Save time this sea­son by let­ting our team break down your game or scout film. Submit your video and with­in 24 hours you’ll get 16 columns of data to help you prepare.

    • Select your oppo­nents from the drop-down list on your schedule. 
    • Have a des­ig­nat­ed per­son to name your for­ma­tions to elim­i­nate con­fu­sion.
    • See our tutorial page for best practices with submitting games.

    Get your playbook in order.

    With Play Tools, your entire play­book can live on Hudl to be eas­i­ly shared with play­ers and coaches. Learn more about how you can use it to shape your practice plans.

    • Ensure your play­book is up to date. Add any new plays and remove out­dat­ed ones.

    For Game Nights

    Make sure your cameras are ready to roll.

    • Fully charge your batteries. 
    • Wipe SD cards or clear space to avoid stor­age problems. 
    • If you’re record­ing with the Hudl app, dou­ble-check that you have the most updat­ed app ver­sion.

    Assign a reliable tagger to live tag.

    Plan your process for uploading.  

    • Decide where you’ll upload your games, whether it’s at the school or at home, to be sure there's no firewalls.
    • Do a test upload to make sure there aren’t any issues.

    For Hudl Sideline Users

    Do a trial run before your first game. 

    • Try your best to simulate a game-like atmosphere. This includes: 
      • Loud­speak­er announce­ments
      • Head­set fre­quen­cies 
      • Move­ment on the field
      • Crowd noise
    • Double-check coach respon­si­bil­i­ties with Hudl Sideline to avoid any last-minute scrambles.

    Gather your accessories.

    • Have extra HDMI cables on hand in case one breaks.
    • Be ready with any tarps or weath­er­proof­ing gear before inclement weath­er hits.

    Know where your hot routes are.

    Get your iPads and iPhones ready.

    • Download the Hudl Sideline app and make sure every­thing on the devices is up to date. 
    • Check that there's avail­able stor­age so your devices are able to record and send clips.
    • Plan which devices you will use on game day. The old­er the device, the less com­pat­i­ble it is with Sideline.
    • Nothing's worse than a dead battery on the first down—double-check that your pow­er is ready to go.

    Additional Resources

    Join the Hudl Up Coaching Community.

    Connect with other coaches around the country to stay on top of how you’re returning to play.
    Join the Conversation >

    Remote Coaching Guide

    Tips and tools to help you develop your athletes remotely. 
    Engage your team >

      Livestreaming 101

      We cover the ins and outs of how to make the most effective live stream for your games.
      Start streaming >

      Powerful Add-Ons

      Let Hudl Assist analyze your games.

      Get advanced interactive breakdowns of your game and scout film in less than 24 hours.

      Details & Pricing >

      How It Works >

      Adjust at game-speed with Hudl Sideline.

      Get instant replay from two angles for a closer look at every down, then record and upload straight to Hudl in seconds. 

      Details & Pricing >

      How It Works >

      Set Up a Kickoff Call >

      Recommended Accessories > 

      Hudl Play Tools

      Make your playbook mobile by creating play cards and building practice scripts on Hudl. Best of all, it links to your video clips.

      Details & Pricing >

      Return to Play

      Get an upgrade with all of the above, at no additional cost in year one, when you sign up for a two-year contract at your current price. Talk to your AD about learning more.

      Program Details >