The Essential Preseason Checklist for Volleyball Coaches

Volleyball sea­son is here, and we have every­thing you need to know so you can get the most out of Hudl this year.

The Essential Preseason Checklist for Volleyball Coaches

Volleyball sea­son is here, and we have every­thing you need to know so you can get the most out of Hudl this year.

Here’s a check­list of every­thing you need to know as you pre­pare for the fall season.

Add the 2020 – 2021 schedule.

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. 

  • Use invite codes to add your play­ers. Just share the team code and link with your ath­letes. They’ll add their info and you can accept or decline their request.
  • Dis­able grad­u­at­ed ath­letes. Don’t wor­ry — they’ll still have access to all their high­lights after you remove them.
  • Edit play­er details like posi­tion changes and jer­sey num­bers. And don’t for­get to enter each athlete’s grad­u­a­tion year to make sure they have access to this season’s video.
  • Organize your ath­letes into cus­tom groups to make shar­ing videos and reports even easier.

Get some help from Hudl Assist.

Save 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 net.

  • 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 video to 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 online or mail checks to Hudl, 29775 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673 – 1775.

  • Need to run with a P.O. until a check can be cut? Send a copy of it over to billing@​hudl.​com and we’ll take care of the rest. 

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.

Pro Tip: 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.

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.

Plan your process for uploading.

There are three 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.

  • 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.

  • Or skip the cam­era­man and rely on Hudl Focus to auto­mat­i­cal­ly record and upload your match­es and practices.

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 aces you aver­age per match? It’s all there.
  • We’re still not done. All of that data is linked to your video. Crazy, right? Simply click any stat to see the video of those moments.
  • Check out our new attack ten­den­cies report that tracks the start point, end point and result of every attack, reveal­ing impor­tant play­er ten­den­cies and hit­ting efficiencies. 

Update team and athlete profiles to showcase your team.

  • Do your fans a favor by updat­ing the pro­file pic­ture, cov­er pho­to, team bio and colors.
  • Remind your ath­letes to cre­ate high­lights and update their vitals. Their Hudl pro­file is a great recruit­ing tool if it’s up-to-date and shared. 

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

Download the PDF

Now you’re ready to hit the ground run­ning. If you have any ques­tions, see our full list of resources on our help cen­ter. And be sure to check out Hudl Academy to become an expert with our self-guid­ed learn­ing courses.

Good luck this season!